2017 EAS
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Water Park Forum

Date    Thursday, 22 September 2016                               
Time    09:30 - 15:00                                                          
Fee    €75 (Members)
   €90 (Non-Members
 
Location    Illa Fantasia Water Park   

Trends, Best Practices and an Insight in Future Projects

Session Description

This session is an information-packed seminar and networking education event for water park owners, operators, designers and manufacturers. Explore some new waterpark developments across Europe, discover Spanish parks , learn about smart  ideas to increase your revenues and embrace the combination of safety and design and many more. Jakob Whal is the moderator of this session.


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Supporting Organizations

- NXP Semiconductors
- Polin Waterparks
- ProSlide Technology
- Water Technology, Inc./Neuman Aqua
- Aquatopia Consulting Ltd.

Speakers 

Speakers

Participants include international ride manufacturer, Vekoma Rides Manufacturing, Disneyland Paris and Bobbejaanland.   

 

Speakers

Participants include international ride manufacturer, Vekoma Rides Manufacturing, Disneyland Paris and Bobbejaanland.   

 

 
Jakob Wahl will be the host and moderator of this session.
 
 
 
 

 
 
 
 

 

 
Jakob
Jakob Wahl, Director of Communications, EuropaPark, Germany
(member of the Iaapa Emea Education sub-committee)

Jakob Wahl is Director of Communications at Europa-Park, Germany, the world’s largest seasonal theme park. He also works closely with the Mack family, owner of Mack Rides and creator of the park, a family-owned business. Jakob is involved in the daily operations of the park but also in the current development of the Europa-Park resort. Beforehand, he was Programme Manager for IAAPA Europe working in the Brussels office.

 
Roger Currie
Roger Currie, Director Business Development, Water Technology Inc, UK, Eurasia

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.

 
Joan Cama Sacrest
Joan Cama Sacrest, Managing Director Illa Fantasia, Spain

Joan is the Managing Director of Illa Fantasia, in Barcelona, a successful family-owned business that includes the 2 other Parcs Aquatics Costa Brava, Aquadiver and Waterworld. He holds a Business Administration Degree in IQS from Universitat Ramon Llull de Barcelona. Joan started his career in the Industry as a young Co-Commercial Manager for Parcs Aquatics Costa Brava, in 1996. He developed his passion for the business as he grew as Co-Operation, Co-Office and Commercial Manager. In 2005 he moved to Illa fantasia and became Operations Manager. He was promoted Managing Director in 2012 and runs the waterpark since then.

 
Nina Crazover
Nina Crazover, Marketing & Sales Director, Villages Nature Paris, France
 
Nina Crazover is member of the board of Villages Nature Paris, a 50/50 joint venture created between Euro Disney S.C.A. and Pierre & Vacances-Center Parcs Group and a major innovation in sustainable tourism. Nina is German and graduated from the French ESCP business school. Before joining Villages Nature Paris, she held divers Marketing & Sales responsibilities at Henkel KGaA and Johnson & Johnson in Germany and France. In 2010 she joined the Marketing & Sales Strategy team of Disneyland Paris looking over different roles from Marketing Operations to the Paris Tourism Market and Distribution Strategy. At Villages Nature Paris, as an Artist-Artisan, Nina is heading Marketing & Communications, Digital, Customer Relation Center, Revenue Management and B2B Sales.

 
Olivier Robin
Olivier Robin, Operations Director, Villages Nature Paris, France
 
Olivier Robin is member of the board of Villages Nature Paris, a 50/50 joint venture created between Euro Disney S.C.A. and Pierre & Vacances-Center Parcs Group and a major innovation in sustainable tourism. Olivier leads the Operations teams (Front Office, RD&E, Animations, Lifeguards, Maintenance, Cleaning, Landscaping & Animals, Security, Sustainable Development) to the opening and beyond.
Olivier graduated from the French ESSEC business school and started his career at Disneyland Paris in Revenue Management & Analytics before moving to Strategic Planning where he stayed 7 years, conducting a large panel of missions and initiatives from long-term development plan, to new business development such as convention center & hotel, organizational development of specific lines of business (HR, Business Groups) and long-term environmental strategy.
Olivier then joined the Villages Nature project in 2012 where he was in charge of Operations Development, leading all operations-related topics vis-à-vis construction teams along with the set-up of the operating entity.