Special Events at IAAPA Expo


Attending the special events at IAAPA Expo allows attendees to make valuable, lifelong connections and business partnerships. IAAPA Expo registration is required to participate in the events. You may also need a separate event ticket to attend.

Ticketed events can be added when completing registration. Already Registered? Select the option to Edit Existing Registration to add ticketed events. Tickets will be printed onsite with your Expo badge.

Lunch and Learn featuring Josh D'Amaro (Sold-Out!) Josh D'Amaro, Chairman, Disney Parks, Experiences and Products provides the keynote during this annual luncheon.
Opening Reception featuring IAAPA Awards Winners NEW IN 2021! Raise a glass to honor and recognize leaders in the attractions industry as you reconnect with colleagues from around the world.
EDUTour: Jurassic World VelociCoaster Join Universal Orlando Resort’s operations team at the park’s newest attraction in Universal’s Islands of Adventure, for a behind-the-scenes tour!
EDUTour: Universal’s Volcano Bay Water Theme Park (Sold-Out!) Join the operations team at Universal’s Volcano Bay Water Theme Park for a behind-the-scenes tour like no other!
EDUTour: SeaWorld Orlando, A Food and Beverage Exposition (Sold-Out!) Take an inside look at the operations driving new and exclusive food and beverage guest experiences across SeaWorld Orlando.
Family Entertainment Center (FEC) Lunch: FEC Operators' Roundtable Share best practices and discuss industry challenges with fellow Family Entertainment Center (FEC) operators in this moderated roundtable discussion during lunch! 
IAAPA Rookies and Newcomers: FEC 101 Join experts in family entertainment center (FEC) management as they share insights and experiences to help individuals develop, plan, and operate an FEC.
Zoos and Aquariums Community Experience (Sold-Out!) Take part in this experience for members of IAAPA's Zoo and Aquarium community. Details for this year's agenda and location are coming soon.
Give Kids the World 5K 15th Annual IAAPA Footprints From the Heart 5K Run/1-Mile Walk Benefiting Give Kids The World Village.
Operators' Roundtable Lunch Professionals from Amusement Parks and Attractions, Family Entertainment Centers, Museums and Science Centers, Water Parks, and Zoos and Aquariums share ideas and make meaningful connections.
International Reception International attractions industry professionals are invited to join their colleagues for this premier networking and social event.
Museums and Science Centers Reception (Sold-Out!) Museum and science center professionals are invited to recap the day's events and connect with peers.
Young Professionals Reception (Sold-Out!) A must-attend event for those  ages 18-35, this reception brings together students and young professionals who are passionate about the global attractions industry.
Zoos and Aquariums Reception (Sold-Out!) Mix, mingle, and network with attendees from the day’s Zoo and Aquarium Community Experience and industry peers from zoos and aquariums from around the world.
Water Park Operators' Welcome Event Water park operators are invited to gather to exchange ideas, make new connections, and come together with industry professionals from around the world.
Water Park Social Water park operators from around the world will come together for this casual fun event.
Carnival and Showmen’s Reception Carnival owners, showmen, and outdoor amusement business operators are invited to relax, connect with longtime friends, and establish new business relationships during this annual reception.
Career Slam (Sold-Out!) Career Slam provides young professionals with a rare opportunity to network and learn from leaders and veterans from the global attractions industry.
First Time Buyers' Experience With 370,000+ square feet and over 700 exhibiting companies to visit, IAAPA Expo can feel overwhelming. Attendees will gain useful tips and insights to get the most out of their Expo experience.
Trade Show Floor Tour: Food and Beverage Suppliers Discover the latest innovations in food service supplies, carts, kiosks, vending machines, and other food-and-beverage-related products and services.
Trade Show Floor Tour: Games and Merchandise Suppliers Attendees seeking new games and merchandising products and services should take part in this guided tour of the trade show floor.
Trade Show Floor Tour: Point-of-Sales Systems Suppliers (Sold-Out!) Attendees seeking new point-of-sale and ticketing solutions system should take part in this guided tour.
Trade Show Floor Tour: Virtual Reality Suppliers (Sold-Out!) Discover the latest innovations in augmented and virtual reality products and services during a guided tour of the trade show floor.