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2021 IAAPA Virtual Summit: Latin America


Event Type: Connections
Venue: Online
Member Price: $29.99 | Nonmember Price: $49.99
Credit Hour(s): 5

Bringing attractions industry professionals together is more important than ever. To continue to cultivate connections, learning, and sharing, IAAPA Latin America is hosting a new, virtual Summit.

The two-day event will include virtual tours of unique and innovative attractions in Mexico, presentations from leaders in the IAAPA Latin America, Caribbean Region, and networking opportunities and events for participants.

Let's get Connected

Share your expertise and learn from your colleagues at the four IAAPA Connections sessions. The combination of moderated discussions, open debate, and instant polls will provide you invaluable insight into some of the industry's more significant trends today. And, make new friends at IAAPA Instant Connections, where our speed matching app will randomly connect you with other attendees in quick three-minute sessions to chat, learn a bit from your colleagues, or open new business opportunities. This is the perfect setting to learn from and connect with the decision-makers in the region!

All virtual tours will include simultaneous English-Spanish interpretation. Networking activities will be held in Spanish.


Fun, nature and culture converge in the Barrancas del Cobre adventure park. You can explore the Sierra Tarahumara in a different way, learn more about its culture and enjoy activities with the whole family. Parque de Aventura has the third longest cable car in the world, a circuit of 7 zip lines with two suspension bridges including the longest ziprider in the world, a via ferrata and children's activities such as miniature golf, bungee and a climbing wall, in addition to a unique restaurant with a glass floor and a viewpoint to observe the majestic Copper Canyon. The park team will share with us their vision of sustainable entertainment and operations, their environmental, economic and social priority pillars, as well as their impact as a complement to a tourist destination that includes nature, adventure activities and culture, in addition to its commitment to the integral development of the Rarámuri communities in the area.

Whether you are looking for family fun or luxurious relaxation, Jungala Aqua Experience offers the best way to enjoy the great outdoors. With a selection of the world's best water attractions and world-class facilities for its visitors, Jungala Aqua Experience is an oasis of the extraordinary. The Jungala team will share with us its differentiating factor by offering not only the best slides, children's attractions, wave pool and lazy river, but an exclusive and personalized VIP service for its visitors, including concierge service, private cabins, gastronomic experiences and spa.

Golf experts and aspiring golfers will find Topgolf a unique and fun experience with state-of-the-art technology. From the private bays they will be able to shoot towards giant targets. The microchips in the balls track the accuracy and distance of each shot, awarding points for each hit target on the shooting range. And if your thing is relaxing, you can enjoy the experience from the terrace bar. The Topgolf team will talk to us about the challenges they faced during the construction and opening of Topgolf during the pandemic, an interesting case study on adaptability and creativity in various areas, including marketing, human resources, food and beverage and more.

Acuario Michin Guadalajara is one of the most important and modern aquariums in Mexico. It is home to 300 species and more than 20 thousand representative specimens of our country such as sharks, rays, axolotls, otters and much more. A visit to the aquarium is an experience that combines nature, education, conservation and fun for the whole family. The Acuario Michin team will give us a complete tour of the facilities and will share with us one of their greatest vocation, the conservation of species. They will also talk about the personalized experiences that the aquarium offers and the challenges they have faced during COVID-19, as well as an exclusive look at one of their greatest achievements, don't miss it!

National Geographic Ultimate Explorer challenges families to go further and explore the world around them through the highest technology such as augmented reality, virtual reality and 3D technology to create a unique experience, seeking to inspire children to become the next generation of scientists, engineers, astronauts, biologists and explorers. Test your speed at Safari Speedway as you race against some of the fastest creatures in the world or dive deep into the sea in Ocean Endeavor. Travel to space and see Mars in Space Jump or explore National Geographic Ultimate Explorer's newest attraction, Wild River Recon where you can capture amazing photos of animals as you ride the rapids of Asia. The NatGeo team will present this unique concept of entertainment that includes state-of-the-art technology and education, sharing with us the nature, development and operation of each of its attractions.

Kataplum! It is the first amusement park built on the roof of a shopping center in Mexico City with an area of 27 thousand square meters and a custom foundation to support the park. 70% of the attractions are under a large velarium and the rest are outdoors. It has 32 family attractions, three open-air theaters, three restaurants, and souvenir shops. The ¡Kataplum! team will present this innovative amusement park concept, including some of the challenges they faced during its unique construction, such as the use of giant cranes that in turn raised other cranes to more than 60 meters high in order to build the attractions that weigh hundreds of tons. They will also take us into the brain of a suspended roller coaster that travels outside the mall, and much more. ¡Kataplum! represents a mega work of engineering that will fascinate everyone.

Cirque du Soleil JOYÀ is an intimate theatrical experience located in the Riviera Maya. It was Cirque du Soileil's first permanent show outside the United States and the only one in the world to offer an unforgettable dining experience. The show is a fantastic adventure, taking you through the jungle, under the sea, and through the pages of history. Every night, acrobats perform dizzying somersaults and jumps, contortionists bend over impossible, puppeteers bring dinosaurs to life and cockroaches dance; musicians fill the world with live songs and the same stage comes to life to take you on a journey that dazzles the senses. The Cirque du Soleil team will provide us with a unique and exclusive behind-the-scenes view, built exclusively for JOYÀ, on the production and daily preparation of this unique experience that envelops the audience through all the senses.

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* Agenda is subject to change.
* All times in the agenda are in Eastern Time (EST). For your reference, see the below table times:

08:00 a.m. - 12:30 p.m. Los Angeles (PST)
09:00 a.m. - 01:30 p.m. Central America
10:00 a.m. - 02:30 p.m. Mexico, Colombia, Peru
11:00 a.m. - 03:30 p.m. Chile, New York, Florida (EST) 
12:00 a.m. - 04:30 p.m. Argentina, Brasil



Registration Price
Member $29.99
Nonmember $49.99
Buyers' Guide (M&S add-on) $99.99
The Buyers' Guide is an additional exposure opportunity for IAAPA supplier members during the event. Participants will have their logo, QR code and company description in the digital program of the event.
La Guía para Compradores es una oportunidad de exposición adicional para los miembros proveedores de IAAPA durante el evento. Los participantes tendrán su logotipo, código QR y descripción de la compañía en el programa digital del evento.

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