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Matt Ouimet to Keynote IAAPA Attractions Expo 2013 GM and Owners' Breakfast

For Immediate Release

Cedar Fair President and CEO Matt Ouimet to Deliver Keynote Address at IAAPA Attractions Expo 2013 GM and Owners’ Breakfast

(June 5, 2013) – The International Association of Amusement Parks and Attractions (IAAPA) has announced Cedar Fair Entertainment Company President and CEO Matt Ouimet will deliver the keynote address at the GM and Owners’ Breakfast, taking place in the IAAPA Theater, presented by the Wanda Group, Wednesday, Nov. 20, during IAAPA Attractions Expo 2013 at the Orange County Convention Center in Orlando, Florida.

Ouimet will discuss his leadership strategy, share his thoughts on developing young professional talent, and outline his vision for the future of the industry.

Ouimet is a 20-year veteran of the attractions industry, spending 17 years with the Walt Disney Company in a variety of roles including president of the Disneyland Resort.  He also served in a variety of other business development and financial positions during his employment with Disney, including president of Disney Cruise Line and executive general manager of Disney Vacation Club.  Prior to joining Cedar Fair, Ouimet served as president, hotel group for Starwood Hotels and Resorts Worldwide and as president and chief operating officer of Corinthian Colleges.

“We are thrilled that one the great leaders in the industry, Matt Ouimet, will share his more than 20 years of experience with Expo attendees,” said IAAPA President and CEO Paul Noland. “Senior executives, owners, and managers alike will draw invaluable lessons from Matt’s address.”

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, and 25,000 industry professionals from 100 countries are expected to participate in the event from Monday, Nov. 18, through Friday, Nov. 22. The trade show floor will be open Tuesday, Nov. 19, through Friday, Nov. 22. IAAPA Attractions Expo 2013 offers a full week of business opportunities, networking events, 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 at SeaWorld Orlando’s newest expansion, 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


Editor’s Note: A photo of Matt Ouimet is available for download at www.IAAPA.org/expos/iaapa-attractions-expo-2013/press/matt-ouimet-image.

Contact Information
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Colleen Mangone: cmangone@IAAPA.org
David Mandt: dmandt@IAAPA.org