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IAAPA Attractions Expo 2013 Sets 10-Year Record for Size of Trade Show Floor

For Immediate Release

Indoor Exhibit Space Sold Out; Outdoor Area Largest Ever

(Oct. 31, 2013) – Today officials for the International Association of Amusement Parks and Attractions (IAAPA) announced IAAPA Attractions Expo 2013 will feature more square footage of exciting new product and service innovations for the global attractions industry than any of its Expos in the past 10 years. The conference and trade show will take place Nov. 18-22 at the Orange County Convention Center in Orlando, Fla.

As of Oct. 31, 1,100 companies have signed up to showcase new ride concepts, delicious treats, the latest technologies, and much, much more in 135 product categories on more than 522,000 square feet of exhibit space - the size of approximately 13 football fields. The indoor space at the North/South Halls of the Orange County Convention Center is completely sold out; the outdoor exhibit space is the largest in the show’s history, but a few spaces are still available.

More than 110 companies (10 percent of the exhibitors) are lined up to make their debut at the Expo as first-time exhibitors.

“Wear your comfortable shoes,” advises IAAPA President and CEO, Paul Noland. “There are too many business-building ideas to count in the nine miles of aisles at IAAPA Attractions Expo 2013. Get ready to take full advantage of the new innovations, learning opportunities, and networking experiences the Expo has to offer.”

Additional information on how to attend or exhibit at IAAPA Attractions Expo 2013 is available at www.IAAPA.org/IAAPAAttractionsExpo.  Attendees save 25 percent off the on-site registration fee if they register online by Nov. 2.

About IAAPA Attractions Expo 2013
IAAPA Attractions Expo 2013 is the largest conference and trade show in the world for the attractions industry. With its theme “Imagine the Possibilities,” the show will take place in the Orange County Convention Center in Orlando, Florida, from Monday, Nov. 18, through Friday, Nov. 22. The trade show floor will be open to industry professionals Tuesday, Nov. 19, through Friday, Nov. 22. IAAPA Attractions Expo 2013 offers a full week of business opportunities, networking events, and educational experiences, and features new ideas and products. Highlights of IAAPA Attractions Expo 2013 include a behind-the-scenes tour of Epcot at the “Disney at Dawn” event, the IAAPA Celebrates event at SeaWorld Orlando’s newest attraction “Antarctica: Empire of the Penguin,” and more. www.IAAPA.org/IAAPAAttractionsExpo.

Founded in 1918, IAAPA is the largest international trade association for permanently situated amusement facilities and attractions and the industry’s suppliers, and is dedicated to the preservation and prosperity of the attractions industry. The association’s global headquarters is in Alexandria, Virginia, United States, and it maintains regional offices in Brussels, Mexico City, and Hong Kong. www.IAAPA.org

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Editor’s Note:  If you are a member of the press interested in covering IAAPA Attractions Expo 2013, please visit www.IAAPA.org/IAAPAAttractionsExpo2013Press to apply for a press credential. IAAPA’s press credential policies and criteria is available at www.IAAPA.org/IAAPAAttractionsExpoPressPolicy

Contact Information
pressoffice@IAAPA.org or +1 703/299-5127
Colleen Mangone, Media Relations Manager: cmangone@IAAPA.org
David Mandt, Vice President, Communications: dmandt@IAAPA.org