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
FCT Flames
VGS & Embed
Rubicon Group Holding
The Producers Group, LLC - The International Theme Park Production Company
Fountain People
Surf Loch SurfPool™
Construction IQ
Landscape Middle East
Ventures Onsite New
Saudi Projects
Emirates Projects
Attractions Management
Euro Amusement Professional
Park World Magazine
Russian Association of Amusement Parks and Attractions (RAAPA)
InPark Magazine
Images RetailME