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IAAPA update regarding COVID-19

As the global COVID-19 situation continues to spread rapidly, concern for member health and safety remains top of mind. IAAPA continues to monitor the situation closely and provide updates on the IAAPA Member COVID-19 Resource Center. This page includes links to World Health Organization (WHO) and Europe, Middle East, and Africa (EMEA) region resources, along with information about complimentary IAAPA member resources, including the IAAPA Security Advisory Program, the IAAPA Crisis Communications Plan Template, IAAPA COVID-19 Webinars, and more.

IAAPA members in need of immediate assistance should contact Jakob Wahl or [email protected].

IAAPA Europe, Middle East, Africa

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Welcome to IAAPA Europe, the Middle East, and Africa (EMEA). Our team is here to serve IAAPA members by promoting and representing the interests of the attractions industry in the region. IAAPA EMEA provides valuable educational offerings throughout the year, develops positioning papers in support of Government Relations, and works diligently to promote industry safety and security standards.

Whether you are a small or large-attraction owner, theme park, museum, supplier or consultant, IAAPA EMEA is here to support your business and bring the global attractions community together. We invite you to share your expertise by volunteering on one of our many committees or attending an in-person or online program.

Please don‘t hesitate to contact us in case we can be of any assistance.

Jakob Wahl
Executive Director and Vice President, IAAPA EMEA

COVID-19 Support for Members in the EMEA Region

For the past year, IAAPA has been working to support members around the world through the COVID-19 pandemic. Guest and employee safety has always been our industry’s top priority, and IAAPA continues to provide resources, guidance and connections to members around the world.
IAAPA's thorough resource, “COVID-19 Reopening Guidance: Considerations for the Global Attractions Industry”  is available in both English and Spanish. IAAPA continues to share it with local and regional governments and public authorities tasked with reopening their communities to help communicate the work the industry is doing to ensure safe operations for guests and employees. The guidelines have also been referenced by the United Nations World Tourism Organization (UNWTO) in their Global Guidelines to Restart Tourism, and the World Tourism and Travel Council (WTTC) in their Attractions: Global Protocols for the New Normal resource.

We encourage members to download, use and share this document as they prepare to reopen in 2021.

For additional resources and support, IAAPA members can access the exclusive COVID-19 resource center for timely information, contacts, updates and data, as well as current advocacy efforts.

IAAPA members in need of immediate assistance should contact Jakob Wahl or [email protected].

Contact our Europe, Middle East, Africa Office
IAAPA EMEA - WeWork, 4 Sint-Lazaruslaan, Sint-Joost-ten-Node, 1210 Brussels, Belgium
+32 2790 6018
Ask Us About Committees
The IAAPA EMEA Advisory Committee is made of members in Europe, the Middle East, and Africa. Volunteering on a committee can help shape the future of IAAPA and the industry.

Upcoming Events

18 - 20

IAAPA EMEA Spring Summit 2022

IAAPA Europe, Middle East, Africa
Members  TBC
Non-Members  TBC
12 - 15

IAAPA Expo Europe 2022

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IAAPA Europe, Middle East, Africa Staff

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Jakob Wahl

Executive Vice President and Chief Operations Officer
+32 483 288948
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Andrea Kolar

Director, Global Sales
+43 2216 2915
Pascal Pycke, IAAPA EMEA Finance Director

Pascal Pycke

Director, Finance
+32 484 688218
Janet Doyle

Janet Doyle

Director, Trade Show Operations and Events
+32 483 289 660
Nico Reynders, Membership and Meeting Planning Manager

Nico Reynders

Manager, Membership
+32 492 720269
Esperanza Pechek-Pokieser, Exhibit Sales Manager, EMEA

Esperanza Pechek-Pokieser

Manager, Global Sales
+43 664 6421089
Annadora Buonocore, Exhibit Sales Manager

Annadora Buonocore

Manager, Global Sales
+32 494 565691
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Katia Malnati

Manager, Meetings and Events
+32 489 25 36 83
Ewa Kwolek-Mazur, Manager, Marketing & Communications, IAAPA

Ewa Kwolek-Mazur

Manager, Marketing and Communications
+33 7 680 14649
Manjana Roth, Director, Operations

Manjana Roth

Special Projects
+49 1522 240 5513
Angi Puigferrat

Angi Puigferrat

Manager, Marketing and Communications
+34 678 44 6655
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Ignace Woinin

Associate, Membership
+32 492 720268
Iuliana Fornea, Administrator Assistant

Iuliana Fornea

Coordinator, Global Accounts and Sales
+32 492 72 02 67