HARRY POTTER™: THE EXHIBITION COMING SOON TO SHANGHAI!

Sep 2015

HARRY POTTER™: THE EXHIBITION
COMING SOON TO SHANGHAI!

Exhibition Opening at Super Brand Mall, Shanghai in December 2015

Tickets now available at www.damai.cn and www.lvmama.com

Shanghai—September 10, 2015—Harry Potter ™ fans in China will soon have the opportunity to step inside the famous wizard’s world with Harry Potter: The Exhibition, hosted at the Super Brand Mall at Lujiazui, Shanghai, beginning in December 2015. The exhibition has received more than 3 million visitors since its world premiere in and has included stops in Boston, Toronto, Seattle, New York, Sydney, Singapore, Tokyo and Paris. Tickets for the exhibition at Super Brand Mall are now on-sale at www.damai.cn and www.lvmama.com.

In partnership with Warner Bros. Consumer Products, Global Experience Specialists (GES) created the 1,400-square-meter experiential exhibition, where visitors are able to enjoy dramatic displays inspired by the Harry Potter film sets and see the amazing craftsmanship behind authentic costumes, props and creatures from the films. The Van Egmond Group is partnering with GES to present the exhibition in Shanghai.

From the moment guests enter Harry Potter: The Exhibition they are immediately immersed in the world of Harry Potter.  Guests are greeted by an exhibit host who sorts several lucky attendees into their favorite Hogwarts™ houses, then leads them inside the exhibition where their journey to favorite scenes from the Harry Potter films begins. The exhibition features settings from the films’ most popular locations—including the Gryffindor™ common room and dormitory; classrooms like Potions and Herbology; and the Forbidden Forest—which are filled with thousands of authentic props, costumes, and creatures used in the filming of the iconic series. 

In addition to the beautiful environments and displays, there are several interactive elements.  Guests can enter the Quidditch™ area and toss a Quaffle ball, pull their own Mandrake in the Herbology classroom vignette, and even tour a re-creation of Hagrid’s hut and sit in his giant-sized armchair. 

The exhibition, in Shanghai for a limited engagement, will be open daily on the 9th floor of the Super Brand Mall in Lujiazui. Timed-entry tickets are required, and the last entry will be one hour before closing of the exhibition.   Tickets to the exhibition are on sale now at www.damai.cn and www.lvmama.com.

An exclusive audio tour is also available, providing behind-the-scenes insight into the making of the Harry Potter films, with commentary from the producers, prop designers, costume designers and creature designers.

About Van Egmond Group (VEG)
The Van Egmond Group is synonymous with successful, quality promotion and production.

Over the past 35 years, the Van Egmond Group has been a leader in touring, production of theatrical events, special events, event merchandising, marketing and promotion. Its reputation for attracting high yielding events to the South East Asian market place is second to none with productions in Australia, New Zealand, China, Hong Kong, Singapore, Malaysia, Korea, Taiwan & Japan.
  
Through the Van Egmond Group’s long and highly regarded presence in the industry it has gathered an impressive list of contacts with performers, major managers and contractors throughout the entertainment, performing arts and sporting industries.

It is no accident that the four biggest concert tours of Australia have been promoted by the Van Egmond Group; they are "Dire Straits" 1986, "Jesus Christ Superstar" 1992, "Riverdance" 1997 & “AC/DC” in 2010. These along with the other promotions are a testament to  the company's ability to meticulously plan and execute all aspects of successful promotion from marketing through to logistics.

In a career of "sold out" business, highlights include the Dire Straits "Brothers In Arms" tour, which saw 250,000 seats sold in Sydney alone and ticket sales of approximately 1 in 15 to the entire Australian population (this achievement is listed in the Guinness Book of Records), the tour of Bette Midler, which sold out 72 performances and, in 2010, AC/DC’s Black Ice Tour which became the fastest selling concert in Australian history selling over 520,000 tickets in under three hours (the concert went on to sell over 750,000 tickets in Australia & New Zealand).
During its operation, the Van Egmond Group has sold in well excess of 20 million tickets to a wide range of events in this region.

About Global Experience Specialists (GES)
Global Experience Specialists, Inc. (GES), a Viad Corp (NYSE: VVI) company, is a global, full-service provider for live events, producing exhibitions, conferences, congresses, corporate events, exhibits and entertainment experiences. GES provides a wide range of services, including official show services, audio visual, cutting-edge creative and design, marketing and measurement services, and event accommodations – all with an unrivaled global reach. GES partners with leading shows and brands, including Warner Bros. Consumer Products, Spring Fair Birmingham, MAGIC, International Woodworking Fair, CONEXPO-CON/AGG and IFPE, Bell Helicopter, and L’Oreal, GES’ National Servicenter® has been recognized with certification under the J.D. Power Certified Contact Center Program℠ for the past  seven years, and for the  sixth year in a row Ad Age has named GES as one of the “World’s 50 Largest Agency Companies.” For more information visit www.ges.com.

About Warner Bros. Consumer Products
Warner Bros. Consumer Products, a Warner Bros. Entertainment Company, is one of the leading licensing and retail merchandising organizations in the world.

Contacts:

W Squared Live Entertainment
Ivy Li
Project Manager
+86 139 175 758 63
ivy@wsquaredlive.com

Warner Bros. Consumer Products
Katie Kotchka
Director, Worldwide Public Relations, Global Themed Entertainment
+1 (818) 954-7119
katie.kotchka@warnerbros.com

GES
Jesse Phillips
Director, Marketing
+1 (818) 638-5944
jphillips@ges.com

Sage House For Media & Publicity
Mavis Mak
Account Director
+86 136 519 000 48
mavis.mak@sage-house.com

Kay Yuan
Media & PR Manager
+86 152 168 245 46
kay@sage-house.com

HARRY POTTER, characters, names and related indicia are trademarks of and © Warner Bros. Entertainment Inc. Harry Potter Publishing Rights © JKR. (s15)

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