IAAPA Expo Asia 2021

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Event Type: IAAPA Expos
Venue: In-Person
Credit Hour(s): None

Location: Shanghai

The Attractions Industry Premier Event in Asia
IAAPA Expo Asia (formerly Asian Attractions Expo) is IAAPA’s exclusive Expo in the Asia Pacific region. Come together with industry professionals from around the world to learn and experience what’s new, innovative, and next.

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Speakers

Eric J. O’Rourke

Eric J. O’Rourke

Senior Director - Theme Parks, FORREC

Dispelling Myths Surrounding Master Planning for Entertainment Experiences

Eric is the senior director of theme parks at FORREC, a global experience design company. He joined in 2010 as FORREC’s director of resorts and has led the planning and design of several high-profile projects around the world. A landscape architect, Eric honed his skills at several companies before co-founding a boutique resort and hospitality design firm. With 15+ years of experience, Eric effectively assesses the client’s goals and expectations, matches them with project development realities, and shapes the resulting project into a memorable guest experience.

Michiel Illy

Michiel ILLY

CEO, Beau Village Tourism Company Limited

Dispelling Myths Surrounding Master Planning for Entertainment Experiences

Michiel ILLY, CEO of Beau Village Tourism Company Limited, has over 20 years’ experience in tourism operation, tourism property and entertainment facilities development both in China and internationally. Mr. ILLY studied mathematical economics at the University of Amsterdam and has worked for the PVCP Group from 1995 till 2010 in both operations and development. During that period, he contributed significantly in the development of our product with highly innovative concepts and also in the development of new parks. From 2010 till 2017 he worked and lived in China, where he developed new concepts and short break family resorts for the New Century hotel group. He was leader for the development of Senbo within New Century Senbo Xianghu (Hangzhou) which already opened, and New Century Senbo Deqing which opened at the end 2019. From 2017 till the end of March 2019 he served as a CEO of Tropical Islands in Germany (the biggest indoor waterpark in Europe).

米歇尔·伊利 米歇尔·伊利先生是法丽乡村旅游发展有限公司首席执行官。伊利先生在旅游运营、旅游地产和游乐设施开发方面有超过20年的工作经验。 米歇尔·伊利先生毕业于阿姆斯特丹大学数理经济学专业,自1995年至2010年在法国PVCP太阳季集团任职,负责度假村管理运营和度假村开发方面的工作。任职期间,他为PVCP太阳季集团的产品开发和概念创新做出了巨大贡献,并参与了许多新项目的筹建工作。 自2010年至2017年间,米歇尔·伊利先生来到中国,开启了他在中国的工作与生活,他为新开元酒店集团开发了新概念及家庭短途度假村,领导新开元旗下森泊的开发工作包括已开业的开元森泊湘湖(杭州)项目和2019年年底开业的开元森泊德清项目。自2017年至2019年3月底,米歇尔·伊利先生服务于德国“热带岛屿乐园”(Tropical Islands)——欧洲最大的室内水上乐园,担任该司首席执行官一职。

Yael S. Coifman

Yael S. Coifman

Senior Partner, Leisure Development Partners LLP

Dispelling Myths Surrounding Master Planning for Entertainment Experiences

Yael is a founding partner of LDP. With over 20 years of experience conducting market and financial assessments of projects throughout the EMEA region, Asia, Africa and the Americas. She applies global knowledge and passion for the industry to every local market situation. Based in London, Yael conducts studies on stand alone attractions and museums or innovative leisure real estate projects that incorporate entertainment, retail and attraction elements into resorts and tourism destinations. She provides qualitative and quantitative analysis regarding entertainment concepts and content, strategic development and financial feasibility.  

