Wednesday, July 23, 2014

TEA Asia Pacific July newsletter: Jennie Nevin's report on IAAPA Beijing, and more

Jennie Nevin
"Now in my 7th month as COO of the Themed Entertainment Association (TEA) I was thrilled to help represent our organization in Beijing this year at the IAAPA Asian Attractions Expo (AAE)," writes Jennie Nevin.

"I managed our TEA Booth and helped host our TEA Party with Asia Pacific Division President, Chris Yoshii of AECOM, and his dedicated Board members who are pioneers in this major new frontier of the attractions industry... Our TEA/AECOM Theme Index was distributed in a Chinese-language version at AAE, and was eagerly received."

Chris Yoshii
"The word from the media is that there are currently some 59 new theme/amusement parks at some stage of development  in China. The excitement in our industry is palpable. Our TEA gathering at AAE was a smashing success with over 320 attendees... TEA is forging relationships and helping to grow the industry in Asia, and we also help provide a home away from home – a landing place for our members who travel the world creating exciting new projects. Thanks to everyone who contributed in helping to make TEA’s presence in Beijing a success."

Click here to read Jennie's full article and see the complete newsletter, which also includes articles by Chris Yoshii, Darren McLean of The Sanderson Group, and Entertainment+Culture Advisors.

Saint Louis, July 24: Tour the new Cardinals Hall of Fame

Visit the new Cardinals Hall of Fame & Museum 
with The Themed Entertainment Association (TEA)

Thursday, July 24, 2014
6:00-8:00 pm
Ballpark Village - Saint Louis, Missouri USA

The evening will include a panel discussion, free appetizers and an open bar.

Many thanks to the sponsors:
Free admission, but tickets are required and space is limited.
Your RSVP is needed by July 18 - don't delay! Click here to sign up.

The St. Louis Cardinals Hall of Fame and Museum features unique interactive experiences and showcases one of the greatest club collections in all of Major League Baseball, together celebrating the thousands of stories, victories and heroes of Cardinals Nation.

Cincinnati, Sept 19-20 Enjoy Oktoberfest & the Cinci Comic Expo with TEA colleagues

  • Lots of information here for you to peruse.
  • Interested in sponsoring this Themed Entertainment Association (TEA) gathering? Contact Clara Rice!

Pertinent dates & links:
Tentative schedule of events 
lets you mix business and pleasure 
in such ways as:
  • 8th Annual Running of the Wiener Dogs
  • Guided Tour of the National Underground Railroad Freedom Center
  • Entry into the Comic Expo, which this year features guests such as John Rhys-Davies, Peter Mayhew and Lou Ferrigno
  • “Creating Cultural Experiences” Panel Discussion
  • "TEA Presents: From Page to Park, Turning Comic IP Into the Next Great Attraction" panel discussion at the Cincinnati Comic Expo
  • The World’s Largest Chicken Dance and Stein Hoisting
  • and much more Oktoberfest Zinzinnati fun!