Foundation Entertainment University Sessions
Foundations Entertainment University – January 17, 2019 – EAG International & VAE 2019
Indoor/Outdoor Attractions (Frank Seninsky)
What are the popular indoor and outdoor attractions today that I should consider incorporating into my entertainment facility? Join us to see a comprehensive view of the trends today from Laser Tag and Escape Rooms to Outdoor Inflatable Multi rides and many, many more.
Games & Redemption/Redemption Prize Center Design (Frank Seninsky)
Learn the best practices of operating redemption games and what “work horses” make up 80% of redemption revenues. We will review the basic concepts of redemption and how to generate more revenue when you actually know the real ticket value. And finally, what makes a good redemption counter? We will look at examples of the good, bad and the ugly of various redemption counters.
Marketing Your FEC using Debit Card Systems and VIP/Loyal Reward Programs? (Frank Seninsky)
Join us to see the benefits of Debit Card Systems including tabulating your guest’s ACTUAL activity. What are some of the ways to attract new customers? Would you like to see how to retain customers using a VIP/Loyal Reward Program? We will be reviewing a variety of ways to market your entertainment facility with today’s current trends.
Design and Layout Process to Maximize Revenues (Frank Seninsky)
Did you know that the correct positioning of your games will increase revenue and profitability? We will show you how to create a dynamic cluster in the center of your game space. Join us in looking at real world entertainment center examples and the dos and don’ts of game room layouts and entertainment center floor plans.
How to Read an FEC P&L and Understand the Big Picture (Frank Seninsky)
Simply put, the Profit and Loss (P&L) statement tells you if your company is profitable or not. We will show you an example of an FEC P&L statement and how to understand the details of each of the revenue and expense pieces. This session will help you understand the big picture of an FEC and what the P&L statement tells you about the health of the business.
Virtual, Augmented and Mixed Reality (Kevin Williams)
Explore the history, rebirth and future of Virtual, Augmented & Mixed Reality (commonly referred to as XR). We will chart the new phases of development of VR and AR, as they pertain to the changing amusement and leisure entertainment scene: encompassed by what is digital out of home interactive entertainment (DOE), gaming and eSports. Concluding with a breakdown of the emergence of new Mixed Reality (XR) applications that will play a part in the future of the amusement entertainment scene and will shape the future of how our audience plays and interacts with our offering.
Electronic Payment Methodologies (Kevin Williams)
As the European and UK comes to terms with the "cashless" society - we will look at the way that ePayment has risen in prominence in the amusement and leisure entertainment sector - charting its history to become so prominent. We will go on to show the various options that ePayment and Smart Payment system offer the amusement sector to build repeat visitation. Concluding by charting the future development and emerging payment systems as well as the issues we need to be mindful of in embracing this technology.
Digital Out of Home Entertainment (DOE) Technology (Kevin Williams)
The amusement and leisure entertainment scene is constantly evolving, and we will present the current trends that are reshaping what has come to be defined as the Digital Out of Home Entertainment (DOE) sector? We will give you a bird’s eye view of this sector, and how the European and UK business fits into it, and what is needed to achieve a new level of entertainment of immersive amusement play. Join us in looking at how this new universe impacts the sector, and the new opportunities that are defining themselves in each of the business sectors in DOE.
Building a Team with Personality (Frank Price)
What drives the amusement experience and the emotional engagement of your guests in your entertainment center? PERSONALITY OF YOUR TEAM! We will show you how to “ferret” out the best personalities utilizing a top notch recruiting and hiring system. With your team in place, we will then review the next critical stage: training and retaining your perfect team.
Remarkable Parties and Group Events (Frank Price)
What are the key revenue builders in a Family Entertainment Center (FEC)? Birthday Parties and Group Events. Frank Price has taught numerous entertainment enterprises the business of profitable birthday parties and group events for the past 15 years. Join us in highlighting the concepts to create successful birthday parties and group events such as youth group, corporate, holiday and fundraising events.
Amusements - The Italian mistake (Gioco News)
Moderator: David Snook of Intergame. Panel: Alessio Crisantemi of Gioco News and Jason Frost President Euromat
This session will review the current situation in the battle to save Redemption in Italy. Several Italian regions are banning ticket Redemption on the basis that they consider it to be a kind of “gambling for minors.” The situation is worthy of international attention on the basis that should this abolitionist principle be approved throughout Italy, then there may be a risk that it could be imitated in other countries.
Moderator: David Snook of Intergame
Panel: Alessio Crisantemi of Gioco News and Jason Frost President Euromat