IAAPA Brings Six Days of Attractions Industry Education to Hong Kong at Premier International Conference and Trade Show in Asia Pacific

Six Flags Chairman, President, and CEO Jim Reid-Anderson to Deliver Keynote Address at Asian Attractions Expo 2015

(March 19, 2015) – Asian Attractions Expo 2015, produced by the International Association of Amusement Parks and Attractions (IAAPA), will feature high-caliber learning opportunities and presentations by leaders in the global attractions industry, including Jim Reid-Anderson, president, chairman, and CEO of Six Flags Entertainment Corporation.

Asian Attractions Expo provides six days of educational programs for attractions operators, managers, and executives in the world’s fastest growing attractions industry marketplace. Asian Attractions Expo is the premier event for the global attractions industry in the Asia-Pacific region and will draw more than 7,000 attractions industry professionals from 65 countries to the Hong Kong Exhibition and Convention Centre 16-19 June, with the education conference beginning 14 June.

Six Flags Chairman, President, and CEO Jim Reid-Anderson to Keynote Leadership Breakfast
18 June, 2015

Jim Reid-Anderson, chairman, president, and chief executive officer of Six Flags Entertainment Corporation—the world’s largest regional theme park company with $1.1 billion in revenue—will deliver the keynote address at the Asian Attractions Expo 2015 Leadership Breakfast. For 54 years, Six Flags has entertained millions of families with world-class coasters, themed rides, thrilling water parks and unique attractions including up-close animal encounters, Fright Fest, and Holiday in the Park. The company has posted record-high financial performance in each of the last four years.

Six Flags operates 18 parks—16 in the United States, one in Mexico City, Mexico, and one in Montreal, Canada, and hosts approximately 26 million guests each year. Recently the company outlined an international expansion strategy to help build Six Flags-branded theme parks in the Middle East and China.

Asian Attractions Expo General Education Sessions
17–19 June, 2015

The general education program at Asian Attractions Expo 2015 offers eight sessions covering attractions management, safety, business, social responsibility, marketing, technology, human resources, and new developments in Asia. Participation in Asian Attractions Expo general education sessions is included with event registration. Sessions will be presented with simultaneous translations in both Chinese and English.

IAAPA Institute for Attractions Managers
14–16 June, 2015

The IAAPA Institute for Attractions Managers is a blend of classroom instruction, case study, and field work designed for industry professionals with at least three years management experience and the potential to join a senior management team. The institute covers five core subjects including operations and safety, marketing and communications, revenue operations, human resources and leadership, and finance. Additional registration fees apply.

IAAPA Safety Institute
16 June, 2015

Industry experts from around the globe will share insights and best practices in safety operations during this full-day institute program. Safety-related topics affecting attractions operators, including standards, security, maintenance, and ride operations will be discussed. Registration is required, but included in registration for the general education program at no additional cost.  

More information and registration for the education offerings at Asian Attractions Expo 2015 is available at www.IAAPA.org/expos/asian-attractions-expo/education. Attendees who register before 8 May save 20 percent.

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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