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16 February 2015

Chimelong Ocean Kingdom principals to join TEA Summit March 20, accept Thea Award March 21 - at Disneyland Resort

Chimelong Ocean Kingdom's central icon
is a sculpture of a whale shark. The new
marine life park in Mainland China will be honored
March 21 at the Thea Awards Gala.

Mainland China's explosion of cultural attractions, theme parks and resorts has a radiant new standard-bearer: Chimelong Ocean Kingdom. The Themed Entertainment Association (TEA), will honor Chimelong Ocean Kingdom on March 21 with a Thea Award - a top prestige within the global visitor attractions industry. The previous day, March 20, a Chimelong case study will be a feature of the annual TEA Summit conference.

Why Chimelong Ocean Kingdom? TEA's Thea Awards Committee stated that "this world-class marine life theme park located on Hengqin Island, a verdant paradise just a short bridge away from the buzzing casinos of Macau, raises the bar for other Chinese park developers and demonstrates how much can be achieved with an East-West collaboration of design and execution."

TEA's Thea Awards Gala (March 21), an elegant, black-tie dinner affair, will honor 16 projects and people for excellence in the creation of compelling experiences and places. It is preceded by the TEA Summit, a 2-day gathering (March 19-20) that looks at the project process and global economics for the leisure business. Both take place at Disneyland Resort, Anaheim, Calif. USA. Tickets/more information at this link or visit www.teaconnect.org.

Tony Sze, Sr. Counselor,
Chimelong Group

Chimelong Group will have a sizable presence at TEA's 2015 Thea Awards Gala and TEA Summit, and several principals will be on hand to receive the official Thea Award, and to present the Chimelong Ocean Kingdom case study: Tony Y. Sze - Senior Counselor of Chimelong Group Co., Ltd.; Alan Chan - General Manager, Chimelong Ocean Kingdom, Chen Wancheng,  President of Guangdong Chimelong Group and Niu Jing - Director, Administrative Committee of Hengqin New Area, Zhuhai.

Tony Y. Sze - Senior Counselor of Chimelong Group Co., Ltd.

Chimelong Group Co., Ltd. is one of the fastest growing Chinese conglomerates focused on amusement attractions in China. Tony Sze has been actively involved in the Group’s development of all the Parks in China. During this period, Chimelong Water Park won the “Must See Water Park” in 2007 and “Most Innovative Water Park” in 2008 from IAAPA. Tony was the past Chairman of IAAPA Asia Advisory Committee and is currently serving as a member of the committee and member of the Asia – Safety Subcommittee. His educational background includes a BA with Honors, an MA and licensing as a CPA in Canada. 


Alan Chan,
Chimelong Ocean Kingdom

Alan Chan - General Manager, Chimelong Ocean Kingdom

Mr. Alan Chan led the development of the project and is currently responsible for the second phase expansion planning and day to day management of the Park. He holds an MSc degree in Facility Management from the University of Greenwich. Prior to joining Chimelong in 2010, he worked with Ocean Park Hong Kong for 20 years.  

Niu Jing - Director, Administrative Committee of Hengqin New Area, Zhuhai

Mr Niu is a senior engineer with a master’s degree from Renmin University of China(RUC). His former titles include director of Zhuhai Municipal Economical and Trade Bureau, general director of the Administrative Committee of Zhuhai Gaolan Port Economic Zone. He has been general director of the Administrative Committee of Hengqin New Area since 2009.

Niu Jing, Henquin

Linked by bridges to both Hong Kong and Macau and bestowed with preferential policies superior than those for China’s Special Economic Zones, Hengqin island is a key area for China’s deepening reform and opening-up development and a major constituent of China (Guangdong) Pilot Free Trade Zone. Slightly larger than Hong Kong Island and three times the size of Macau, this ecological island will,with Lautau island in Hong Kong, assist Macau in building a world-class tourism and recreation center. The long term goal is for Hengqin to be the most dynamic, fast-growing tourism destination in the Asia Pacific region.

Chen Wancheng,  President of Guangdong Chimelong Group

Chen Wancheng,

Mr. Chen Wancheng, president of Guangdong Chimelong Group, is responsible for the construction and operational management work of Chimelong Group. He plays a key role in the development of Chimelong Group, including Chimelong Ocean Kingdom.

Posted by Judy Rubin



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