One year on from DPA trade trip to India
IAAPI Mumbai February 2020
It’s now one year on from DPA’s first trade trip to India and co exhibiting at the IAPPI trade show in Mumbai. What a year it has been for the global attractions industry, many projects have been put on hold as organisations find pathways to survive the lockdowns and significant dips to trade.
Duncan Phillips, founder of DPA and the 360 Play group, kept conversations and relationships alive through the very difficult year, sharing best practice learned from the global attractions industry coming together like never before. From supporting existing clients we are now ready to share our own operational learnings from the start-stop operations of covid-safe indoor leisure in the UK.
Now one year on from the trade show in Mumbai DPA is working with a number of opportunities to further expand the 360 play group with Licence and IP arrangements with partner operators across the pan Indian market.
“As the experience economy comes out of its year long hibernation I think we are going to see strong growth in our sectors globally. We predict the FEC sector to grow fast now in part responding to the changes in other sectors, such as retail, where there is significant structural and organisational changes occurring. We are now in live conversations on a number of retail focus schemes where experience in leisure is sought as a major restructuring tool.
One year on from IAAPI we are pleased to say our conversations and development has picked back up as we look to explore opportunities to partner with organisations to bring the values of 360 play to operators and the public.“ Duncan Phillips, Founder and Managing Director DPA GB Ltd – 360 Play group.
If you are looking for new ways to widen your offering, be that a second gate attraction or a new FEC concept for your shopping mall, please do reach out to us and we would love to join your conversations and support your thinking.