|Christine Kerr, TEA president|
As a creative community, members of TEA gain opportunities for international and regional networking and collaborating within the themed entertainment and experience design industry. The flow of information helps improve the quality of guest experiences and the success of owner-operators. To best ensure that this interchange occurs at the regional level, the Association has divisions that organize and produce social networking mixers, educational events, behind the scenes tours and other activities of interest and value to TEA members and their clients. The Asia Pacific Division will be the fourth regional division formed by the TEA, joining the Eastern North America, Europe & Middle East and Western North America Divisions. “An interim Asia Division Board has been appointed to assist with the election and installation of a permanent board, and Chris Conte of Electrosonic has agreed to act as president during this all important formation period,” said Kerr.
|Chris Conte, interim president, TEA Asia Pacific Division|
An election by TEA members based in the region will be held to determine the permanent members of the Asia Division Board, with the results to be announced before the Asia Attractions Expo 2013 (IAAPA Asia) in Singapore in June of this year. A call for candidates will be released next, and all TEA members working in the region are encouraged to consider running for the initial TEA Asia Division Board of Directors.
Also appointed to the interim Asia Division Board to assist during the formation period are:
- Jeff Mayer, Bassenian/Lagoni Architects
- Peter McGrath, Walt Disney Imagineering
- Steve Birket, Birket Engineering
- Louis Allen, Adirondack Studios
- Tommy Bridges, ATI Inc.
About the TEA
The TEA (Themed Entertainment Association) is an international alliance founded in 1991 and based in Burbank, California. Some 850 TEA members represent roughly 7,500 creative specialists, from architects to designers, technical specialists to master planners, scenic fabricators to artists, and builders to feasibility analysts working in 30 U.S. states and 40 different countries. TEA presents the annual Thea Awards Gala and the TEA Summit Conference, and hosts the annual SATE Conference (Storytelling, Architecture, Technology, Experience). TEA also produces a variety of print and electronic publications, including the TEA/AECOM Theme Index, TEA Project Development Guidelines, TEA Annual & Directory, and Thea Awards Program magazine. Visit www.TEAConnect.org for more information.
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