IAAPA Expo Asia 2019 Returns to Shanghai, China, 11-14 June

IAAPA Expo Asia 2019 Returns to Shanghai, China, 11-14 June

IAAPA Hosted a Preview Press Conference Today to Announces Expo Highlights

SHANGHAI, China (9 May 2019) – IAAPA, the global association for the attractions industry,hosted a press conference today of IAAPA Expo Asia 2019 (formerly Asian Attractions Expo),as IAAPA executive, attractions industry leaders, and industry media gather to preview the Expo.Scheduled to take place 11-14 June 2019 at the Shanghai New International Expo Centre,IAAPA Expo Asia is returning to Shanghai, China for the first time since 2016. More than 8,500global amusement park and attractions industry professionals from more than 60 countries andregions will gather to buy, learn, and network at the largest international conference and tradeshow for the multibillion-dollar attractions industry in Asia. The 13,000-net-square-meter tradeshow floor will feature innovations from more than 400 exhibiting companies displaying thelatest products and services designed to help attractions and leisure industry professionalsmake new connections and grow their businesses.  

“We are excited to return to Shanghai for IAAPA Expo Asia,” said June Ko, executive directorand vice president of IAAPA Asia Pacific Operations. “Attendees will experience the largesttrade show floor in this event’s history. We’ve expanded the conference with more networkingevents, a robust education conference, and developed new opportunities for students andyoung professionals to learn more about the attractions industry. IAAPA Expo Asia is the placewhere the global attractions industry comes together to connect, learn, and grow.”

During a preview of IAAPA Expo Asia, attractions industry leaders shared market insights andthe latest culture and tourism developments in Shanghai. Speakers included:

  • Joe Schott, president and general manager, Shanghai Disney Resort
  • Luke Riley, chairman, IAAPA Asia Pacific Advisory Committee; IAAPA Board Member;and senior vice president, International Development, Village Roadshow

June Ko, executive director and vice president of IAAPA Asia Pacific Operations

Education Conference Program
The Education program at IAAPA Expo Asia takes place over four days of theconference, where attendees can take part in more than 10 general education sessionson a wide range of topics including facility operations, marketing, public relations andcommunications, entertainment, government relations, security and safety, informationtechnology, food and beverage, merchandise and games, human resources, and more.

Special Events and Networking Opportunities
Attendees can take part in exclusive special events during IAAPA Expo Asia:

  • 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, president and general manager, ShanghaiDisney Resort (13 June)
  • Lunch and Learn: Building A Successful Global Entertainment Business FeaturingMichael Croaker, head of entertainment, Village Roadshow Theme Parks (13 June) 
  • Operators’ Reception (13 June)
  • Young Professionals Reception at The Shanghai Dungeon (13 June)
  • (4) exclusive EDUTours to Hello Kitty Shanghai Times; Shanghai Natural HistoryMuseum; Safety and Environmental Affairs at Shanghai Disney Resort; and Food andBeverage, Safety, and Service at Shanghai Disney Resort.

    Registration Now Open for Press and Attendees
    Press registration to attend and cover IAAPA Expo Asia is now open. Members of the press canapply for credentials online at: www.IAAPA.org/expos/iaapa-expo-asia/press

    To register for IAAPA Expo Asia, visit www.IAAPA.org/IAAPAExpoAsia.

    About IAAPA Expo Asia
    Since 1997, IAAPA Expo Asia (formerly Asian Attractions Expo) has been the premierinternational event for the multibillion-dollar leisure and attractions industry in the Asia Pacificregion. IAAPA Expo Asia takes place at the Shanghai New International Expo Centre inShanghai, China 11-14 June, and includes an 13,000-net-square-meter trade show floor, acomprehensive industry education program, networking events, and visits to some of theregion's premier attractions. More than 8,500 attractions industry professionals from more than60 countries and regions will participate in the 2019 event. @IAAPAHQ #IAAPAShanghaiAbout IAAPAIAAPA is a diverse and dynamic community of global attractions professionals. As the largestinternational trade association for permanently located attractions, IAAPA unifies the attractionscommunity, connects people to learn and grow together, and strives to promote the highestprofessional standards for excellence and safety around the world.

    Founded in 1918, IAAPA represents more than 6,000 attraction, supplier, and individualmembers from more than 100 countries and regions. Members include professionals fromamusement 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 orconnect through social media channels: @IAAPAHQ #IAAPA.

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

    In Chinese:
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