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How will future water parks tackle the growing need to be sustainable?

Michel Linet-Frion chairs this panel discussion looking at the challenges water parks face as they become more sustainable.

sustainability and water parks at greenloop

greenloop, a new online event taking place 20-21 April, 2021, is the world’s first conference looking specifically at sustainability in visitor attractions.

Our international line-up features speakers leading sustainability programmes at some of the world’s leading visitor attractions, from major museums to theme parks and Expos, who will outline best practice, highlight key initiatives and developments. See our agenda here.

Our Can water parks go green? session is at 1.30pm BST on Tuesday 20 April.

Green waterparks speakers

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Michel Linet-Frion is a French architect who creates leisure experiences for eco-friendly and themed family leisure developments and resorts. Now he runs his own company, Studio Concepts & Innovations.

Michel has worked in the leisure and entertainment industry for more than 30 years. He has worked with Walt Disney Imagineering, Compagnie des Alpes, Vacances-Center Parcs and more.

He has worked on a variety of projects, from theme parks to water parks, resorts and more. Michel partners with specialists around the world on his projects and has won five TEA awards.

Michel will be chairing this session

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Marie Balmain is Sustainability Unit Director at Egis.

Marie gained a BA in Business Economics at the University of California. From 2005 to 2017 she was Group sustainability and Foundation Director for Pierre & Vacances Center Parcs, a leading tourism residence in Europe.

In her role she facilitated the roll-out of the Group CSR strategy and developed new sustainable leisure developments. Marie joined Egis Conseil in 2020 where she leads the Sustainability Unit on carbon neutral strategies, energy and environmental management and more.

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Viorel Beltechi is the CEO of Therme Group Asia. He also serves as VP of Energy and Engineering on the Therme Group Worldwide Executive Advisory Board.

Viorel graduated from The University of Civil Engineering Bucharest. He then worked in various government departments, particularly within the energy sector.

He was General Director of the National Intermediate Body for Energy and the National Representative for the EU-China Chamber of Commerce.

Peter Gamble

Peter Gamble is a Senior Partner and Chris Hall is a Partner at Holder Mathias Architects.

Holder Mathias Architects has over 25 years of experience creating leisure destinations. The company has worked for Pierre & Vacances, Esporta and individual operators and developers.

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Chris Hall

The company created the ‘DNA’ of the Forest Holidays brand by designing a portfolio of forest lodges that are being rolled out across the UK. There are currently 500 lodges completed.

Furthermore, the company was the lead designer and architect for the centre buildings at Center Parcs Woburn Forest and Longford Forest. Holder Mathias Architects won the International MIPM Best Hotel & Resort Award for Center Parcs Woburn Forest.


We recognise these are challenging times for many in our industry and so have £24 (incl UK VAT) tickets for operators, institutions, students and job seekers.

Standard tickets are available at £72 (incl UK VAT) each.

Blooloop is supporting EARTHDAY.ORG and has committed to plant a tree for every greenloop ticket sold, and in addition donate 5% of our ticketing revenue to EarthDay’s climate literacy programme.

All sessions will be live. Recordings will only be available to ticket holders.

Thanks to our sponsor

A huge thank you to ProSlide who are sponsoring this session.

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We also have some low maintenance, high impact, great value options for suppliers who would like to showcase their green innovations.

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Alice Sarsfield-Hall

Alice is Sales and Events Manager and looks after Blooloop’s clients, new business and events. She studied English Literature and French at the University of Leeds. A Disney and Harry Potter geek, you can usually find her reading, baking or at a museum.

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