The TEA’s SATE Asia 2019 will take place June 14-16 at Shendi Center, Shanghai. Be it physical, emotional or technological this year’s theme of ‘Moving People’ covers a broad spectrum of how we take people on journeys within the themed entertainment industry.
NOTE: Presenters and sessions subject to change
The Evolving Process: Streamlining Efforts for Effective Project Delivery in Today’s Industry
John Lindsay, Program Director, nFusion, Christian Aaen, Principal, Entertainment + Culture Advisors (ECA), Luke Riley, Senior Vice President, International Development, Village Roadshow, Kelly Ryner, President, Thinkwell Asia, Guan Gang, Managing Director, JUMBO Attractions Creative + Product Service
John Lindsay, TEA Master of Project Management and Program Director at nFusion, will share a brief history of the TEA’s Project Development Guidelines and discuss how the process has evolved and matured for effective delivery and successful openings in entertainment destinations. The presentation will be followed by a panel discussion on the importance of a solid development process to maintain team alignment from the beginning concept all the way to opening day.
“Sit back, relax, and enjoy the show!”
Paul Osterhout Executive, Vice President, Century Culture & Tourism Group
Immersive Technology for Next Generation storytelling
Harriet Cheng, Director of Media Production, Twentieth Century Fox World Park
From film to themed entertainment, storytelling travels across all media
Jan Heinze, COO Asia, VFX Executive Producer, Pixomondo
Louis Allen, Principal, Vice President Creative, Adirondack Studios
Moved by Design – Circulating People Through Immersive Theme Park Experiences
Cindy Sun, Head of Planning, Thinkwell Asia
Storytelling in the West and China – how to move people in different regions?
Miia Tähtinen, China Country / APAC Area Manager, Lappset Creative China
Reclamation and Reforestation to create a new performance location for “The Legend of the Gods”
Bingo Tso, Vice President, ACE
GO BEHIND THE SCENES OF 2019 TEA THEA RECIPIENT “LEGEND OF CAMEL BELLS” WITH BINGO TSO:
Hailongtun World Cultural Heritage Site – a Fortress
Greg Meyer, Principal, Stantec
Going Global: A Sharing Session with Imagineering Executives
Mark Schirmer (Moderator), Creative Executive, Asia, Richard Maxfield, Creative Show Studio Executive, Glendale CA, Imagineering, Ken Petersen, Executive, Show Management, Orlando, FL (WDW), Robert Braunstein, Executive, Show Design and Production, Asia (Hong Kong, Shanghai, Tokyo), Björn Heerwagen, Director, Show Design and Production, Paris, France (Disneyland Paris), Mindy Wilson, Creative Show Studio Operations Executive, Walt Disney Imagineering
Inspired by TEA SATE Asia’s theme of Moving People, Imagineering leaders from around the world will join a panel discussion to share their global approach to the industry. Executive leadership from the Creative Show Studio home office in California, and its three regional offices in Florida, Paris and Hong Kong, will discuss how the teams leverage their most experienced talent with regional resources to create experiences that inspire across generations and borders. This constant moving and blending of talent and cultures strengthens the organization’s project teams and enriches the Disney experience for increasingly diverse guests from around the world.
Critical Ride & Show Integration
Edward Marks, Founder & Co-CEO, The Producers Group
Is the indoor snow market becoming more sophisticated?
Alvina Shuo Li, Principal, China, Unlimited Snow
Moving People Safely
Eric Tam, Managing Director, ITMation
Hearing is Believing
Stephen Thomas Cavit, Composer/Principal, Iconic Sound and Music
The Power of Brand Storytelling
Louis Alfieri, Principal/Chief Creative Officer, Raven Sun Creative
Mathilde Bresson, LBE Manager, Ubisoft
Creating Worlds, Creating Connections
Jamie Tobin, Producer, Moment Factory
Lionsgate Entertainment World, Zhuhai, Hengqin Island, China. The team that made it happen.
Kelly Ryner, President, Thinkwell Asia + other project team members