IAAPA Helps Move the Leisure and Attractions Industry Forward with IAAPA Expo Europe
ORLANDO, Fla., US – As the leisure and attractions industry continues to recover and look to the future, IAAPA, the global association for the attractions industry, is moving forward with plans to host IAAPA Expo Europe this September. With health and safety protocols in place, industry professionals will come together to learn, buy, and network in Barcelona, Spain. Registration is now open for the conference.
“This past year has been unlike any other our industry, has ever encountered,” said IAAPA President and CEO Hal McEvoy. “Members have been looking to us to help them push forward so guests around the world can safely return to the fun we are known for. The best way we can do this is by bringing the industry together for our global Expos. No matter what stage of reopening, re-emerging, or recovery members are in, they will be able to find inspiration, solutions, and new connections in Barcelona.”
IAAPA Expo Europe will bring industry professionals, owners, and operators together in Barcelona. The event will take place at Fira Barcelona Gran Via across two halls. As the leisure industry’s premier event in Europe, the Expo will focus on helping participants reinvent, restart, and reconnect. The conference portion of IAAPA Expo Europe will take place Sept. 27 – 30, with an invigorating trade show floor, exclusive special events, and additional education programs September 28 – 30.
“As we plan for IAAPA Expo Europe, the health and safety of our exhibitors, attendees and team remain at the forefront of all that we do,” shared Jakob Wahl, Executive Director and Vice President, IAAPA EMEA, “The Fira Barcelona Gran Via is a great partner and they are working with us to ensure we have in place the right safety measures that meet current health guidelines. We also look so forward to bringing industry professionals to Barcelona and sharing some of the area’s famous destinations.”
IAAPA has posted its current health and safety guidelines online and will update as appropriate.
International attractions industry leaders, decision makers, and visionaries from all segments of the industry will participate in IAAPA Expo Europe, including manufacturers and suppliers, and the owners and operators of theme and amusement parks, water parks, family entertainment centers, zoos, aquariums, camping facilities, shopping centers, cruise lines, retail development companies, science centers, museums, resorts, and more.
In addition to registration being open, booth sales continue. Companies interested in exhibiting can contact the IAAPA Global Sales Team or visit IAAPA.org/Expos. Unique advertising and sponsorship opportunities are also still available.
IAAPA Expo Europe at a Glance
Location: Fira Barcelona Gran Via
Dates: Conference: September 27-30
Trade Show: September 28-30
Founded in 1918, IAAPA represents leading industry attractions and supplier companies, consultants, and individual members from more than 100 countries. Member companies include owners and operators of amusement parks, theme parks, attractions, water parks, resorts, family entertainment centers, zoos, aquariums, science centers, museums, and cruise lines, as well as industry manufacturers, suppliers, and consultants.
The association's global headquarters and North America office are in Orlando, Florida, U.S. IAAPA also maintains offices in Brussels, Belgium; Sao Paulo, Brazil; Hong Kong, China; Shanghai, China; Mexico City, Mexico. Additional information is available at IAAPA.org and through IAAPA’s social media channels: @IAAPAHQ #IAAPA.