Developing world-class theme parks through robust planning, Innovative design and guest attraction strategies

The Middle East leisure and entertainment industry is witnessing an exciting time as more theme parks are scheduled to open their doors in 2016 namely; IMG Worlds of Adventure and Dubai Parks & Resorts which will initiate intensifying competition in the region.

Accordingly, it has become crucial for new and existing parks and entertainment developers to develop effective strategic business, guest attraction, marketing and operational models that enables them to achieve a competitive edge and become THE destination of choice in the region.

After a successful launch of the Theme Parks & Entertainment Development Middle East in 2015 with over 100 leisure industry leaders attending, we have shaped the this year's version to be bigger and better. Complementing a strong faculty of expert speakers, this inclusion transforms this forum into the most comprehensive event of its kind anywhere in the region.

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Industry leaders from major attractions to speak include

  •   Lennard Francois Otto, Chief Executive Officer, IMG Worlds of Adventure
  •   Jesse Vargas, General Manager, Ferrari World Abu Dhabi
  •   Eng. Mohammad A. Al Dardasawi, Chief Officer - Ports Development & Construction, Aqaba Development Company
  •   Roland Zieher, Vice President - Facility Management, Farah Experiences
  •   Philip Taylor, Managing Director, Team Leisure
  •   Omar Al Busaidy, Head - Abu Dhabi Experience Development Unit, Tourism & Culture Authority Abu Dhabi
  •   Amin Rasidi, Senior Manager Master Planning, Aldar Properties
  •   Arnaud Palu, CEO, Marineland, France
  •   And many more

Who should attend?

C-Level, VPs, Directors and Heads of:

  •  Rides and Attractions
  •  Shows and Theatres
  •  Guest Service
  •  Entertainment
  •  Operations
  •  Technical
  •  Design
  •  Engineering
  •  Maintenance
  •  Projects
  •  Construction
  •  Marketing

From the following sectors:

  •  Theme Park Developers
  •  Waterpark Developers
  •  Family Entertainment Centre Developers
  •  Planning & Design Consultants
  •  Project Management Consultants
  •  Main Contractors
  •  Theming Consultants
  •  Suppliers and Solution Providers
  •  Industry Associations

Sponsors & Exhibitors
Silver Sponsor
Etisalat
Associate Sponsors
Auxel
Associate Sponsors
Rubicon Group Holding
Official Surf Partner
Surf Loch SurfPool™
Official Water Feature Partner
Fountain People
Networking Partners
The Producers Group, LLC - The International Theme Park Production Company
Networking Partners
Semnox
Networking Partners
VGS & Embed
Networking Partners
FCT Flames
Networking Partners
SmartKiosk
Networking Partners
Posiflex
Media Partners
Association Partner
Russian Association of Amusement Parks and Attractions (RAAPA)
Official Magazine Partner
Images RetailME
Media Partners
InPark Magazine
Media Partners
InterPark
Media Partners
Park World Magazine
Media Partners
Euro Amusement Professional
Media Partners
Attractions Management
Media Partners
Emirates Projects
Media Partners
Saudi Projects
Media Partners
Ventures Onsite
Media Partners
Landscape Middle East
Media Partners
IQPC