The Host Country Special at IAAPA Expo Europe

  • Room: Conference Room 2 - Hall 2
  • Session Number: HC
Thursday,September 30, 2021: 0900 - 1200


Fernando Aldecoa
Managing Director and COO
Port Aventura
Jordi Artigalas
Operations and Head of Food and Beverage and Shops
Tibidabo, SP
Guillermo Cruz Garcia
La Isla Magica , SP
David Garcia
Managing Director and CCO
Port Aventura Entertainment
Rosa Ortiz
Tibidabo, SP
Luis Carlos Pardo
Universitat Politècnica de Catalunya


The Host Country Special is a brand-new session at IAAPA Expo Europe, which showcases the latest trends, innovative projects and future plans of local attractions in Spain such as PortAventura World and Tibidado. We will hear from the president of AEPA (The Spanish National Attractions association) sharing his POV on the the future of attractions. The session also includes a very interesting CEO Panel discussion about the future of the industry. It is a very unique session with varied perspectives that will be enlightening for all, operators and suppliers.


9:00                 Introduction and Video AEPA

9:05-9:20         Presentation AEPA (Guillermo Cruz)

9:20-9:40         AEPA case study KPMG (Guillermo Cruz)

9:40-9:55         Break

9:55-10:30       Presentation Tibidabo-UPC (Luis Carlos Pardo)

10:25-10:45     Presentation PortAventura World Future plans (David García)

10:45-11:05     Presentation Puy du Fou on their park and the first season (Erwan de la VILLEON)

11:05-11:20     Break

11:20-12:00     Panel discusión with Fernando Aldecoa/Erwan de la VILLEON/Rosa Ortiz


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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