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المعرض السعودي للترفيه والتسلية
7 - 9 مايو 2024 | 3 مساءً - 9 مساءً
واجهة الرياض مركز المعارض والمؤتمرات



Saudi Entertainment & Amusement Expo Hero

يال س. كوفمان

يال س. كوفمان

رئيس مجلس إدارة أوروبا والشرق الأوسط, (TEA) جمعية الترفيه

Yael is a founding partner of Leisure Development Partners (LDP), a specialised consulting practice focused on the worldwide visitor attraction and leisure industry. LDP focuses on market and economic testing for both new projects and existing operations, providing services to the development, investment and operations communities. Prior to founding LDP, Yael was a Director at ERA based in Los Angeles, Washington DC, and London. During her 25+ years consulting in the industry, Yael has completed projects in over 60 countries, throughout Europe, the Middle East, the Americas, and Asia.


Throughout her career, Yael’s experience includes projects around the globe such as theme and waterpark,  attraction, museum and themed entertainment resort feasibility, due diligence for sales and acquisitions, economic impact, improvement and development strategy, sports and entertainment venue appraisal, mixed-use development strategy, operator and investor solicitation and several expert witness appearances.  Yael has worked with many of the major players in worldwide attractions operations, including Six Flags, Fox Studios, SeaWorld, Universal, Parques Reunidos, Dreamworks, Disney, Warner Bros, DPR, Miral  and KidZania, as well as many museums, corporate brand centres, investment groups, developers and public sector organizations.  Over the past years, she has been involved in quite a few projects integrating entertainment into retail destinations. Clients have included INTU, British Land, Westfield, Immochan, IKEA and Europa City amongst others. Corporate attraction clients have included Ben&Jerry’s, Boeing, The World Food centre, Volvo amongst others. Given her broad international  experience, she brings global perspective to every project

Yael is the current President of the EME Board of the Themed Entertainment Association (TEA).

Yael has an MBA in international business from the Thunderbird School of Global Management and a BA in Economics & Political Science from Yale University and is fluent in both French and Spanish.