From 24.10.2019 10:30 until 24.10.2019 18:00
On 24th October 2019 the European Ropes Course Association (ERCA) will hold the 1st ERCA EXPERT DAY in Spain (Venue: Urban Camp, Calle Castillo de Simancas, s/n, 28232 Las Rozas de Madrid, Madrid).

The event is intentended to be a meeting place for entrepreneurs and operators of adventure parks as well high and low ropes courses in Spain. Highly experienced professionals offer presentations about topics specially focused on our industry. Furthermore manufacturers will attend the event and present their products. Thanks to the personal character of the Expert Day in a relaxed atmosphere you can work on building new relationships and intensifying existing ones within the ropes course industry.
Fabricante (Exhibitors)

We have invited nearly all companies in Spain operating high ropes courses, adventure parks as well as those who operate it as part of their events company. Furthermore everybody interested in the ropes course industry such as gear manufacturers, governing bodies, insurances, group accommodation providers or those wanting to start an adventure based concept in the future are welcome.

During the event we scheduled several breaks between the presentations and times for get-togethers. So you will have a great opportunity to discover products, new gear and get your questions answered by experts.

The ERCA EXPERT DAY takes place at the ‘’Urban Camp’’ near to Madrid. With its unique style and tranquil setting it is an ideal place for our gathering.

We would very much like to welcome you on the 24th October 2019 taking the opportunity to be part of the community.


Here you can register online: Register now !

 The ticket includes (EUR 50 per person + 10% VAT):
  • 2 coffee breaks, softdrinks and a lunch snack in the value of 30 EUR.
  • Entrance fee (14 EUR).
  • Service fee (6 EUR).

Please do not hesitate to contact us for further information using the contact details below.

Kind regards,
Your organizing committee for the ERCA EXPERT DAY
Schedule (subject to change)
Lecturers speak in their native language with translation into Spanish.
Time Topic Presenter
10:30 h Opening and welcome ceremony. Visit the manufacturers and have a morning coffee.
11:00-11:45 h Standardisation/ Norming Nick Moriarty (United Kingdom)
11:45-12:30 h Wood & Pole Safety Daniel Dommaschk (Spain)
Paul de Gast (Netherlands)
12:30-14:00 h Networking lunch and visit the manufacturers.
14:00-14:45 h a) ERCA – Opportunities & Certification
b) The norm & criteria how to select an inspector?
  • Which kind of inspection bodies are on the market and what
    you can expect from them.
  • What regulations can be found in the norm EN15567?
  • Annual inspections
  • 1-3 monthly inspections
  • Daily safety checks
  • Follow up after inspections
  • Being well trained from time to time (yearly updates)
  • Proper instructions to clients
  • Management vs. Operation
Frank Schilders (Netherlands)
14:45-15:30 h PPE Inspection & Documentation Xavier Samsó, PETZL (Spain)
15:30-16:00 h Afternoon coffee, networking and visit the manufacturers.
16:00-16:30 h Mega-Ziplines: Concepts & safety Nick Moriarty (United Kingdom)
17:30 h Closing ceremony and visit the manufacturers.