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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


IAAPA Attractions Expo 2018
Registration Update (as of 3 p.m. 11/16/18)

Total Number of Qualified Buyers 26,600 23,700 24,700 19,400
Total Number Registered 42,000 36,800 38,100 29,300
Total Number of Exhibiting Companies 1,151 1,114 1,114 1,136


- All numbers are preliminary and are subject to change on final audit.
- All YTD (Year-To-Date) numbers (except exhibiting companies) rounded to the nearest hundred.
- YTD (Year-To-Date) numbers provide relative date comparisons for the figures shown.
- 2017 Final represents the final figures for IAAPA Attractions Expo 2017 in Orlando.


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Download the IAAPA Attractions Expo 2018 Mobile App here.

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IAAPA Attractions Expo 2018
– the leading global conference and trade show for the attractions industry. Join attractions industry leaders at the only place that takes Fun Forward to Build the Future.

Deliver compelling guest experiences and build on your success at IAAPA Attractions Expo 2018. You'll discover fun, future trends, and the forward thinking it takes to increase attendance, grow revenue, and deliver the cutting-edge entertainment today's guests demand. Here, you'll see what's next, learn what's new, and hear what's working from peers and leaders from around the globe. 

NEW for 2018! Discover the new Exploration Station, where even MORE exhibitors will share their latest technologies and trends on the sold-out show floor. While visiting the Explorations Station be sure to stop by and sign the IAAPA 100 Year Anniversary prop to be part of history, take a break at the outside seating area while enjoying the tunes of the mobile DJ (provided by Mix on Wheels), and enjoy local Central Florida fare with a selection of food trucks. Rain or shine, we've got you covered so don't miss it!

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Add market share and increase repeat business with the best in new rides, games, virtual reality, prizes, food and beverage, and the entire guest experience. 

Attend IAAPA Institutes, EDUTours, and educational sessions to gain invaluable insight and earn credits toward IAAPA Certification.

Meet industry leaders and innovators from around the globe while making lifelong connections and forging valuable business partnerships.


Who should attend?

If you're in the business of fun IAAPA Attractions Expo is meant for you. Join with the brightest minds from:


Attending the show is a powerful way to reward, train, and educate your best supervisors, managers, leaders, and works. Bring your entire team!


Thank you to IAAPA Attractions Expo 2018 sponsors


Please note: IAAPA Attractions Expo is not open to the general public. Only registrants wearing an Expo badge will be allowed on the trade show floor. Some events and education programs are only open to those 18 and older and require an event ticket in addition to Expo badge/registration for admission.