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Location and Date

Shanghai New International Expo Centre

Shanghai New International Expo Center, Shanghai, China
Conference: 11-14 June 2019
Trade Show: 12 - 14 June 2019

Special Events

Online Registration for Asian Attractions Expo 2018 has closed. On-site registration is available at the Hong Kong Convention & Exhibition Centre from 4-8 June 2018.


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Don't miss the exciting special events at Asian Attractions Expo 2018!

Attending the special events at Asian Attractions Expo allows attendees to make valuable, lifelong connections and business partnerships. 

Animal Welfare: Trends, Issues, and Strategies Forum

Opening Ceremony

Opening Night Reception: IAAPA 100th Year Celebration at Ocean Park Hong Kong

Leadership Breakfast Featuring Dr. Allan Zeman 

Lunch and Learn: Developing Successful Ride and Show Entertainment with VR and Projection Mapping

EDUTour: Ocean Park Hong Kong SOLD OUT

Young Professionals Reception

EDUTour: Hong Kong Disneyland SOLD OUT

Post Tour: Danang - Halong, Vietnam SOLD OUT


Animal Welfare: Trends, Issues, and Strategies Forum
Tuesday, 5 June
09:00-15:00
Room S428

Over the past decade, public concern about the welfare and rights of animals has grown exponentially. The implications of these trends are significant and profound for zoos, aquariums, attractions, and parks that display or feature animals. Join Jim Hekkers, retired managing director of the Monterey Bay Aquarium, as he leads a day-long forum exploring the key components of these issues, with a focus on providing actionable information about how organizations can understand, cope with, and proactively manage potential public criticism. 

Speakers: Jim Hekkers, Former Managing Director, Monterey Bay Aquarium, Suzanne Gendron, Executive Director Zoological Operations, Conservation and Education, Ocean Park, Ted Molter, Chief Marketing Officer, San Diego Zoo Global and IAAPA Zoo & Aquarium Committee Chair

Food and Beverage: Buffet lunch and beverage.

Cost: IAAPA Member US$49

Notes: This session is open to IAAPA members only. Must be 18 or older to attend. Separate ticket and Expo badge required to attend.

Translation Services Supported by San Diego Zoo Global

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Opening Ceremony
Wednesday, 6 June
09:20-10:00
IAAPA Theatre Sponsored by Cartoon Network

The Opening Ceremony is the place to kick off Asian Attractions Expo 2018! Start your day by attending this action-packed event to hear updates on what's happening in the Asia Pacific region, enjoy entertainment, and get a sneak preview of what is ahead for the global attractions industry and IAAPA.

Everyone registered for the Expo is invited to attend the Opening Ceremony. No additional ticket is needed but attendees will need to show their Expo badge for admission.

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Platinum Sponsor: Cartoon Network

Cartoon Network 2018

Gold Sponsor: Vekoma Rides Manufacturing BV
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Silver Sponsor: VAHLE

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Opening Night Reception: IAAPA 100th Year Celebration
Wednesday, 6 June
18:00 – 21:30 
Ocean Park Hong Kong

Now that the first day of Asian Attractions Expo 2018 has ended, join us at Ocean Park Hong Kong during this milestone year - our centennial celebration! Attendees are invited to mingle with industry peers from around the globe and enjoy a lively and memorable night.

Transportation: Buses will depart the HKCEC starting at 17:30 and continuing until 18:00 to transport participants to Ocean Park. Buses will depart Ocean Park to return to the HKCEC at 21:00.

Food and Beverage: Hot and cold appetizers, beer, wine, and soft drinks

Cost: IAAPA Members US$109; Nonmembers US$149.

Notes: Must be 18 or older to attend. Separate ticket and Expo badge required to attend.
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Leadership Breakfast Featuring Dr. Allan Zeman
08:15 - 10:00
IAAPA Theatre Sponsored by Cartoon Network

Start your morning with industry professionals and leaders from throughout the Asia-Pacific region and around the world! Enjoy a compelling keynote presentation that will provide insight on emerging trends, new developments, and hot topics affecting the industry. Attendees will be able to connect with owners and corporate executive from facilities to suppliers. 