Christopher Chan

Christopher Chan

Assistant Vice President F&B and Retail Service, Novotown

Tapping into New Growth Opportunities in Food & Beverages and Retail

  Christopher Chan, in Zhuhai Hengqin, which is part of HK Lai Sun Group. With 29 years theme park and hotel management experience, he began his career at Kowloon Shangri-La Hotel since 1992, joined the Opening Team of Hong Kong Disneyland in 2005, and joined the Task Force Team of Shanghai Disneyland Resort in 2016. Christopher took an opportunity in R&F Hainan Ocean Paradise in 2018, before joining the Opening Team of Lionsgate Entertainment World & taking charge of Novotown Hengqin F&B and Retail since 2019 until now.

With many years of experience in the China theme park industry, Christopher aspires to be one of the key contributors in this industry with his extensive experience, operational knowledge, strong planning & leadership skills, and understanding of the Chinese market & culture. 

Alvina Shuo Li

Alvina Shuo Li

Vice President of Projects, Unlimited Snow

Industry Collaborations: Design and Energy Trends and Tricks to Learn from Indoor Snow and Ice Parks

李硕 - 荷兰Unlimited Snow无限雪公司项目副总裁、主导了包括银基北海冰雪世界在内的多个室内雪场设计和管理工作 

Alvina Shuo Li  - Vice President of Projects at Unlimited Snow in the Netherlands, leading the design and management of several indoor snow parks, including Yinji Snow and Ice Kingdom 

Alvina Shuo Li领导公司的项目团队,负责亚洲、中东、欧洲和北美洲的项目。她还负责监督亚太市场的业务机会。她带领团队执行投资额从几百万到几千万欧元不等的项目,以及规模从几千平方米到几万平方米的项目。Alvina拥有代尔夫特理工大学的建筑学硕士学位,她专注于极端环境下的建筑研究。她也是国际项目管理师和WELL认证专家。 

Alvina Shuo Li leads the company`s project teams, with responsibility for projects in Asia, Middle east, Europe, and North America. She also oversees the businesses opportunities in Asia Pacific Market. She leads teams to execute projects with investments ranging from a few million to tens of millions of euros, and projects ranging in size from a few thousand square meters to tens of thousands of square meters. 

Alvina holds a master’s degree in architecture from the Delft University of Technology, she focused on the research of buildings in extreme environment.   She is also Project Management Professional and WELL Accredited Professional. 

Qu Chao

Qu Chao

Operation Directo, Yinji Snow and Ice Kingdom

Industry Collaborations: Design and Energy Trends and Tricks to Learn from Indoor Snow and Ice Parks

曲超  - 现北海银基冰雪王国运营总监、黑龙江省冰雪产业研究院冰雪产业装备与技术专家 

曲超曾担任哈尔滨融创城融创茂室内滑雪场场地、制冷高级经理,冷区负责人。曾在室内冰雪场馆的内耗节约方面做出突出贡献。并担任融创文旅业态室内滑雪场制冷、造雪专家库专家组组长、黑龙江省冰雪产业研究院冰雪产业装备与技术专家、东北林业大学、天津商业大学土木工程系及制冷系校外指导教师;并参与了广州、重庆、成都融创城室内滑雪场筹备期的支援工作和哈尔滨融创雪世界娱雪区升级改造工作。 

Qu Chao - Operation Director of Yinji Snow and Ice Kingdom, ice and snow industry equipment and technology expert of Heilongjiang Province Ice and Snow Industry Research Institute  

Qu Chao was the senior manager of venue and refrigeration and head of cold area of Sunac snow park in Harbin. He has made outstanding contributions to the internal consumption saving of this park He is also the head of the expert group of indoor ski resort refrigeration and snowmaking in Sunac Culture and Tourism Industry, the expert of ice and snow industry equipment and technology of Heilongjiang Ice and Snow Industry Research Institute, the external instructor of civil engineering department and refrigeration department of Northeast Forestry University and Tianjin University of Commerce; and participated in the support work of Guangzhou, Chongqing and Chengdu Sunac Snow Park during the preparation period and the upgrade the snow play area of Harbin Sunac Snow Park. 

