The theme of TEA SATE Europe 2019, hosted by Parc Astérix, is “Moving People.” Organizers state, “Be it physical, emotional, or technological, this year’s theme of ‘Moving People’ covers a broad spectrum of how we take people in journeys within the themed entertainment industry. SATE Europe will use Storytelling + Architecture + Technology = Experience to explore how these elements are changing and influencing visitor attractions.”
Over the years, keynote speaker Yves Pépin’s spectacles have punctuated some of the biggest international events and tourist destinations in the world, including world expos, international sporting events, major theme parks and national celebrations. He has collaborated with the likes of Yang Zhimou, Steven Spielberg, the Totonaque Indians and a Hinduist sect. His most famous show ever was the Eiffel Tower Millennium pyrotechnics display in 2000, produced with Christophe Berthonneau. Within the global attractions industry, his influence is far-reaching.