The 3rd Theme Park and Resort Development Forum was held in Shanghai in Apr. 11, 2013. The forum aimed at discussing current trends and future aspects of the theme park industry globally, sharing the latest successful cases and experiences in operating and managing a theme park, and promoting cooperation and communications between theme park management and other relevant institutions. Attractions international as a sponsor attended the forum, meeting with concerned government officials, industrial associations, theme park operators all over the world and industrial suppliers, who are in common concern to the latest governmental policy support, progress of Chinese theme park industry development and management, as well as current trends and future aspects of the theme park and resort industry development. Mr. Peter Smulders, CEO of Attractions International Ltd., attended the forum as specially invited speaker. He also attended the reception hosted by Shanghai International Tourism Zone Authority, leading the discussion about Chinese theme park development there.
During the forum, Mr. Peter Smulders made a keynote speech on the issue of “Theme Park Design in a Developing Market”, which incorporates not only current development trends of theme parks, latest studies of the Chinese market and close design considerations, but also first-hand design experience of Attractions International in completing its several theme park projects. The speech received enthusiastic responses from various aspects.
Driven by both economic and social factors, number of theme park visitors has a very optimistic prospect. Data show that theme parks in the Great China area are expected to have a total number of visitors equal to the current US theme park market, or 221 million in number. The themed entertainment industry in China has a great potential of growth. In this context, it is the goal of Attractions International to create globally top theme parks, innovate in culture experience models and improve uniqueness of visitor experience. Attractions International, with international design teams and 20 years of design experience in leisure and cultural industry, will head on with clients around the world, bringing success to projects and helping the clients achieve greater success.