Attractions Industry Professionals Gather in Finland for Sold-Out IAAPA EMEA Spring Summit 2019
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BRUSSELS, Belgium – More than 125 attractions industry professionals from 17 countries gathered on 14-15 May to explore leading attractions in Finland during the IAAPA EMEA Spring Summit 2019. Participants took part in immersive tours of Linnanmäki, an amusement park in Helsinki, Finland, with more than 40 rides; Särkänniemi, an adventure destination that includes an amusement park, aquarium, planetarium, and observation tower in Tampere, Finland; and Haltia – The Finnish Nature Centre, an exhibition and event center in Espoo, Finland.
“It was a fantastic week in Finland at the IAAPA EMEA Spring Summit 2019,” said Jakob Wahl, executive director and vice president, IAAPA EMEA. “IAAPA sincerely thanks our host facilities, presenters, sponsors, and participants for their support of this annual event which includes industry professionals from all across the region.”
During the sold-out Summit, participants heard informative presentations by industry leaders including Pia Adlivankin, managing director of Linnanmäki, Tom Selänniemi, general manager of Haltia Nature Centre, and Miikka Seppälä. CEO of Särkänniemi. Participants also attended a seminar on dynamic pricing and heard from David Depenau, general manager of Weissenhäuser Strand, Franz Blechschmidt, managing director of Smart Pricer, Andreas Sievering, CEO of Fort Fun, and Stephanie Schaub, CEO of Hachez Chocoversum.
A post-tour, held on 16-17 May, took place in St. Petersburg, Russia. Attendees experienced Divo Ostrov amusement park, Russian ballet night at Mariinsky Theater, and the State Hermitage Museum of Art and Culture.
IAAPA is a diverse and dynamic community of global attractions professionals. As the largest international trade association for permanently located attractions, IAAPA unifies the attractions community, connects people to learn and grow together, and strives to promote the highest professional standards for excellence and safety around the world.
Founded in 1918, IAAPA represents more than 6,000 attraction, supplier, and individual members from more than 100 countries. Members include professionals from amusement parks, theme parks, attractions, water parks, resorts, family entertainment centers, zoos, aquariums, science centers, museums, manufacturers, and suppliers.
The association's global headquarters is in Orlando, Florida, US. IAAPA also maintains offices in Brussels, Belgium; Hong Kong, China; Shanghai, China; Mexico City, Mexico; and Alexandria, Virginia, US. To learn more, visit www.IAAPA.org or connect through social media channels: @IAAPAHQ #IAAPA.