IAAPA Announces Winners for Brass Ring Best Exhibit Awards
VIENNA, AUSTRIA (September 27, 2023) – Winners for the IAAPA Brass Ring Best Exhibit Awards at IAAPA Expo Europe 2023 were announced today, the second day the trade show floor was open. The tradition of the brass ring, a term now synonymous with spectacular achievement, dates to the 1800s when rings were hung on carousels to pose a fun challenge for riders. Successfully grabbing a ring while riding the carousel often earned the rider a prize, often including an additional free ride. Most rings were made of iron, but a few were made of brass, so grabbing the brass ring was a coveted and celebrated treat.
The IAAPA Brass Ring Awards honor this tradition by celebrating achievements of excellence throughout the global attractions industry. These are considered one of the industry’s most prestigious honors. Applicants were judged on their booth design, branding, staffing, product in booth, and overall appeal.
Winners from IAAPA Expo Europe 2023 are as follows:
9-27 square meters, First Place, accesso/VGS, Booths A-2825 & A-2827
9-27 square meters, Second Place, Xtraice, Booth C-512
36-54 square meters, First Place, P&P Projects, Booth A-617
36-54 square meters, Second Place, Petro Art Production, Booth B-1225
63 square meters and larger, First Place, ProSlide Technology, Inc., Booth A-1301
63 square meters and larger, Second Place, The Seasonal Group, Booth B-427
“Out of a remarkable 148 applications, these exceptional exhibitors have truly set a standard of excellence and made a difference to the show floor,” said Jakob Wahl, president and chief executive officer for IAAPA. “Their innovation, creativity, and dedication are remarkable and a testament to the spirit of innovation at IAAPA Expo Europe and the importance of the attractions and amusements community.”
IAAPA Expo Europe is the premier trade show for the leisure industry in the Europe region. General managers, owners, and CEOs of amusement and theme parks, hotels and resorts, water parks, family entertainment centers, location-based entertainment centers, historic/cultural/tourist attractions, museums and science centers, zoos and aquariums, and cruise lines travel to the show to buy rides, connect with attractions industry experts, and more.
This event, which takes place through Thursday at Messe Wien Exhibition & Congress Center, offers education sessions led by industry leaders to help others grow their business, to inspire industry professionals and to advance their careers. Topics include sustainability, technology and innovation, and diversity. In addition to education sessions, EDUTours, networking events, and in-depth learning opportunities are available at an additional cost.
IAAPA Expo Europe will take place in 2024 in the RAI Amsterdam from September 23-26 next year.
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IAAPA is a diverse and dynamic community of global attractions professionals. As the largest international trade association for permanently located attractions, IAAPA unifies the attractions community, connects people to learn and grow together, and strives to promote the highest professional standards for excellence and safety around the world.
Founded in 1918, IAAPA represents leading industry attractions and supplier companies, consultants, and individual members from more than 100 countries. Members include professionals from amusement parks, theme parks, attractions, water parks, resorts, family entertainment centers, zoos, aquariums, science centers, museums, cruise lines, manufacturers, and suppliers.
The association’s global headquarters and North America office are in Orlando, Florida, U.S. IAAPA also maintains offices in Brussels, Belgium; Hong Kong, China; Shanghai, China; and, Mexico City, Mexico. Visit IAAPA.org or connect through IAAPA’s social media channels: @IAAPAHQ #IAAPA
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