32SO_Weatherproofing Entertainment Venues, National Event Goldmines, and VR Innovations at Alternate World Expo

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"Sound Off" with Kevin Williams
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Can weather really make or break your entertainment business? Join us as we sit down with industry expert Kevin Williams to uncover the latest strategies in location-based entertainment. Discover how mixed-use venues, clever use of roof spaces, and a well-rounded attraction mix can safeguard your facility from unpredictable weather conditions. From go-karting to mini-golf, Kevin shares invaluable tips on maintaining business continuity through seasonal shifts and unexpected downpours.

What if you could transform national events into a goldmine for your entertainment venue? With the Euro soccer event and the Paris Olympics on the horizon, Kevin reveals creative ways to leverage watch parties and event-linked promotions to not only boost revenue but also foster unwavering customer loyalty. We’ll also discuss how the amusement industry can better celebrate anniversaries of classic games like Space Invaders, capitalizing on nostalgia to attract and engage visitors. Plus, Kevin offers practical marketing strategies that can help operators maximize these opportunities.

Curious about the future of themed entertainment and VR innovations? Kevin takes us on a tour of the cutting-edge technologies showcased at the Alternate World Expo, including the revolutionary FanPort and advancements in VR arena systems by Hologate and Private Label. We explore the competitive landscape, from Cineplex’s Rec Room to Netflix’s new entertainment ventures, and preview what’s next in card battler games from Raw Thrills and Namco Bandai at the International Bowl Expo. Tune in for a comprehensive look at the transformative trends shaping location-based entertainment today!

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