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IAAPA Winter Forum 2018 to be Held in Dubai and Abu Dhabi

 IAAPA Winter Forum 2018 to be Held in Dubai and Abu Dhabi 

Leisure, attractions, tourism, and entertainment professionals gather to discover the Middle East’s newest leisure destinations and experiences

Brussels, Belgium (Dec. 28, 2017) – The International Association of Amusement Parks and Attractions (IAAPA), will host a two-day conference for attractions industry professionals in Dubai and Abu Dhabi Jan. 23-24, 2018. Operators from all over the world will attend the event to gain new perspective and learn best practices from the region’s world-class water parks, museums, theme parks, wildlife attractions, and live performances. Attendees will take part in seminars about trends in the leisure industry, network with fellow industry professionals, and experience behind-the-scenes tours of the United Arab Emirates newest parks and attractions.

Dubai and Abu Dhabi’s tourism industry experienced tremendous growth over the last year. The development of new attractions including The Louvre Abu Dhabi museum and the La Perle By Dragone live entertainment experience add diversity to the wide array of attractions in the region. During Winter Forum attendees will also learn more about Dubai’s waterpark developments and the Yas Island Abu Dhabi development. Attendees will also take part in memorable Edu-Tours to Yas Waterworld Abu Dhabi, Aquaventure Waterpark Dubai, and Warner Bros. Movie World Abu Dhabi, and visit the newly opened Dubai Safari Park.

“We look forward to bringing IAAPA EMEA Winter Forum to Dubai, one of the fastest growing regions for the attractions industry,” said Jakob Wahl, vice president, IAAPA-EMEA Operations. “This program brings together attractions professionals from around the world. Dubai is the perfect destination to further everyone’s knowledge and celebrate our dynamic industry.”

Details for IAAPA Winter Forum 2017 and registration information are available at http://www.iaapa.org/connect/emea/iaapa-emea-winter-forum. Interested attendees may register by Jan. 7, 2018 receive the Early Bird Rate member rate of 550 euro and non-member rate of 730 euro.


Editor Notes:

IAAPA EMEA Winter Forum Flyer: http://bit.ly/2hMLt8y
IAAPA EMEA Winter Forum Webpage: http://bit.ly/2iDy6HR
IAAPA EMEA Winter Forum Registration: http://bit.ly/2i6AycV

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 5,300 attraction, supplier, and individual members from more than 100 countries with member facilities including amusement and theme parks, water parks, family entertainment centers, zoos, aquariums, science centers, and museums. IAAPA hosts three annual trade shows including IAAPA Attractions Expo, Euro Attractions Show, and Asian Attractions Expo. The association's global headquarters is in Orlando, Florida, USA. The nonprofit organization maintains offices in Brussels, Hong Kong, Mexico City, and Alexandria, Virginia, USA. To learn more, visit www.IAAPA.org or connect through social media channels:  @IAAPAHQ #IAAPA


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