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IAAPA Middle East Summit 2022

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Event Type: Connections
Venue: In-Person
Member Price: 1,390€ (excl. VAT) | Nonmember Price: 1,800€ (excl. VAT)
CEUs: 5

Join the Exclusive IAAPA Middle East Summit 2022, Including a Special Tour at Expo 2020

The Middle East region is well-known for iconic landmarks and a multitude of spectacular attraction developments. Join us for this exclusive event and learn about one of the fastest growing leisure destinations in the Middle East, while connecting with peers. Discover the world-famous exhibition Expo 2020 and visit unique attractions such as the recently opened Ain Dubai, the world's highest observation wheel; the large expansion of Aquaventure at Atlantis Dubai; and the Museum Of The Future

This is the ultimate opportunity to network with attractions professionals from the Middle East region and beyond. Will you join us? 

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Safety is our Priority

The health and safety of all participants is IAAPA’s top priority, and we are following the latest regulations as we plan for IAAPA Middle East Summit 2022. 


Pricing

Registration Price* (excl.VAT)
Attendee IAAPA Member (Single Occupancy)

1,390€

Attendee IAAPA Member (Double Occupancy)

2,700€

Attendee Nonmember (Single Occupancy) 1,800€
Attendee Nonmember (Double Occupancy) 3,600€


All prices exclude 5% VAT for IAAPA Middle East Summit 2022 participation but include a two-night-accommodation at Lapita, Dubai Parks and Resorts.

For  attendees who wish to book an additional night, preferential IAAPA rates apply at 665 AED single occupancy rooms and 765 AED double occupancy rooms. To book up to three additional nights at Lapita, Dubai Parks and Resorts, before and after the event, please contact Event Specialist Diana Fernandes at [email protected] or by phone at +97 148 109 113.

Agenda

Speakers

Expo 2020

Clive Stephens

Clive Stephens

Senior Vice President of Operations, Operations Director, Expo 2020
  • Clive has over 30 years’ experience in the attractions, major event, sport and general leisure and hospitality industries. He has developed specialist skills in both the commercial management of leisure businesses and also the opening of new businesses, major events and specialist attractions.     

  • Clive is the Senior Vice President of Operations and responsible as the Expo Operations Director for the day to day operations of the site.

Simon Wright

Simon Wright

Founder and Chairman, TGP International

Simon Wright has a career spanning over 35 years in the hospitality industry in London, Paris, Sydney, Beirut, Dubai and KSA for such companies as Inter-Continental Hotels, Conran Restaurants and Ian Schrager Hotels.

His focus on team development, operational project management and implementing forward thinking management systems has been key to the success of the numerous openings and projects he has been involved in throughout his career. As founder of TGP International Restaurants Expo LLC, Wright developed the restaurant concept for Expo 2020.

Ain Dubai

Ronald Drake Ain Dubai

Ronald Drake

General Manager, Ain Dubai

Drake brings over 35 years of extensive experience developing global tourist attractions, retail and live entertainment projects in various leadership roles. Drake has developed tourist attractions including the Las Vegas High Roller Observation Wheel and Madame Tussauds.

Drake is responsible for creating and delivering the strategic vision of Ain Dubai through its launch and operations, as well as developing and nurturing growth for Ain Dubai, establishing it as one of Dubai's iconic landmarks on the global stage.

Atlantis, Dubai

Tom Roelens

Tom Roelens

General Manager and Senior Vice President, Operations, Atlantis Dubai
  • Tom Roelens has more than 25 years of international experience in the hospitality industry and has held senior management positions in a variety of leadership positions with the prestigious Four Seasons Hotels and Resort.   

  • On a day-to-day basis, Roelens oversees operations at Atlantis, The Palm and Atlantis Aquaventure, as well as the pre-opening of Atlantis The Royal, Dubai’s most anticipated entertainment destination icon. 

Sascha Triemer Atlantis

Sascha Triemer

Vice President, Marine & Waterpark, Atlantis, The Palm

Sascha Triemer has been instrumental in the success of Atlantis. His career in the company developed in the culinary and F&B department until in 2020, was named Vice President of Marine & Waterpark. The appointment placed Triemer at the helm of all marine and waterpark departments, where he leads an engaged team of managers and directors to deliver extraordinary experiences.

