Asian Attractions Expo 2015 Conference and Trade Show to Feature Latest Industry Innovations for Booming Asia-Pacific Region

Registration Now Open for Industry’s Premier Event in Hong Kong 16-19 June

(Feb. 27, 2015) – The International Association of Amusement Parks and Attractions (IAAPA) will welcome more than 7,000 participants from 65 countries to the Hong Kong Exhibition and Convention Centre 16-19 June for Asian Attractions Expo (AAE) 2015, the premier international event in the Asia-Pacific attractions industry. The 8,500-square-meter trade show floor will feature more than 300 exhibiting companies displaying the latest innovations, products, and services which will shape the future of the industry.

Exhibitors producing state-of-the-art rides, motion simulators, water attractions, video and skill games, theming, technology, food and beverage, and more, will spend three days connecting with more than 5,000 buyers from theme parks, water parks, family entertainment centers, zoos, aquariums, science centers, museums, and resorts.

“Asian Attractions Expo 2015 is a one-stop-shop for new and expanding theme parks and attractions in the Asia-Pacific region,” said IAAPA president and CEO Paul Noland. “AAE is the best marketplace in the region to connect suppliers developing the next groundbreaking products and services with visionaries creating these new projects, driving the growth of our industry.”

According to the IAAPA Global Theme and Amusement Park Outlook 2014-2018 report, the attractions industry in the Asia-Pacific region is projected to grow at a rapid rate over the next several years. A wide variety of new projects and park expansions in China, India, Japan, and southeast Asia are contributing to the explosive market growth.  The report estimates theme park attendance to increase 8.9 percent in 2015 as the region’s parks are expected to host 436 million people. By 2018, theme park attendance in the Asia-Pacific region will account for 48 percent of all global attendance, making it the largest theme park market in the world.   

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 2015 will take place at the Hong Kong Exhibition and Convention Centre, 16-19 June, and include an 8,500-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 7,000 attractions industry professionals from more than 65 countries will participate in the 2015 event.

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 more than 4,800 attraction, supplier, and individual members from more than 90 countries. The association's global headquarters is in Alexandria, Virginia, United States, and it maintains regional offices in Brussels, Hong Kong, Mexico City, and Orlando. www.IAAPA.org @IAAPAHQ #AAE15

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