2017 EAS

Let Me Entertain You! How to Create Successful, Spectacular Shows and Events

Date    Tuesday, 20 September 2016                               
Time    15:30 - 16:45                                                          
Location    Fira Barcelona Gran Via Convention Centre
   Room CC 5.3

Session Description

In this session, you will explore the trend in the entertainment industry: from new technology to live shows and sensational experience. Learn from our speakers how to amaze your guests.

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Steven Putzeys will be the moderator of this session.





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Steven Putzeys, Operations Manager, Mayor of KidZania Kuwait
(member of the Iaapa Emea Education sub-committee)

“I’ve been working for more than 20 years in the Leisure and Entertainment industry, covering various management positions and departments. From attractions, guest relations to entertainment. I expanded my career in Disneyland Paris and Compagnie des Alpes ,through Walibi Belgium and Aqualibi, developing teams and projects. Then I switched from Europe to the Middle East. I ‘ve been working now in Kuwait, where I am taking care of the Operations for KidZania since 2014”.

Riccardo Capo, General Director CInecittà World, Italy

Riccardo shares a career in Leisure and Mechanical Engineering. He has a strong industrial background which led him to the ball bearing production sector, where he became Director for internationally known companies, Euroball and PCMA Magneti Marelli. From 2010, he accepted a new challenge, when he turned to General Director of Mirabilandia , the Italian Amusement Park and  President of Ravenna Confindustria Tourism Department. Riccardo is the General Director of Cineccità World, the biggest Italian park dedicated to the world of cinema. He is also the co-author of a book reviewing the design and the environmental impact of the steel industry.

Johnny Ruisch, Director of Experience Creation, Jora Entertainment, The Netherlands

Johnny is Director of Experience Creation at Jora Entertainment, Specialist of Fearful Halloween Experiences in Europe and Creative Storyteller with extensive operational experience:
"Whether a client asks us to design a total new Zoo in Emmen or to create a masterplan and build stages for a massive dance-festival in Las Vegas, it's always about telling the stories. And that is exactly what we love to do. At EAS, I would like to share my story with you.”

Cintia Del Maestro, Principal , Del Dracco Entertainment, The Netherlands
Cintia was born and raised in Sao Paulo, Brazil. When she was 18 years old, she began her early career in the Haunted business, at the event Noites do Terror (Horror Nights) in the legendary amusement park Playcenter, which kickstarted her career. She finally became producer and manager of permanent haunted attractions and built many mazes in different parks of the group all around Brazil. Cintia completed her 4 years- study in Artes Dramatica (production, lighting, decor design, interpretation). She moved to Europe in 2000 and since then, has been working in amusement parks bringing new concepts and helping parks to develop their halloween mazes and permanent attractions.