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IAAPA News: Walt Disney World Resort President George Kalogridis to Speak at IAAPA Attractions Expo 2013 Lunch and Learn

For Immediate Release

(July 19, 2013) On Monday, Nov. 18, George Kalogridis, president of Walt Disney World Resort, will share leadership strategies and keys to his success at IAAPA’s Lunch and Learn event, taking place at the Orange County Convention Center in Orlando, Florida, as part of IAAPA Attractions Expo 2013. The Expo, owned and produced by the International Association of Amusement Parks and Attractions (IAAPA), is the attractions industry’s premier conference and trade show and offers a full week of educational, networking, and business opportunities to more than 26,000 industry professionals from more than 100 countries around the world.

Kalogridis will explain how Walt Disney World Resort pushes the boundaries of creativity and innovation to deliver the best possible experience for guests. A brief question and answer session will follow the presentation.

Kalogridis is a 41-year veteran of Walt Disney Parks and Resorts and has held several titles within the company. Before being named president of Walt Disney World Resort in January 2013, he held positions as president of Disneyland Resort in Anaheim, California and chief operating officer for Disneyland Paris.

 “George’s enthusiasm for work and focus on the guest experience is infectious,” said IAAPA President and CEO Paul Noland. “His presentation is sure to provide Lunch and Learn attendees with invaluable lessons they can use to enhance their attractions and drive their business.”

About IAAPA Attractions Expo 2013
IAAPA Attractions Expo 2013 is the largest conference and trade show in the world for the attractions industry. With its theme “Imagine the Possibilities,” the show will take place in the Orange County Convention Center in Orlando, Florida, from Monday, Nov. 18, through Friday, Nov. 22. The trade show floor will be open Tuesday, Nov. 19, through Friday, Nov. 22. IAAPA Attractions Expo 2013 offers a full week of business opportunities, networking events and educational experiences, and features new ideas and products. Highlights of IAAPA Attractions Expo 2013 include a behind-the-scenes tour of Epcot at the Disney at Dawn event, the IAAPA Celebrates event at SeaWorld Orlando’s newest attraction “Antarctica: Empire of the Penguin,” and more.

Founded in 1918, IAAPA is the largest international trade association for permanently situated amusement facilities and attractions and the industry’s suppliers, and is dedicated to the preservation and prosperity of the attractions industry. The association’s global headquarters is in Alexandria, Virginia, United States, and it maintains regional offices in Brussels, Mexico City, and Hong Kong.

Editor’s Note: A photo of George Kalogridis is available at

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