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SAVE THE DATE: Seoul to Host Asian Attractions Expo 2009


Seoul to Host IAAPA's Asian Attractions Expo 2009


Asian Attractions Expo 2009


10 – 12 June, 2009


SeoulCOEX Convention and Exhibition Center – Seoul, South Korea

With more than 11 million citizens, Seoul is the world’s second-largest metropolitan area, mixing 600 years of historic temples with thriving business and entertainment amenities. Both ancient and modern attractions inhabit the city, from Lotte Worldtheme park, which features an ice rink, rides, parades, and shops, to Gyeongbokgung Palace, built in 1395 and now home to the National Museum of Korea. Visitors can also experience Seoul culture by riding a cable car more than 1,500 feet to the top of Mount Namsan or by visiting Insa-dong, an arts district with more than 100 galleries and antique shops.

Located in Seoul’s central business area, COEX is one of the world’s largest convention and exhibition centers. COEX is also home to Asia’s largest underground shopping mall, featuring a casino, an aquarium, and more than 200 restaurants. 


Nearly 3,000 attractions industry professionals from theme parks, waterparks, zoos, aquariums, museums, family entertainment centers, casinos, and resorts will come from more than 45 countries to network with colleagues, display their products and services, purchase from more than 150 show exhibitors, and learn about the latest industry trends. A current listing of exhibitors can be found here.







1. New product displays and demonstrations in more than 100 categories
2. Exciting networking events
3. Keynote speakers from influential industry companies
4. Two days of education sessions

Asian Attractions Expo 2009 will feature two exciting social events that will give participants access to thousands of industry leaders and colleagues, and the chance to have fun while experiencing the excitement of the Asian attractions industry.

To register to attend or exhibt at Asian Attractions Expo 2009, visithttp://www.iaapa.org/expos/asian/index.asp.


IAAPA 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 4,100 facility, supplier, and individual members from more than 90 countries. Member facilities include amusement/theme parks, waterparks, attractions, family entertainment centers, arcades, zoos, aquariums, museums, science centers, resorts, and casinos. IAAPA is a nonprofit organization. Funds generated for the association by its involvement in trade shows and other activities are returned to the association to fund services for its members and the industry.

Downloadable images of Seoul, South Korea, for publication and additional press informationfor Asian Attractions Expo 2009 can be found in the IAAPA Press Room.

Contact information:
IAAPA Press Office: +1 703/299-5127
David Mandt: dmandt@IAAPA.org
Marion Hixon: mhixon@IAAPA.org