IAAPA Announces Special Events and Program Schedule for IAAPA Expo Asia 2019

IAAPAEvents include Opening Night Reception at Shanghai Haichang Ocean Park and Leadership Breakfast Keynote Address by Joe Schott from Shanghai Disney Resort

ORLANDO, Fla., US (March 14, 2019) – IAAPA invites attractions industry professionals from around the world to take part in several professional networking opportunities and impactful education programs during IAAPA Expo Asia in Shanghai, China, 11-14 June 2019. More than 8,500 participants are expected to attend the international conference and trade show for the multibillion-dollar global attractions industry to exchange ideas, establish business connections, and learn from international experts.

This year’s special events schedule includes an Opening Night Reception at Shanghai Haichang Ocean Park, and a leadership breakfast featuring a keynote address delivered by Joe Schott, president and general manager of Shanghai Disney Resort. The networking events offered during IAAPA Expo Asia help professionals make new connections, learn industry best practices, and share ideas with colleagues and peers from around the world.

Opening Night Reception at Shanghai Haichang Ocean Park (12 June)
Attendees will celebrate at Shanghai’s newest ocean theme park while networking with industry peers from around the world.

Leadership Breakfast with keynote speaker Joe Schott from Shanghai Disney Resort (13 June)
The annual leadership breakfast provides senior-level attractions industry professionals the opportunity to learn and network with regional and global colleagues. Joe Schott, president and general manager, Shanghai Disney Resort, will deliver this year’s keynote address. A 37-year veteran of The Walt Disney Company, Schott will provide insights on emerging trends and new developments affecting the industry.

Lunch and Learn: Building A Successful Global Entertainment Business (13 June)
This interactive session will feature Michael Croaker, head of entertainment of Village Roadshow Theme Parks, as he shares his insights about the challenges Village Roadshow encounters when integrating different intellectual properties (IP) across various countries, culture, target audiences, and within his organization. Attendees will have the opportunity to ask Croaker questions at the end of the session.

Operators’ Reception (13 June)
Attendees will come together with other operators from the Asia Pacific region to exchange ideas. This event includes discussions about enhancing safety and efficiency operations, motivating employees, and driving profits.

Young Professionals Reception at The Shanghai Dungeon (13 June)
Attendees will explore the newly opened Shanghai Dungeon – a horror house recreating historical urban myths based on real life incidents. A reception will follow the experience.

Editor’s note: Admission to the events listed above require a separate ticket(s) in addition to IAAPA Expo Asia registration. To purchase tickets to these events, and 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 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 will participate in the 2019 event. @IAAPAHQ  #IAAPAShanghai

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. 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.

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