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Save the Date: Big Starts Here - IAAPA Attractions Expo 2014 Nov. 17-21

Global Conference and Trade Show Will Bring Big Ideas, Education Programming, and Networking Opportunities for Attractions Industry Professionals to Orange County Convention Center in Orlando, Florida

What:   IAAPA Attractions Expo 2014, owned and produced by the International Association of Amusement Parks and Attractions (IAAPA), is the premier global event for the attractions industry. Attractions professionals from all over the world will test, try, and buy the industry’s newest innovations from more than 1,000 exhibiting companies in 125 different product categories. They will learn the latest best practices in fields such as safety, facility operations, marketing, retail merchandising, human resources, games, entertainment, and more through more than 100 educational opportunities. Participants will also connect with other professionals within the industry throughout the week at networking events and on the half-million-net-square-foot trade show floor.

Who:    Approximately 27,000 attractions industry professionals from more than 100 countries are expected to participate in IAAPA Attractions Expo 2014. Participants include an estimated 17,000 buyers from amusement parks, water parks, family entertainment centers, museums, zoos, aquariums, and more who will shop the Expo floor in search of their next business-changing product or idea.

Where: IAAPA Attractions Expo 2014 takes place at the Orange County Convention Center (OCCC) in Orlando, Florida. It is located within minutes of multiple world-class theme parks, water parks, family entertainment centers, and other attractions.

When:  Conference: Nov. 17-21, 2014
Trade Show: Nov. 18-21, 2014

Trade Show Floor Hours:
Tuesday, Nov. 18 – Thursday, Nov. 20, 2014: 10 a.m. to 6 p.m.
Friday, Nov. 21, 2014: 10 a.m. to 4 a.m.

Note: The family entertainment center-focused IAAPA Institute for Rookies and Newcomers begins on Saturday, Nov. 16, and the IAAPA Institute for Attractions Managers begins on Sunday, Nov. 17. More information on these sessions is available here: www.IAAPA.org/IAAPAAttractionsExpoEducation.

How:    Attend: Registration for IAAPA Attractions Expo 2014 opens May 27. Additional information on how to register to attend is available here: www.IAAPA.org/IAAPAAttractionsExpo.  

Exhibit: Additional information on how to reserve booth space is available here: www.IAAPA.org/IAAPAAttractionsExpoExhibit. Potential exhibitors may also contact exhibitsales@IAAPA.org.

Sponsor: Information on sponsorship opportunities is available at www.IAAPA.org/IAAPAAttractionsExpoSponsor or by contacting Emily Popovich at epopovich@IAAPA.org.

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: Images from last year’s event, IAAPA Attractions Expo 2013, are available upon request. Please contact the IAAPA Press Office at pressoffice@IAAPA.org.

Contact Information
pressoffice@IAAPA.org or +1 703/299-5127
Colleen Mangone, Media Relations Manager:
David Mandt, Vice President, Communications: dmandt@IAAPA.org