IAAPA To Expand Services, Open Regional Office in Asia - Search for Executive Director Under Way

May 4, 2010

IAAPA To Expand Services, Open Regional Office in Asia

Search for Executive Director Under Way

Alexandria, Virginia (United States) – The International Association of Amusement Parks and Attractions (IAAPA) will expand and enhance the services it provides its members by opening an office in Asia. Led by a new executive director, the office will support the attractions industry in the Asia-Pacific region through government relations, education and professional development, information dissemination, member service, and membership marketing.

The executive director of IAAPA's Asia-Pacific operations will report to IAAPA President and CEO Charlie Bray and will work closely with IAAPA's Asian Advisory Committee. The office will be located in Hong Kong or Singapore and will open by October 1.

"The attractions industry is growing and evolving at a rapid rate in the Asia-Pacific region," said IAAPA Chairman Chip Cleary. "We expect that growth will continue and we want to further develop the services we provide to our members where they conduct their business."

The association has already begun the search for the new executive director. Interested candidates should be a citizen of a country in the Asia-Pacific region and have more than 10 years of experience in sales and marketing, association management, or business management. Experience within the attractions industry is preferred. The candidate should also be an expert financial manager, have experience managing trade exhibitions, and understand the role of an industry-specific government relations program within Asia. The executive director will travel extensively throughout Asia, New Zealand, and Australia and should be proficient in English and Mandarin. He or she will also represent the association and attractions industry at meetings and events around the world. A copy of the complete job description and application is available at www.IAAPA.org

Interested candidates should submit their CVs/resumes and applications (available on theIAAPA web site) no later than June 11, 2010 to Executive Director Asia-Pacific Operations Search, c/o Susan Mosedale, IAAPA, 1448 Duke Street, Alexandria, Virginia USA 22314. CVs/resumes and applications can also be sent to Susan Mosedale by fax (+1 703/836-1192) or e-mail (smosedale@IAAPA.org). 

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 worldwide and is dedicated to the preservation and prosperity of the attractions industry. IAAPA represents more than 4,000 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. IAAPA maintains regional offices in Europe and Latin America, and the association's global headquarters is in the United States.


Editor's Note: A downloadable file of the regional office logo can be found HERE.


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