attractionsTECH by blooloop at ISE 2019: Speakers announced

attractionsTECH by blooloop is a half day conference at ISE 2019 focused on the technology transforming visitor attractions.

With insights from leading operators about where they see the future, and case studies from the tech companies at the forefront of innovation, the morning will provide a whirlwind update of the opportunities in this vibrant sector.

After a successful first year at ISE, Blooloop is delighted to be part of ISE 2019’s education sessions at the Okura, presenting a half day conference on the morning of Friday 8th February.

Early Bird Tickets

Tickets for the conference are €250 including entrance to ISE.

Don’t miss out on the early bird discount – tickets €175 until January 8th.

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Speakers

Our speakers span the breadth of attractions technology, delivering insights into upcoming trends and the visitor experience of the future.

Matt Barton

Matt Barton 7th SenseMatt is Managing Director / CEO at 7thSense Design, a company specialising in advanced media serving and pixel management for markets such as Theme Parks, Planetaria, 3D Entertainment Theatres and Visitor Attractions. He is also the President of the Europe and Middle Eastern Division of the Themed Entertainment Association.

Starting out in working life as a circus performer, Matt had a varied career before spending 12 years working honing his skills working on the development of display systems for the flight simulation industry in project and product management roles. Matt has a MBA from the Open University, UK, he joined 7thSense in 2012 and became CEO in 2015.

Outside of his professional life Matt is a leader at 2nd Chailey Scout Group for young people with disabilities based in Sussex UK. Having been involved with the group for most of his life, he has witnessed many changes in the way people with disabilities are integrated into society and welcomed into a global organisation like Scouting. As an active group, 2nd Chailey have visited a number of theme parks and visitor attractions over the years and Matt has seen first-hand examples of inclusion and exclusion alike. Matt hopes to use his technology background and industry connections to look for opportunities to promote the use of innovations available in the industry to enhance the visitor experience for all and to create fully inclusive experiences.

Laurence Beckers

Laurence Beckers AlterfaceLaurence has over 18 years’ experience in the creative industries. She is currently Creative Director at Alterface, one of the world’s leading manufacturers of interactive and media-based attractions for theme parks and attractions.

She was Project manager for Mons 2015 European Capital of Culture, coordinating international projects at the intersection of art, science and technology.

She is experienced in managing international teams of artists and technicians and is a Member of the board of l’Institut des Arts et Diffusion, Louvain-La-Neuve.

Raphaël de Borman

Raphael de Borman PicsolveRaphael is a creative entrepreneur who has over 20 years in the photo capture industry. In 2001, he co-founded ‘Eventattitude’ – the leading photo activation agency in Belgium. During his 10+ career in the event industry, he carried out numerous photo activations projects on major events across Europe.

Three years ago, he took a leap out of his comfort zone to found his new company ‘Panora.me’. With his mission to reinvent how visitors to world-class destinations capture their experience, he developed the innovative Super Selfie, a panoramic, supercharged take on the ‘Selfie’, instantly capturing the visitor and destination in one piece of engaging video content.

Now working with Picsolve as part of a strategic partnership, Raphael is playing a key role in researching and developing new ways to empower visitor experiences with innovative capture solutions.

Martin Howe

Martin HoweMartin has over 30 years’ experience in designing and building technology-centric attractions for theme parks, science centers and museums. He has worked alongside many highly innovative and respected companies, including Electrosonic, Barco, and specialist flight simulation company SEOS.

A creative ‘techie’ with a passion for creating realistic and engaging immersive experiences, Martin’s specialization is in high-resolution immersive spaces and interactive learning environments.

Martin is a member of the board of directors of the GSCA (Giant Screen Cinema Association) and the DIGSS (Digital Immersive Giant Screen Specifications) Task Force.

Chris Lange

Chris Lange Europa ParkChris Lange is Creative Director and head of Mack Solutions, the in-house creative and design department at Europa-Park. The German theme park is one of the world’s leading visitor attractions and Europe’s second biggest theme park, attracting over 5 and a half million visitors in 2017. Chris is creatively responsible for all new attractions in the park as well as refurbishing projects and future expansion.

Chris has almost 20 years in the theme park and entertainment business. He has worked as a Line Producer on commercials and music videos, created world class attractions and destinations for internationally known brands and worked for Merlin Entertainments Group as Creative Director for the Legoland Discovery Centers.

His international work includes a role as Senior Art Director for India´s first Theme Park project – Adlab´s Imagica in Mumbai and as Senior Art Director for Genting Group in Singapore where he worked on the 20th Century Fox Movie World development in the Genting Highlands, Malaysia. He has designed attractions for high-profile IP including Ice Age, Night at the Museum or Sons of Anarchy. He also designed the Resort Worlds Jeju Myths & Legend Theme Park in South Korea.

Chris is proud of creating many unique and exciting visitor experiences for audiences of all ages around the world.

Dermot Quinn

Dermot Quinn Digital ProjectionWith a background in Physics, Dermot spent the first twelve years of his career working in varied aspects of design and project management in radar components , and then satellite sub-systems. In 1996 Dermot moved to Manchester, joining Rank Brimar (shortly to become Digital Projection Limited), to help to take the first 3 Chip DLP projectors from the R&D phase through to production.

Becoming R&D Director of the newly independent Digital Projection Limited, he experienced the rapid growth of DLP technology and was responsible for multiple evolutions of Projectors over the following years. More recently taking a broader role as Chief Operating Officer, but also retaining CTO responsibility, Dermot continues to explore how projection can evolve to provide innovative and differentiated solutions for applications in a range of market segments.

Sponsors

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Early Bird Tickets

Tickets for the conference are €250 including entrance to ISE.

Don’t miss out on the early bird discount – tickets €175 until January 8th.

Buy tickets here.

More information here.