Joe Schott to Deliver Keynote Address at IAAPA Expo Asia Leadership Breakfast

Schott to Share Insights on Emerging Trends and New Developments Affecting the Attractions Industry

iaapa-2019-expo-asiaORLANDO, Fla., US (April 16, 2019) – IAAPA, the global association for the attractions industry, has announced Joe Schott, president and general manager, Shanghai Disney Resort, will address attractions industry professionals as the Leadership Breakfast keynote speaker on Thursday, 13 June, during IAAPA Expo Asia 2019.  The attractions industry’s premier event in Asia will take place 11-14 June at the Shanghai New International Expo Centre in Shanghai, China.

Joe Schott, President and General Manager, Shanghai Disney ResortSchott, a 37-year veteran of The Walt Disney Company, will share insights on emerging trends and new developments affecting the attractions industry at this year’s Leadership Breakfast. As president and general manager of Shanghai Disney Resort, Schott leads a dynamic group of cast members across a wide variety of business lines for the world’s newest Disney resort. Prior to his current position, he served as senior vice president of operations for Shanghai Disney Resort and brought a wealth of expertise in park management, operational safety development, and guest service to further enhance the overall guest experience and ensure the resort maintained a best-in-class operation.
The Leadership Breakfast provides senior-level attractions industry professionals the opportunity to learn and network with regional and global colleagues and connect with owners and corporate executives from facilities and suppliers.

Editor’s note: Admission to the Leadership Breakfast requires a separate ticket(s)in addition to IAAPA Expo Asia registration. To purchase tickets, and to register for IAAPA Expo Asia, visit

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

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 or connect through social media channels: @IAAPAHQ #IAAPA.


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