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

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


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

ORLANDO, Fla., US (Feb. 21, 2019)​ – IAAPA, ​ the global association for the attractionsindustry, ​ has announced registration is now open for ​IAAPA Expo Asia 2019​ (formerly AsianAttractions Expo). This year’s event will be held at the Shanghai New International Expo Centrein Shanghai, China, 11-14 June 2019. More than 8,500 ​ global amusement park and attractionsindustry professionals from more than 60 countries and regions will gather to buy, learn, andnetwork at the largest international conference and trade show for the multibillion-dollarattractions industry in Asia. ​ The 11,000-net-square-meter trade show floor will featureinnovations from more than 300 exhibiting companies displaying the latest products andservices 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 educationsessions on 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. In-depthlearning opportunities include:


●IAAPA Institute for Attractions Managers

9-11 June


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


●IAAPA Safety Institute

11 June


This program provides an opportunity for attractions owners and operators to learn aboutthe latest developments and best practices in ride safety standards, loss prevention, riskmanagement, 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 attractionsindustry.


Special Events and Networking Opportunities


International attendees will also exchange ideas and connect with industry professionals duringthe 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; Safetyand 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 detailscontinue to be added. To learn more about IAAPA Expo Asia 2019, the education offerings,complete schedule of events, and to register, visit ​​.


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 11,000-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 #IAAPAShanghai




AAPA 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 ​​ orconnect through social media channels: @IAAPAHQ #IAAPA.


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