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Theme Parks & Attractions: Euro Attractions Show (EAS) 2013, Paris, France 18 – 20 September


The premier conference and trade show for the attractions industry in Europe, IAAPA’s Euro Attractions Show (EAS), will take place in Porte de Versailles.

What?  Euro Attractions Show (EAS) 2013 

With nearly 300 exhibitors already booked for EAS 2013 a 10% growth over last year, EAS promises to be once again the largest conference, trade show, and business and meeting point for the €8.6 billion leisure and attractions industry in Europe.

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The EAS conference programme will cover educational offers, innovative technologies, storytelling, safety, in-park spend, events, human resources, water parks and family entertainment centers (FECs) with presentations from European industry leaders. 

The event will also feature exclusive behind-the-scenes tours at local attractions including Disneyland Paris and Parc Asterix. Unique networking events are also planned throughout the week to help attendees make meaningful first hand connections within the industry. The major networking event will be the eas euro attraction show iaapa logoOpening Reception on the evening of the 18 September, which will take place in the beautiful Musée des Arts Forains, a wonderful museum on the history of European fairgrounds and attractions with fully operating historic rides and games.
When?  18-20 September, 2013

The trade show floor will open with a special ceremony at 10.30 on 18 September. The show floor will open from 11.00 -18.00 on 18 and 19 September and from 11.00 to 16.00 on 20 September.

The conference programme will take place 18 and 19 September and a special FEC/Indoor playground programme day is set for 20 September.

The Leadership Breakfast with keynote speaker Philippe Gas, President of Disneyland Paris, will take place 19 September at 9.30. 

The IAAPA Institute for Attraction Managers, a three-day programme for emerging leaders in the industry, will take place from 15 to 17 September at Disneyland Paris.  And the IAAPA Safety Seminar will also take place with a special Safety Summit on Tuesday, 17 September, at Disneyland Paris with special presentations and safetyoriented tours.

Where?  Paris Expo Porte de Versailles, Paris, France 

The Porte de Versailles Convention Centre, which is one of the premier exhibition centers in Central Europe, will host EAS 2013. Situated in the southern centre of Paris next to the inner freeway ring Peripherique, the facilities are located near many hotels and restaurants, with easy connections to the freeway and public metro, tram, and bus stations just next to the halls. With two major airports Paris is also easily accessible from all over the world.

EAS organizers anticipate more than 8, 000 attractions industry professionals from theme parks, water parks, zoos, aquariums, museums, family entertainment centers, casinos, and resorts will participate in the event. In the exhibit hall, more than 350 companies from 80 countries are expected to showcase innovative products and services in more than 100 categories, including amusement and theme park rides; architectural and design services; coin-operated games, skill games, and redemption prizes; theatrical productions; and maintenance services and equipment. 
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