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Record attendance for 2018 TEA Summit, Thea Case Studies Day and Thea Awards Gala
Showcasing a global spectrum of top-awarded projects, companies, people and technology leading visitor attractions and providing a forum for peer discussion, the annual Summit of the Themed Entertainment Association attracted record attendance with some 300 delegates for Day One and 550 for Day Two (April 5-6). The meetings convened at Disneyland Resort in Anaheim as part of TEA's big weekend of events, culminating in the TEA Thea Awards Gala presented by Chimelong, April 7, which also welcomed a record crowd of more than 800 celebrants.  Read More >>
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TEA thanks 2018 Thea Awards Gala producer Miziker Entertainment

We will be sharing more expressions of gratitude in the coming days, now that our 24th Annual Themed Entertainment Association (TEA) Thea Awards Gala has come and gone (April 7, 2018). This particular "thank you" is for Ryan Miziker and the team at Miziker Entertainment, producer of the 2018 TEA Thea Awards Gala show.  Read More >>
"We have an obligation" - Phil Hettema's powerful speech at the 2018 TEA Thea Awards Gala

On April 7, 2018, at the 24th Annual Themed Entertainment Association (TEA) Thea Awards Gala, Phil Hettema, founder of The Hettema Group, was honored with the Buzz Price Thea Award for a Lifetime of Distinguished Achievements. Upon accepting the award, presented to him on behalf of TEA by Nancy Seruto of Walt Disney Imagineering, Phil gave a touching and memorable speech about his life and career, and the art and business of themed entertainment. With Phil's kind permission, TEA shares the full text of his speech here. Enjoy the story of one of our industry's greatest storytellers! Read More >>

TEA president David Willrich talks about TEA SATE Europe 2018, May 2-3 at Europa-Park

TEA SATE is the signature conference on Experience Design, organized by the Themed Entertainment Association (TEA). In 2018, SATE conferences are planned to take place in three regions: Europe, the US and Asia. TEA SATE Europe 2018 will be hosted at Europa-Park May 2-3, in Rust, Germany. #TEAsate  Read More >>

TEA Asia Pacific Division holds its first Taiwan mixer

Taiwan - On 17 April 2018, the Themed Entertainment Association (TEA) Asia Pacific Division had its first Taiwan-based mixer and the event was reported a success. Congratulations to the team in Taiwan and many thanks to all who participated and helped make this event a reality. It took place at the Taiwan Design Center in Taipei. Read More >>
Beijing: Enthusiastic participation in TEA Asia Pacific mixer, 11 April 2018

Beijing, China - On April 11th 2018 the Themed Entertainment Association (TEA) Asia Pacific Division hosted its 6th successful mixer, bringing together members of the attractions industry in this part of the world. Read More >>
More than 100 co-celebrants attend Thea Awards celebration in Shanghai, April 7-8, 2018

The Themed Entertainment Association (TEA) Asia Pacific Division organized a special gathering in Shanghai the weekend of April 7- 8 to celebrate the 2018 TEA Thea Awards Gala, coinciding with the weekend that the actual Gala was taking place in Anaheim, CA USA at Disneyland Resort. Read More >>
Beijing: TEA Asia Pacific Division meets with park owners at CAAPA 2018

Beijing - On March 17th 2018 the Themed Entertainment Association Asia Pacific Division brought together representatives from five leading theme park companies for a VIP Summit, during the annual CAAPA Attractions Expo.  Read More >>

Paris: 40 attend TEA mixer at Musée Grévin

Themed Entertainment Association (TEA) members and non-members met at the Musée Grévin in Paris for a private tour of the mythical museum on March 29, 2018, organized by the TEA Europe & Middle East Division. Read More >>
Dubai: 130 turn out for TEA EME post-DEAL mixer

Kenneth Scott Wiener reported from the Themed Entertainment Association (TEA) Europe & Middle East Division mixer following DEAL Dubai 2018, at Harvester's Pub on April 12. Read More >>

Pasadena: 175 attend TEA Western Division mixer, 3/8/18

El Cholo Cafe in Pasadena was the location of an informal mixer organized by the TEA Western North America Division on March 6, 2018. Read More >>
Seattle mixer helps TEA continue to grow in the Pacific Northwest

It has been a goal of the Western North America Division of the Themed Entertainment Association (TEA) to grow its presence regionally, and the March 6, 2018 mixer in was an encouraging step in that direction. Read More >>

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