Speaker: Dr. Allan Zeman, GBM, GBS, JP, Chairman of Lan Kwai Fong Group a major property owner and developer in Hong Kong’s Lan Kwai Fong Area, one of Hong Kong’s most popular tourist and entertainment districts.

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Dr. Allan Zeman, GBM, GBS, JP

Food and Beverage: Buffet breakfast, coffee, and juice.

Cost: IAAPA Members US$69; Nonmembers US$99.

Notes: Must be 18 or older to attend. Separate ticket and Expo badge required to attend.

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Platinum Sponsor: Cartoon Network

Cartoon Network 2018

 Gold Sponsors:
ProSlide, Wartsila
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Silver Sponsors:
accesso, Jack Rouse Associates, VAHLE
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Lunch and Learn: Developing Successful Ride and Show Entertainment with VR and Projection Mapping
Thursday, 7 June
12:30-14:00
IAAPA Theatre Sponsored by Cartoon Network

Attraction technology is evolving at a rapid rate and industry leaders are working hard to stay on top of the hot trends and new developments. Virtual reality (VR) and projection mapping systems are among the cutting edge technologies designers and operators are considering as they create new attractions. Through a variety of case studies, learn how these VR and mapping technologies are evolving in the attractions industry, and examine their strengths and weaknesses. Discover the key design considerations for creating a successful experience.

Speakers:
Dr Vincent Taehyun Park, Director, Director of Strategy & Planning, Everland Resorts, Samsung C&T Corporation; Daniel Perez, Creative Manager, Entertainment Department, Universal Studios Japan; Beomjoon Jung, CEO of Sangwha South Korea

Food and Beverage: Buffet lunch and beverage.

Cost: IAAPA Member US$69; Nonmember US$99.

Notes: Must be 18 or older to attend. Separate ticket and Expo badge required to attend.

Platinum Sponsor: Cartoon Network

Cartoon Network 2018
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EDUTour: Ocean Park Hong Kong
Thursday, 7 June
15:45-19:15
Ocean Park Hong Kong

Get a behind-the-scenes look at how Ocean Park maintains its world-famous cable car attraction and has combined a breath-taking attraction and transformed it into a important transportation system. Explore the virtual reality “Mine Train” maintenance area to learn more about the planning, production, operations, and maintenance that go into keeping this popular attraction operating safely and efficiently.

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Cost:
IAAPA Members US$79

IAAPA Certification: 2 credit hours

Notes: Must be 18 or older to attend. EDUTours are only open to IAAPA members. Separate ticket and Expo badge required to attend. This event is not open to press. 
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Young Professionals Reception
Thursday, 7 June
18:00-20:00

Are you a student or just starting out in your career? Learn proven tips and tricks for successful networking and career advancement and put your skills to work during an immersive speed networking event where you can interact with other young professionals of varying backgrounds and levels of experience. You will benefit from some great peer-to-peer advice and jump-start the development of your industry network of colleagues and friends. Afterwards, continue mingling during a lively reception!

Food and Beverage: Hot and cold appetizers; beer, wine, and soft drinks. 

Cost:
IAAPA Member US$59; Nonmember US$79

Notes: Must be between 18-35 to attend; 21 or older to consume beer or wine. AAE 2018 registration is also required. Space is limited and may sell out. Participants must wear Expo badge and present event ticket for admission.
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EDUTour: Hong Kong Disneyland SOLD OUT
Friday, 8 June
07:30-11:30
Hong Kong Disneyland

Disney's food and beverage program plays a bigger role than simply satisfying its guests appetites. Manfred Wong, Director of Food and Beverage, Hong Kong Disneyland Resort, will share how the resort's creative F&B team prepares and delivers magical dining experiences at the park and three resort hotels.

