Record-Breaking Trade Show Featuring More than 600 Exhibiting Companies Highlights What’s New in the Attractions Industry
IAAPA Europe Press Release:
IAAPA Expo Europe (formerly Euro Attractions Show), the largest international conference and trade show for the leisure and attractions industry in the Europe, Middle East, Africa (EMEA) region, opens today at the Paris Expo Porte De Versailles.
Hosted by IAAPA, the global association for the attractions industry, this year’s event features the largest show floor in the event’s history with more than 600 exhibiting companies across 17,500+ net square meters of exhibition space. More than 15,000 leisure, tourism, and entertainment professionals from more than 100 countries are expected to discover new business opportunities, learn from global experts, and establish valuable professional connections.
“We are excited to return to “the city of light” for IAAPA Expo Europe,” said Hal McEvoy, president and CEO, IAAPA. “The many attractions around Paris reflect the vast diversity of the global attractions industry. Much of that diversity will be represented here this week on the expansive trade show floor. We look forward to a conference filled with innovation, learning, and connection.”
Unique Special Events and Extensive Speaker Line-Up
In addition to a record-breaking trade show floor, IAAPA Expo Europe features an extensive speaker line-up of industry innovators and offers diverse networking events at leading French attractions.
Special events include the Opening Reception at Jardin d'Acclimatation, located in the heart of Paris, on 17 Sept., and the Leadership Breakfast on 18 Sept. featuring Nicolas de Villiers, président of Puy du Fou.
Prominent leaders of European park groups will share their insights and perspectives on the French amusement park market while providing strategies and approaches to industry trends and challenges during the Lunch and Learn: What’s Next for the French Attractions Industry. On 18 Sept., the Lunch and Learn: Eye on the Middle East and Africa Attractions Industry will feature industry leaders discussing the latest developments in the Middle East and Africa regions.
During Future Feature: The Future of Disneyland Paris on 19 Sept., Daniel Delcourt, chief operating officer for Disneyland Paris and David Wilson, Walt Disney Imagineering site leader for Disneyland Paris, will share a look into the future of the resort.
News from the Trade Show Floor
IAAPA Expo Europe is where attractions industry news happens! Will host press conferences and announce what’s new, what’s now and what’s next for their companies. Press conferences include:
Tuesday, September 17
- 12:00 p.m. – IAAPA Press Office
Europa Park will provide an update on its new water world, Rulantica.
- 1:00 p.m. – Booth #1624
TrioTech will announce its newest business partnership.
- 1:45 p.m. – Booth #1930
Zamperla will share what is new for the company.
- 2:30 p.m. – Booth #1230
Sally Dark Rides will announce details about its new partnership with Aardman Animations.
- 3:15 p.m. – IAAPA Press Office
ECA2 will announce the company’s new ground-breaking, immersive spectacle to debut in China.
- 4:00 p.m. – Booth #2424
Simworx will announce the launch of its new Automated Guidance Vehicle Dark Ride and Mini Flying Theatre attraction.
Wednesday, September 18
- 11:15 a.m. – Booth #1933
Groupe AEROPHILE will announce plans for its newest location of AEROBAR.
- 2:00 p.m. – IAAPA Theatre on the Trade Show Floor
SPREE Interactive will announce what is new for the company.
About IAAPA Expo Europe
IAAPA Expo Europe is owned and produced by IAAPA and is EMEA's largest international conference and trade show dedicated to the attractions industry. IAAPA Expo Europe is managed by the IAAPA Europe, Middle East and Africa office, under the direction of the IAAPA EMEA Regional Advisory Committee, and the IAAPA EMEA Manufacturers and Suppliers Subcommittee. IAAPA Expo Europe is the premier trade show and conference in Europe for the leisure, attractions, and entertainment industries. @IAAPAEMEA #IAAPAExpos
IAAPA is a diverse and dynamic community of global attractions professionals. As the largest international trade association for permanently located attractions, IAAPA unifies the attractions community, connects people to learn and grow together, and strives to promote the highest professional standards for excellence and safety around the world.
Founded in 1918, IAAPA represents more than 6,000 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, manufacturers, and suppliers.
The association's global headquarters is in Orlando, Florida, US. IAAPA also maintains offices in Brussels, Belgium; Hong Kong, China; Shanghai, China; Mexico City, Mexico; and Alexandria, Virginia, US. To learn more, visit www.IAAPA.org or connect through social media channels: @IAAPAHQ #IAAPA