IAAPA Announces Andrew Kam, President of Wanda Themed Entertainment as AAE 2017 Keynote Speaker

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE
MAY 18, 2017

Andrew Kam, President of Wanda Themed Entertainment, to Deliver Keynote Address at Asian Attractions Expo 2017 Leadership Breakfast

(Alexandria, Virginia, US) – The International Association of Amusement Parks and Attractions (IAAPA) announces Andrew Kam, vice president of Wanda Cultural Industry Group and president of Wanda Themed Entertainment as the Asian Attractions Expo 2017 Leadership Breakfast keynote speaker. The leadership breakfast provides senior-level attractions industry professionals the opportunity to learn and network with regional and global colleagues. Asian Attractions Expo, which is owned and produced by IAAPA, is the premier international business event for attractions industry professionals in the Asia-Pacific region, and takes place 13–16 June at Marina Bay Sands in Singapore. The plated breakfast is Thursday, 15 June at 8:30 a.m. and admission requires both a ticket and Asian Attractions Expo 2017 registration.

In his role at Wanda Themed Entertainment, Kam oversees and manages the “Wanda City” project under the Wanda Holdings. The “Wanda City” is a cultural and tourism project which aims to create a safe, high-quality, diversified entertainment and leisure experience to consumers in China. Various Wanda City are in operation now. These include Changbaishan (in Jilin province in Northeast China), Xishuangbanna (in Yunnan province in Southern China), Wuhan (in Hebei province in Central China), Nanchang (in Jiangxi Province in Southern China) and Hefei (in Auhau Province in Eastern China). Prior to joining Wanda in 2016, Kam served as managing director of Hong Kong Disneyland, growing it to one of the largest tourist destinations in Asia.

Kam has a proven background in operations, sales and marketing, and brand management. In 1986, he earned a Master’s degree in business management from Dalhouse University. In 1988, he joined Coca-Cola China and served as operations manager, sales manager, brand manager, and regional general manager of Northern and South-West China operations. He became the Hong Kong Tourism Board’s chief representative in Mainland China in 2000 and then worked for Swire Pacific Limited as sales and marketing director until 2003. From 2003 to 2008, Kam was deputy general manager and sales and marketing director of 14 provinces for COFCO Coca-Cola. Under Kam’s leadership the business more than doubled. 

Information about event registration for Asian Attractions Expo 2017 and the Leadership Breakfast is available at www.IAAPA.org/AsianAttractionsExpo

Wärtsilä North America, Inc. is the Leadership Breakfast Gold Sponsor.

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 2017 takes place at the Sands Expo and Convention Center at Marina Bay Sands in Singapore, 13-16 June, and includes a 10,000 -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 8,000 attractions industry professionals from more than 50 countries are expected to participate in the 2017 event. @IAAPAHQ #AAE17 

About IAAPA 
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 nearly 5,300 facility, supplier, and individual members from 99 countries. Member facilities include amusement and theme parks, water parks, attractions, family entertainment centers, zoos, aquariums, museums, science centers, and resorts. IAAPA is a nonprofit organization. The association's global headquarters is in Alexandria, Virginia, United States. The association maintains regional offices in Brussels, Mexico City, Hong Kong, and Orlando. www.IAAPA.org @IAAPAHQ #IAAPA 

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