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Asian Attractions Expo 2014 Offers Unique Opportunities for Industry Professionals to Expand Business Networks

(April 18, 2014) – Exclusive networking opportunities, including visits to some of Beijing’s premier tourist attractions, await more than 5,000 attractions industry professionals from more than 60 countries at Asian Attractions Expo 2014. The event, produced by the International Association of Amusement Parks and Attractions (IAAPA), is the leading international conference and trade show in Asia for attractions industry professionals to connect with one another and forge business-changing relationships. Asian Attractions Expo 2014 will take place 17-20 June at the China National Convention Center in Beijing, China.

The Opening Reception, Asian Attraction Expo 2014’s marquee networking event, will allow middle managers, directors, and high-ranking executives to reconnect with business associates and establish new partnerships in a relaxed atmosphere. The event will take place immediately following the closure of the trade show floor Wednesday, 18 June in Ballroom B of the conference center.

On Friday, 20 June, attendees can tour the 560,000 square-meter theme park, Happy Valley, which is comprised of six themed areas, including Wild Fjord, Atlantis, Aegean Harbor, Lost Maya, Shangri-La, and Ant Kingdom, and more than 50 scenic cultural and ecological sights.

Asian Attractions Expo 2014 attendees can mingle with peers and colleagues during visits to two of China’s most historic attractions: The Forbidden City and the Great Wall of China Badaling. On Tuesday, 17 June, participants can tour The Forbidden City, which was the imperial palace from the Ming Dynasty through the Qing Dynasty. The tour begins in Tiananmen Square where attendees can visit the Tiananmen Tower, Monument to the People’s Heroes, Mao Zedong Memorial Hall, and more.

Conference attendees can also participate in a tour following the conclusion of the Expo to the Great Wall of China Badaling on Saturday, 21 June. The Great Wall is one of the New Seven Wonders of the World and is the largest man-made structure on Earth. The Badaling Great Wall is its most well-preserved section, built during the Ming Dynasty.

Attendees have many additional face-to-face opportunities to forge new relationships and expand their business in the Asia-Pacific region, including on the record-setting 8,500 square-meter trade show floor and in expert-led education sessions. 

“The receptions, off-site visits, and other networking opportunities offered during Asian Attractions Expo 2014 provide attraction industry professionals from all over the world the chance to build relationships in the world’s most rapidly developing market,” said IAAPA President and CEO Paul Noland. “Connections made in Beijing could lead to productive new business opportunities throughout the world.”

Separate registration is required for the Opening Reception, tours of the Forbidden City and Happy Valley, and the post-Expo visit to the Great Wall of China Badaling. More information is available at   

Additional information about Asian Attractions Expo 2014, including registration information, is available at

Asian Attractions Expo 2014 is an international business event for attractions industry professionals only and is not open to the general public.

Sponsors of Asian Attractions Expo 2014 include Forrec, Golden Horse Amusement Equipment Co., Ltd., Jack Rouse Associates, KraftWerk Living Technologies, Mack Rides, and The Producers Group. Information regarding sponsorship opportunities is available by contacting Emily Popovich at

About Asian Attractions Expo
Since 1997, Asian Attractions Expo has been the premier international event for the multibillion-dollar leisure and attractions industry in the Asia-Pacific region. Asian Attractions Expo 2014 will take place at the China National Convention Center in Beijing, China, 17-20 June and include an 8,000-square-meter trade show floor, an informative education conference, and visits to some of Beijing’s premier attractions. More than 5,000 attractions industry professionals from more than 60 countries will participate in the 2014 event.

The International Association of Amusement Parks and Attractions (IAAPA) is the premier trade association for the attractions industry worldwide. Founded in 1918, IAAPA is the largest international trade association for permanently situated amusement facilities and attractions and is dedicated to the preservation and prosperity of the attractions industry. IAAPA represents more than 4,500 attraction, supplier, and individual members from more than 90 countries. The association’s global headquarters is in Alexandria, Virginia, United States. The association maintains regional offices in Brussels, Mexico City, and Hong Kong. IAAPA is online at


Editor’s Note: Logos and images are available for download here: Asian Attractions Expo 2014 Images

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