Attendees will also get a comprehensive look at Iron Man Experience - the first immersive, interactive Marvel-themed ride in a Disney park. Kelly Willis, Executive Creative Director, Walt Disney Imagineering Asia will present how more than 70 Disney Imagineers from Hong Kong contributed their innovative talent to a meeting-of-the-minds, with the international Walt Disney Imagineering team and the Marvel team to create the world first Iron Man-themed area. Board the Expo Edition Iron Wing flight vehicle and fly alongside Iron Man over the Hong Kong skyline for a once-in-a-lifetime adventure.

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Cost:
 IAAPA Members US$79

IAAPA Certification: 2 credit hours

Notes: Must be 18 or older to attend. EDUTours are only open to IAAPA members. Separate ticket and Expo badge required to attend. This event is not open to press.

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Post Tour: Danang - Halong, Vietnam SOLD OUT
Friday, 8 June - Monday 11 June
Danang - Halong, Vietnam 

Friday 8 June 2018

Afternoon/evening arrivals to Da Nang International Airport from Hong Kong

Hotel:  
Hyatt Regency Danang Resort and Spa


Saturday 9 June 2018

Day at BA NA HILLS to include Sun World presentation, tour of Jardin d'Amour and Fantasy Park and lunch at B’estival Beer Festival.

Evening visit to Sun World DNW and dinner at Hoi An Yes.

Sunday 10 June 2018

Morning visit to Art in Paradise, lunch at InterContinental® Danang Sun Peninsula Resort and afternoon tour of Helio FEC

Evening flight from Da Nang to Hanoi

Transfer to Wyndham Legend Halong from Airport upon arrival

Hotel: 
Wyndham Legend Halong


Monday 11 June 2018

Morning at HaLong Complex to include presentation, tour of the 3 parks and lunch.

Afternoon transfers from hotel to Hanoi Airport

Optional Tour:    Halong Bay Overnight Tour (separate price and will only do if there is interest and guests will pay on their own)

Cost: 
Single - One Person (single occupancy) $975.00 USD
Double - Two People (double occupancy) $1,400 USD

Included in Cost

Not Included In Cost

2 receptions

Airfare to and from Vietnam

3 luncheons

Transfer from airport to hotel on Friday 8 June

1 dinner

All incidentals

3 breakfasts

3 nights accommodations

Entrance into 5 facilities

Airfare between HPH and DAD

Transportation to all facilities


Notes: Must be 18 or older to attend.Separate ticket and Expo badge required to attend. This event is not open to press.


Vietnam Visa Requirements:

Do you need a visa?

Some Asian and European countries may enter Vietnam without a visa including: Belarus, Denmark, Finland, France, Germany, Italy, Japan, Norway, Russia, South Korea, Spain, Sweden, United Kingdom, Thailand, Singapore, Malaysia, Indonesia, Philippines, and Myanmar. The full list and length of stay requirements is available here. **Be sure to have a printout of your onward journey from Vietnam available if the Immigration Officer requests it**

If you need a Visa, follow these steps:

E-Visa: An E-Visa is the easiest and least expensive way to enter Vietnam. The E-Visa is processed online for a $25USD charge and requires no extra steps at the border. Once you arrive with an approved E-Visa, you can go directly to the immigration Officer without waiting in line to obtain your visa.

Step 1: Check that you’re eligible for an E-Visa. The list of 46 countries eligible is here, including USA, Canada, Netherlands, Australia, and more.

Step 2: Apply online here. You’ll need to upload a clear photo of your passport information page and a photo. Payment can be made with any Visa/MasterCard. It takes 3 working days to process your application, so do it now.

**Select Da Nang International Airport as your entry checkpoint.**

**Once you submit the application, PRINT OR SAVE THE CONFIRMATION PAGE. You will need the “Registration Code” later to access your approval**

Step 3: Check & Print your approval here. Log in using the registration code, email, and date of birth to access your approval letter. PRINT THIS LETTER. You will need to show it to your airline before check in at Hong Kong and you will need to show it to the Immigration Officer upon landing.

If you have any questions, please check out the FAQ here or contact Victor Danau at Danau@ripleys.com

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