In March 2021, Triemer successfully led the launch of the new Trident Tower in Aquaventure Waterpark, making it the largest waterpark in the world. 

Museum Of The Future

Lath Carlson

Lāth Carlson

Executive Director, Museum Of The Future

Lāth Carlson's 30 year career has been at the forefront of technology and museum practice. As Executive Director, Carlson ensures that all aspects of MOTF come together to inspire guests and enable them to learn, explore, and actively participate in building a hopeful future.  

Carlson has served on the board of the National Association for Museum Exhibition and one of his former museums, The Tech Museum of Innovation in Silicon Valley, was awarded the highest honor an American museum can achieve: a National Medal for Museum and Library Service. 

Brendan McGetrick

Brendan McGetrick

Creative Director, Museum Of The Future
  • Brendan McGetrick is an American author, designer, and curator. His work has appeared in publications in over thirty countries, including the New York Times, Wired, the Financial Times, Art Review, Der Spiegel, Domus, and Vogue Nippon.  

  • McGetrick curated Unnamed Design, a component of the 2011 Gwangju Design Biennale, in collaboration with Ai Weiwei. The exhibition received over 200,000 visitors and was named the year’s best contemporary design show by the New York Times. 


Accommodation

Participation fee includes two nights of accommodation at Lapita, Dubai Parks and Resorts. Our IAAPA Partner Hotel Lapita, Dubai Parks and Resorts has kindly offered preferential IAAPA rates (at 665 AED Single Occupancy and 765 AED Double Occupancy). Please note that these rates are inclusive of breakfast, park access, and basic WiFi. They are moreover inclusive of 7% municipality fee, 10% service charge, 5% VAT, and 15 AED which apply as Tourism Dirham fee in UAE per room per night. 

For those attendees, who wish to book an additional night within the three nights before or after the event at preferencial IAAPA rates, please contact by email: Event Specialist Diana Fernandes at [email protected] or by phone at +97 148 109 113.


Sponsorship Opportunities

Sponsorship opportunities are available for the IAAPA Middle East Summit 2022 from 4,000€ excluding VAT*.    

The Sponsor Package includes the following benefits:  

    • One complimentary IAAPA Middle East Summit ticket.
    • Ability to provide materials/giveaways for distribution at registration/at the event (if hygiene rules allow for such distribution).
    • Sponsor acknowledgement on event signage at registration (with logo).
    • Sponsor acknowledgement on the IAAPA event web page (logo and link). 
    • Recognition by event speakers where applicable.
    • Sponsor acknowledgement in IAAPA Middle East Summit 2022 communications and programme (where applicable).
    • Sponsor recognition on IAAPA EMEA Social Media platforms (where applicable). 

    You can enhance your Sponsor Package with one of our available add-ons: lanyards, masks, and welcome reception. 

    Type 

    Item 

    Price* (excl.VAT) 

    Summit Sponsor 

    Basic Sponsor Package 

    4,000€ 

    Add-on 1 

    Lanyards (exclusive) 

    1,000€ 

    Add-on 2 

    Face Masks** (exclusive) 

    1,000€ 

    Add-on 3 

    Welcome Drink Reception – 

    Mention in Opening Speech 

    1,500€ 

    Add-on 4 

    EDUTour at Aquaventure (exclusive)

    2,000€ 

        ** Face Masks are still mandatory in the UAE. Closer to the event dates, IAAPA will confirm mask policy requirements. 

FAQs Middle East Summit 2022

What is IAAPA Middle East Summit? 

IAAPA Middle East Summit 2022 is a three-day event that includes EDUTours and networking opportunities for global attractions industry professionals. It will take place from 21-23 February 2022 in Dubai, UAE.  

Is it safe to attend the event? 

The health and safety of IAAPA Middle East Summit attendees, sponsors and the event team is our number-one priority. We are working closely with our partners from all visited venues to ensure we present an event that meets current recommended global and local health and safety requirements. IAAPA EMEA will follow the latest guidance and recommendations for large groups and meetings from UAE authorities. 

Do I need a PCR test to attend? 

