EAS 2018 Masthead

Thursday 27 Sept. 2018
09:00 - 14:00


Conference Room 1

Trends, best practices and insights in future projects.

An information-packed seminar and networking educational event designed specifically for water park owners, operators, designers, and manufacturers. Explore new water park developments across Europe and learn smart ideas to increase revenues, embrace the combination of safety and design, and how to fulfill your customer’s expectations in design and operations.


09:00 - 09:15 | Welcome with coffee

09:15 - 09:30 | Opening Comments

09:30 - 10:00 | Water Park Safety

10:00 - 11:15 | Intriguing Upcoming projects

11:15 - 11:30 | Coffee break

11:30 - 12:45 | Takeaways from Operating Projects

12:45 - 13:15 | Networking Lunch

13:15 - 13:45 | Virtual Tour of Hof Van Saksen - The Waterpark in the Resort

13:45 - 14:00 | Wrap-up


More speakers to be announced

Roger Currie
Host - Roger Currie, Director of Project Development - EuroAsia, Water Technology Inc.

Roger has over 40 years’ experience in the Aquatic Leisure Industry. Currently he fronts the Water Technology projects in Europe and Euro Asia, also supporting the specialist design build projects delivered by Neuman Aqua Ltd, focusing on new-build developments and the rapidly growing expansion/retrofit sector. Roger served a 20-year career with Biwater Ltd, gaining experience in construction, operations and manufacturing within the worldwide water industry, before leaving to set up the aquatic leisure consultancy company, Royson Ltd in 1996. In 2005 he established his role with Aqua Leisure International, combining it with the formation of Neuman Aqua Ltd 2011. He is a regular international Speaker and a writer of industry articles and has sat on a number of Industry Standards advisory boards. Roger also served on the World Waterpark Associations Board of Directors 2004-2010. He is a member of the Institute of Swimming Pool Engineers and also the Chartered Institute for the Management of Sport and Physical Activity.

Rick Root, President, World Waterpark Association

Peter Curtis
Peter Curtis, Director / Founder, Hadron Consulting Ltd

Peter left Deloitte and set up Hadron Consulting Ltd in 2014 with the aim of continuing his strong track record in Sport and Leisure Project Management and delivering projects in a more personal way.

Before setting up Hadron Consulting, Peter Curtis was a Director at Deloitte LLP responsible for delivering large scale, high value developments. He was also a strategic adviser and provided programme management services to high profile clients on multi billion pound projects, such as the Restoration and Renewal Programme for the Houses of Parliament.

His experience includes working with different client groups including sports clubs, hotel operators, local authorities, central government, universities, corporate occupiers, tech companies and developers.

Stefaan Lemey, Managing Director, Bellewaerde

John Child, Managing Director, Sandcastle Blackpool

Anton Hoefter, CEO, Alpamare

Gerro Vonk, Director, Driestar Investments

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Practical summary

Date: Thursday, 27 September 2018
09:00 - 14:00
Location:   RAI Amsterdam Convention Center Conference Room 1
(until 31th of July)
€ 56,-     (IAAPA-Members)
€ 76,50  (Non-Members)
Fee includes: Water Park Forum Participation
Coffee break
Networking Lunch
Notes: Must be 18 or older to attend. Separate ticket and Expo badge required to attend.


The Water Park Forum is sponsored by:


Silver Sponsors:

Vortex WTI