Webinar: Young and Inspiring the Global Attractions Industry
1-2 p.m. ET
The IAAPA Young Professional of the Year inspires the global attractions industry. Curious about what sets the award winners apart from others? Learn from previous honorees as they share their personal experiences and professional journeys and discuss how IAAPA has played an important role in their growth. With nominations for the 2020 IAAPA Young Professional of the Year Award now open, this webinar will also discuss the award criteria, explain the process, and provide the timeline for submissions.
By the end of this webinar participants will:
- Learn about what has helped make other young professionals successful in their development and career thus far.
- Understand more about the IAAPA Young Professional of the Year Award and how to nominate someone.
A question and answer session will follow the webinar.
Chloe Hausfeld, ICAL
Chloe provides sales and relationship management support for current and future clients. Her outgoing personality allows her to connect with people from around the world and establish relationships that are the cornerstone of JRA’s business. To support her business development responsibilities, Chloe travels extensively, attending industry trade shows, events and symposiums around the world, as well as participating in client meetings as required. Specifically, Chloe has supported JRA’s customer relations efforts with Rixos Resorts in Turkey; the Lao Niu Children’s Museum in Beijing, China; the London Paramount project; Mountain Creek Resorts; an attraction for the Astana World Expo 2017; and numerous conceptual projects in Asia, Europe, and the Middle East. Through her passion and work ethic, she has helped to develop new markets for JRA, while serving as an active advocate for the attractions industry.
Chloe was the 2017 recipient of the Young Professionals of the Year Award and has recently completed her term with the Subcommittee. She joined the IAAPA Board of Directors this year, is currently serving on the Executive Finance Committee, the Give Kids the World Committee, the Service Awards Committee, and is in her second term on the IAAPA Global Manufacturers & Suppliers Committee.
Mika Nur Faezah, ICAE
Mika is Director JNELC Asia Pacific, a company that provides project, sales and marketing consultancy to businesses in the entertainment and leisure sectors. She is currently heading the sales in South East Asia through the Singapore office for Zierer, a high quality German amusement ride manufacturer.
She started her career working as an underwriter at Lloyd's of London providing insurance services to the marine industry. At the same time she also worked parttime in the event management industry providing staffing support and grooming talent for prestigious events and clients such as the Singapore Formula 1, Singapore Tourism Board and Military & Defence exhibitions. She then went on to join JNELC, providing trade show support for the three main IAAPA shows, developing business for JNELC 's Asian region and did an attractions internship in Blackpool Pleasure Beach, UK.
Mika served for several years on the IAAPA Asia Pacific Manufactors and Suppliers Subcommittee and the IAAPA Young Professional Committee. Mika won the IAAPA Young Professional of the Year Award in 2018.
In 2011, Michael Browning Founded Urban Air Adventure Parks where he currently holds the title of CEO. Through speed and innovation, Urban Air has become the nation’s premier full-service active family entertainment company offering safe, clean, affordable fun for all ages. As of Q1 2019, Urban Air has over 270 locations ramping to employ over 23,000 young adults and serve 48 million guests annually. Urban Air plans to open 74 new locations in 2019 with another 70 starts which will open in 2020. Mr. Browning believes every guest has a story. Urban Air’s mission is to enhance the story through engaging atmospheres that leverage the combination of lighting, sound, attractions and a guest-centric staff.
Michael won the IAAPA Young Professional of the Year Award in 2019.
Will B. Morey, ICAE
Will is currently the Operations Manager of one of Morey's Piers two beachfront water parks. Morey’s Piers was founded in 1969 and now operates three amusement piers and two water parks on the New Jersey Shore. Will graduated from Wake Forest University in 2008 with a bachelor’s degree in History and a minor in Entrepreneurship and Social Enterprise. After a short stint in a law firm as a paralegal, Will returned home and began working within his family’s business. He started working seasonally in the attractions maintenance department in 2009 and has been working in water park operations since 2010. Along with his brother and two cousins, Will represents the third generation of Morey's Piers.