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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

Special Events

Attending the special events at IAAPA Attractions Expo allows attendees to make valuable, lifelong connections and business partnerships. Learn from colleagues about the challenges and opportunities; and discuss what’s on the horizon for the global industry.  


IAAPA Attractions Expo registration is required to participate in the events. You may also need a separate event ticket to attend. Click on the event names for more detailed information.

Don’t delay! Purchase your tickets today as many of these events will sell out before the Expo even opens.

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Expo Signature Events

GM and Owners’ Breakfast featuring Nick Varney, CEO, Merlin Entertainments

IAAPA Celebrates at Pandora - The World of Avatar at Disney's Animal Kingdom

Kickoff Event

Lunch and Learn: Featuring Bob White from Village Roadshow Theme Parks

Opening Reception

Young Professionals Forum and Social

Young Professionals Reception

Game Changer: Creating a Culture of Innovation in Your Organization featuring Duncan Wardle

Regional Networking Events

Asia-Pacific Breakfast

Canadian Breakfast

Europe, Middle East, Africa (EMEA) Reception 

Latin American Reception

Water Park Social

Attraction Networking Events

Amusement Park and Attractions Constituency Lunch and Keynote Address featuring Jane Cooper, President, Attractions Division, Herschend Family Entertainment

Carnival and Showmen’s Reception

Family Entertainment Center (FEC) Reception

Laser Tag Operators’ Networking Event

Museum and Science Center Reception

Water Park Operators' Networking Event 

Awards Events

IAAPA Brass Ring Awards

IAAPA Hall of Fame Awards

IAAPA Service Awards

IAAPA Young Professionals of the Year Award

Give Kids the World Events 

15th Annual IAAPA International Charity Golf Tournament

8th Annual IAAPA Motorcycle Ride

IAAPA Footprints from the Heart 5k Fun Run and 1k Walk 

EDUTours (exclusive to IAAPA members!)

EDUTour: Fun Spot America

EDUTour: Zoo and Aquarium Day - Disney's Animal Kingdom - Growing Disney's Animal Kingdom While Keeping our 'Roots' Strong

EDUTour: Meet the Creators of Race Through New York Starring Jimmy Fallon

EDUTour: SeaWorld Christmas Celebration

EDUTour: Busch Gardens Tampa Bay Retail and Games Operations

EDUTour: Volcano Bay Water Park

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