KidZania is mindful of cultural nuances, says Xavier López Ancona
The founder and president of global brand of indoor theme parks on the importance of India as a market and teaming up with the private and public sector to offer edutainment
New Delhi: Xavier López Ancona believes children around the world behave and play largely the same way. And he knows why. The founder and president of KidZania, the global brand of indoor theme parks or mini-cities which allow children to role play and have their own unique language, money and rules, spent his last year visiting the competition—220 theme parks across the world, to be precise, to see what they were doing. In an interview, he talks about partnering with the private and public sectors, why they are trying to inculcate entrepreneurship in children, and the company’s role in bringing about social change.