Leaders of the leisure, attractions, tourism, and entertainment industries will come together to showcase and explore innovative products and services at Euro Attractions Show (EAS), Berlin Messe and Exhibition Center in Germany (pictured above), September 26 – 28, 2017. Hosted by the International Association of Amusement Parks and Attractions (IAAPA), this conference and trade show travels around Europe to hubs for the leisure industry. EAS 2017 is the largest conference and trade show for the attractions industry in the Europe, Middle East, Africa region and expects more than 11,000 leisure professionals to attend with more than 100 countries represented.
The business of the leisure and attractions industry
EAS is the gathering place for the €8.6 billion European leisure and attractions industry. More than 500 companies will display their innovations across over 12,000 square meters of exhibit space for the more than 6,000 buyers to experience first-hand. Buyers represent theme and amusement parks, water parks, family entertainment centers, zoos, aquariums, hotels, resorts, museums, cultural attractions, outdoor amusement organizers, and more from throughout Europe, the Middle East, and Africa. Companies can also request conference space to hold business meetings while at the event.
Extensive education offerings for leisure development
In addition to the trade show, EAS 2017 will offer an extensive and diverse education program from September 24-28. The program includes 25 educational sessions and will feature presentations by some of Europe’s leading operators on topics such as industry trends, innovative technologies, marketing and communications, entertainment, government relations, safety and security, food and beverage, games and merchandise, facility operations, human resources, and more. Leisure facilities can learn how to further develop their facilities and stay ahead of any changes in the leisure industry landscape. Participants can also enjoy networking and behind-the-scenes tours to Berlin’s tourism attractions, including Tropical Islands, Filmpark Babelsberg, and more.
Come together with peers and network with colleagues
Industry professionals will have multiple unique occasions to network and connect with colleagues from throughout the region and world. These connections can open the marketplace and information sharing can help create opportunities to grow your business. The EAS 2017 Opening Reception will kickoff the week of events at the Berlin Messe and Exhibition Centre.
Located in the centre of the European tourism and leisure industry
“Taking EAS to Berlin for the second time will provide value to all attendees regardless of their background in the leisure and attractions industry. Some of the best in the leisure industry are located in Germany and the strong reputation of the Berlin-Brandenburg region in hospitality and business makes it an ideal location for EAS,”stated Karen Staley, Senior Vice President of IAAPA Europe, Middle East, Africa.
Berlin Messe and Exhibition Center
EAS 2017 will take place at the Berlin Messe and Exhibition Center, one of the largest and most modern venues for meetings, conferences, and exhibitions in Europe. The Berlin Messe has an excellent accessibility and connections, as it is located close to the city center. The exhibition building has U-bahn and S-bahn stations for easy airport and city center transportation.
Additional details about EAS 2017 are available at www.IAAPA.org/EAS.