Theme Park, Amusement Park and Attractions Industry News

Technofolies 2007

Pavilion C of Genoa’s Fiera di Genova exhibition halls will be turned into a mini amusement park this October for the first combined Technofolies/Interschau trade show.

Staged with the full backing of the German (DSB), Italian (ANESV) and European (ESU) showmen associations, the exhibition is the continuation of the event established by the Italian ride manufacturer’s collective ANCASVI, and takes place with the backing of Britain’s ALES-UK, AFEMO from Spain and the Amusement Industry Council of Europe (AiCE).

As well many local Italian ride manufacturers, exhibiting ride and attractions direct from the factory, exhibitors are also expected from Great Britain, Germany, Turkey and the Philippines.

Various Italian ministries and trade institutes have has committed to ensure the attendance of a delegation of operators from Romania, Hungary, Bulgaria, Kuwait, Saudi Arabia and the Arabian Emirates. Flights direct to Genoa are limited, but connections are available via Munich and Paris, or it’s around a two-hour drive to Nice or Milan.

Technofolies/Interschau takes place Fiera di Genova from Thursday to Saturday, October 25 to 27. Following the new co-operation agreed between Fiera di Genova and Messe Stuttgart, next year the event will be hosted in the German city of the same name.

DSB discussion

The involvement in Technofolies for the first time of the Deutscher-Schaustellerbund (DSB), ensures an in-depth series of meetings in Genoa with a German flavour, including the DSB annual general meeting.

Edgar Weihrauch from BGN (German association of catering companies, restaurants and pubs) and Helmut Weiss from TÜV South Germany will examine safety standards for funfair rides at European level.

Meanwhile Ulrich Voigt from Detmold District Council will discuss the future educational prospects for travelling showmen’s children. A final session will see Klaus Müller, also of the BGN, talking about hygiene regulations at European level, applicable to all amusement parks in Europe.


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