Adam Lajoie

Adam Lajoie

General Manager, Thinkwell Asia

IP Creation and Integration for the Location-Based Entertainment Market

As General Manager of Thinkwell Asia, Adam is engaged in the overall function and growth of Thinkwell Group in China and greater Asia-Pacific. Leveraging 15+ years of human capital and business operation development experience in China across various industries successfully bridging the cross-cultural gap in multi-national and local projects and organizations.

15 years of professional experience Language(s): Mandarin & English

Expertise:

  • Strategic Growth
  • Service Excellence
  • Brand Localization
  • Cultural Liaison
  • Operations Management
  • Team Development
  • Best Practices Development & Change Management

Former Organizations include:

  • Dalian Wanda Group
  • SK China
  • FESCO • Beijing Dentsu
Alan Mahony

Alan Mahony

Vice President, Marine & Waterpark Operations, Atlantis Resort Sanya, China

The Latest Trends in Water Parks

Alan brings with him over 30 years of experience in waterpark, theme park and attractions business operations with the past 23 years in Asia. Alan began his career at Wet ‘n’ Wild Waterpark, Australia before working as a core member of the Warner Village Theme Park Group operations team, holding key management positions at Warner Bros. Movie World and Seaworld Australia. Alan brought his expertise to Asia to open China’s first waterpark in 1996 and has since developed and operated numerous world class waterparks and themeparks throughout Asia. 

Alan is highly respected within the industry, especially for this understanding of and experience within Asia and particularly the Chinese markets. Projects that he worked on in Asia include: Chimelong Water Park, Beijing Watercube Waterpark , Sunway Lagoon, Ramayana Water Park & Cartoon Network Amazon. Alan is currently the Vice President of Marine and Waterpark at Atlantis Resort Sanya. 

Alan’s waterpark projects have also been recognized globally receiving many prestigious leading industry awards for their development and operations plus Alan was personally awarded the World Waterpark Association Executive Board Award 2011 in recognition to his work in Asia and elected onto the Board of Directors for the World Waterpark Association in 2012.  

Evi Sari

Evi Sari

Vice President of Nickelodeon Experience Design, Viacom CBS Networks International Asia  

Best Practices for leveraging IP in Parks and Attractions

Trained as an architect, Evi has 15 years of experience in leading multi-disciplinary and cross-cultural creative processes. She has held senior production design management roles in the Chinese film and theatre industries, and currently leads all creative aspects of Nickelodeon Experience Design in Asia, including the development of theme parks, lands, and attractions, for ViacomCBS Networks International (VCNI) Asia. 

Nickelodeon, one of the world’s largest brands for kids, creates experiences in partnership with premier leisure developers worldwide. Currently, there are Nickelodeon attractions, resorts and touring shows on nearly every continent around the globe. 

Before joining ViacomCBS, Evi served as senior Creative Director for Thinkwell Asia, delivering heritage attractions, theme parks and resorts for clients such as Lionsgate, Cartoon Network, BAIC Ferrari World China, Geely Volvo Automotive, Evergrande Group, MGM China and China Merchants Group.  

Evi also served as Senior Creative Director for Tim Yip Studio, the Oscar-winning production design team behind “Crouching Tiger, Hidden Dragon” directed by Ang Lee. With Tim Yip Studio, Evi worked on projects such as” Red Cliff”, a John Woo & China Film Group production, the Netflix series “Marco Polo” and “The Han Show” by Franco Dragone & the Wanda Group. 

EVI SARI 陈艾薇女士 

维亚康姆哥伦比亚国际传媒集团尼克儿童频道亚洲实景娱乐创意副总裁 

陈艾薇女士 (Evi Sari) 拥有建筑师的背景,在管理多学科设计和跨文化创意方面拥有15年的从业经验。她曾在中国影视和戏剧行业担任多项高级设计管理职位,目前就职于美国维亚康姆哥伦比亚国际传媒集团,负责尼克儿童频道亚洲的实景娱乐项目创意设计,其中包括主题公园、主题片区及娱乐项目开发。 

