Letter from the President & CEO - February 2019

Momentum of Service

Dear IAAPA Members:

THERE IS A LOT OF MOMENTUM WORKING FOR YOU AT IAAPA. Following three years of research and insight, we began 2019 by launching a bold new brand, and now, we continue to finalize details of a nimble five-year strategic plan, look forward to connecting you with the new IAAPA.org, and eagerly anticipate cutting the ribbon at our new global headquarters in Orlando—designed around serving you.

The IAAPA Team at our offices around the world are here to assist you. They join a dynamic board of directors, a vast network of talented committees, and a wide array of educational resources developed to support your success. 

While IAAPA members in the Southern Hemisphere begin their busy summer season, and members in the Northern Hemisphere stay busy implementing capital improvements for the year ahead, IAAPA shares your pace. This edition of Funworld focusing on family entertainment centers (FECs) debuted in Austin, Texas, at IAAPA FEC Summit 2019. Simultaneously, the IAAPA EMEA Winter Forum took place in Spain’s Canary Islands. Meanwhile, we’ll close February in the United Arab Emirates (at IAAPA Leadership Conference 2019. The weeklong event will visit attractions and provide learning opportunities in Dubai and Abu Dhabi, United Arab Emirates. And that’s just the start. I encourage you to explore our growing number of global events in 2019. Looking for additional ways to engage? Join a committee and share your insight. The global attractions industry will be the benefactor, while the rewards and connections are endless.

Please do not hesitate to contact me or our IAAPA Team when we can be of assistance. We are here to serve you.

With Gratitude, 
Hal McEvoy 
IAAPA President and CEO