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IAAPA Announces International Safety Expert Jim Seay as Asian Attractions Expo 2016 Leadership Breakfast Speaker

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March 30, 2016

IAAPA Announces International Safety Expert Jim Seay as Asian Attractions Expo 2016 Leadership Breakfast Speaker

(Alexandria, Virginia, US) – The International Association of Amusement Parks and Attractions (IAAPA) announces Jim Seay as the Asian Attractions Expo (AAE) 2016 Leadership Breakfast keynote speaker. Seay is a leading expert on amusement ride safety around the world. The breakfast is Wednesday, 15 June, during AAE 2016, which takes place 13 – 16 June at the Shanghai New International Expo Centre in Shanghai, China. AAE is the premier international business event for attractions industry professionals in the Asia-Pacific region, and is owned and produced by IAAPA.

Seay is chair of the IAAPA Global Safety Committee and is a member and immediate past chair of ASTM Committee F24 on Amusement Rides and Devices. The committee develops and refines ride safety standards that are used globally. He has promoted the use, application, harmonization, and adoption of ASTM amusement standards around the world, and has testified before the U.S. Congress about industry safety. 

Seay’s background gives him a unique perspective. A Cornell University graduate, he earned a bachelor’s degree in mechanical and aerospace engineering and completed graduate studies at California State University Long Beach. He was an aerospace engineer at Hughes Aircraft and then an engineering and maintenance executive at Six Flags Theme Parks Inc., before joining Premier Rides Inc. in 1995 as executive vice president of engineering. He was named president of the company the following year.

Additionally, Seay serves on the IAAPA Foundation Board of Directors, and is a member of the AIMS International Board, the Themed Entertainment Association, the National Safety Council, and several regional attractions associations. He also serves on a number of philanthropic boards, including the Living Classrooms Foundation in Baltimore, Maryland. 

Information about event registration for Asian Attractions Expo and the Leadership Breakfast is available at www.IAAPA.org/AsianAttractionsExpo.

Sponsors of the Leadership Breakfast are Brogent Technologies, JRA, and Wӓrtsila FUNA International. Information about additional sponsorship opportunities is available at www.IAAPA.org/expos/asian-attractions-expo/exhibit-and-sponsor, or by contacting Jessica Gelsinon at jgelsinon@IAAPA.org.

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 2016 takes place at the Shanghai New International Expo Centre, 13-16 June, and includes a 10,000-net-square-meter trade show floor, a comprehensive industry education program, networking events, and visits to some of the region’s premier attractions. More than 8,000 attractions industry professionals from more than 65 countries will participate in the 2016 event. @IAAPAHQ #AAE16 

About IAAPA
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 located amusement facilities and attractions and is dedicated to the preservation and prosperity of the attractions industry. IAAPA represents nearly 5,000 attraction, supplier, and individual members from 99 countries. The association's global headquarters is in Alexandria, Virginia, United States. The nonprofit organization maintains regional offices in Brussels, Hong Kong, Mexico City, and Orlando. www.IAAPA.org @IAAPAHQ #IAAPA

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宣布国际安全专家Jim Seay
担任
2016年亚洲景点博览会业界领袖早餐会的主讲嘉宾

 (2016年5月3日 · 美国弗吉尼亚州 · 亚历山德里亚讯)——国际游乐园及景点协会(IAAPA)正式宣布全球顶尖的游乐设施安全专家Jim Seay将担任2016年亚洲景点博览会(Asian Attractions Expo ,简称AAE) “业界领袖早餐会”的主讲嘉宾。早餐会将于6月15日在亚洲景点博览会内举行,而博览会将于6月13-16日在上海新国际博览中心盛大展出。该博览会由国际游乐园及景点协会(IAAPA)主办,是亚太地区殿堂级的行业商展,来自全球的景点行业专业人士将齐聚一堂。

Seay现为IAAPA 国际安全委员会主席及 ASTM国际组织技术委员会F24 游乐骑乘设备系统组织的前任主席及会员。ASTM国际组织技术委员会F24致力于发展及完善全球适用的骑乘设备安全标准。他在全球推广应用、协调、以及采用ASTM游乐行业标准,并在美国国会作出了对于产业安全的声明

Seay的背景给了他一个独特的视角。他毕业于美国的康奈尔大学(Cornell University),获得了机械和航天工程专业学士学位,之后又在美国加州州立大学长滩分校攻读硕士研究生课程。起初他任职于休斯飞机公司的航天工程师,之后又进入六旗主题公园集团担任工程与维护主管一职。Jim Seay于1995年加入Premier Rides集团,担任工程部副总裁这一职位,次年被任命为集团总裁。

此外,Seay还担任IAAPA基金董事会的董事及AIMS International Board、美国主题娱乐协会(TEA)、美国国家安全委员会(NSC)及多个区域性的景点行业协会的会员。他还同时加入到多个慈善基金会,包括在美国巴尔的摩及马里兰的Living Classrooms 基金会。

如欲获取更多关于2016年亚洲景点博览会参观登记及“业界领袖早餐会”的最新信息,请登陆博览会官网:www.IAAPA.org/AsianAttractionsExpo

业界领袖早餐会赞助商鸣谢:Brogent Technologies, JRA, and Wӓrtsila FUNA International.

有关更多活动的赞助机会,请点击www.IAAPA.org/expos/asian-attractions-expo/exhibit-and-sponsor或通过电邮联系IAAPA 的Jessica Gelsinon女士,邮箱jgelsinon@IAAPA.org.

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关于亚洲景点博览会

自1997年以来,亚洲景点博览会不断发展,成为价值数十亿美金的亚太地区游乐园和景点行业顶尖级国际性展会。2016年亚洲景点博览会将于6月13-16日在中国上海新国际博览中心隆重举行,博览会除展出面积达11,000平方米的商展外,还包括一系列全面的行业教育会议、多场丰富的社交活动、特色景点考察游等。预计将吸引来自超过65个国家的8,000名多景点行业专业人士莅临博览会现场。

关于国际游乐园及景点协会(IAAPA)

国际游乐园及景点协会(International Association of Amusement Parks and Attractions,简称 IAAPA)成立于1918年,是规模最大的永久性游乐设施和景点国际行业协会,致力于保护和促进景点行业的蓬勃发展。IAAPA已在99个国家拥有近5,000个景点、供应商和个人会员单位。会员包括游乐园﹑主题公园﹑水上乐园﹑景点﹑家庭娱乐中心﹑动物园﹑水族馆﹑博物馆﹑科学中心及度假村。IAAPA为非营利组织,全球总部设在美国弗吉尼亚州亚历山大市,并在布鲁塞尔、香港、墨西哥城和奥兰多设有区域办事处。

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