Wednesday, August 15, 2012

SATE 2012 speakers, organizers & supporters

SATE participants: Is your information missing from this page? Send an email to Judith Rubin

Yves PEPIN, independent show producer
Joe ROHDE, Walt Disney Imagineering

Martin ARNAUD, Les Petits Francais
Manal ATTAYA, Sharjah Museums Dept, Gov't of Sharjah
JeanChristophe CANIZARES, ECA2
Chris CONTE, Electrosonic 
Andrea DEARDEN, Science Museum London 
Bart DOHMEN, BRC Imagination Arts BV
Ray HOLE, ray hole architects ltd
Keith JAMES, Jack Rouse Associates
Matthew JESSNER, Franco Dragone Entertainment Group
Sanjay KARAAkshardham Temple; BAPS Charities
Michel LINET-FRION, Center Parcs/Pierre et Vacances
Alex MCCUAIG, MET Studio 
Andrew MCINTYRE, Morris Hargreaves MacIntyre
Laura MIOTTO, Gsmprjct Singapore 
Lesley MORISETTI, Morisetti Associates
Marie-Sophie MUGICA, Universcience
Frederic NANCEL, Chateau de Chantilly 
Jae Heon NAM, Big-O Project Dept., Yeosu Expo 2012
Audrey O’CONNELL, Natural History Museum
Sophie POIRIER, MU-Events
Steve RHYS, Forrec
Djuan RIVERS, Disneyland Paris
Steve SIMONS, Event Communications
Carmen SMITH, Walt Disney Imagineering
Patrick STALDER, Event Producer
Vernon TEO, Asia Pines Entertainment
Koert VERMUELEN, ACT Lighting
Bob WEIS, Walt Disney Imagineering
George WIKTOR, The GW Group
Jean Francois ZURAWIK, Lyon’s La Fete des Lumieres

TEA Leadership
Rick ROTHSCHILD, FAR Out! Creative Direction, TEA President 
Phil HARTLEY, Philip Hartley Associates, TEA Europe & Middle East Division president 
Christine KERR, BaAM Productions, TEA President-elect 

SATE promotions & communications volunteers
Klaus Sommer PAULSEN, CNA Creative Network Agency
  • Klaus will be the SATE 2012 Master of Ceremonies (MC)
Evelyne VILLAME, Loisirs & Marketing
  • Jean-Michel and Evelyne are SATE 2012 Ambassadors, available to assist speakers, special guests and members of the media

David Camp, Economics at AECOM, TEA EME Division Board
Dale Sprague, TEA Strategic Marketing & Branding Committee Chair 
Shannon Martin, Color Reflections

TEA Staff
Gene JEFFERS, executive director
Kathy OLIVER, TEA events manager & SATE Conference Producer 
Judith RUBIN, publications/PR/social media 
Janet HERRERA, TEA office manager
Annika OETKEN, Europe & Middle East division support

About the host venue
Disneyland Paris Disneyland Paris is Europe’s leading tourist destination, with more than 250 million visits since its opening in 1992, and over 14,500 Cast Members working onsite. Its employees perform more than 500 different role, positions and professions, represent more than 100 nationalities and speak twenty languages. Disneyland Paris is the number one private employer of its home region (Seine-et-Marne) and the number one single-site employer in the Paris region (IledeFrance). In addition to its direct jobs, Disneyland Paris has a significant economic impact with its activity generating 56,000 direct and indirect jobs in France. 

SATE 2012 sponsors

Tejix Tejix is the first European integrator specialized in technology for theme parks. We carefully design and install the systems that work behind the scenes of the best attractions. Our clear vision and our expertise have earned us the enviable position of Theme Park experts. Our approach is based on the constant quest for perfection. We achieve the outstanding quality of sound and image that is our trade-mark by consistently refusing the slightest technical compromise. Our industrial design approach results in more robust, easy to maintain, and in the long run, more economical systems. Special thanks from TEA to Henry Corrado, Director, Tejix s.a.r.l for his expert advice and assistance in technical aspects of SATE 2012.

Sennheiser Sennheiser is a world-leading manufacturer of microphones, headphones and wireless transmission systems. Established in 1945 in Wedemark, Germany, Sennheiser is now a global brand represented in 60 countries around the world with U.S. headquarters in Old Lyme, Conn.

Sennheiser's pioneering excellence in technology has rewarded the company with numerous awards and accolades including an Emmy, a Grammy, and the Scientific and Engineering Award of the Academy of Motion Picture Arts and Sciences. Special thanks to Robert Genereux, Sennheiser guidePORT Business Director for his most generous assistance with technical aspects of SATE 2012. - See Robert's profile here.

Electrosonic Electrosonic is an international audio-visual company that creates tailored, state-of-the-art solutions for a wide range of markets including theme parks, museums, video conferencing and control rooms. Since its founding in 1964, Electrosonic has built a strong reputation for working on complex projects, both large and small, and has developed lasting partnerships with customers and suppliers. Beyond complete integrated systems, Electrosonic provides a comprehensive scope of services including technical design, projector lamp sales, maintenance and operational support.

Jack Rouse Associates JRA (Jack Rouse Associates) is a group of writers, planners, designers, media producers and project managers based in Cincinnati, Ohio, United States. Named by The Wall Street Journal as “one of the world’s more prominent design firms,” JRA is a multi-disciplinary firm that has been structured to conceive, visualize and realize unique audience experiences around the globe.

Rethink Attractions A team of seasoned professionals, Rethink Attractions provides comprehensive attraction design, including engineering, ride system, and media solutions. Drawing from decades of experience with some of the world’s top entertainment companies, our senior designers and producers understand the challenges associated with delivering high end show quality while maintaining fiscal responsibility. With bases of operations in Los Angeles and Orlando, Rethink Attractions is poised to lead any design effort imaginable. 

