Global Sponsors

Thinkwell Group

Founded in 2001, Thinkwell is a full-service experiential design and production firm that collaborates with its clients to envision, strategize and create immersive, one-of-a-kind guest experiences. Thinkwell creates and produces attractions, master plans, brand experiences, exhibits, live shows, and attractions for clients around the world. The award-winning company has become a leader in experiential design by bringing a unique holistic approach to every creative engagement, delivering extraordinary results to notable clients over the years, including Fortune 500 companies, studios, museums, theme parks and destination resorts.

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Adirondack Studios

Adirondack Studios was founded in 1975 as a resource for design and custom fabrication. Located in upstate New York, the 125,000 square foot facility includes dedicated studios for design, carpentry, metal, FRP, paint, electrics, soft goods and project management. Adirondack Studios is a successful, substantial and respected creative force in the entertainment industries. We build on this reputation through astute, pragmatic, and elegant contributions to every project.

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Electrosonic, Inc.

Electrosonic, celebrating its 50th anniversary, is an international audio-visual company that creates tailored, state-of-the-art solutions for a wide range of markets including theme parks, museums, control rooms, and corporate meeting rooms. Since its founding in 1964, Electrosonic has built a strong reputation for working on complex projects, both large and small, and has developed lasting partnerships with customers and suppliers. Beyond complete integrated systems, Electrosonic provides a comprehensive scope of services including technical design, projector lamp sales, maintenance and operational support.

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Kraftwerk Living Technologies GmbH, Wels (Austria)

Kraftwerk Living Technologies is one of the leading companies in the field of professional audio-visual system integration. We combine and synchronize high-quality systems to provide tailor-made overall solutions for the global market. Our technical designers and engineers design and integrate the highest profile large format media-based attractions in the world. Kraftwerk Living Technologies is your professional partner for AUDIO Ð VIDEO Ð SCREENS Ð LIGHTING Ð SHOW CONTROL Ð SPECIAL EFFECTS for high-end attractions like 4D Theatres, Waterplexx 5D Theatres, Dark Rides & Suspended Dark Rides, Domes, Tunnels, Virtual Aquariums, Flying Theatres, Suspended Flying Theatres(TM), Tram Rides, Hybrid Dome Theatres, CircuMotion Theatres(TM), SFX Coasters(TM) and many more. TURN ON UNITED TECHNOLOGIES

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7thSense Design

7thSense Design is a multi-award-winning supplier of superior performance media servers. Our market-leading technologies manage and deliver content to screen and surface at the very best frame rate and resolution.

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Fountain People Inc.

Fountain People specializes in design and production of: custom water effects and features, show control, show action equipment, lighting and scenic elements. Services include; design, engineering, mock up, pre-visualization, production, programming and field support. Production capabilities include: prototyping, machining, welding & fabrication, blasting, U.L. 508A panel shop, sculpting, fiberglass & character paint. We have extensive domestic and international theme park, attractions and water park experience. We've been creating fountains, water features and water interactive play equipment for over 20 years.

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Eleventh Hour

A fresh approach to creative and entertainment recruitment, worldwide. We match the best talent with the best opportunities.

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Artistic Entertainment Services

Artistic Entertainment Service has over 30 years of experience creating innovative and impactful products for theme park attractions, architectural projects, retail developments, large scale parade floats, exhibitions, and trade shows. With our dedicated team of over 200 creatives and engineers, and bi-coastal facilities spanning more than 100,000 square feet, we have both the infrastructure and the ability to execute complex projects of every scale. All of our design and fabrication work is executed in-house with state of the art equipment, and this full service model enables us to deliver world-class work not only efficiently but fast. Whether you have a vague idea that needs focus and development, or a highly specific concept involving ambitious fabrication, the Artistic Entertainment Services team prides itself on working side by side with clients to ensure that we meet and exceed their expectations. Our clients include world-renowned theme parks, major entertainment companies, leading media and fashion brands, as well as museums, retailers, and private businesses. 

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Attraction & Entertainment Solutions, Inc. (A&ES)

John Oldham, visionary CEO of Attraction & Entertainment Solutions (A&ES), uses best practices to integrate aesthetic excellence into themed interactive environments and attractions. From concept to completion, his world-class team of engineers and designers collaborate, create, design, fabricate and install projects with superior technical expertise. The firm is laser focused on engaging human interaction and immersing guests/visitors into an experience that goes beyond expectations into a realm of its own. A trusted signature in the business, A&ES is built on a foundation of transparency and trust. From hotels to museums, zoos to gardens, restaurants to resorts, one-off props to mechanical special effects, you will hear it, see it and feel it with A&ES. We’re honored to be a sponsor this year!

