Play Providers Association (PPA) to Partner with Euro Attractions Show (EAS) London 2011

Play Providers Association to Partner with Euro Attractions Show London 2011


(May 10, 2011) - The Play Providers Association (PPA) has recently announced an exciting new relationship with the International Association of Amusement Parks and Attractions (IAAPA) Europe for Euro Attractions Show (EAS) 2011, which will take place in London from the 27th- 29th September. The two organizations have announced plans to host the Play Providers Conference and the PPA ASPIRE Awards, the centre piece of the annual indoor play calendar, at EAS.

With the Euro Attractions Show coming to the UK for the first time, the PPA felt it was a great opportunity to partner with a vibrant attractions exhibition to be held at the iconic Olympia halls and to thus profile the UK sector to their European counterparts.

Speaking about the plans for the show Karen Staley Executive Director, IAAPA Europe commented “Going to London for EAS 2011 is a natural progression for IAAPA and the Euro Attractions Show. With our new relationship with the PPA and a large number of attractions in the United Kingdom it is, without question, an ideal place to take EAS.”

The PPA will be releasing the speaker line up for its educational conference program in May as well as booking information for the 4th annual ASPIRE awards which the PPA is hoping will top 200 industry guests this year. Speaking about the decision to move these key PPA events this year Kate Costin PPA Association Manager commented “EAS will provide an exciting exhibition for the indoor play sector and so it was a natural step for the PPA to combine our conference and awards dinner with the show and make EAS the platform for indoor play operators to come together to grow and develop ideas in running successful centres. The PPA is keen to provide indoor play operators with an event that educates, excites and provides ample networking opportunities and we are all looking forward to EAS this year and would encourage all operators to put the dates in their diaries”.

Notes to the Editor

About the Play Providers Association (PPA)
The Play Providers Association (PPA) is a not for profit trade association representing the highest quality indoor play centres in the UK. We aim to PROMOTE, DEVELOP and PROTECTthe interests of all businesses engaged in providing enclosed play facilities and encourage children’s physical activity through play. The PPA promotes high standards of operation in its membership and all member centres conform to the PPA's Code of Practice which ensures that members are following and exceeding industry standards and best practice.

The International Association of Amusement Parks and Attractions (IAAPA) is the premier trade association for the attractions industry worldwide. Founded more than 90 years ago, IAAPA is the largest international trade association for permanently situated amusement facilities and attractions and is dedicated to the preservation and prosperity of the amusement industry. IAAPA represents more than 4,000 attraction, supplier, and individual members from more than 90 countries. The association’s global headquarters is in Alexandria, Virginia, United States. The association maintains regional offices in Brussels, Mexico City, and Hong Kong. IAAPA is online at

About the Euro Attractions Show (EAS)
Euro Attractions Show (EAS) is owned and produced by the International Association of Amusement Parks and Attractions (IAAPA), and has evolved into Europe’s largest event dedicated to the attractions industry. EAS is managed by IAAPA’s European operations, under the direction of the IAAPA Europe Advisory Committee and the IAAPA Europe Manufacturers and Suppliers Sub-Committee.

More information:
Kate Costin, Association Manager, Play Providers Association (PPA) |

Karen Staley, Executive Director, IAAPA Europe |
Henk Groenen, Press Officer IAAPA Europe