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. Learn from colleagues about the challenges and opportunities; and discuss what’s on the horizon for the global attractions industry.  

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.

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, celebrate IAAPA Hall of Fame inductees, 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 00:00. 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.


Thursday, June 13


Leadership Breakfast
08:30-09:45 (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: Announcement coming soon.

Gold Sponsor: ProSlide, Wartsila
Silver Sponsors: accesso, JRA, VAHLE


Lunch and Learn
IAAPA Theatre sponsored by Simtec Systems

Details coming soon.

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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