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Sally Corporation

Established in 1977, Sally Corporation is the lead manufacture of award-winning dark rides and animatronics. SALLY is a turnkey facility offering design, fabrication, scripting, audio production, lighting, scenic work, electronics, installation and project management from beginning to end. SALLY has installed attractions world wide and continues to bring new innovations to each project.

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Technomedia Solutions

Technomedia Solutions is a recognized leader in innovative audiovisual and media entertainment experiences. For over twenty years, the Technomedia team has developed turnkey systems for some of the biggest media and entertainment brands on the planet, developing a strong reputation for being among the best anywhere in the world. With offices in Orlando, New York City, Las Vegas, Dubai, Los Angeles, the Caribbean and Abu Dhabi, Technomedia has an extensive team of the industry's most talented professionals ready to bring anything imaginable to life. Their client list includes Hard Rock Café, Universal Studios, Disney, NASA, Abercrombie and Fitch, 3M, Time Warner, Atkins, HHCP, Itec, NBC and Rockefeller Center to name a few.

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Mad Systems Inc.

Mad Systems Inc provides audiovisual systems and customized interactive experiences for museums, visitor centers, theme parks, universities and corporate headquarters around the world. We design, engineer and develop reliable turnkey systems and specialize in innovative and unique solutions from high tech state-of-the-art exhibits to electro-mechanical hands on experiences. Mad Systems also provides consultancy and project management for designers and fabricators across the culture and entertainment industry.

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Chicago Scenic Studios, Inc.

How do you define excitement? Physically, emotionally, mentally move and engage your audience beyond the expected. Chicago Scenic Studios has defined, designed, built and ensured that every event or exhibit hits the appropriate level of excitement for its audience. For 35 years, we've worked with designers & clients to create custom stories and events and connect with audiences of all types. Find out more about Chicago Scenic Studios by visiting our website at www.chicagoscenic.com.

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Cortina Productions

We are media designers; crafters of image and light, sound and touch. From films and videos, to interactive exhibits we produce award-winning media that entertains, educates, and inspires. From initial concept development through final installation, we collaborate with you to blend story and technology into a single artistic vision.

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Wartsila North America, Inc.

Wartsila Funa Solutions offers fully integrated design, specification, engineering, procurement, fabrication, installation, programming, training and maintenance services for audio, video, lighting, control and network infrastructure systems. We bring our extensive experience in theatrical, theme park, marine & industrial projects and apply that knowledge to provide our clients with innovative solutions.

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PCL Construction Services, Inc.

PCL is the nation's #3 Entertainment builder based upon volume according to Engineering News Record magazine. PCL has a diverse and extensive entertainment background with a portfolio consisting of billions of dollars worth of rides, roller coasters, simulators, aquariums, restaurants, retail, and support facilities. Our experience has provided our key personnel with the proper mindset and a complete understanding that the guest experience is everything.

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HBG Design

HBG Design delivers integrated architecture and interior design to the national hospitality and entertainment industry from offices in Memphis, TN, and San Diego, CA. As one of the top-ranked hospitality and entertainment design firms in the United States, HBG Design has built a focused specialty in hotel design and operations, resort destinations and entertainment design.

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Oceaneering Entertainment Systems

Oceaneering Entertainment Systems (OES) is an award-winning ride systems designer/integrator that contributes to the cutting-edge development of theme park technologies and other custom solutions. Comprised of some of the best talent in the industry, OES is a group of engineers,installers, planners, project managers, and visionaries who work together to bring a logical approach to its Customers’ creative challenges. The success of OES comes from our ability to interpret the visions of some of the most talented Creative Designers in the themed attractions industry, and utilize its compelling engineering expertise in order to help them create compelling shows and powerful experiences.

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MediaMation, Inc.

MediaMation is an interactive technology company and a worldwide, leading supplier and manufacturer of our patented X4D[R] technology for 4D/5D motion EFX theaters and seats. We design and implement creative solutions for complex shows, rides, exhibits, fountain shows, etc. for theme parks, zoos, aquariums, museums, cinemas and FECs. From concept to design to installation, MediaMation provides turnkey solutions to creating state-of-the-art 4D theater and themed environments.

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Jack Rouse Associates (JRA)

Named by The Wall Street Journal as one of the world's more prominent design firms, JRA (Jack Rouse Associates) is a group of writers, planners, designers, media producers and project managers based in Cincinnati, Ohio.

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