尼克儿童频道是世界最大的儿童品牌之一,与全球优质的文娱开发商合作打造游客体验。目前,尼克品牌旗下的实景娱乐项目、度假酒店和巡回演出等项目,遍及全球。 

在加入维亚康姆哥伦比亚国际传媒集团之前,陈艾薇曾担任思客未来亚太区的资深创意总监,擅长打造历史文化景点,主题公园和度假区的创意开发,为狮门影业、卡通频道、北汽中国法拉利世界、吉利沃尔沃汽车、恒大集团、美高梅中国和招商局集团等知名国内外客户提供服务。 

陈艾薇也曾担任奥斯卡最佳艺术指导奖得主葉錦添工作室的高级创意总监,其为李安执导的卧虎藏龙幕后的电影美术设计团队。就职于叶锦添工作室期间,陈艾薇女士参与了由吴宇森和中影集团联合制作的史诗电影《赤壁》,奈飞公司系列《马可·波罗》,以及弗兰克·德贡娱乐集团和万达集团共同打造的汉秀等项目。 

Linda Dong

Linda Dong

President and Chairman, China Leisure

Best Practices for leveraging IP in Parks and Attractions

董伶,中国文旅集团董事长兼总裁

Linda founded China Leisure, which develops and operates international branded parks and attractions in China, in 2015. She started her career in finance and has held positions across investment banking and private equity investments at Goldman Sachs, Morgan Stanley and China Investment Corp (CIC). Linda found her passion for the theme park industry through her first project developing the Nickelodeon Universe indoor theme park in Chongqing, China. Since then, China Leisure has expanded into development of water parks, FEC’s and culture tourism attractions across China. Linda holds a BS in Economics from the Wharton School.

2015年,董伶创办中国文旅集团,该公司在中国开发和运营国际品牌乐园和景点。 她的职业生涯始于金融领域,曾供职于高盛、摩根士丹利和中国投资有限责任公司(CIC),担任投资银行和私募股权投资方面的职位。董伶对主题公园行业的热情源于她的第一个项目——在中国重庆开发的尼克室内主题乐园。中国文旅集团在中国的业务已扩展到水上公园、家庭娱乐中心和文化旅游景点的开发。董伶拥有沃顿商学院的经济学学士学位

Melalnie Cheng

Melanie Chen

Senior Manager, Location Based Entertainment Greater China,, Hasbro Consumer Products  

Best Practices for leveraging IP in Parks and Attractions

陈晓敏 

孩之宝大中华区落地娱乐高级经理 

Melanie Chen has more than 10 years of working experience in LBE and branded experiences. Since 2010, she has been deeply engaged in various aspects of "experiential" industry. During her tenure as project lead in live experience agency of Publicis group and K2, she focused on serving premium lifestyle and luxury brands and accumulated solid hands-on experience in business development, account management, creative planning, event production, on-site operation and execution in each detail.

With aptitude for both strategic and problem solving thinking, Melanie joined Hasbro LBE team in 2016 and is now responsible for Hasbro’s LBE business in Greater China territory by formulating and implementing commercial strategic plan. to benefit long term brand building and category revenue growth including theme parks, hotels & resorts, FECs, retail dining & entertainment, live shows, exhibits and short term events. She leads strategic partnerships with various LBE licensees and partners in China.  

Melanie holds a bachelor degree from Shanghai Foreign Studies University and a master degree in marketing from IAE Grenoble France. 

陈晓敏 (Melanie Chen)有十余年落地娱乐与品牌体验相关经验。自2010年起深耕于品牌“体验”行业的各个维度,先后任职于阳狮传播集团旗下品牌活动公司及独立创意体验代理商K2,作为项目团队领导专注服务于高端时尚与生活方式类品牌客群,积累了扎实的商务拓展、客户管理、创意策划、生产制作、现场运营与细节执行等各方面的实践经验。 

带着战略策划与解决问题并重的思维能力,她于2016年加入孩之宝落地娱乐团队, 目前负责孩之宝在大中华地区的落地娱乐整体授权业务,通过制定和实施有利于品牌长期建设的商业战略计划,促进落地娱乐各品类的收入增长,包括主题公园、酒店与度假村、室内娱乐中心、零售餐饮、现场表演、展览和短期活动等。 

