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Who’s shaping the future of the theme park industry?

Entrepreneurs, developers, investors, designers, engineers, innovators and executives can change the way the theme park industry operates in the future.

In 2018, Blooloop revealed the ‘Top Influencers’ as nominated by peers and shortlisted by an expert panel. The list included representatives from Universal, Disney, Merlin Entertainments and Parques Reunidos for their inspirational leadership and creativity.

Meanwhile, developers such as Riverside Group, Al Hokair and Emaar Properties were credited with moving the theme park industry to a new level in emerging markets.

2018 ‘Power 10’ influencers

  1. Thierry Coup | Universal Parks & Resorts

  2. Fernando Eiroa | Parques Reunidos

  3. Robert Iger | The Walt Disney Company

  4. John Jakobsen | Merlin Entertainments

  5. Tom Mehrmann | Universal Studios Beijing

  6. Joe Rohde | Walt Disney Imagineering

  7. Amanda Thompson OBE | Blackpool Pleasure Beach

  8. Nick Varney | Merlin Entertainments

  9. Li Zhe | Riverside Group

  10. Su Zhigang | Chimelong Group

The next set of influencers

Who will be chosen next as a key influencer in our exciting industry? 2019 has seen some of the most significant changes in a decade with new park areas opening, announcements on large-scale leisure developments and ownership changes too.

We are proud to be part of the industry and conversation on who is shaping the future, which is why we’ve sponsored this year’s Blooloop Top 50 Influencer List. Our CEO and Co-Founder, Dawn Foote, will also be on the judging panel for this year’s list and is looking forward to the opportunity.

“The talent in our industry is simply staggering. There are so many people influencing, inspiring and leading; we can’t wait to see who makes the next list. We love to celebrate people in the themed attractions industry at Katapult, so we are incredibly pleased to be partnering Blooloop for this initiative.” Dawn Foote

Nominate an influencer

Nominations are still open for The Blooloop 50 until the Friday 20th September, and anyone in the industry can participate. The final top 50 will be announced in November after a shortlisting has been completed by the judging panel. Who will you nominate?

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