Expo Location
Orange County Convention Center (OCCC)
North and South Buildings
9899 International Drive
Orlando, FL, US

2019 Dates
Conference: Nov. 18 - 22
Trade Show: Nov. 19 - 22

Friday Symposiums

Join your colleagues at either of this year's two FREE* Symposiums for in-depth programs on the topics of FEC Attraction Elements and incident management.  Pre-registration is highly recommended to help ensure your seat at one of these popular symposiums.

FEC Attraction Elements Symposium

9:00 AM - 12:00PM
This session will explore the use of non-traditional attractions within an existing amusement attraction such as an FEC. Ropes Courses, Trampolines, Zip Lines & Inflatables, what’s next for you? Our speakers will cover why they added these attractions, how they operate them and the financial impact it made on their operation.

9:00 AM- Welcome and Introductions:  Moderator Kyle Allison, Andy Alligator's and new Chairman of the FEC Committee

9:15 - 9:45 AM

The FEC Attractions Landscape is Changing; What’s Next For Your Location?

Speakers: Doug Wilkerson, Dynamic Design 

9:45 AM-10:30AM

Let's meet some FEC operators from around the world that are including these new attractions into their FEC mix, and learn how it has affected their profitability.

Trampoline Parks:  Speaker: Rich Newell, Zoomers; 
Ropes Courses and Zip Lines:  Speaker:  Jeffrey P. Benson, Cinergy Cinemas
Inflatables:  Kyle Allison, Andy Alligator's

10:30 AM-10:45 AM: Break

10:45 AM - 11:15 AM:  Risk Management & Insurance for Niche FEC Attractions

This presentation will explore the rising costs of insurance for inflatable amusement rides & rental companies and it will demonstrate how operators can successfully control these costs by implementing a smart risk management program.  

The presentation will show how insurance underwriters look at risk, and what operators can do on a day to day basis to mitigate risk, lower premiums, and reduce costs.  

Speaker: Drew Tewksbury, Sr. VP, Britton Gallagher Insurance / Amusement Insurance Resources

11:15 AM - 11:45 AM:  FEC Attractions Panel Discussion    

Join FEC operators for an open and interactive discussion on a wide range of issues affecting the FEC industry. This interactive Q&A session will highlight the FEC niche attractions discussed during the morning and offer a time to find out how to take your FEC to the next level.

Panelists: Morning speakers

Inflatables image from previous IAAPA Attractions Expo

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