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IAAPA European Attractions Show 2016 Brings Europe’s Premier Market Place for European Attraction Industry to Barcelona

Brussels, Belgium – Euro Attractions Show (EAS) 2016 held 18-22 Sept. at the Gran Via Convention Center in Barcelona, Spain, offers an extensive schedule of special events which will take place at some of Barcelona and Costa Daurada’s top leisure destinations, including PortAventura World, Tibidabo, Barcelona Aquarium, and Illa Fanatsia Waterpark. EAS 2016 is the premier market place for the region’s leisure attractions, destination resorts, entertainment venues, and more. Attendees will come from all over Europe and the Middle East to meet other industry professionals, see other parks and facilities, and help further develop their attractions for commercial success.

Opportunity to meet a global audience of industry professionals

More than 9,000 attractions industry professionals are expected to attend EAS 2016 to meet managers and CEO’s from all of the major attractions and supplying companies in Europe the Middle East, and Africa. In addition to diverse nationalities represented, attendees will represent a variety of attraction types, including theme parks, destination resorts, adventure attractions, zoos and aquariums, museums, science centres, family entertainment centres, and more. In addition, with more than 500 companies will display new innovations in more than 100 product categories across 13,000 net square meters of exhibit space – the largest show floor in the history of the event. Join the leadership breakfast event with Carlo Bonomi (Co-owner of PortAventura World) as the keynote speaker on Wednesday 21 September.

Highlights of the special events program:
Monday 19 September 2016

– EDUTour at PortAventura World with exclusive construction tour of Ferrariland

Tuesday 20 September 2016

– Opening Ceremony with entertainment from PortAventura World at Fira Barcelona Gran Via, Barcelona
– Opening Reception at Tibidabo Amusement Park, Barcelona

Wednesday 21 September 2016

– Leadership Breakfast with Carlo Bonomi (Co-owner of PortAventura World) at Fira Barcelona Gran Via, Barcelona
– Young Professionals Forum at Fira Barcelona Gran Via, Barcelona

Thursday 22 September 2016

– EDUTour of Barcelona Aquarium, Barcelona
– Water Park Forum at Illa Fantasia Waterpark, Barcelona
– FEC Day at Fira Barcelona Gran Via, Barcelona

Meeting place for international leisure, tourism, and attractions industry

During its many receptions, ceremonies, tours, and events attendees will meet business professionals from around the world. EAS 2016 has a strong interest from its members in Spain, France, Italy, Germany, and the Benelux area and increasing interest among companies from the Middle East and Africa.

Additional details about EAS 2016 are available at

Joe Kleiman
Joe Kleiman
Raised in San Diego on theme parks, zoos, and IMAX films, InPark's Senior Correspondent 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 previously served as News Editor and has remained a contributing author to InPark Magazine since 2011. HIs writing has also appeared in Sound & Communications, LF Examiner, Jim Hill Media, The Planetarian, Behind the Thrills, and MiceChat His blog, takes an unconventional look at the attractions industry. Follow on twitter @ThemesRenewed Joe lives in Sacramento, California with his wife, dog, and a ghost.

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