Expanded Education Conference and Learning Opportunities Offered at IAAPA Expo Asia 2019

Registration Now Open for Attractions Industry’s Premier Event in Asia Featuring Diverse Education Sessions and In-Depth Programs
iaapa-2019-expo-asiaORLANDO, Fla., US (17 May 2019) – Global attractions industry professionals will gather in Shanghai, China, 11-14 June 2019, to learn from global industry experts during the robust education conference offered at IAAPA Expo Asia 2019 (formerly Asian Attractions Expo). The conference, which takes place at the Shanghai New International Expo Centre is owned and produced by IAAPA, the global association for the attractions industry.
Expo participants can take part in an expanded education conference that includes more than 10 general education sessions covering a wide range of subjects including safety, marketing plans, revenue operations, human resources, visual media technology, data mining, and more. All sessions will be simultaneously translated in English and Mandarin Chinese, and attendees are eligible to receive eight (8) credit hours toward IAAPA Certification, the official mark of professional achievement in the global attractions industry.
Attractions industry leaders from around the world will share their knowledge and insights with conference attendees. Notable speakers include:
Jana Blackbourn, human resources manager, Luna Park Sydney
Mark Shaw, Shaw Thing Consulting 
Michael Croaker, head of entertainment, Village Roadshow Theme Parks
Shaun McKeogh, ICAE, founder and president, Attractions Academy
Mainland China
Alan Kwok, director of park operations, Shanghai Disney Resort
Chef Alan Orreal, culinary director, Shanghai Disney Resort
Chris Yoshi, vice president of economics and global director of Leisure + Culture Asia, AECOM
Doug Akers, senior director, Park Operations, Universal Beijing 
Joe Relich, vice president of technical services, Universal Beijing Resort 
Joe Schott, president and general manager, Shanghai Disney Resort
Leafy Li, manager, environmental affairs, Shanghai Disney Resort
Paul Pei, president, ParkAD LLC – Advisor to Theme Parks
Phil Hong, senior manager, safety, fire, and health, Shanghai Disney Resort
Shan Zong, Chinese country manager, Pro Forma Advisors LLC
William Liu, general manager, Sanderson Group 
Macau SAR, China
Yik Ho, assistant vice president of resort services, Galaxy Entertainment Group

Keiji Maeda, general manager, Panasonic Corporation
Steve Tatham, vice president and general manager, Universal Studios Japan
J. Hong Low, founder and executive director, AGC Sports & Equipment
Jose “Blue” Reyna III, ICAE, head of park operations division, Enchanted Kingdom 
Mika Nur Faezah, regional director, JNELC Asia
Wendi Teoh, show creator, APES
Chris Perry, CEO, Icon Global Partners Limited
United States
Cecil Magpuri, founder, Falcon’s Creative Group
Craig Hanna, chief creative officer, Thinkwell Group
Erik Beard, managing member and general counsel, International Ride Training LLC
Franceen Gonzales, executive vice president, business development, WhiteWater West Industries
Ken Wheatley, senior director, global business development, Christie Digital  
Mark Dvorchark, managing partner, Pro Forma Advisors LLC
Randy Ewing, vice president of design, Thinkwell Asia
Shawn McCoy, 
vice president, Jack Rouse Associates
Anna Danau, managing director, Hospitality Intelligence
Victor Danau, director of operations and development, Asia Pacific region, Ripley Entertainment  

Please note: General education sessions are included with registration for IAAPA members. Nonmembers require an additional fee.

In-depth Learning and Multi-Day Offerings
Attendees can also participate in additional in-depth learning programs during IAAPA Institute for Attractions Managers and IAAPA Safety Institute. 
IAAPA Institute for Attractions Managers 
Taking place 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. Participants present throughout all sessions earn 16 credit hours toward IAAPA Certification.
IAAPA Safety Institute 
On 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. This program is eligible for credit toward IAAPA Certification. Participants earn four credit hours toward IAAPA Certification. 
Please note: IAAPA Institute for Attractions Managers and IAAPA Safety Institute each require a separate fee.

Registration Now Open for Press and Attendees
Press registration to attend and cover IAAPA Expo Asia is now open. Members of the press can apply 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 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 a 13,000-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. 

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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