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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

Experience it all at IAAPA Expo!

IAAPA Expo offers an action-packed schedule of events full of opportunities to discover everything you need to enhance your guest experiences, make bigger, bolder memories, and drive new revenue opportunities as you connect with experts from the global attractions community. Amplify fun and move your business forward toward a more successful future.

Detailed schedule coming May 2019.

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Schedule-At-A-Glance

 
SATURDAY, NOV. 10
 
4 – 7 p.m. IAAPA Rookies and Newcomers: FEC 101 (Day 1 of 3)* 
   
SUNDAY, NOV. 11
 
8 a.m. – 2 p.m. 16th Annual IAAPA International Charity Golf Tournament*
8 a.m. – 2 p.m. 9th  Annual IAAPA Motorcycle Ride*
8:30 a.m. – 5:30 p.m. IAAPA Rookies and Newcomers: FEC 101 (Day 2 of 3)* 
8:30 a.m. – 5:30 p.m.         IAAPA Institute for Attractions Managers (Day 1 of 3)*
 10 a.m. – 4:30 p.m.  IAAPA Safety Institute
6:30 – 9:30 p.m.  EDUTour: Fun Spot America*
   
Click here to see the master schedule of programs, events, and activities that are taking place during the week. 
   
MONDAY, NOV. 12  
   
8:30 a.m. – 5 p.m.  Educational Seminar Program
 8:30 a.m. – 12 p.m.   IAAPA Rookies and Newcomers: FEC 101 (Day 3 of 3)*
8:30 a.m. – 5:30 p.m.  IAAPA Institute for Attractions Managers (Day 2 of 3)*
12 – 2 p.m.  Lunch and Learn Featuring Mohamed Al Zaabi, Developer of Yas Island and CEO of Miral
 12 – 6:30 p.m. EDUTour: Zoo and Aquarium Experience 2018 at SeaWorld Orlando 
5 – 6:30 p.m.   Museum and Science Center Reception*
5 – 6:30 p.m.  Water Park Operators’ Networking Event* 
5:30 – 9 p.m.  IAAPA Rookies and Newcomers: FEC 101*
7:30 – 9 p.m.  Family Entertainment Center Reception* 
   
Click here to see the master schedule of programs, events, and activities that are taking place during the week. 
   
TUESDAY, NOV. 15
   
7:30 a.m. – 1 p.m.   EDUTour: Keys to the Kingdom: Backstage at Walt Disney World’s Magic Kingdom* SOLD OUT!
8 a.m. – 7 p.m.  IAAPA Human Resources Symposium – Making Every HR Experience Matter* 
8:15 – 10 a.m.  IAAPA Rookies and Newcomers: FEC 101 (Day 3 of 3)* 
8:30 – 10 a.m.  Kickoff Event and IAAPA Hall of Fame Awards 
8:30 a.m. – 2 p.m.  IAAPA Institute for Attractions Managers (Day 3 of 3)* 
9 a.m. – 5 p.m.  Consulting Programs
10 a.m. – 6 p.m.  EXHIBIT HALL OPEN
10:30 a.m. – 12:30 p.m.  First-Time Buyers’ Experience: Tips for Newcomers*
12 – 2 p.m.  FEC Lunch: Entrepreneurial Operational Systems (EOS) Initiatives* 
12 – 2 p.m.  Operators’ Roundtable Lunch* 
12 – 2 p.m. Latin American Conference and Lunch*
12 – 2 p.m.  Games and Merchandise Roundtable
1 – 2:30 p.m.  Trade Show Floor Tour: Food and Beverage Suppliers*
3 – 4:30 p.m.  Trade Show Floor Tour: Point-of-Sales-Systems Suppliers*
3 – 4:30 p.m.  Trade Show Floor Tour: Water Park Suppliers*
3:30 – 4:45 p.m.  7 Concurrent Education Sessions
3:30 – 6:15 p.m.
HR Matters: HR for Non-HR Managers
5 – 6:15 p.m.  7 Concurrent Education Sessions 
6 – 7:30 p.m.  Opening Reception*
8 – 9 p.m.  Young Professionals Reception* 
   
Click here to see the master schedule of programs, events, and activities that are taking place during the week. 
   
WEDNESDAY, NOV. 16 
   
7:30 a.m. – 12 p.m.  EDUTour: The Crayola Experience* 
8:15 – 9:45 a.m.  GM and Owners' Breakfast and IAAPA Service Awards* 
8:30 a.m. – 1 p.m.  IAAPA Human Resources Symposium – Making Every HR Experience Matter* 
9 – 10:15 a.m.  8 Concurrent Education Sessions 
10 a.m. – 6 p.m.  EXHIBIT HALL OPEN
10:30 – 11:45 a.m.  2 Concurrent Education Sessions 
12 – 2 p.m.  Amusement Parks and Attractions Constituency Lunch and Keynote Address 
12 – 2 p.m.  FEC Lunch: Facility Tweaks, Enhancements, and Improvements That Make a Difference 
12 – 2 p.m.  Water Park Operators' Lunch
12 – 2 p.m.   Digital Matters: Social Media, eCommerce, E-mail, and Advertising Workshop  
3:30 – 6:15 p.m.  Legends 2016
4:30 – 6 p.m.  IAAPA Brass Ring Awards
6 – 7:30 p.m.  European, Middle East, and Africa (EMEA) Reception
6 – 7:30 p.m.  Latin American Reception 
6 – 7:30 p.m. Carnival and Showmen’s Reception
7 – 9:30 p.m.  Water Park Social  
   
Click here to see the master schedule of programs, events, and activities that are taking place during the week. 
   
THURSDAY, NOV. 17 
   
6:30 a.m. – 12 p.m.  EDUTour: SeaWorld Orlando Retail and Games Operations* 
6:45 – 10 a.m.  IAAPA 5k/1k Fun Run and Walk* 
8 – 10 a.m.  Asia-Pacific Breakfast*
8 – 10 a.m.  Canadian Breakfast* 
8:30 – 11:30 a.m.  EDUTour: Disney's Typhoon Lagoon, a Focus on Water Park Operations* SOLD OUT!
9 – 10:15 a.m.  7 Concurrent Education Sessions 
10 a.m. – 6 p.m.  EXHIBIT HALL OPEN 
10:30 – 11:45 a.m.  Managing Emotionally Charged Situations 
12 – 2 p.m.  FEC Lunch: Big Changes, Giant Impact!*
12 – 2 p.m.  Entertainment Managers' Roundtable
12 – 2 p.m.  Legal Roundtable
3:30 – 4:45 p.m.  6 Concurrent Education Sessions 
5 – 6:15 p.m.  5 Concurrent Education Sessions 
5 – 6:30 p.m Laser Tag Operators' Networking Event* 
7 – 10 p.m.  IAAPA Celebrates at SeaWorld Orlando* 
   
Click here to see the master schedule of programs, events, and activities that are taking place during the week.  
   
FRIDAY, NOV. 18 
   
9 – 10:30 a.m Game Changer: Zappos, Using Culture to Create Exceptional Customer Experiences* 
10 a.m. – 4 p.m.  EXHIBIT HALL OPEN 
9 a.m. – 12 p.m.  Incident Management Symposium – Crisis Communications 
   
Click here to see the master schedule of programs, events, and activities that are taking place during the week. Dates, prices, times, speakers, and locations are subject to change.
*Separate ticket required. 
 
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Young Professionals Reception
Young Professionals Reception