Premier Conference and Trade Show for the Global Attractions Industry to Take Place Nov. 12-16 at the Orange County Convention Center
IAAPA Press Release:
ORLANDO, Fla., US (May 31, 2018) – The International Association of Amusement Parks and Attractions (IAAPA) today announced registration is now open for IAAPA Attractions Expo 2018 at the Orange County Convention Center in Orlando, Florida, Nov. 12-16, 2018. More than 35,000 global amusement park and attractions industry professionals from more than 100 countries will gather to buy, learn, and network at the largest international conference and trade show for the global attractions industry. This year's Expo will celebrate the association's 100th anniversary with more than 1,000 exhibiting companies showcasing the latest innovations, countless networking opportunities connecting professionals from around the world, and hundreds of industry experts leading inspiring discussions.
The global attractions industry market has an estimated $360 billion global economic impact. IAAPA Attractions Expo 2018 brings together international attractions industry professionals, decision makers, and visionaries from all segments including manufacturers and suppliers and owners and operators of theme and amusement parks, water parks, family entertainment centers, zoos, aquariums, science centers, museums, and resorts.
Expansive Trade Show Floor
The trade show floor will fill 560,000 net square feet of exhibit space with exhibiting companies displaying the latest products and services in 125 different categories. For the first time in Expo history, the show floor will extend beyond the walls of the convention center into outdoor structures created just for the event. Dubbed "Exploration Station," this area created new exhibit space for more than 100 exhibiting companies.
Robust Education Conference and In-Depth Learning
In addition to new ideas and attractions industry solutions, IAAPA Attractions Expo 2018 will offer more than 100 educational experiences on a wide range of topics, behind-the-scenes educational tours (EDUTours) at local Orlando-area attractions, constituency lunches, and professional development institutes. Learn more about the conference program details: www.IAAPA.org/IAAPAAttractionsExpoEducation
Special Events and Networking Opportunities
Attendees will also exchange ideas and connect with industry professionals during more than 50 networking events, including signature Expo events, networking events for member constituencies and regions, the annual IAAPA awards programs, and fundraising events benefiting Give Kids The World Village. In celebration of IAAPA's centennial anniversary, an exciting finale event, IAAPA Celebrates, will be held at Universal Studios Florida. Additional details will be released in the coming weeks. Learn more about the complete schedule of special events and register now: www.IAAPA.org/IAAPAAttractionsExpoSchedule
Please note: Admission to many special events requires a separate ticket in addition to registration. Capacity is limited. Attendees are encouraged to register early as events sell out.
Press Registration Now Open
Press registration to attend and cover Expo is now open. Members of the press can apply for credentials online at: www.IAAPA.org/IAAPAAttractionsExpo2018Press
Celebrating its 100th anniversary in 2018, the International Association of Amusement Parks and Attractions (IAAPA) began as an advocacy office in 1918. Since that time, IAAPA has become the largest international trade association for permanently located attractions dedicated to the preservation and prosperity of the global attractions industry. As a non-profit organization, IAAPA represents more than 5,300 attraction, supplier, and individual members from more than 100 countries. Members include professionals from amusement parks, theme parks, attractions; water parks, resorts; family entertainment centers; zoos, aquariums; science centers, museums; and industry manufacturers and suppliers. IAAPA helps members improve their efficiency, marketing, safety, and profitability while maintaining the highest possible professional standards in the industry worldwide.
The association's global headquarters is in Orlando, Florida, US. The non-profit organization maintains offices in Brussels, Belgium; Hong Kong, China; Shanghai, China; Mexico City, Mexico, and Alexandria, Virginia, US. To learn more, visit www.IAAPA.org