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MENALAC partners dmg events for SEA Expo


iddle East and North Africa Leisure Attractions Council

(MENALAC), the leisure and entertainment industry council representing the Middle East’s dynamic leisure attractions sector, has announced a three-year partnership with dmg events for Saudi Entertainment and Amusement (SEA) expo, in the position of official Knowledge Partner. The next edition of the Saudi Entertainment and Amusement (SEA) expo will be held from 1-3 June 2021 at the Riyadh International Convention and Exhibition Centre. More than 200 exhibitors from 25 countries are expected to showcase their latest products, services and technologies ensuring all operators and investors in the Middle East and North Africa (MENA) region are able to source the best products and services for their projects and venues.

As part of the partnership, MENALAC will host a one-day conference at the SEA expo which will focus on important issues and developments across the MENA leisure entertainment and amusement industry.

Rosa Tahmaseb, secretary general of MENALAC, said: “I am very excited to announce this partnership that will help the region’s leisure, entertainment and amusement operators. The SEA expo will display the latest technologies and innovative products for the leisure industry from which all stakeholders will benefit. Our partnership

will help MENALAC members to actively engage with buyers and sellers at the SEA expo and benefit from the phenomenal growth that we expect to see in Saudi Arabia in the next few years.” Sarkis Kahwajian, event director for SEA expo,

added: “This partnership with MENALAC is important because it will bring major players in the leisure industry to Riyadh where we look forward to putting on a successful event and offering great knowledge sharing and networking at the

conferences. “Saudi Arabia’s leisure tourism sector,

especially entertainment and amusement, is set for unprecedented expansion as the Kingdom diversifies its economy to allow greater leisure traffic. Massive mixed-use projects that are currently in the design and early construction phases, will change the economic landscape of the country, which is set to take the centre stage in the region’s tourism industry.”

ICE takes over Sting kiddie ride line

Innovative Concepts in Entertainment (ICE) has announced a new partnership with Mark Sprenger and Sting International. ICE will be adding Sting rides, attractions and games to its extensive portfolio. Moving forward ICE will be handling many popular Sting rides such as The KC Cobra, South Beach KC Cobra, Alien Boogey Patrol and Big Bug Blaster, many of which have all been proven top earning kiddie rides in the industry for the last decade.

Joe Coppola, President of ICE said, “We have a long- standing relationship and friendship with Mark that goes back many years and together we’ve had some great products over those years. We have

always considered Mark one of the most creative talents in the amusement industry. Mark’s creativity when it comes to rides and games fits so well into our product line up. We have always considered Mark’s products “best in class.”

Coppola continued, “these are difficult and challenging times for our industry, but we remain very confident and we feel that once we get to the other side of this pandemic there will continue to be excellent opportunities out there. Adding Sting products to the ICE line up will help us diversify and continue to bring our distributors and operator customers the very best and highest quality products. I also want to emphasise that

ICE will be handling the spare parts and technical support of ALL Sting rides and games currently.”



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