IATP Raising Standards for the Trampoline Park Industry at 7 th Annual Conference & Trade Show

IATP LOGOThe International Association of Trampoline Parks (IATP) held their 7th Annual Conference & Trade Show at the New Orleans Marriott, New Orleans, LA – September 23-25th welcoming over 500 trampoline park owners, operators and suppliers.

Highlights of the event included the first Trampoline Court Inspector Certification Program, developed under the IATP Service Corp. This program was held in conjunction with the IATP’s Conference. Attendees who met eligibility requirements, participated in a peer review session and attended an off-site trampoline park interactive walk-through, will receive recognition as an Approved IATP Service Corporation Trampoline Court Inspector. By 2021, IATP trampoline park members will be required to pass a third-party inspection by an approved IATP Inspector that meets the minimum identified requirements of ASTM F2970-17.

The IATP plans to launch a consumer awareness campaign Let’s Get Jumping. Parents, educators, youth group leaders and jumpers can visit www.letsgetjumping.com, in an effort to highlight the health benefits as well as help provide an understanding as to what they should look for, and what questions to ask before they jump at a trampoline park.

The IATP enhanced their member benefits this year, announcing an insurance solution for all members worldwide. In addition to the ongoing domestic partnership with Haas & Wilkerson, IATP members globally can benefit through a partnership with Tower Insurance Brokers.

The IATP expanded training opportunities at this year’s event, offering Rebound Therapy Training & Certification which provides trampoline parks the ability to open their parks to guests with disabilities. In the coming months the industry trade association will launch an online Court Monitor Training Program offering additional resources and training opportunities.

Two new board members were elected at this year’s event. Both will work to move the industry forward globally. Joining the board are Courtney Skallerup, EVP Operations – Altitude Trampoline Parks and Luke Shaheen, Managing Partner, Apex Active Entertainment Group.

The 2nd Annual Golden Spring Awards were held during the event recognizing the best in the industry. Awards were presented in the following categories:

IATP Leadership Award: JUMP House, Germany

Awarded to the trampoline park who best embodies the spirit and mission of the IATP

IATP Community Service Award: Air Insanity, Rochester, MN

Awarded to the trampoline park who demonstrated exceptional work with a charity or community partner

IATP Exhibitor of the Year: Active8

Awarded to the exhibitor receiving most attendee votes

IATP Person of the Year: Arch Adams, Founder of Fun Spot

Awarded to an individual who has made tremendous contributions to the indoor trampoline park industry

The International Association of Trampoline Parks (IATP) is a 501(c)(6) industry trade association whose purpose is to promote optimally safe operations, facilitate commercial success and stimulate growth of the trampoline park industry.

For more information about the association, visit www.indoortrampolineparks.org. Membership inquiries should be directed to Bethany Evans, Executive VP, at 717-910-4534 or email Bethany@indoortrampolineparks.org. The IATP will hold three regional summits throughout Europe in April of 2020, and their 8th Annual Conference & Trade Show in Las Vegas, NV September 20 – 22, 2020. For more information about Rebound Therapy visit: www.reboundtherapy.org For more information about Tower Insurance Brokers visit: www.towerinsurancebrokers.co.uk #

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