IAAPA Safety Institute

  • Room: Offsite - PortAventura World
  • Session Number: SI
Monday,September 27, 2021: 0800 - 2000
/ CEU Credits:6


David Bromilow, ICAE
Global Director Parks and Attractions
Emmanuel Calderara
Director, Safety & Prevention of Risks
Disneyland Paris
Eric Cosset
Disneyland Paris
Har Kupers
Vekoma Rides Manufacturing
Alan Love
Choice Insight Ltd
Marco Pizzio
Board Member at ENAT (European Network for Accessible Tourism)
Richard Shepherd
Drayton Manor Resort
Jordi Vidal
Head of Rides Maintenance
Port Aventura Entertainment, S.A.U.


IAAPA Safety Institute at PortAventura World

IAAPA Safety Institute provides an opportunity for attractions owners and operators to learn about the latest developments and best practices in ride safety standards, loss prevention, risk management, ride design, and safety compliance. Learn about the latest EN and ASTM updates, the implementation and benefits of ISO 9001, safe systems of work principles, ride commissioning, guest behavior, and the European Ride Safety Report. The day concludes with a safety tour of PortAventura and a joint networking reception with EDUTour attendees.

LOCATION: PortAventura, Avda. Alcalde Pere Molas Km. 2, 43480 Vila Seca (Tarragona)

MODERATOR: David Bromilow, ICAE, Global Director, Parks and Attractions, Mobaro

IAAPA CERTIFICATION: 6 credit hours toward IAAPA Certification renewal


08:00 - 10:00    Transportation to PortAventura World

10:00 - 10:15    Welcome & Introduction

10:15 - 11:00    Rapids Ride – Insight and learnings

11:00 - 11:30    Standards and where we are today with EN 13814 including ISO harmonization

11:30 - 11:45    Accessible Tourism

11:45 - 12:30    Networking Lunch

12:30 - 13:45    Accessibility and Inclusivity of people with special needs/persons with disabilities

13:45 - 14:30    Creative an effective ride Evacuation program   

14:30 - 15:00    Ride Safety report

15:00 - 15:15    Coffee break

15:15 – 16:00   Drones and the high-level inspection process     

16:15 - 17:15    Tour: Drone DEMO + Rapids River

17:15 - 18:00    Networking Reception

18:00 - 20:00    Transportation to Fira Barcelona

FOOD AND BEVERAGE: Lunch buffet, coffee break, and light fare at networking reception

TRANSPORTATION: Buses depart from the IAAPA Bus Stop, Career de les Ciències (corner Av. Joan Carles I) at 08:00 sharp. Buses depart PortAventura at 18:00 to return to Fira Barcelona Gran Via Convention Center. Participants may drive separately to this event.

NOTES: Must be 18 or older to attend. Separate ticket and Expo badge required to attend.

COST: IAAPA Members: €156 (excl.VAT); Nonmembers: €218 (excl.VAT). Tickets should be purchased in advance as space is limited and may sell out. Expo registration is also required.


Important Notice

All participants are requested to be fully vaccinated* or to have a negative Covid-19 test. It is the participants’ sole responsibility and personal accountability to observe those rules. IAAPA will not do further checks.

* A person is considered fully vaccinated 2 weeks after the 2nd dose of a two doses vaccine, or 4 weeks after one dose of a single dose vaccine.


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