EMEA Regional Hero

IAAPA Europe, Middle East, Africa

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Welcome to IAAPA Europe, Middle East, and Africa (EMEA). Our team is here to serve IAAPA members by promoting and representing the interests of the attractions industry in the region. IAAPA EMEA provides valuable educational content, offers exchanging opportunities during virtual meetings such as Live Chats, or in-person events, develops positioning papers in support of Public Affairs, and works diligently to promote industry safety and security standards. We also focus on enhancing member services and are always on a lookout for new ideas to benefit the industry community.

Whether you are a small or large-attraction owner, theme park, museum, supplier or consultant, IAAPA EMEA is here to support your business and bring the global attractions community together. We invite you to share your expertise by volunteering on one of our many committees or attending an in-person or online programme.

Please don‘t hesitate to contact us in case we can be of any assistance.

Peter van der Schans
Executive Director and Vice President, IAAPA EMEA

Safety Reporting and Resources for EMEA Members

IAAPA, the global association for the attractions industry, has always been committed to amusement ride safety. In 2007, IAAPA launched the Ride Safety Reporting System in Europe to collect data that provides reliable estimates of the volume and nature of ride-related incidents. This is achieved by gathering up-to-date, credible information that has been shared with the media, government, and other interested parties in the industry. Our annual European Ride Safety Report (ERSR) demonstrates how safe the attraction and leisure industry is in comparison to other industries.

This thorough resource, along with other safety-related documents and guides are available exclusively for IAAPA members here. Simply log in to the IAAPA website with your IAAPA member credentials to get the access.

IAAPA members in need of safety-related assistance should contact Pierre van der Wijst at [email protected].

Contact our Europe, Middle East, Africa Office
IAAPA EMEA - WeWork, 4 Sint-Lazaruslaan, Sint-Joost-ten-Node, 1210 Brussels, Belgium, VAT: BE0875.837.051
+32 2790 6018

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IAAPA Europe, Middle East, Africa Staff

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Peter van der Schans

Executive Director and Vice President
+32 483 990689
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Andrea Kolar

Senior Director, Sales
+43 2216 2915
Pascal Pycke, IAAPA EMEA Finance Director

Pascal Pycke

Director, Finance
+32 484 688218
Janet Doyle

Janet Doyle

Director, Trade Show Operations
+32 483 289 660
Nico Reynders, Membership and Meeting Planning Manager

Nico Reynders

Senior Manager, Membership
+32 492 720269
Annadora Buonocore, Exhibit Sales Manager

Annadora Buonocore

Manager, Global Sales
+32 494 565691
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Katia Malnati

Operations and Office Manager
+32 489 25 36 83
Ewa Kwolek-Mazur, Manager, Marketing & Communications, IAAPA

Ewa Kwolek-Mazur

Manager, Marketing and Communications
+33 7 680 14649
Angi Puigferrat

Angi Puigferrat

Manager, Marketing and Communications
+34 678 44 6655
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Tom Van Liefferinge

Manager, Education
+32 485 86 3652
Iuliana Fornea, Administrator Assistant

Iuliana Fornea

Manager, Global Sales
+32 492 72 02 67
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Ignace Woinin

Manager, Membership
+32 492 720268
Pierre van der Wijst

Pierre van der Wijst

Senior Manager Safety, Security and Government Relations
+32 (0) 487 49 74 48
Claudio Boni

Claudio Boni

Manager, Global Sales
+39 339 5384196
Moritz Bartosch

Moritz Bartosch

Intern Safety, Security and Government Relations