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George Wiktor of The GW Group to Speak at SATE 2012

George Wiktor will speak at SATE 2012, the annual Experience Design conference of the Themed Entertainment Association, September 19 – 21 at Disneyland Paris.  Wiktor is a principal at The GW Group, a project development and consulting firm providing specialized and independent project support for owners, operators, designers and producers in the international themed entertainment and experience industry.

George Wiktor is a creative producer with over twenty five years experience in developing and producing places that entertain, inform and thrill the public.

While navigating the convergence of theater, architecture and media, George has been instrumental in the creation of world-class projects such as museums, corporate information centers, world’s fair pavilions and theme park attractions.

Prior to founding the GW Group, George was senior producer at The Hettema Group, an experiential design and production firm. While at THG his projects included the Russian Jewish Museum in Moscow, Russia; The National WWII Museum Theater presentation in New Orleans and several major projects in the Middle East. And for 18 years prior to that, George was a principal at BRC Imagination Arts where he lead the creative development and production of major projects for entertainment companies, museums and corporations including Disney, Warner Bros, Volkswagen, Toshiba and NASA.

George Wiktor is an active member of the Academy of Motion Picture Arts and Sciences and also a past President of the TEA, an international organization representing the creators of attractions, places and events.

For more information or to contact George Wiktor and The GW Group, visit www.gwgweb.com.

For information on SATE 2012 or to register, visit http://sate2012.blogspot.com/
Joe Kleimanhttp://www.themedreality.com
Raised in San Diego on theme parks, zoos, and IMAX films, Joe Kleiman would expand his childhood loves into two decades as a projectionist and theater director within the giant screen industry. In addition to his work in commercial and museum operations, Joe has volunteered his time to animal husbandry at leading facilities in California and Texas and has played a leading management role for a number of performing arts companies. Joe has been News Editor and contributing author to InPark Magazine since 2011. HIs writing has also appeared in Sound & Communications, LF Examiner, Jim Hill Media, and MiceChat. His blog, ThemedReality.com takes an unconventional look at the attractions industry. Follow on twitter @themedreality Joe lives in Sacramento, California with his fiancé, two dogs, and a ghost.

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