Wednesday, March 6, 2013

Michael Mack to accept Thea Award for Europa-Park, and speak at Thea Case Studies Day (April 5-6, 2013 in Anaheim)

Europa-Park has been named for the 2013 Thea Classic Award by the Themed Entertainment Association. Michael Mack will accept the award at the Thea Awards Gala on April 6, and will speak about Europa-Park at Thea Case Studies Day on April 5 as part of the annual TEA Summit.

The Thea Awards and Thea Case Studies Day are part of TEA's Weekend of Events, April 4-6, 2013. All events take place at Disneyland Resort in Anaheim and are organized by the Themed Entertainment Association. Tickets are available now.

About Michael Mack
Michael Mack was born in Freiburg on the 21st of December 1978. He grew up and went to elementary school in Rust. He received his Abitur (general qualification for university entrance) in 1998 in the neighboring town of Ettenheim.

Michael Mack is the son of Roland Mack, the managing partner at Europa-Park, and his wife Marianne. He has two siblings, Thomas (born 4th of January 1981) and Ann-Kathrin (born 19th of October 1989).

From 1999-2003 Michael Mack studied international business in Basel, Switzerland; Lörrach, Germany; and Colmar, France; and graduated as a business economist. Michael Mack started gaining his initial experience in the family company as a youth. He worked with the areas of attractions, dining, hotel and technology.

Europa-Park management team
During his studies he completed numerous internships and worked for Hubert Burda Media in Offenburg, Munich and abroad as part of his dual studies program. Michael Mack also has international experience from renowned international amusement parks like Liseberg (S), Bush Gardens Williamsburg, VA (USA), Warner Bros. Movie World/Queensland (AUS), Nigloland (F) and Port Aventura (E).

Since early 2005 Michael Mack has strengthened the cooperation between the Mack Rides production company in Waldkirch and Europa-Park and is active on the Mack Rides GmbH & Co KG management board. As authorized signatory he has also been responsible for Mack Solutions, Mack Media, the strategic business development, entertainment and construction management at Europa-Park since April of 2007.

Michael Mack was elected to the board of the Association of German Amusement Parks and Leisure Companies (VDFU) on February 13, 2008. In January of 2010 he was asked to join the European board of the International Association of Amusement Parks and Attractions (IAAPA). He has been a member of the Liseberg Applause Award Board of Governors since 2011.

Michael Mack has been married to Miriam Mack since 2010. He has one son named Paul (born on the 3rd of November 2010).