Registration Opens in February for Asian Attractions Expo 2015

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Registration Opens in February for Asian Attractions Expo 2015, the Premier International Attractions Industry Event in the Asia-Pacific Region

Thousands to Experience Expansive Trade Show Floor, Extensive Education Conference, and Exclusive Networking Opportunities 16-19 June in Hong Kong

(Feb. 6, 2015) – For nearly 20 years Asian Attractions Expo has been the premier international event for the multibillion-dollar leisure and attractions industry in the Asia-Pacific region. In 2015, attractions industry professionals will have access to the newest innovations and cutting-edge technology, learn the latest industry information, and engage with colleagues during exclusive tours and events. Officials from the International Association of Amusement Parks and Attractions (IAAPA), which produces the annual trade show and conference, expect more than 7,000 professionals from 65 countries to participate in the event 16-19 June at the Hong Kong Convention and Exhibition Centre. Registration will open in February.

Event Is Asia-Pacific’s Leading Industry Business Arena, Classroom, and Gathering Place
Chief executive officers and senior managers of world-renowned theme parks and attractions will gather together with industry visionaries to discover operational and attraction advancements and business-changing ideas and connections.

Companies behind the industry’s most creative innovations and brand new technologies will demonstrate their new products and services across more than 8,500 square meters of exhibition space. More than 5,000 buyers at the event will represent amusement and theme parks, water parks, zoos, aquariums, museums, family entertainment centers, resorts, property development companies, and more. At least 300 international companies will showcase products and services in more than 100 categories representing all aspects of operating an attraction, including roller coasters, dark rides, simulators, water slides, theming and architectural design, games, redemption prizes, ticketing, queue solutions, digital marketing, landscape design, and more.

Top industry leaders will lead education sessions related to safety, operations, marketing, management, and what’s new in the region to include discussion of industry trends and best practices. In addition, participants will gain new insights, make new connections, and reconnect with industry colleagues and friends during a special Opening Night Event at Hong Kong Disneyland. A complete conference schedule including event speakers and tours will be announced in the near future.

“Time spent at Asian Attractions Expo is time well spent,” said IAAPA President and CEO Paul Noland. “Whether  discovering advancements, learning from experts, or connecting with industry veterans and new players, attending Asian Attractions Expo is essential to staying abreast of the region’s fast-changing and rapidly growing attractions business.”

Additional information and registration details will be available in February at www.IAAPA.org/AsianAttractionsExpo. IAAPA members save 25 percent on registration and event tickets. IAAPA membership information is available at www.IAAPA.org/membership

About Hong Kong Convention and Exhibition Centre
Overlooking the world-famous Victoria Harbour, the Hong Kong Convention and Exhibition Centre (HKCEC) opened in November 1988 and helped Hong Kong establish its position as a world-class international convention and meeting destination. The HKCEC offers 66,000 square meters (710,418 square feet) of exhibit space in six halls, 52 meeting rooms, and seven restaurants. The HKCEC is adjacent and connected to the Convention Plaza, which also includes the 829-room Renaissance Harbour View Hotel Hong Kong, the 553-room Grand Hyatt Hong Kong, and a shopping arcade.

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

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