IAAPA Expo Asia 2019 Opens in Shanghai, China

A Record-Breaking Trade Show Floor Features More than 400 Exhibiting Companies

Displaying the Latest Innovations to Global Attractions Industry Professionals

iaapa-2019-expo-asiaShanghai, China  – IAAPA Expo Asia 2019 (formerly Asian Attractions Expo), the attractions industry’s premier event in Asia, opens today at the New Shanghai International Expo Centre, Shanghai, China. Hosted by IAAPA, the global association for the attractions industry, IAAPA Expo Asia 2019 will run for three days until 14 June. More than 8,500 attractions industry professionals from more than 60 countries and regions will discover new business opportunities on the expansive trade show floor, learn from international experts during the education conference, and establish valuable connections at various networking events.

IAAPA Expo Asia 2019 features a record-breaking trade show floor with more than 400 exhibiting companies from more than 30 countries and regions exhibiting across more than 13,000 net square meters. Among them, the trade show floor includes more than 60 first- time exhibiting companies. Throughout the event, top international manufacturers and suppliers will debut and unveil new products, services, and technology. Products and services on display include state-of-the-art rides, motion simulators, virtual reality, water attractions, video and skill games, as well as the latest in theming and design, technology applications, food-and-beverage innovations, and more.

“This year’s IAAPA Expo Asia features the largest trade show floor in the event’s history, and we know this reflects the strength of the global attractions industry,” said Hal McEvoy, president and CEO, IAAPA. “We are thrilled to return to Shanghai and bring together industry professionals from around the world. IAAPA is committed to providing global programs and Expos to help inspire members so that they can succeed and continue to grow.”

Shanghai’s leading attractions featured during special events
In addition to the expansive trade show floor, IAAPA Expo Asia attendees can also take part in extensive learning and networking opportunities and special events. Joe Schott, president and CEO, Shanghai Disney Resort, will deliver a keynote speech during the Expo’s Leadership Breakfast on 13 June.

In addition, exclusive events will take place at leading attractions in Shanghai, including the Opening Night Reception in the evening of 12 June, when 500+ industry professionals will mingle with each other and enjoy lively entertainment at Shanghai Haichang Ocean Park, the newest and award-winning marine park in Shanghai. Other featured attractions include Shanghai Disney Resort, Shanghai Natural History Museum, and Hello Kitty Shanghai Times during EDUTours, and the Shanghai Dungeon during the Young Professional Reception.

Expert-led, diverse education sessions share new trends
IAAPA Expo Asia 2019 offers more than 10 general education sessions with in-depth programs led by leading industry professionals from around the world, including executives from Walt Disney Parks and Resorts, Universal Beijing Resort, OCT Happy Valley, AECOM, Whitewater, Sanderson, and more. Session topics will cover theme entertainment, visual media technology, safety innovation, creative design, data-driven modeling, marketing, operation, human resources, and other hot subjects.

On-site registration is available for industry professionals and members of the press throughout the duration of IAAPA Expo Asia. To learn more, visit IAAPA Expo Asia 2019.

IAAPA Expo Asia 2019 is generously supported by industry sponsors from around the world. This year’s Expo sponsors include:

Platinum Sponsors 
APEX Parks and Entertainment Services, Brogent Technologies, Inc., DOF Robotik A.S., Simtec Asia Co., Ltd., and Vekoma Rides Manufacturing B.V.

Gold Sponsors 
EagleVision Entertainment Studios, Gateway Ticketing Systems, Inc., Kraftwerk, PGAV Destinations, PicSolve International Ltd., Pictureworks Pte Ltd, ProSlide Technology, and Wärtsilä Entertainment

Silver Sponsors
accesso, iPlayCO, JRA, Legacy Entertainment, Polin Waterparks, The Producers Group, VAHLE, and WhiteWater

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 from 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 and regions 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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