Location and Date

Shanghai New International Expo Centre

Shanghai New International Expo Center, Shanghai, China
Conference: 11-14 June 2019
Trade Show: 12 - 14 June 2019

Special Events

Attending the special events at IAAPA Expo Asia allows attendees to make valuable, lifelong connections and business partnerships. IAAPA Expo Asia 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.

Opening Ceremony
Opening Night Reception at Shanghai Haichang Ocean Park
Leadership Breakfast Featuring Joe Schott of Shanghai Disneyland
Lunch and Learn
Operators' Reception
Young Professionals Networking Event
EDUTours at IAAPA Expo Asia

Wednesday, June 12


Opening Ceremony
09:15-10:00 (doors open at 09:00)
IAAPA Theatre sponsored by Simtec Systems

The Opening Ceremony is the place to kick off IAAPA Expo Asia. Start your day by attending this action-packed event to hear updates on what’s happening in the Asia Pacific region, enjoy entertainment, and get a sneak peak of what’s to come for the global attractions industry and IAAPA.  

Notes: Seats are limited so get there early, doors open at 09:00. Admission included in Expo registration. 

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Platinum Sponsor: Vekoma Rides Manufacturing B.V.
Silver Sponsor: VAHLE

Opening Night Reception at Shanghai Haichang Ocean Park 

Come celebrate with us at the city’s newest ocean theme park! A highlight of IAAPA Expo Asia, the Opening Reception gives you the opportunity to meet business and professional and make new connections. Join us for this lively evening; a great way to start you week and expand your professional network.

18:00-20:00:   Private Dinner for Attendees
19:00-20:00:   Rides and Attractions Open (Park Open to Public)
20:00-21:30:   Rides and Attractions Open (AAE Attendees Only)
21:30-22:00:   Private Animal Show

Transportation: Buses will depart the SNIEC starting at 17:00 and continuing until 17:30 to transport participants to Haichang Ocean Park. Buses will depart Haichang Ocean Park to return to the SNIEC at 22:00.  Distance to and from the venue is approximately one hour. 

Food and Beverage: Hot and cold appetizers, beer, wine, and soft drinks

Cost: I
AAPA Members US$119; Nonmembers US$159.

Notes: Must be 18 or older to attend. Separate ticket and Expo badge required to attend.


Thursday, June 13

Leadership Breakfast Featuring Joe Schott from Shanghai Disneyland

08:30-10:00 (doors open at 08:15)
IAAPA Theatre sponsored by Simtec Systems

Start your morning with industry professionals and leaders from throughout the Asia Pacific region and around the world. Attendees will be able to connect with owners and corporate executives from facilities and suppliers. Enjoy a compelling keynote presentation that will provide insight on emerging trends and new developments affecting the industry.

Speaker: Joe Schott, Shanghai Disneyland

Cost: IAAPA Members US$77; Nonmembers US$109

Notes: Separate ticket and Expo badge required to attend.

Gold Sponsor: ProSlide, Wärtsilä Entertainment
Silver Sponsors: accesso, JRA, VAHLE


Lunch and Learn
IAAPA Theatre sponsored by Simtec Systems

Speaker: Michael Crocker, Head of Entertainment - Village Roadshow Theme Parks

Cost: IAAPA Members US$69; Nonmembers US$99

Notes: Separate ticket and Expo badge required to attend.

Operators' Reception
IAAPA Theatre sponsored by Simtec Systems

Meet, greet, and gather with other operators from the Asia Pacific region to exchange ideas on what you learned throughout the week at IAAPA Expo Asia. Discuss ideas on how to enhance the safety and efficiency of your operations, motivate your employees, and ultimately drive profits.

Cost: IAAPA Members US$59; Nonmembers US$75

Notes: Separate ticket and Expo badge required to attend.

Young Professionals Networking Event (immediately following Young Professionals Forum)
Shanghai Dungeon

Attendees will explore the newly opened Shanghai Dungeon, a horror house recreating historical urban myths that are based in real life. Afterwards, continue mingling during a lively reception where you can interact with peers. This networking event is the perfect way to expand your professional network and make new friends in a casual setting.


EDUTours at IAAPA Expo Asia

EDUTour: Hello Kitty Shanghai Times
EDUTour: Shanghai Natural History Museum
EDUTour: Safety and Environmental Affairs at Shanghai Disney Resort
EDUTour: Food and Beverage, Safety, and Service at Shanghai Disney Resort

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