TEA Connect Blog

27 August 2018

PHOTOS from recent TEA gatherings around the world

Networking and professional development are core activities to the Themed Entertainment Association (TEA) in service of the membership and the industry, and have been since TEA was founded in 1991.

Orlando: Disney Parks Live Entertainment - MORE PHOTOS

Throughout the year, there are mixers, educational presentations, behind-the-scenes tours, TEA NextGen events and more, in the context of TEA's four international Divisions (Eastern North America, Western North America, Europe and Middle East, and Asia Pacific).

These regional events are in addition to TEA's tentpole, international events - the TEA Summit and TEA Thea Awards, the TEA SATE conferences, TEA presence at IAAPA expos, etc.

Los Angeles: TEA GibGab West at Cinnabar - MORE PHOTOS

All our TEA events are designed to help members make business connections, learn about one another's companies and specialties, and make the most of each region's unique resources and attributes and position within the industry as a whole. They also help build membership and leadership within the association, and broaden awareness of the industry and its contributions to the entertainment world, and promote best practices.

Here are portals to photo galleries from a number of recent events. Many thanks to the TEA volunteers, leaders, participants and sponsors who dedicate time, talent, energy, expertise and resources to the success of these gatherings, supported by TEA staff.

Chimelong visit by TEA leadership - MORE PHOTOS

 

China: TEA leadership at Chimelong, July 2018

Themed Entertainment Association leaders attended a series of business presentations and behind the scenes tours organized and hosted by Chimelong Group (photo at top is from this event). Many thanks to Chimelong for their outreach, hospitality, cordiality and the occasion itself, which will enrich TEA's ability to serve the membership in a variety of ways. Photos for TEA by Michael Thayer and others. 

 

Mixer during InfoComm 2018 in Las Vegas - MORE PHOTOS

Los Angeles: TEA GibGab West at Cinnabar, July 2018

TEA GibGab is a professional development opportunity for Themed Entertainment Association NextGen members - college students and recent grads working to build careers in themed entertainment. Multiple companies send representatives to meet with them and review their portfolios, and there is group discussion as well. Visit www.teaconnect.org to learn more. This GibGab was hosted in Los Angeles by Cinnabar. Photos for TEA by Alexis Cruz.

 

TEA EME at Deal Dubai, 2018 - MORE PHOTOS

Las Vegas: TEA mixer during InfoComm, June 2018

The InfoComm show is a regular stop and/or exhibition opportunity for a number of TEA members. InfoComm operates under the umbrella of AVIXA, which produces the ISE show in Amsterdam - another regular TEA connection point. Thanks to Electrosonic for sponsoring the TEA mixer during InfoComm 2018, which was a convivial gathering at La Comida in downtown Las Vegas. The event was organized by the TEA Western North American Division and most of the photos were kindly provided by Tommy Bridges.

 

Mixer during American Alliance of Museums annual expo,
Phoenix 2018 - MORE PHOTOS

Dubai: TEA EME at Deal Dubai, April 2018

Photos from Themed Entertainment Association Europe & Middle East Division (TEA EME) gatherings around DEAL Dubai - a pair of TEA networking mixers, and a sneak preview. Kudos to all who helped make these events successful - sponsors, organizers, volunteer, participants and hosts.

 

Phoenix: TEA mixer during American Alliance of Museums (AAM) expo, May 2018

TEA welcomed people to a networking mixer, taking place during the annual American Alliance of Museums (AAM) Museum Expo. The mixer was presented by Mad Systems and sponsored by Christie Digital, Color Reflections, Las Vegas and Chicago Scenic Studios, Inc. There was a special photo-op booth courtesy Imagine Exhibitions and InPark Magazine. Thanks to the TEA Western North America Division for organizing this event, enjoyed by some 120 attendees.

 

Photo booth fun at the 2018 TEA-at-AAM mixer in Phoenix,
thanks to some generous sponsors

Orlando: Behind the scenes with Disney Parks Live, February 2018

One hundred forty-seven members of the Themed Entertainment Association were treated to a special behind-the-scenes event with Disney Parks Live Entertainment and the TEA Eastern North America Division, in Orlando on 13 February 2018. Photos by Garrick Hansen, Matt Kent and Disney PhotoPass. 

 

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Posted by Judy Rubin

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