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Conference attendees toured many of the region’s most popular attractions, includingWarner Bros.World Abu Dhabi, Louvre Abu Dhabi, I MGWorlds of e Dubai, La Perle, and LagunaWater Park – La Mer. In red the Expo 2020 Dubai festival park site.

Attendees heard from attractions industry leaders in the Middle East including keynote speaker Marjan Faraidooni, senior vice president, Legacy Development and Impact, Expo 2020 Dubai, who shared Expo 2020 Dubai’s goals to leave a positive, sustainable, and enduring legacy. Phil Taylor, managing director of Team Leisure — a specialist leisure-consulting firm based in the United Arab Emirates —

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ork on Rulantica ‘the new water world of Europa-Park’ is in ffull swing. A number of slides have already been installed at the wes ern to er of the new waterpark, but earlier this month saw the biggest building block of all: through an opening in the roof sttructure, a 13-ton element of the ‘Tornado WornadoWave’’ f oated into the shell-shaped hall. “The installation was a real show of rength,” said a spokesperson, adding that the ‘gigantic had now been inserted accurately and bolte d.


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he shell-shaped hall. “The installation was a real show of sttrength,” said a spokesperson, adding that the ‘gigantic sec ion’’ had now been inser ed accurately and bolted. Rulantica opens its doors in late 2019. From the the 31st of May guests will be able to spend the night in the nearby

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Industry leaders gather in Dubai

PA, the global association for the attractions industry, celebrated a successful PA Leadership Conference in Abu Dhabi/Dubai, United Arab Emirates, 26- 28 February 2019. More than 200 top-level attractions industry leaders gathered for the ninth annual event complete with thought-provoking presentations, unique networking opportunities, and exclusive behind-the scenes tours of several of the region’s most popular attractions.

discussed future trends in the attractions industry in the Middle East.

Additional speakers includedMarkusMack-Even, chief project officer city of A bra ia and general manager of IMGWorlds of Adventure; Clive Stephens, deputy chief operations officer, Expo 2020 Dubai; Dr. Robert P integration, Expo 2020 Dubai;Mona Al Ali, conte Pavilion at Expo 2020; Ali Al Suwaidi, chief opera

ting officer of Global Village;Mark nt manager of the Sustainability latt, vice president, site design

Gsellman, vice president, theme parks at Farah Experiences; Bader Anwahi, chief executive officer, Global Village; Ahmad Hussain, deputy chief executive officer, DXB Entertainments; and Saeed Al Saeed, destination marketing director, Department of Culture and Tourism – Abu Dhabi.

Plans are already underway for IAAPA PA

be held in the United States. Information about IAAPA available on later this year.

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manage finances effectively, thing in common: they keep

changing market conditions.

WhiteWater started as a small water park in the city of Penticton, BC in the early 80s, and CEO and president, Geoff Chutter has since grown the company into a global leader with almost 600 employees in offices in Vancouver, Denver, Barcelona, Dubai, and Shanghai.With over 5,000 global projects under its belt, the company is not only a full-service solution for water parks, but also now manufactures amusement attractions and a pioneering guest engagement platform for venues, called Vantage. Chutter said: “We are incredibly humbled to be included in this prestigious list along with some


PA Leadership Conference 2020 which will PA Leadership 2020 will be

Water one of Canada’s Best Ma naged Companies WhiteWater has been named as one of

Canada’s BestManaged Companies for 2019. Canada’s leading business awards programme recognises excellence in private Canadian- owned and managed companies with revenues over $15 million.

companies may vary but they all share one

According to organiser Deloitte, the ,

reaching for more, y, and adapt to

of Canada’s best-known companies.We’ve worked relentlessly over the years to constantly better ourselves in every regard — not only as an innovative player in the water park industry, but also as an employer.

“We believe that the success of every

company is a reflection of the cohesiveness of all its parts, and we’re always striving to ensure that all the ‘cogs in our wheel’ are working in harmony so that we can continue to help our clients create fun, unforgettable memories for al l their guests. ”

Chutter concluded by saying, “we are looking forward to working even harder and setting more goals for the would like to

thank Deloitte for honouring us with company in the future, and we

this prestigio us award.” MARC 20 MARCH 2019

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