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IAAPA Presents Awards to Outstanding Exhibitors at 2008 Expo

For Immediate Release
November 19, 2008

IAAPA Presents Awards to Outstanding Exhibitors at 2008 Expo

Orlando, Florida (United States)
—The 2008 Best Exhibit Awards were presented Tuesday, Nov. 18, during IAAPA Attractions Expo 2008 in Orlando, Florida. Honors included Best Exhibit, Best New Product, and Image Award.

The Best Exhibit Awards were divided into sub-categories, depending on size of the exhibit space. The Exhibitor Awards committee has a sub-committee for each category which researches entries and scores them appropriately. The sub-committee chairpersons visit all entrants in each category and review the products, exhibitor demeanor, and overall booth appearance to determine a winner.

The Image Award recognizes the exhibitor(s) with the most attractive booth space. The 2008 Image Award winners were Alterface S.A., 3-D Branded Attractions, nWave Pictures S.A., and MIT Srl.

First place and honorable mention winners in the following categories included:

100 – 200 square feet
First Place: Bleeding Art Industries, Booth 547
Honorable Mention: Perky’s Pizza, Booth 1315

300 – 500 square feet
First Place: Pizzazz Scenic Construction, Booth 2063
Honorable Mention: Custom Creations, Booth 1674

600 – 1,000 square feet
First Place: Hollow 4D Studios, Booth 851
Honorable Mention: SCS Interactive, Booth 1847

1,100+ square feet
First Place: Bob’s Space Racers, Booth 1824
Honorable Mention: MagiQuest, Booth 4862


About IAAPA Attractions Expo 2008
The IAAPA Attractions Expo 2008 is the largest conference and trade show for the amusement park and attractions industry in the world. With its theme “Success in Every Direction,” the show will draw an estimated 25,000 participants, representing amusement and theme parks, family entertainment centers, waterparks, zoos, aquariums, museums, casinos, resorts, developers, themed entertainment designers, consultants, manufacturers, and suppliers, to the Orange County Convention Center from Monday, Nov. 17, through Friday, Nov. 21. The trade show floor will be open Tuesday, Nov. 18 through Friday, Nov. 21.

IAAPA Attractions Expo 2008 offers a solid week of business and fun. More than 1,000 exhibitors will display their products and services in 1 million square feet of exhibit space. The event also includes educational sessions, behind-the-scenes tours, marquee social events, and networking opportunities. This is the marketplace where amusement and attraction industry leaders, decision makers, and visionaries gather to network, view the latest innovations, and plan for the future.

IAAPA, the International Association of Amusement Parks and Attractions, is the premier trade association for the attractions industry worldwide. Founded almost 90 years ago, IAAPA is the largest international trade association for permanently situated amusement facilities and attractions and is dedicated to the preservation and prosperity of the amusement industry.  IAAPA represents more than 4,300 attraction, supplier, and individual members from more than 90 countries.


Contact Information
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