1 September 2016 

IAAPA Safety Institute

Osaka, Japan

2 September 2016
IAAPA Asia Pacific

Networking Event

Osaka, Japan


1 September 2016
IAAPA Safety Institute - Osaka, Japan 

Safety is the attractions industry’s number one priority: safety for guests, safety for employees, and the safe operation and maintenance of plant and equipment. The IAAPA Safety Institute provides an opportunity for attractions operators and owners to examine these issues and learn about the latest developments and best practices in ride standards, loss prevention, risk management, ride design and, safety compliance issues.

According to the IAAPA Global Theme and Amusement Park Outlook 2015-2019, attendance in the Asia-Pacific region will be 540 million by 2019 – accounting for 45% of global attendance, up from 41% in 2014. Theme park spending in the region will be US$19 billion, an increase of 8% over 2014. More than 80 percent of the increase in 2014 was generated in Japan and China, the two largest markets. Japan will experience moderate growth at 6.4%, coming off three years in a row with new projects hitting the market. Japan benefited from the opening of the Wizarding World of Harry Potter at Universal Studios Japan ®.

Take a unique look into the Japanese market and share best practices with your industry peers in IAAPA’s Safety Institute in Osaka Japan! IAAPA and JAMMA (Japan Amusement Machinery Manufacturers Association) collaborate in making our industry safer. Join us on 1 September 2016 for our Safety Institute!

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Universal Studio Japan ® (Osaka, Japan)


09:00 – 17:00

  • Standards and adoption of ASTM
    Jim Seay, ICAE, Chairman, IAAPA Global Safety Committee and President, Premier Rides
  • Operations Safety: General safety basics
    Doug Akers, ICAE, Director, Operations, International Operations, Universal Parks & Resorts
  • Luncheon
  • Safety in Japan  
    Satoshi Matsuo, Universal Studios Japan
  • Maintenance Safety
    Jim Seay, ICAE, Chairman, IAAPA Global Safety Committee and President, Premier Rides


Jim Seay, ICAE, Chairman, IAAPA Global Safety Committee and President, Premier Rides

Doug Akers, ICAE Director, Operations, International Operations, Universal Parks & Resorts

Satoshi Matsuo, Engineering Manager, Universal Studios Japan 

2 September 2016
IAAPA Asia Pacific Networking Event - Osaka, Japan

Please also take advantage of a UNIQUE OPPORTUNITY to make new connections with fellow operators to suppliers from across the globe on Friday, 2 September, go to the Back-of-House of the 2 most famous rides in USJ® - the Ride and The Amazing Adventures of Spider-Man.  The world's best attraction and the first to win world's best ride award 7 consecutive years has been transformed into a whole new experience with the addition of "4K3D" technology.

On 2 September, network and mingle with your industry peers and make new connections after a fun and educational tour of Universal Studios Japan® .

Space is limited for both events, so secure your registration online before 31 July 2016!


Universal Studios Japan ®  (Osaka, Japan)
1:00pm – 6:00pm

  • Universal RE-BOOOOOOOORN Parade Celebration
  • Back-of-House Tour (The Amazing Adventures of Spider-Man - The Ride 4K3D, Hollywood Dream - The Ride, Universal RE-BOOOOOOOORN Parade)
  • Rides Experience (The Flying Dinosaur + Harry Potter and the Forbidden Journey in 4K3D)
  • Networking Reception
Coaches will be arranged to pick up / drop off in Osaka Station to/from Universal Studios Japan ®  on both dates (1 and 2 September ). Details will be sent to registrants in confirmation email.

Simultaneous interpretation from/to English to/from Japanese will be provided.

Registration Deadline
31 July 2016

Recommended Hotels
(1) Hilton Osaka
530-0001, Osaka, 8-8, Umeda 1-chome, Kita-ku, Japan
TEL: +81-6-6347-7111

(2) The Ritz-Carlton, Osaka
2-5-25 Umeda Kita-ku, Osaka, 530-0001 Japan
TEL: +81-6-6343-7000

(3) Hotel Granvia Osaka
3-1-1, Umeda, Kita-Ku, Osaka 530-0001, Japan

(4) Hotel Monterey Osaka
3-3-45, Umeda, Kita-Ku, Osaka 530-0001, Japan

(5) Hearton Hotel Nishiumeda
3-3-55, Umeda, Kita-Ku, Osaka 530-0001, Japan

(6) Osaka Daiichi Hotel
1-9-20, Umeda, Kita-Ku, Osaka 530-0001, Japan

Hotel booking is subject to availability.

Visa Application
If you are unsure whether you may need a visa to Japan, please check here:

If you need assistance in getting a visa invitation letter for visa application, please contact Kim Tse at +852 2538 8799 or by email to ktse@IAAPA.org.

For applicants holding a China passport:
Other languages: http://www.mofa.go.jp/about/emb_cons/over/multi.html

General enquiries
Should you have any enquiries about the events, you are most welcome to contact Ms Karen Kong at +852 2538 8299 or by email at kkong@iaapa.org 

For Japanese enquiries, please contact JAMMA at +81-3-3556-5522 or email at sakai@jamma.or.jp 











IAAPA Safety Institute

1 September 2016

IAAPA Asia Pacific Networking Event

2 September 2016

Both Events

1-2 September 2016

IAAPA Member

US$ 99







Group of 5 or more *




*please contact Karen Kong for more information

Registration fee includes:
IAAPA Safety Institute tuition and participant materials, luncheon, coffee breaks, *networking reception, and transportation from Osaka Station to Universal Studios Japan ®.


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Participation in the IAAPA Safety Institute in Osaka, Japan earns you 4 continuing education (CE) hours applicable toward an IAAPA certification. 


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