IAAPA Recognizes EAS Exhibitors During First EAS Best Exhibit Awards
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AMSTERDAM, Netherlands (1 Oct. 2018) – The International Association of Amusement Parks and Attractions (IAAPA) presented its first European edition of the Best Exhibit Awards on Wednesday 26 September at Euro Attractions Show (EAS) at the RAI Convention Center in Amsterdam. The awards recognizes the most excellent booths among the EAS 2018 show floor.
A successful opening of EAS 2018 took place yesterday with a total of 569 manufacturing and supplying companies started to showcase their products and services to an international group of leisure, tourism and entertainment industry professionals from more than 150 countries. With a record breaking number of more than 15,000 square meters spanning over an area of 6 exhibit halls, the event has grown like never before. This was seen as the perfect opportunity for hosting the first edition of the events’ Best Exhibit Awards.
The tradition of the awards comes over from IAAPA Attractions Expo, where the Best Exhibit Award has been awarded for several years now. The IAAPA Brass Ring Awards are the most prestigious professional honors awarded, marking achievements of excellence throughout the international attractions industry.
A panel of 7 judges comprised of IAAPA facility members evaluated all entries on 25 September and choose three favorites in three booth size categories: booth size 9-18 sqm., booth size 19-54 sqm., and booth size larger than 54 sqm. The judges looked at booth design, branding, staffing, and overall appeal. The winners were of the Awards were announced at the annual EAS Leadership Breakfast on Wednesday 26 September.
The winners of the 2018 Best Exhibit Awards are:
Category: 9-18 square meters: Spirello BV (Booth Number 3102)
Category: 19-54 square meters: Eclipse Produciones Karaoke Media (Booth Number 7202)
Category: Larger than 54 square meters: SPI Global Play LTD (Booth Number 1-1334)
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About Euro Attractions Show (EAS)
Euro Attractions Show (EAS) is owned and produced by the International Association of Amusement Parks and Attractions (IAAPA), and is Europe, Middle East, Africa’s largest conference and trade show dedicated to the attractions industry. EAS is managed by the IAAPA Europe, Middle East, Africa office, under the direction of the IAAPA Europe, Middle East, Africa Advisory Committee, and the IAAPA Europe, Middle East, Africa Manufacturers and Suppliers Subcommittee.
With more than 14,000 square meters of exhibit space, a show floor spread across six exhibit halls and 130 speakers, this year is the largest edition in EAS history.
Celebrating its 100th anniversary in 2018, the International Association of Amusement Parks and Attractions (IAAPA) began as an advocacy office in 1918. Since that time, IAAPA has become the largest international trade association for permanently located attractions dedicated to the preservation and prosperity of the global attractions industry. As a non-profit organization, IAAPA represents more than 5,300 attraction, supplier, 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; and industry manufacturers and suppliers.
IAAPA helps members improve their efficiency, marketing, safety, and profitability while maintaining the highest possible professional standards in the industry worldwide. The association's global headquarters is in Orlando, Florida, US. The non-profit organization maintains offices in Brussels, Belgium; Hong Kong, China; Shanghai, China; Mexico City, Mexico, and Alexandria, Virginia, US. To learn more, visit www.IAAPA.org or connect through social media channels: @IAAPAHQ #IAAPA100
Jakob Wahl, Vice President, IAAPA EMEA
Jeroen Verrezen, Marketing and Communications Manager, IAAPA EMEA