本科毕业于上海外国语大学,并前往法国格勒诺布尔企业管理学院继续深造获得市场营销学硕士学位。 

William Wang

William Wang

Regional Director – China, FORREC Ltd 

Best Practices for leveraging IP in Parks and Attractions

Joining FORREC in year 2006, William Wang is a veteran in entertainment industry in China. As regional director of China for FORREC, William is responsible for managing FORREC’s local project support team and reaching revenue target in China market. William is familiar with IP LBE design process and was involved in quite a few IP empowered projects in China ranging from full-scale resorts to small-scale visitor attractions. 

王翔先生于2006年加入FORREC设计公司,目前在FORREC担任中国市场区域总监一职,负责管理FORREC在中国的项目协调团队以及在中国的业务拓展。王翔先生在中国实景娱乐行业具有丰富经验,熟悉IP景点的设计流程,曾参与多个规模不等的国际IP项目的设计开发,包括大型IP度假区以及小型IP游客景点。 

王翔, 中国区域总监, FORREC Ltd 

Alan Kwok

Alan Kwok

Director, Park Operations, Shanghai Disney Resort

Operating a World-class Disney Resort through Non-stop Innovation and Adaptation

Alan  Kwok  is  the Director  of  Park  Operations  at  Shanghai Disney Resort, leading a team of over 2,000 Cast Members. He is a veteran operations leaderat Disney parks, with over 17years of experience in key operational roles. Alan  officially  joined  Shanghai  Disney  Resort  in 2013 as  the Director of Park Operations,and served as a key member of the resort’s opening team.In his current role, Alan manages Duty Manager Operations, Attractions Operations,theGuest Arrival  Experience,  Custodial  Operations,  Park  Event  and Guest  Flow  Operations,  and  Park  Operations  Compliance, leading   his   team   to   provide   every   guest   with Disney’s signature service during their time at Shanghai Disneyland.Alan’s Disney career began in 2004 as a core member of the opening team at Hong Kong Disneyland Resort. Initially hired as a duty manager, Alan’s responsibilities rapidly expanded, and in 2008 he was named the resort’s Manager of Security Operations. Alan has a bachelor’s degree and an MBA from The Chinese University of Hong Kong.

Andrew Bolstein

Andrew Bolstein

Senior Vice President of Operations, Shanghai Disney Resort

Operating a World-class Disney Resort through Non-stop Innovation and Adaptation

Andrew Bolstein is the Senior Vice President of Operations at Shanghai Disney Resort, where  he  leads  thousands  of  Cast  Members,  across  a wide variety of operational business units.

Andrew joined   the Shanghai   Disney    Resort    project in2010, participating  in  negotiations, the design  development phase  and current   operations. A 25-yearplusveteran   of   The   Walt   Disney Company, Andrew brings with him a proven track-record as a strategic leader  with  deep  experience  in  developing  high  performance  teams and delivering world-class guest experiences in international markets.

Andrew began his Disney career as an Industrial Engineering intern at Walt  Disney  World  Resort  in  Orlando,  Florida  in 1992.Immediately after  graduation  in  1995,  he  held  various  roles  in  the  Industrial Engineering   department   until   1999.During   this time,the   major projects  Andrew  worked  on  were  developing and implementing  a successful   automated,   computerized   ticketing   system   across   the resort, and opening Disney’s Animal Kingdom in  Walt  Disney  World Resort,   supporting   both   industrial   engineering and operations development.In 1999, Andrew transferred to Finance, as Manager of Rides and Admissions.This  role  was  responsible for  the  pricing and strategy  of  all American and international  tickets  related  to  Walt Disney  World.In  2000,Andrew  joined  Hong  Kong  Disneyland  as  the Operations Development representative for design. Andrew remained involved    with    Hong    Kong    Disneyland    until    2007,    eventually transitioning to Director, Park Operations and Industrial Engineering, leading a team of over 500 Cast Members responsible for the day-to-day  operation  of  the  theme  park and guest  services  areas.In  2007,Andrew   joined   Adventures   by   Disney   as   Vice   President,   Trip Operations, leading the development and operation of all the vacation itineraries in the portfolio.

