The Attractions Industry’s Premier Event in Asia Returns to Shanghai 11-14 June at the Shanghai New International Expo Centre

Registration Now Open for IAAPA Expo Asia 2019 in Shanghai, China

22 February 2019

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The Attractions Industry’s Premier Event in Asia Returns to Shanghai 11-14 June at the Shanghai New International Expo Centre 


ORLANDO, Fla., US (Feb. 21, 2019) – IAAPA, the global association for the attractions industry, has announced registration is now open for IAAPA Expo Asia 2019 (formerly Asian Attractions Expo). This year’s event will be held at the Shanghai New International Expo Centre in Shanghai, China, 11-14 June 2019. More than 8,500 global amusement park and attractions industry professionals from more than 60 countries and regions will gather to buy, learn, and network at the largest international conference and trade show for the multibillion-dollar attractions industry in Asia. The 11,000-net-square-meter trade show floor will feature innovations from more than 300 exhibiting companies displaying the latest products and services designed to take the guest experience to the next level.


In-depth Learning and Education Programs 

Throughout IAAPA Expo Asia, attendees can take part in an array of general education sessions on a wide range of topics including facility operations, marketing, public relations and communications, entertainment, government relations, security and safety, information technology, food and beverage, merchandise and games, human resources, and more. In-depth learning opportunities include:


•IAAPA Institute for Attractions Managers  9-11 June

This professional development program is designed for leaders with five or fewer years of experience in attractions management. The two-and-a-half-day program offers a blend of classroom instruction led by experts, case study examinations, and small group presentations that address finance, marketing, leadership, facility operations, safety, and revenue operations.


•IAAPA Safety Institute 11 June

This program provides an opportunity for attractions owners and operators to learn about the latest developments and best practices in ride safety standards, loss prevention, risk management, ride design, and safety compliance.


All educational offerings at IAAPA Expo Asia 2019 are eligible for credit toward IAAPA Certification, the official mark of professional achievement in the global attractions industry. 


Special Events and Networking Opportunities

International attendees will also exchange ideas and connect with industry professionals during the following special events:

•Opening Ceremony at  Shanghai New International Expo Centre (12 June)

•Opening Night Reception at Shanghai Haichang Ocean Park (12 June)

•Leadership Breakfast Featuring Joe Schott from Shanghai Disneyland (13 June)

•Lunch and Learn: Speaker details to be announced soon. (13 June)

•Operators’ Reception (13 June)

•Young Professionals Reception at The Shanghai Dungeon (13 June)

•(4) EDUTours to Hello Kitty Shanghai Times; Shanghai Natural History Museum; Safety and Environmental Affairs at Shanghai Disney Resort; and Food and Beverage, Safety, and Service at Shanghai Disney Resort.  


Registration Now Open

The listed events are confirmed as of press time. New education sessions and speaker details continue to be added. To learn more about IAAPA Expo Asia 2019, the education offerings, complete schedule of events, and to register, visit www.IAAPA.org/IAAPAExpoAsia.   


About IAAPA Expo Asia

Since 1997, IAAPA Expo Asia (formerly Asian Attractions Expo) has been the premier international event for the multibillion-dollar leisure and attractions industry in the Asia Pacific region. IAAPA Expo Asia takes place at the Shanghai New International Expo Centre in Shanghai, China 11-14 June, and includes an 11,000-net-square-meter trade show floor, a comprehensive industry education program, networking events, and visits to some of the region's premier attractions. More than 8,500 attractions industry professionals from more than 60 countries and regions will participate in the 2019 event. 


About IAAPA 

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 and regions. 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 and North America office are located 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. 


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Media Contacts:

PressOffice@IAAPA.org or +1 703/299-5127

Susan Storey: SStorey@IAAPA.org or +1 321/319-7615

Lesley Harris: LHarris@IAAPA.org or +1 321/319-7616

Flora Lau: flora.lau@baobab-tree-event.com

Vivian Yu: vivian.yu@baobab-tree-event.com

In Chinese: 

Candy He: candy.he@baobab-tree-event.com

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