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Standards, safety and incident management the focus at AALARA 2018 conference

Standards, safety and incident management the focus at AALARA 2018 conference
March 29, 2018

The completed program for the Australian Amusement, Leisure and Recreation Association (AALARA) 2018 Conference will deliver a series of presentations on standards, safety and incident management.

Being held at the Novotel Twin Waters on the Sunshine Coast from 8th to 10th May, the Conference is bringing together a group of talented and dynamic international and Australian industry leaders and speakers to present inspiring and informative leadership key notes and educational industry breakout forums relevant to the safe and profitable management of attractions and amusement industry businesses.

Key international presentations at the Conference are being backed by the International Association of Amusement Parks and Attractions (IAAPA).

These include key notes from:

Andreas Andersen - IAAPA Chairman and Chief Executive and President of the Liseberg Group, one of Sweden’s most popular tourist attractions. 
Andersen has spent the past six years overseeing the theme park and its adjacent hotels, campsites, and entertainment venues and will share his experience of attractions operations and his long association with IAAPA having previously served as Executive Director for IAAPA’s European office, leading the expansion of the association’s presence in Europe.

Hal McEvoy – IAAPA interim President, Chief Executive and Chief Financial Officer
As IAAPA’s interim leader and head strategic advisor on all issues that have a financial impact on IAAPA’s global mission and member service offerings, McEvoy will address What Attracted Me & Kept Me in the Industry. 

ASTM and Australia
In the current heightened safety environment, two sessions will address the role of industry safety standards and, in particular, the role of the US-based ASTM International.

On the first day of the Conference an information session will explore how, with many countries adopting ASTM it is now becoming the global standard for amusements, rides and attractions.

On the final day of the Conference a Global Expert Panel will consider The Australian ASTM Road Forward.

Panel members will include:

Katerina Koperna - Manager, F24* Committee, ASTM International
Joe Van Dam - Principal Engineer - Design & Engineering at Walt Disney World
Franceen Gonzales - F24* Vice Chair and Executive Vice President for Business Development, Whitewater West Industries
Randy Davis - IAAPA Senior Vice President of Government Relations and Safety Services
Cindy Sypher - Owner, Sypher & Associates Field Engineering Ltd (Toronto, Canada)
Benjamin Sheldon - F24* Chairman and CEO, Bengineering Services
Steve Boney - President of North America at Maurer Söhne GmbH & Co. KG
Kevin Russell - Corporate Engineer at Herschend Family Entertainment
Greg O’Neill - Past President AALARA, Past IAAPA Board Member, Member IAAPA Global Harmonisation for World Standards & Director of Amusement & Leisure Services

The AALARA Conference also offers an extensive social and networking program.

Click here to view event details in the Australasian Leisure Management industry Calendar. 

Lower image: Novotel Twin Waters

14th March 2018 - ASTM INTERNATIONAL BEGINS DEVELOPMENT OF BUNGY JUMPING STANDARD 

16th February 2018 - STANDARDS AUSTRALIA HIGHLIGHTS ITS ROLE IN TRAMPOLINE PARK SAFETY

15th February 2018 - INJURY EXPERTS CALL FOR MANDATORY REGULATION TO IMPROVE INDOOR TRAMPOLINE PARK SAFETY

14th February 2018 - FLIP OUT TRAMPOLINE CHAIN NOT PART OF VOLUNTARY INDUSTRY CODE OF PRACTICE 

6th February 2018 - IAAPA OPENS NEW ASIA-PACIFIC REGIONAL OFFICE IN SHANGHAI

31st January 2018 - DAMNING SYDNEY NEWSPAPER REPORT SLAMS SAFETY RECORD OF FLIP OUT TRAMPOLINE CENTRES

27th November 2017 - SOUTH AUSTRALIAN GOVERNMENT REVEALS $150 MILLION CLELAND WILDLIFE PARK UPGRADE 

24th August 2017 - AALARA SUPPORTS NEW QUEENSLAND SAFETY LEGISLATION BUT ASKS FOR IMPROVED CONSULTATION ON CHANGES

3rd June 2017 - GLOBAL THEME INDEX SHOWS MIXED ATTENDANCE TRENDS FOR THEME PARKS 

17th May 2017 - DAX EDDY TAKES ON AALARA PRESIDENCY

16th May 2017 - BRITISH SAFETY BODY PUBLISHES TRAMPOLINE ARENA STANDARDS

15th March 2017 - AALARA UNVEILS 2017 CONFERENCE AND TRADE SHOW DETAILS

7th December 2016 - ASTM INTERNATIONAL TO RELEASE STANDARD FOR WATERPARK CONVEYOR BELTS 

27th April 2016 - MERLIN ENTERTAINMENTS MARKS FIVE YEARS OF OPERATIONS IN AUSTRALASIA   

21st January 2016 - AALARA TO STAGE 2016 CONFERENCE AT LUNA PARK SYDNEY


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