Andrew  officially  joined  Shanghai  Disney  Resort  in  2010as Vice President,   Operations and   managed   a  team  of  over  8,000   Cast Members  to  deliver an incredible  experience  for  guests  visiting  the newest  Disney  resort  destination. In  2018,  Andrew  transitioned  to Tokyo for one year to assume the role of Vice President and Executive Managing  Director  of  Walt  Disney  Attractions  Japan  and  Disneyland International, where he led a team tasked with liaising and partnering with Oriental Land Company, the owner and operator of Tokyo Disney Resort, on the daily operations and future expansion of the resort.

Andrew  holds  a  Bachelor  of  Science  in  Industrial  Engineering  and  a Masters of Business Administration from the University of Florida.

Christine Zhao

Christine Zhao

General Manger, Hotel Operations, Shanghai Disney Resort

Operating a World-class Disney Resort through Non-stop Innovation and Adaptation

Christine Zhao is the General Manger of Hotel Operations at Shanghai Disney Resort. She is responsible for the daily operations of the two themed hotels at Shanghai Disney Resort –Shanghai Disneyland Hotel and Toy Story Hotel, leading her team to deliver excellent guest service to all hotel guests while developing hotel operations strategies to ensure high occupancy rate. Christine joined Shanghai Disney Resort in 2014 as Senior Manager of Hotel Operations. As one of the core members of the resort’s Grand Opening team, Christine successfully led the resort hotels’ turnover to operations, simulation and trial operations before its official opening, and drove the hotels’ operations strategy development. As a veteran in hotel operations, Christine has over 20 years of international hospitality experience, including holding key leadership positions in world-renowned hotel brands. Christine holds an associate’degree in Hospitality and Tourism Management from Ecole Hoteliere De Glion, Switzerland and a diploma in Strategic Leadership for Executives from Cornell University’s School of Hotel Administration.

LInke Liu

Linke Liu

Director of Disneytown Operations, MICE and Event Sales, Shanghai Disney Resor

Operating a World-class Disney Resort through Non-stop Innovation and Adaptation

Linke Liu is the director of Disneytown Operations, MICE and Event Sales at Shanghai Disney Resort, leading over 200 Cast Members.

Linke has a rich experience in operations, and in relationship management  with  operational  partners. Since the resort’s Grand Opening, Linke has served as Director of Disneytown Operations, leading  the  daily  operations  and  guest  services of Disneytown and its associated areas, as well as managing relationships with  key  external  operational  partners.  He recently  took on the  additional responsibility of as  Director of MICE and Event Sales, managing sales to corporate clients as well as the social catering business.

Linke’s Disney journey  began in  2011  as the Operation Development   Manager   at   Shanghai   Disney   Resort.His responsibilities extended rapidly and was named as External Operations  Director in 2013.  He  participated  in a  variety of handovers, including service  standard  formulations for the resort’infrastructure   facility   development, playing an important role in the resort’s Grand Opening team.

Linke   Liu   holds a bachelor’s degree   in   accounting   and business from   the   University   of   Sunderland,   School   of Business in the United Kingdom.

Ivan Chak

Ivan Chak 

Regional Director, Operations, Harves Global Entertainment 

Young Professionals Forum

As the Regional Director of Operations for Harves Global Entertainment, Ivan Chak is responsible of the overall operations management for entertainment centers throughout Asia. Properties include the world's first Manchester United indoor entertainment center – the Theatre of Dreams in Beijing, KALIDICO by Care Bears in Shanghai, and coming soon NBA experience centers.  

