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Webinar Series: IAAPA Brass Ring Awards 2021- Behind the Big Ideas


Event Type: Education
Venue: Online
Region: IAAPA Global
Member Price: $0

Where do big ideas come from and how do you make those ideas a reality? Join winners and finalists from this year’s IAAPA Brass Ring Awards in a new webinar series that will give you an inside look into the strategies and perspectives of these industry innovators. Learn how they brought their ideas to life and how you can start planning your 2022 IAAPA Brass Ring Award submission. 

Hear from winners and finalists in the following categories:
•    Games & Retail Excellence - December 1st, 1-2 p.m. ET
•    Human Resource Excellence - December 2nd, 11 a.m.-12 p.m. ET
•    Top FEC of the World - December 3rd, 11 a.m.-12 p.m. ET
•    Food & Beverage Excellence - December 8th, 11 a.m.-12 p.m. ET

A question-and-answer session will follow each panel discussion.

Notes: Registration for this event includes access to all four webinars in the series. This webinar is free for IAAPA members; however, registration is required.

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Photo of Jim Mayall, Director of Games and Merchandise, DelGrosso's Amusement Park

Jim Mayall

Director of Games & Merchandise, DelGrosso's Amusement Park, Inc.

Moderator - Games & Retail Excellence

Jim is the Director of Games and Merchandise at DelGrosso’s Park and Laguna Splash in Tipton, Pennsylvania. With over 29 years of experience, he has a strong knowledge of the industry and has held various roles within the DelGrosso organization. His experience includes product purchasing and merchandising, training, recruiting, inventory management, and leadership.  Jim is the chair-elect of IAAPA’s Games and Merchandise Committee.

Andrea Gibbs

Adrea Gibbs, ICAE

Senior Director, Operations, Meow Wolf

Moderator - Human Resource Excellence

Adrea has been involved in entertainment and attraction industry for over 40 years having worked with organizations worldwide including Ramoji Film City, Slagharen Attractie-Park, Disneyland, Walt Disney World, Disneyland Paris, Santa’s Village, Windows On China, eXplore 5D and DyMoRides, among others. Her combined background in communications, cultural awareness, live entertainment, operations, brand development, fitness, child development, retail/merchandising, and management gives her a unique perspective on the industry.
As the Sr. Director Operations, Core Services, for Meow Wolf Inc., Adrea is active in IAAPA including current participation on the HR and Hall of Fame Committees, the Mentorship program, and a proud member of the IAAPA Board of Directors. 

Photo of Brandon Willey, CEO of Hownd

Brandon Willey

CEO & Co-Founder, Hownd

Moderator - Top FEC of the World

Founder and CEO of Hownd, an effortless foot traffic™ platform for FECs and Attractions across the world, Brandon Willey has developed a passion for the attractions industry as well as a deep knowledge of the local marketing ecosystem and experience economy. Brandon is the chair-elect of IAAPA’s FEC Committee, on the IAM faculty, and can be found at most IAAPA events around the world.

Bernie Campbell

Bernie Campbell, ICAE

MA Regional VP Sales, Whirley-Drinkworks!

Moderator - Food & Beverage Excellence

Bernie has been with Whirley Drinkworks for over 30 years. He has provided valuable guidance to numerous Theme parks and attractions making Souvenir vessels a key component of any park's revenue stream. Bernie is currently the chair of the IAAPA’s Food and Beverage Committee.