GROUPER-JOIST Partnership: New Horizons in Education and Entertainment vbouronikos May 27, 2024

GROUPER-JOIST Partnership: New Horizons in Education and Entertainment

The largest Entertainment Group GROUPER Entertainment and JOIST Innovation Park are proud to announce the signing of an important Memorandum of Understanding, which aims to upgrade the entertainment and interactive education sectors in Greece.

The strategic partnership between GROUPER Entertainment and JOIST is the starting point for integrating experiential educational activities in the Group’s successful entertainment venues and in new airport locations, as well as developing JOIST educational entertainment and innovation franchises in various regions of Greece. JOIST Innovation Park will provide GROUPER Entertainment Group with expertise and support in the field of education using modern technologies, enhancing the unique, integrated entertainment experiences offered by the Group.

Through their partnership, the two companies are securing a leading position in educational entertainment on a pan-European level. The new innovative concepts will offer exciting educational and entertainment experiences to people of all ages and will create a new dimension in edutainment.

Maria Sterioti, Sales & Marketing Director - GROUPER Entertainment, Dionysis Steriotis, Chairman - GROUPER Entertainment, Tasos Vassiliadis, Chief Executive Officer - JOIST, Antonis Kiritsis, Chief Administrative Officer - JOIST, Paraskevi Zygoura, Chief Marketing Officer - JOIST, Maria Chondrogianni, Educational Programmes Director - JOIST

GROUPER Entertainment Group, since 2021, has been active in children’s entertainment, interactive education, and well-being. The Group owns “Allou! Fun Park,” “Kidom,” the “Volta Fun Park” chain of playgrounds, “Options Cinemas,” and three summer cinemas. It also holds exclusive rights to represent “IMAX” in Attica, “iFly,” “Simleisure,” “Kidzania,” “PRO URBA,” and other world-famous entertainment brands. Its vision focuses on quality family entertainment and has four pillars of growth, offering additional entertainment and event planning services. The high quality entertainment and service platform offered by the Group creates moments of joy and excitement for visitors of all ages.

JOIST is the only Innovation Park in Greece and the largest of its kind in Southeastern Europe. From 2022, it is developing a phygital ecosystem that promotes innovation and fosters knowledge transfer through a strong European network. It offers a wide range of services and spaces for education, networking, work and collaboration, creation, events, and development based on new technologies. It enhances knowledge sharing and management, stimulates entrepreneurship, multiplies business results and impact, and creates collaborative networks. JOIST Innovation Park responds to the urgent call to embrace innovation and accelerate growth and is an example of how investing in innovation can lead to social prosperity and well-being.