IAAPA Expo Europe, EMEA’s largest conference and trade show dedicated to the attractions industry, has announced its program schedule and a series of special events for the forthcoming show in Paris on 16 – 19 September 2019.

The events include an Opening Reception at the d’Acclimatation and a Leadership Breakfast, which will feature Nicolas de Villiers, président of Puy du Fou.

On September 16, an Indoor Entertainment Day will be taking place, designed for visitors with an interest in indoor leisure facilities, such as mini-golf, escape rooms, VR parks and more.

Also on the 16th is the Water Park Forum, a networking educational event designed for water park owners, operators, designers, and manufacturers. Following the networking session, a tour will take place at Villages Nature Paris, home to the Aqualagon indoor water park.

On the same day visitors can participate in the EDUTour to the popular amusement parks on the outskirts of Paris, the Mer de Sable and Parc Astérix. The guided tour includes a networking reception.

The Opening Reception is taking place on 17 Sept, at Paris’s amusement park, the Jardin d’Acclimatation.

The Opening Reception will be followed by a Lunch and Learn on the French Attractions Industry session, featuring well-known leaders of Europe’s park groups, including François Fassier, director of Leisure Parks Operations at Compagnie des Alpes, and Laurent Bruloy, président of Looping Group, who will talk about the attractions industry in France.

On September 18, a string of informative events and networking sessions will be taking place, including the Leadership Breakfast with keynote speaker Nicolas de Villiers from Puy du Fou on 18 September, a Lunch and Learn on the Middle East and Africa Attractions Industry session, and a Young Professionals and Students Forum and Reception.

The following day the Future Feature: The Future of Disneyland Paris event will invite guests to experience a unique look into the future of Disneyland Paris, a leading European tourist destination.

From 19 – 22 September, a Post-Tour to Cité du Vin, Cité de l’Huître, Puy du Fou, and Zoo de la Flèche is taking place, where guests will experience France’s unique and world-renowned attractions.

With over 15,000 professionals from the leisure and attractions industry, IAAPA Expo Europe will be the largest show in event history, covering more than 17,500 net square meters of exhibition space at the Paris Expo Porte De Versailles.

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