The waterpark industry is gaining momentum worldwide. At this year’s Piscina Barcelona, Oct. 15 – 18 at the Gran Via Venue in Barcelona, Spain, a one-day symposium focusing on this growing sector will feature seven sessions from industry experts, including Fred Brouvard of Splashworld, Roger Currie of Neuman-Aqua and Rick Root of the WWA.

The schedule for the symposium is as follows:

11:30 a.m.Introduction and welcome.

11:45 a.m.Waterparks Around the World - A Global Perspective of the IndustrySpeaker: Rick Root, WWALearn what drives the success of the waterpark industry and how to incorporate these key actions in your park or development.

12:15 p.m.The Renovation & Upgrade of Waterpark AttractionsSpeaker: Roger Currie, Neuman-AquaThis session will look at the need and the process of upgrading the attraction content of waterparks, with particular emphasis on aging waterpark facilities that are not living up to their full revenue potential.

2 p.m.Making a Splash with Memorable MarketingSpeaker: Fred Brouvard, SplashworldA marketing plan is essential, especially when your goal is to increase park attendance each year. In this class, attendees will learn how to create an organized marketing plan, from electronic media to print buys and social media.

2:45 p.m.Attractions Management: A Discussion of Safety and Operational Issues Facing Waterpark ManagersSpeaker: Damien Latham, MAFWhether you are a new manager or a seasoned professional, you'll get insight and share ideas on a variety of topics from understanding the challenges of lifeguarding to staffing plans, management development and encouraging safety precautions. Explore how other parks manage their waterparks. Determine how policies are established and learn to make your park the best it can be.

3:45Enhance Your Customers Experience by Finding the Right Attraction MixProven formulas and experience will assist attendees in selecting age appropriate rides or play structures and in creating an effective design mix and layout to maximize the operators return on investment. In this session delegates will view sample park layouts, including ride & structure selection, which have appealed to these age groups and have enhanced the environment through custom themes, be it branding or cultural.

4:15 p.m.Maintenance of Pumps & MotorsSpeaker: Faustino Costa, HerbornerWithout the ability to move water through your rides and recirculation systems, your facility could not operate. This seminar will focus on assuring proper selection, operation and maintenance of pumps and motors for your park's systems.

4:45Closing remarks.

Piscina Barcelona takes place Oct. 15-18. Visitors may register for Piscina Barcelona free online as a VIP Visitor here.Use invitation code: JNZWHV2F