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More than 26,000 to Discover Global Attractions Industry’s Latest and Greatest Innovations on IAAPA Attractions Expo 2013 Trade Show Floor

For Immediate Release

(October 11, 2013) -- The trade show floor at IAAPA Attractions Expo 2013 is the premier venue for more than 26,000 buyers and sellers from around the world to connect and develop relationships that will drive business and shape the future of the global attractions industry. The event, which takes place at the Orange County Convention Center in Orlando, Florida, is owned and produced by the International Association of Amusement Parks and Attractions (IAAPA). The conference will run Nov. 18-22 and the trade show floor is open Nov. 19-22.

More than 1,000 exhibiting companies from 35 countries will showcase and debut the newest innovations in the attractions industry in more than 125 product and service categories, including rides, live entertainment, midway games, redemption games, inflatable attractions, souvenirs, food and beverage, and more. The trade show floor will span more than 500,000 net square feet – the size of more than 13 football fields. 

“IAAPA Attractions Expo provides a unique opportunity to connect innovators and inventors with the decision makers of the worldwide attractions industry,” said IAAPA President and CEO Paul Noland. “Relationships that begin on the IAAPA Attractions Expo trade show floor have the potential to change businesses and our industry forever.”

First-Time Exhibitor Pavilion
More than 100 exhibiting companies will make their debut on the IAAPA Attractions Expo 2013 trade show floor in the First-Time Exhibitor Pavilion. This highlighted area attracts qualified buyers looking for the latest ideas designed to boost revenue and upgrade their attractions’ guest experience. More information regarding the First-Time Exhibitor Pavilion is available at www.IAAPA.org/expos/iaapa-attractions-expo-2013/exhibit-sponsor/first-time-exhibitor.

Trade Show Vendor Tours
Seven guided Trade Show Vendor Tours connect buyers with companies exhibiting products and services in the following areas: point-of-sale systems, theming and design, water attractions, participatory play equipment, show production and entertainment, inflatable attractions, and technology. Exhibitors participating in this tour host buyers who have selected their product area as an interest, generating a likely lead.  More information about Trade Show Vendor Tours is available at www.IAAPA.org/expos/iaapa-attractions-expo-2013/exhibit-sponsor/trade-show-vendor-tours.

Trade Show Floor Resources
During trade show hours, complimentary computer stations and a meeting space will be available to all IAAPA Attractions Expo 2013 attendees in the Internet Lounge (Booth 3433), which is sponsored by EOS.  

First-time attendees looking to learn more about resources available and navigating the show floor can attend the Trade Show Floor Tour for First-Time Attendees. More information is available at www.IAAPA.org/expos/iaapa-attractions-expo-2013/events/tours.

A complete list of IAAPA Attractions Expo 2013 sponsors is available at www.IAAPA.org/expos/iaapa-attractions-expo-2013/exhibit-sponsor/sponsorship/iaapa-attractions-expo-2013-sponsors. Additional information on how to attend, sponsor, or exhibit at IAAPA Attractions Expo 2013 is available at www.IAAPA.org/IAAPAAttractionsExpo

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
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