Global Sponsors

Chicago Scenic Studios, Inc.

40 Years of Breadth & Depth - Chicago Scenic Studios, Inc. is the 40-year fabrication and installation innovator renowned for creating crowd pleasing experiences. We’re experts at managing the complexities involved in creating dynamic, unique, and high-profile installations—including visitor experiences, science centers, children’s museums, cultural exhibits, corporate branded environments, fan experiences, and a whole lot more.

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Stantec Architecture, Inc.

We’re in the business of placemaking. This means that our team creates public spaces that promote people’s health, happiness, and well-being. Our award-winning design team works on destination projects across the globe, all from the comfort of our Orlando office.

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PCL Construction Enterprises, 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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JRA (Jack Rouse Associates)

Named by The Wall Street Journal as “one of the world’s more prominent design firms,“ JRA plans, designs and delivers exceptional visitor experiences for theme parks, museums, corporations, and leisure destinations. Our studio has worked on a global scale since our incorporation in 1987. Our work engages, informs and entertains diverse audiences on six of our world’s seven continents. JRA consists of over 40 writers, planners, designers, media producers and project managers headquartered in Cincinnati, Ohio.

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Technifex

Founded in 1984, Technifex is a world leader in concept design, engineering and fabrication of show and entertainment systems, permanent iconic features and simulation training environments.  Technifex provides expertise through all phases of project development, including initial brainstorming, concept design, system and facility engineering, custom fabrication, equipment installation and commissioning.

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Thinkwell Group

Headquartered in Los Angeles with offices in Beijing and Abu Dhabi, Thinkwell Group is a global experience design and production agency specializing in the creation and master planning of theme parks, destination resorts, major branded and intellectual property attractions, events & spectaculars, museums & exhibits, expos, and live shows around the world.  Founded in 2001, Thinkwell is a creative, collaborative team with extensive experience in strategy, planning, design and production of location-based entertainment projects worldwide. 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, movie studios, museums, theme parks and destination resorts.  For more information visit: www.thinkwellgroup.com.

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Martin Aquatic Design & Engineering

Martin Aquatic has successfully designed & engineered nearly 2,500 projects worldwide including water features, show fountains choreographed to music, five-star resort pool amenities, interactive water features, aquatic facilities, wet play structures, lazy rivers, and water parks.

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

Attraction & Entertainment Solutions, Inc. (A&ES) is recognized in the industry for incredible transformations of concept into reality. President and CEO, John Oldham—with a talent for blending art with business—has built A&ES into a front-runner for converting IP brands into themed attractions. Specializing in conceptualization, custom fabrication, and installation of interactive and immersive themed spaces, A&ES’s seasoned professional staff focuses 100% on delivering successful projects and upholding brand integrity. A&ES’s project execution guarantees comprehensive cost-estimating, strategic project planning, and aggressive delivery schedules.

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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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InMotion Entertainment

In Motion Entertainment is a full service production and creative design company headquartered in Los Angeles with partnerships in NYC, Orlando, London and Beijing. Our diverse experience boasts of over 30 years in the creation, development and production of global location based entertainment, outstanding live experiences and original filmed content.

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YAOX Entertainment Integration Co. Ltd.

YAOX, which have branches in Shanghai/Taipei/Beijing/Hongkong, was found in 1994. Based on abundant Chinese culture connotation, and also good at operating international industrial resources and the newest entertainment technologies, YAOX be the Creative Director/Design team of China Pavilion and Taiwan Pavilion at the Expo 2010 Shanghai China.

Today, YAOX has been one of leaders in worldwide entertainment industry and cooperates with top teams which from US, Japan, UK, and Hollywood. Partners of YAOX are international brands and designers, some of them especially have serviced for Disney World、Universal Studio、Warner Bros. World、Paramount、Six Flags. YAOX is also the board member of Themed Entertainment Association (TEA), the consultant of China Guoyan Culture and Media Inc. (GCM), and the key member of China International Tourism Investment Association (ITIA). YAOX is total solution providers, which can well serve for theme parks, entertainment centers, museums, and expos, provides not only concept development/scheme design/show production but also original IP Location-Based-Entertainment (LBE)/Special Theaters.

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Wartsila North America, Inc.

Wartsila Entertainment Systems 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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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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Triotech

Triotech is the creator of award winning immersive and interactive media-based attractions for the entertainment market. With more than 350 installations in over 60 countries across all continents, over 110 million guests have lived a Triotech experience over the last decade. Triotech offers integrated turnkey solutions for digital attractions including content developed in its own studio in Montreal, Canada. Founded in 1999, Triotech is a privately held company with over 200 employees deployed in Canada, the USA, and Asia.

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Garmendale Engineering

Garmendale are World Class Theme Park Engineers.
We specialise in the design, manufacture, installation and aftercare of rides for theme parks and attractions across the world. 

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Electrosonic, Inc.

Electrosonic is an international technology services company that designs, builds and supports innovative technology solutions creating lasting experiences where people to live, work, and play. Founded in 1964, Electrosonic has been recognized for its superior and unsurpassed technology master planning and system integration working to a global scale from simple projects to world-renowned endeavors throughout the theme park entertainment industry. Electrosonic provides a comprehensive scope of technical professional services with expertise in ICT, Security and Surveillance, acoustics, audiovisual and show control.

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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, headquartered in Wels, Austria. By combining and synchronizing high-quality technologies (audio, video, lighting, media control and special effects), we realize individually tailored, state-of-the-art concepts and solutions for various applications. From immersive multimedia attractions for theme parks and entertainment venues, virtual reality projects for industry and science, to audio-visual equipment for museums, theaters and other event locations – the possibilities of professional audio-visual system integration are almost unlimited.

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Falcon's Creative Group

We provide a full range of services within our Design, Media, and Executive Production companies. Our experts specialize in Master Planning, Theme Park Design, Attraction Design, Experience Design, Media Production, and Project Management.

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Lightswitch, Inc.

For twenty five years Lightswitch has been committed changing the way people experience their world. We are a consortium of internationally recognized lighting, media and visual designers who create unforgettable experiences where people live, work, learn and play. 

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Sally Dark Rides

At Sally Dark Rides, we create experiences where millions of families laugh, play, and enjoy time together. Our rides are defined by unparalleled storytelling, and the memories that stem from those stories.  We value those guest experiences that turn into traditions - from one generation to the next - being shared with friends and family for decades to come. 

Sally offers the complete dark ride package from start to finish: consultation, story writing, ride design, build, interactive + technical integration, mechanical fabrication and installation. 

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7thSense Design

7thSense is a privately-owned creative software and technology company with offices in Upper Beeding (Sussex) and London in the UK, and Royal Oak (Michigan), Orlando (Florida) and Burbank (California) in North America.

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Disney Parks Live Entertainment

Disney Parks Live Entertainment is responsible for creating and producing live entertainment experiences for Disney's theme parks and resorts in Anaheim and Orlando, aboard Disney Cruise Line, and at Disney destinations around the world from Tokyo and Paris to Hong Kong and Shanghai.

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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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