Fountain People Fountain People specializes in design and production of: custom water effects and features, show control, show action equipment, lighting and scenic elements. Services include; design, engineering, mock up, pre-visualization, production, programming and field support. Production capabilities include: prototyping, machining, welding & fabrication, blasting, U.L. 508A panel shop, sculpting, fiberglass & character paint. We have extensive domestic and international theme park, attractions and water park experience. We’ve been creating fountains, water features and water interactive play equipment for over 20 years.

Edwards Technologies Inc. For two decades Edwards Technologies, Inc. (ETI) has designed multisensory media and control systems, creating captivating environments to entertain and inspire audiences. ETI's entertainment and exhibit technology is enjoyed literally every minute of every day someplace on the planet.

Puy du Fou Much more than just a park, this is an experience that's unique worldwide! Set deep within a hundred-year-old forest, Puy du Fou® is a unique location for an unforgettable stay with family or friends. Spectacular shows, magnificent greenery and unusual hotels transport you through the centuries for an experience you'll never forget. Leave the 21st century behind and set off on an adventure!

Futuroscope In June 1987, René Monory founded France’s first amusement park. Back then, he was chairman of the Vienne general council, and a visionary armed with an extraordinary strength of conviction who devised a concept: a site focused on the future that would be home to a leisure destination, a business enterprise zone and a training hub, and which would provide a shot in the arm to the youth and the entrepreneurial spirit in a slumbering Vienne département. Now, 25 years later, the gamble has paid off. Futuroscope is strengthening its position as France’s 2nd-largest leisure park, and is held up as a benchmark for regional development around the world. 

Les Petits Français Les Petits Français specializes in conception and production of live and multimedia shows all over the world, that perfectly cater to the designated audience. Our approach has three different aspects: to listen carefully in order to understand and grasp your expectation, to immerse ourselves in the site and the initial context by a detailed investigation, to develop a unique proposal taking into account all the contents of the brief. We put technologies at the service of content and creativity (not the other way around) and we are firmly committed to creating shows with meaning. We intend to develop original concepts and fresh ideas based on deep artistic sense and technical mastery. For every project, we work in synergy with local producers and multi-disciplinary local teams, backed up by selected international experts. Among our last creations: Thea-awarded Yo Mexico (Centenary of the Mexican Revolution, Mexico city, 2010), Pura energia, puro Chile (Bicentenary of Chile Independence, Santiago, 2010), Mexico en el Corazon (199th Anniversary of Mexican Independence, Mexico city, 2009). 

FAR Out! Creative Direction FAR Out! provides two important services to the themed entertainment industry and museum world. First is directorial guidance for the effective delivery of an experience or story from development through implementation. Second is to assure for a developer or producer that a project's core concepts are organized into a well-defined storyline that provides a clear vision that can be technologically implemented.

Canyon Creative Canyon Creative, established in 1996, is a talented team of imaginative strategists with well-known clientele in the theme park, resort, retail, gaming, restaurant, and entertainment industries. Services include graphic design, brand development, print advertising, retail and themed merchandise design, writing, character development, environmental graphics, packaging design, and creative consultation during all project phases. We're an eclectic mix of youthful exuberance and mature determination, bringing fresh insight, ingenuity and solid business experience to every aspect of our creativity. Most of all, we're a team and we love what we do.

Color Reflections  Our portfolio of services include Durst Lambda Photo Prints and Murals, Grand Format Banners and Signs, Direct-to-Media UV printing, Trade Show Displays and Graphics, Billboards, Vehicle Wraps, Custom POP and Retail Displays, Banner Stands and much more. Whether it is a single unit or thousands, and 8”x10” print or 50’x200’ or larger banner, whether delivering local or drop shipping to 200 locations, Color Reflections is known for their knowledge in the industry, state of the art equipment and museum quality work.

TEA says "thank you" to the
 SATE 2012 media allies
Look for them at SATE 2012!
NewsParcs is in the service of the theme parks industry since 1998. The site aims to be an interactive platform to promote global industry of theme parks to a targeted audience. To do so, we set up services, actions and tools for use by leisure industry professionals, enthusiasts and visitors. 

Leisure Media
Established in 1981, The Leisure Media Company publishes a wide range of business magazines and websites for professionals working in the leisure industry, including Attractions Management. Leisure Media Managing Director Liz Terry is a member of the TEA International Board of Directors.

IPM serves the international experience industry with an inside look at theme parks, waterparks, museums and other attractions. IPM's online presence includes the Editors' Blog, IPM News Center and IPM Archives; the print publication comes out 5 times a year and is distributed at major industry trade events.
Park World is read by park operators and suppliers worldwide. The magazine features regular park profiles, news, comment, interviews, trade show reports and new ride/product information. The magazine is published (in English) 11 times a year, in both printed and electronic form, with regular updates in between on the Park World website.

This monthly magazine, first published in 1984, specialises in amusement parks, theme parks, waterparks, fun fairs, family entertainment centres and attractions. Each year, the 11 issues of the magazine are accompanied by special supplements dedicated to specific topics. Main features. It is translated into English, Italian, French and Spanish - and distributed throughout the world.

Website for Professionals in the Visitor Attractions Business with news service, features and interviews with key executives; and directory highlighting suppliers of products and services to the attractions business. For Museums, Theme Parks, Zoos, FECs and Themed Entertainment, for Waterparks, Aquaria, Science Centers, Planetaria and Visitor Attractions across the globe.