After 13 years of career experience in Hong Kong Disneyland, Ivan joined Harves Entertainment from March 2019. With his vast experience in operations and establishing standards and procedures in international theme parks, Ivan takes part in planning, service system development and venue operation and management of the 3 indoor entertainment centres IP under Harves Global Entertainment. He plays an important role in the overall communication with the IP representatives, project design team and local operations team throughout the progress of project implementation. On behalf of Harves Global Entertainment, he maintains a good relationship with international and domestic partners. Ivan is an open minded and cheerful person in life. He is also a foodie and loves running. 

翟善衡 

区域运营总监, 华锐娱乐 

担任华锐娱乐的区域运营总监,负责华锐娱乐旗下包括全球首家曼联室内娱乐中心“北京曼联梦剧场”,上海爱心小熊奇幻研究所,以及即将面世的NBA体验中心在内的亚洲区所有娱乐中心的整体运营管理。 

在香港迪士尼乐园积蓄13年的从业经历后,Ivan于2019年3月加入华锐娱乐集团。Ivan在国际乐园品牌运营和乐园运营服务标准体系建立方面经验丰富,曾责华锐娱乐集团旗下三大IP室内乐园的策划筹建、服务体系搭建和场馆经营管理工作。他全程参与与国际IP品牌方、国际乐园设计团队及国内实施落地团队的沟通并推动项目落地。代表华锐娱乐集团与国际、国内合作伙伴保持良好关系。 Ivan在生活中豁达开朗、热爱美食、喜欢跑步。 

Yipeng Ma

Yipeng Ma

Managing Director Asia, Entertainment Development SL

Moderator: Young Professionals Forum

Ma YiPeng joined in 2015 the German based themed entertainment design Company TAA Group. He takes part in the Asian projects but also in projects in Europe, UAE and Qatar. In 2019 he opens as a partner of Entertainment Development SL., a design and development themed entertainment firm based in Barcelona and Hong Kong where he manages marketing and sales in Asia. Peng is also operating a Tiktok channel with more than 50k followers, he produces informative content about themed entertainment industry and reviews amusement ride and attractions. Peng is an enthusiast of fun story based experiences that combine the latest technologies. 

 

Yuyi Zhao

Yuyi Zhao

Associate Project Manager, Universal Beijing Resort 

Young Professionals Forum

Yuyi Zhao is an Associate Project Manager of show sets in Universal Beijing Resort’s Kung Fu Panda Land. Yuyi is passionate about inspiring people through unforgettable theme park experiences. She has in-depth, hands-on experience with design, fabrication, installation, and commissioning of 6 high-IP attractions, including rides in Lionsgate Entertainment World Zhuhai and Genting Highlands SkyWorlds. Yuyi brings unique insight into creative and technical integration, schedule control, and end-to-end project management in the Chinese themed entertainment industry. When she is not on the job, Yuyi likes to travel and explore interesting restaurants and museums.  

赵聿仪 

副项目经理, 北京环球度假区 

赵聿仪在北京环球度假区功夫熊猫项目上任项目副经理,负责布景道具。她热衷于通过难忘的游乐体验启发游客的想象和创造力。聿仪曾负责6个高IP游乐景点的设计、生产、安装和调试全程工作,包括珠海狮门娱乐天地和马来西亚云顶天城世界等多处骑乘设备。她拥有如何在中国游乐行业里融合创意与技术和管控项目全程节点的独特见解。业余生活中,她喜欢旅行,去探索不一样的文化和饮食 

Evi Sari

Evi Sari

Vice President of Nickelodeon Experience Design, ViacomCBS Networks International Asia  

What’s New in Asia

Trained as an architect, Evi has 15 years of experience in leading multi-disciplinary and cross-cultural creative processes. She has held senior production design management roles in the Chinese film and theatre industries, and currently leads all creative aspects of Nickelodeon Experience Design in Asia, including the development of theme parks, lands, and attractions, for ViacomCBS Networks International (VCNI) Asia. 

Nickelodeon, one of the world’s largest brands for kids, creates experiences in partnership with premier leisure developers worldwide. Currently, there are Nickelodeon attractions, resorts and touring shows on nearly every continent around the globe. 