Yes, in order to travel to Dubai, visitors must present a negative PCR test taken maximum 72 hours before departure. For some countries, the PCR test must be taken no more than 48 hours prior to departure. For more information, please visit https://visitdubai.com/en/coronavirus-advisory.

Once in Dubai, it's not a requirement that attendees are vaccinated or have a negative PCR test to attend a business event. For Expo 2020 Dubai, however, visitors must present proof of vaccination or a negative PCR test conducted with 72 hours of your visit in order to gain access to the Expo 2020 site. 

Health and safety regulations as well as travel regulations are changing frequently. Please inform yourself about the most recent developments by following the link above mentioned.

What are the current health and safety regulations in Dubai? 

In order to travel to Dubai, visitors must present a negative PCR test taken maximum 72 hours before departure. For some countries, the PCR test must be taken no more than 48 hours prior to departure. For more information, please visit https://visitdubai.com/en/coronavirus-advisory

Once in Dubai, it's not a requirement that attendees are vaccinated or have a negative PCR test to attend a business event. 

For Expo 2020 Dubai, however, visitors must present proof of vaccination or a negative PCR test conducted with 72 hours of your visit in order to gain access to the Expo 2020 site. 

It is mandatory to wear a face mask everywhere in Dubai - except when eating or drinking. Any type of face mask is accepted. It doesn't have to be surgical masks. 

Health and safety regulations as well as travel regulations are changing frequently. Please inform yourself about the most recent developments by following the link above mentioned.

We moreover recommend to check with your chosen airline's health & safety regulations since they may apply even stricter rules than local authorities. 

Will IAAPA EMEA require attendees to wear face masks during the IAAPA Middle East Summit 2022? 

IAAPA requires all attendees to wear a face mask at all time, except when eating or drinking. Should local regulations be eased, we will inform you accordingly. 

Is accommodation included in the IAAPA Middle East Summit 2022 participation fee? 

Yes, the participation fee includes two nights of accommodation at Lapita, Dubai Parks and Resorts. Our IAAPA Partner Hotel Lapita, Dubai Parks and Resorts has kindly offered preferential IAAPA rates (at 665 AED Single Occupancy and 765 AED Double Occupancy). Please note that these rates are inclusive of breakfast, park access, and basic WiFi. They are moreover inclusive of 7% municipality fee, 10% service charge, 5% VAT, and 15 AED which apply as Tourism Dirham fee in UAE per room per night. 

For those attendees, who wish to book an additional night within the three nights before or after the event at preferencial IAAPA rates, please contact by email: Event Specialist Diana Fernandes at [email protected] or by phone at +97 148 109 113.

Are there any sponsorship opportunities?

Sponsorship opportunities are available for this event. For more information and to become a sponsor, please contact the IAAPA EMEA Sales Team on +32 2 790 60 18 or [email protected].

Are children/spouses and/or partners allowed at the summit?

IAAPA Middle East Summit is a business event. No one under the age of 18 may take part. Access to the programme is limited to attendees only. Please note that due to the current COVID-19 regulations, participation of spouse/partner is subject to availability. An attendee fee will be charged. 

What are the terms & conditions and the refund policy?

We understand that the fast-changing circumstances related to COVID-19 regulations make a constant review of cost and travel commitments necessary for everyone. In case IAAPA decides to cancel the event, a full registration fee refund will be applied.

In case attendees decide to cancel their participation, IAAPA will assess cancellation requests on a case-by-case basis and ensure that cancellation fees are due in the amount of actual costs incurred only.

Please note that in the event of cancellation due to government-induced travel restrictions, attendees will be fully refunded if and only if, they can prove that their government has changed the travel regulations after their booking. 

Refunds will only be processed on applicable registration fees. IAAPA will assess additional requests due to unforeseen circumstances on a case-by-case basis. Send can cancellation requests to [email protected]

Who can I contact for more information?

The IAAPA EMEA Team is here to support you and provide the important information you need. Please contact the following representatives: 

 

Event Logistics and Operations: 

Janet Doyle ([email protected] or +32 483 28 96 60)

 

Sponsorship Sales:

EMEA Sales Team ([email protected] or +32 2 790 60 18)

 

Sponsorship Fulfilment: 

Janet Doyle ([email protected] or +32 483 28 96 60)

 

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