In Brief


Maribeth Bisienere, senior vice president of Disney Springs, ESPN Wide World of Sports, Water Parks, and Mini-Golf, was a speaker during Monday’s Lunch and Learn session. Her name was misspelled in Tuesday’s Show Daily. We regret this error.

Support GKTW at Expo

Give Kids The World (GKTW), located in nearby Kissimmee, Florida, is a resort that brings children with life-threatening illnesses and their families from all over the world to Central Florida for a week of rest and fun visiting area attractions. You can help GKTW in multiple ways at this year’s Expo.

Participate in the IAAPA Footprints From the Heart 5K Fun Run and Walk at Give Kids The World Village on Thursday, Nov. 17, at 6:45 a.m. Run past the world’s largest “Candy Land” game at Matthew’s Boundless Playground, wave hello to families staying at the resort, and high-five some of the Village’s most lovable characters. Individuals can run, walk, or cheer for $35. Teams of five or more can participate for $30 each. Register on the show floor at GKTW (Booth #3431).

Attendees of the run can also enter a Chance-to-Win one of five packages from Six Flags, Cedar Fair, Universal Orlando Resort, Walt Disney World, and SeaWorld Orlando.

At the GKTW booth, attendees can try making a hole-in-one to be entered to win a drawing for a grand prize. One putt is $10, three putts are $20, and five putts are $30.

Exhibiting companies can donate product to GKTW. Additional information will be distributed to each booth during the week.

Tickets Still Available for Walt Disney World EDUTour

IAAPA EDUTours offer a behind-the-scenes look at some of the area’s legendary attractions. Tickets are still available for “Walt Disney World’s Transportation Operations, a Behind-the-Scenes Look.” In an average day, Walt Disney World transports more people than many large cities. Attendees will learn how Disney incorporates transit industry strategies into their world-class service structure.

The EDUTour takes place Friday, 11:30 a.m. to 4:30 p.m.

Voting for People’s Choice Best Booth Exhibitor Award Now Open

Attendees can help make their favorite booth a winner at IAAPA Attractions Expo 2016 by voting for the People’s Choice Best Booth Exhibitor Award. Paper ballots are available at IAAPA Central (Booth #3831). Attendees can also vote online through the IAAPA Expos Mobile App or Voting is open through the conclusion of the trade show Friday, Nov. 18. One vote per attendee (exhibitors are ineligible). Remember to consider all elements including booth design, branding, staffing, and overall appeal.

Got Badge Ribbons?

Badge ribbons help fellow attendees quickly understand your place in the industry and at Expo. IAAPA offers ribbons for your area of the industry, tenure as a member, winning awards, committee members, sponsors, and more. Visit Member Registration on the South Concourse to claim your ribbon.


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