World traveller and connoisseur of roadside food stalls, Anthony heads up our global business development efforts. If your project requires big picture thinking and strong leadership in an ever-evolving world marketplace, Anthony is the calm, thoughtful person you want on your team.
It didn’t take Anthony long to know that entertainment design was his calling. Almost as soon as he graduated from landscape architecture (1987), he was working for FORREC on one of our longest standing client relationships. Nearly thirty years later, he’s still our biggest champion for the potential of entertainment design and developing long-term client relationships for brands such as LEGOLAND, Samsung Everland and Chimelong Group. Anthony no sooner returns from Abu Dhabi than he’s off to China or India. His sophisticated understanding of different regions, cultural nuances and the opportunities for entertainment design worldwide are invaluable to our clients. (Plus he always knows which back alley is the best place to get great food.) Anthony is also a board member for the Themed Entertainment Association (TEA) Asia-Pacific, an international non-profit association representing the world's leading creators, developers, designers and producers of compelling places and experiences.
Inspiration: The people who work at FORREC
Collects: Acoustic guitars (his pride and joy is a custom-built David Wren)
Always on the Hunt For: The hidden finds and back alleys where locals eat
“I can't imagine another industry that provides such artistic and creative freedom. It’s such a pleasure to work with open-minded, enthusiastic talent on a daily basis (both our clients and our team). We’re always raising the bar for each other.”
– Anthony M. Van Dam