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EAS 2017 – back to Berlin

The world’s largest indoor waterpark and a local movie park will feature in the schedule of this September’s Euro Attractions Show (EAS) in Berlin, organiser IAAPA EMEA has confirmed.

After the hit event last autumn in Barcelona, EAS returns to the German capital (it last visited in 2012) and this time around 11,000 parks and attractions professionals are expected to visit. The largest conference and trade show for the attractions industry in the Europe, visitors are expected from over 100 countries, including also in the Middle East and Africa (the ”ME” and “A” in IAAPA EMEA).

More than 500 exhibitors will showcase their products and services across more than 12,000 square metres of exhibit space. Mindful that the show floor looks likely to sell out, IAAPA is also inviting companies to book conference space to hold business meetings while at the event.
Those interested in presenting a seminar as part of the EAS education programme have until March 31 to make their submissions. Details here. In total 25 sessions are expected.

The full schedule of special events has yet to be finalised but as well backstage access to Filmpark Babelsberg and Tropical Islands – a massive waterpark inside a former aircraft hanger that never closes (as pictured) – the European Star Awards will be presented while IAAPA is in town, and various exhibitors will be hosting their own parties too. Of all the association’s international trade shows, EAS arguably has some of the warmest social and networking functions; but as a European-based publication we probably would say that.

“Taking EAS to Berlin for the second time will provide value to all attendees regardless of their background in the leisure and attractions industry,” states Karen Staley, senior vice- president of IAAPA EMA. “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.”

Euro Attractions Show 2017 takes place from September 26 to 28. More information will be available over the coming months at

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