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

2018 Dates
Conference: Nov. 12 - 16
Trade Show: Nov. 13 - 16

2018 Trade Show Floor Hours
Tuesday, Nov. 13: 10am - 6pm
Wednesday, Nov. 14: 10am - 6pm
Thursday, Nov. 15: 10am - 6pm
Friday, Nov. 16: 10am - 4pm

2014 Rookies and Newcomers Faculty Page

Presentation Materials
​You will find the presentation materials from 2014 below. The deadline to update and return materials to IAAPA is Friday October 17. 

Powerpoint Template 
You will find the Rookies Powerpoint Template here
2013 Rookies Powerpoint Presentations 



2013 Presenter


Facility Design and Trends

Kim Davis  


Why Perform a Feasibility Study?

Jerry Merola


Business Plans and Investments

David Cohen


Attractions Mix

Rich Sanfilippo


Keys to Successful Redemption & Game Room Layout

George Smith


Financial Management

Suzanne Provenzano


Facility Operations

Rich Sanfilippo


People: Hiring and Training Staff

Matt Heller


Sales and Marketing

Dorothy Lewis


Facility Insurance & Risk Management

C.J. Mills


Introduction to Food and Beverage

Chris Camp


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Scott Brown


Birthday Parties Start-up

Dorothy Lewis

2014 Faculty: 

    • Scott Brown, Director of Business Development, wddonline
    • David Cohen, President, Firestone Financial 
    • Kim Davis, RLA, ASLA, President, Davis and Davis Inc., Recreational Planning Consultants
    • Matt Heller, Founder, Performance Optimist Consulting
    • Michael Hotlzman, President, Profitable Food Facilities
    • Dorothy Lewis, President, Fun Station Entertainment Group
    • Jerry Merola, Principal, Amusement Entertainment Management, LLC
    • Suzanne Provenzano, Owner Elmwood Entertainment Center
    • Richard  Sanfilippo, Owner, Sam’s Fun City
    • George Smith, President , Family Entertainment Group
    • Drew Tewksbury Vice President/Program Manager, Amusement Insurance Resources
2014 Rookies and Newcomers Faculty List

2014 Rookies and Newcomers Schedule 

A draft of the 2014 schedule as of August 30th can be downloaded here:

Let IAAPA know if we need to change this schedule for any reason.