Exhibitors Impress in IAAPA Attractions Expo 2009 Awards

November 18, 2009

Exhibitors Impress in IAAPA Attractions Expo 2009 Awards
Most Attractive Booths Draw Trade Show Attention

Las Vegas, Nevada (United States) – The 2009 Best Exhibitor Awards were presented today during IAAPA Attractions Expo 2009, taking place at the Las Vegas Convention Center in Las Vegas, Nevada. Exhibitor honors consist of the Image Award for most attractive trade show booth and Exhibitor Awards, divided into sub-categories based on booth size.

The Exhibitor Awards committee formed a sub-committee for each category. The sub-committee researches and score entries based on product, exhibitor demeanor, and overall booth appearance. Sub-committee chairpersons visit and review all entrants in each category to determine a winner.

The 2009 Image Award was presented to Environs, Inc. (www.environs.com) in booth 5618 from Jacksonville, Florida, United States, as the company which represented the best overall booth from a visual perspective.

First place and honorable mention winners for Best Exhibitor Awards in the following categories included:

100 – 200 square feet
First Place: Get in Line; booth 5149; Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania, United States;www.getinlinegames.com 
Honorable Mention: Perky’s Pizza; booth 1635; Oldsmar, Florida, United States,www.perkys.com

300 – 500 square feet
First Place: Environs, Inc.; booth 5618; Jacksonville, Florida, United States; www.environs.com
Honorable Mention: Adrian Fisher Design, Ltd., booth 5644; Portman Lodge, Durweston, Dorset, United Kingdom; www.adrianfisherdesign.com

600 – 1,000 square feet
First Place: SplashTacular Entertainment, booth 5051; La Quinta, California, United States;www.splashtacular.com 
Honorable Mention: Funovation, Inc., booth 1725, Boulder, Colorado, United States;www.funovation.com

1,100+ square feet
First Place: WhiteWater West Industries, Ltd.; booth 2501; Richmond, British Columbia, Canada; www.whitewaterwest.com 
Honorable Mention: MagiQuest; booth 6465; Tillamook, Oregon, United States;www.magiquest.com

More information on the application, judging, and selection processes of the Best Exhibitor and Image Awards can be found at www.iaapa.org/expos/attractions/awards.asp.

About IAAPA Attractions Expo 2009
IAAPA Attractions Expo 2009 is the largest conference and trade show for the amusement park and attractions industry in the world. With its theme “Bright Lights, Big Show: The Main Attraction,” the show takes place for the first time in Las Vegas, and draws industry professionals from more than 85 countries to the Las Vegas Convention Center from Monday, Nov. 16, through Friday, Nov. 20. The trade show floor is open Tuesday, Nov. 17, through Friday, Nov. 20. IAAPA Attractions Expo 2009 offers a solid week of business and fun. 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. For more information, visitwww.IAAPA.org/expos/attractions.

IAAPA is the premier trade association for the attractions industry worldwide. Founded more than 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 attractions industry. IAAPA represents more than 4,000 member facilities from 90 countries throughout the world.


Logos and images from IAAPA Attractions Expo 2009 can be downloaded from the onlineIAAPA Attractions Expo 2009 press kit.

Contact Information
Press Office: +1 703/299-5127
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