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Event Preview - November 2016

What to Expect at IAAPA Attractions Expo 2016

Every experience at IAAPA Attractions Expo is the start of something great; that’s why more than 30,000 attractions industry decision makers are returning this year for the world’s largest trade show and conference of its kind. Here are just a few of the can’t-miss features of IAAPA Attractions Expo 2016.

Nine Miles of Aisles

More than 1,000 vendors in 125 different product categories will be exhibiting at the Expo. This is the perfect opportunity to meet with a global sampling of designers, engineers, manufacturers, and suppliers from all over the world.



A Kickoff to Remember

Take a look at 2016’s highlights and 2017’s horizons at the Kickoff Event, Nov. 15 at 8:30 a.m. The Kickoff Event is packed full of news, entertainment, and multimedia reports from around the world and is the best way to energize for the week.


Education for All

Learn from your peers with more than 100 educational seminars, institutes, and symposia at IAAPA Attractions Expo 2016. Education varies in format, length, and scope—providing a great opportunity for any experience level or discipline.


More Food, More Beverage

This year, the Food and Beverage Pavilion has doubled in size, offering twice the amount of treats and tasty technology.


An Insider’s Take on Disney Springs

During “Lunch and Learn: Disney Springs from Concept to Completion,” Maribeth Bisienere, senior vice president of Disney Springs, ESPN Wide World of Sports, Water Parks and Mini-Golf, and Keith Bradford, vice president of Disney Springs, will provide an in-depth perspective on the three-year master-planning effort behind the transformation of Downtown Disney, the resort’s shopping hub, into Disney Springs. The event takes place Nov. 14 at noon and tickets sell out fast for this event, so make sure to register early.


IP Intel at the GM and Owners’ Breakfast

Plopsa Group is known for its strategic use of intellectual property to build wildly popular attractions in Europe. CEO Steve Van den Kerkhof shares his insights during the GM and Owners’ Breakfast Nov. 16 at 8:15 a.m.


Orlando’s Only Hyper Coaster

Experience “Mako,” SeaWorld Orlando’s newest ride, during “IAAPA Celebrates at SeaWorld Orlando,” Nov. 17 at 7:30 p.m. Network with colleagues from around the world while riding the area’s tallest, longest, and fastest coaster.