Before joining ViacomCBS, Evi served as senior Creative Director for Thinkwell Asia, delivering heritage attractions, theme parks and resorts for clients such as Lionsgate, Cartoon Network, BAIC Ferrari World China, Geely Volvo Automotive, Evergrande Group, MGM China and China Merchants Group.  

Evi also served as Senior Creative Director for Tim Yip Studio, the Oscar-winning production design team behind “Crouching Tiger, Hidden Dragon” directed by Ang Lee. With Tim Yip Studio, Evi worked on projects such as” Red Cliff”, a John Woo & China Film Group production, the Netflix series “Marco Polo” and “The Han Show” by Franco Dragone & the Wanda Group. 

EVI SARI 陈艾薇女士 

维亚康姆哥伦比亚国际传媒集团尼克儿童频道亚洲实景娱乐创意副总裁 

陈艾薇女士 (Evi Sari) 拥有建筑师的背景,在管理多学科设计和跨文化创意方面拥有15年的从业经验。她曾在中国影视和戏剧行业担任多项高级设计管理职位,目前就职于美国维亚康姆哥伦比亚国际传媒集团,负责尼克儿童频道亚洲的实景娱乐项目创意设计,其中包括主题公园、主题片区及娱乐项目开发。 

尼克儿童频道是世界最大的儿童品牌之一,与全球优质的文娱开发商合作打造游客体验。目前,尼克品牌旗下的实景娱乐项目、度假酒店和巡回演出等项目,遍及全球。 

在加入维亚康姆哥伦比亚国际传媒集团之前,陈艾薇曾担任思客未来亚太区的资深创意总监,擅长打造历史文化景点,主题公园和度假区的创意开发,为狮门影业、卡通频道、北汽中国法拉利世界、吉利沃尔沃汽车、恒大集团、美高梅中国和招商局集团等知名国内外客户提供服务。 

陈艾薇也曾担任奥斯卡最佳艺术指导奖得主葉錦添工作室的高级创意总监,其为李安执导的卧虎藏龙幕后的电影美术设计团队。就职于叶锦添工作室期间,陈艾薇女士参与了由吴宇森和中影集团联合制作的史诗电影《赤壁》,奈飞公司系列《马可·波罗》,以及弗兰克·德贡娱乐集团和万达集团共同打造的汉秀等项目。 

Selena Magill

Selena Magill

Executive General Manager, Village Roadshow Theme Parks Asia

Celebrating 30 years experience at Village Roadshow Theme Parks this year, in various capacities of managing, operating and marketing their signature portfolio of Theme Parks and Attractions around the world, it’s safe to say Selena Magill loves her job!  

Her career has spanned across countries around the world including Warner Bros. Movie World Australia, Wet‘n’Wild Gold Coast, Sea World Australia, Warner Bros. Movie World Germany, Australian Outback Spectacular, Paradise Country, Wet’n’Wild Phoenix, Las Vegas, Sydney, Haikou, Lionsgate Entertainment World, Zhuhai, Hengqin and Huayi Brothers Movie World, Suzhou, China.  

Selena has been experiencing the evolution of the Theme Park industry first-hand having started her career at Warner Bros. Movie World Australia in 1991 in Operations and Show & Entertainment and working in almost every department as she made her way through the ranks from the Front Line to Executive.  

Selena has a passion for the industry with a dynamic & collaborative management style that allows team engagement, building professional relationships with internal and external stakeholders from front line to the executive level. Enjoying challenging briefs and able to work to an excellent standard under considerable pressure whilst presenting a positive image to clients and colleagues with her unique personal brand.

She leads teams who have taken projects from pre-opening to launch and most recently taking over an operating park in China establishing a program of initiatives to ensure safety, efficiency, world class guest experience and increased in revenue.

It’s only fitting that with her vast experience, that she now finds herself in the role of Executive General Manager for Village Roadshow Theme Parks Asia heading up Lionsgate Entertainment World and other upcoming projects in China.