Chris Perry, Executive Vice President of Strategic Partnerships for WhiteWater West Industries Ltd., Canada
Chris has spent his entire life in the waterpark industry and built huge success during his 15 years at the now famous Wild Wadi Waterpark in Dubai. He was the General Manager of Wild Wadi, having full accountability for the Waterpark and overseeing aquatic safety for some of the most luxurious hotels in the world. Chris is active within the industry, serving as a Director of Ellis & Associates’ International Aquatic Safety School for a number of years; he was on the IAAPA Waterpark Committee for 10 years and Chairman for the past 3 years. He sat on IAAPA's Board of Directors from 2013-2015. He is also one of the founding members of MENALAC and championed bringing the IAAPA Leadership Conference to Dubai in March 2015. Chris was the host of Travel Channel's amusement series, Epic Attractions. Chris has a teaching degree in Education from Eastern Illinois University and an MBA from London Business School.