CHRIS JASKIEWICZ TO DELIVER 2024 AIMS INTERNATIONAL SAFETY SEMINAR KEYNOTE
[Orlando, FL] November 14, 2023 – AIMS International is excited to share ICON President and CEO, Chris Jaskiewicz will deliver the keynote address at the 2024 AIMS International Safety Seminar. Representing the Visit Orlando Board of Directors, Jaskiewicz will welcome AIMS International and its annual safety seminar back to Orlando for a multi-year run.
Named CEO of the Year by Orlando Business Journal, Chris took over ICON Park in 2018, a $300 million 20-acre entertainment destination featuring 50 restaurants, bars, attractions, stores and one of the world's largest observation wheels. After leading an assessment of the brand, guest experience and design, Chris restructured and rebranded the property, creating best in class guest service training for employees, directing capital improvement projects, producing high profile public events, and elevating marketing strategies.
After the onset of the COVID-19 pandemic in 2020, Chris was the first attraction executive to present to the Orange County Economic Recovery Task Force, positioning ICON Park as a leader in the re-opening of Orlando. He then led the formation of the Orlando Entertainment District to attract locals to International Drive.
Prior to returning to his hometown Orlando in 2018, Chris was President of two divisions of a 100-year-old real estate company in New York City, managing strategy, operations, and a $100 million P&L for a 3.5 million-square-foot luxury apartment, retail, and office real estate portfolio, with 4,000 residential and 35 commercial tenants. Concurrently, as Chief Operating Officer and General Counsel of the parent company, he led corporate contract negotiations, public and community relations, marketing, risk management and human resources.
Chris has been cited by publications such as the Wall Street Journal, The New York Times, and Bon Appetit as an expert in hospitality and real estate trends because he conceived and implemented strategies to build brand awareness and a differentiated customer experience and is credited for leading a nationally recognized “food hall” trend in real estate development. Chris was a lawyer in Manhattan for one of the world’s largest law firms, Proskauer Rose LLP, where he assisted clients in the sports, entertainment, and real estate industries before being hired by a client. Chris began his professional career prior to law school at PepsiCo as a District Sales Manager.
Chris is a member of the Visit Orlando Board of Directors, University of Central Florida Rosen School of Hospitality Dean’s Advisory Board, Junior Achievement of Central Florida Board, International Drive Resort Area Chamber of Commerce Board, and Entrepreneurs Alliance of Orlando Board.
Register now for the #1 amusement industry safety seminar worldwide.
With more than 600 attendees expected, it is time to sign up for the 2024 AIMS International Safety Seminar and select from over 350 hours of course offerings. New content with specialized tracks including Maintenance, Inspection, Operations, Aquatics, Portable Amusements, Adventure Attractions, and more are offered this year, with the option to customize your schedule with courses from any or all tracks.
New this year is a Weld Certification Course! Limited space available! If testing is successful attendees will be issued an AWS D1.3-18 WQR. Sign up during registration.
Applications for the Safety, Security and Risk Management Academy and Certification are still being accepted. For more information, and to apply for the program, please visit: aimsint.org/education/aarmss
Safety Seminar scholarships are available.
Several scholarships to the AIMS International Safety Seminar are now available. To apply for an AIMS International scholarship, please send an email to firstname.lastname@example.org with the scholarship you are applying for in the subject line, and in 1,000 words or less, describe why you believe you are deserving. Scholarship applications are due by November 30, 2023.
The in-person seminar will take place January 7-12, 2024, in Orlando, FL. Visit aimsintl.org for more information or to register for the seminar.