IAAPA Expo Attendee Registration Now Open for Show 2022
With months to go, registration is well underway for the IAAPA convention, the attractions industry’s premier international event.
The annual event is set to bring together nearly 1,000 exhibitors and more than 25,000 industry professionals at the Orange County Convention Center in Orlando, Fla. The show runs November 14-18 with the educational conference at from November 14 and the opening of the show the next day.
IAAPA Expo is the attractions industry’s largest trade show. Founded in 1918, IAAPA represents major 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, manufacturers and suppliers.
“It’s an exciting time in the attractions industry as we continue on the path to recovery from the pandemic, and our members are looking for innovative new products and services from our manufacturers and suppliers to enhance the experience. of their customers,” said Hal McEvoy, IAAPA’s CEO and President. “IAAPA Expo in Orlando continues to be the premier showcase for the latest innovations to create fun and create memories for our industry. It is also an important event to connect, share best practices, hear from top leaders and industry experts and work on your professional development needs.
The Expo offers education sessions led by industry leaders to help others grow their business, inspire industry professionals and advance their careers. Topics include entertainment, facility operations, gaming and merchandise, food and beverage, financial management and information technology, human resources, marketing, safety and security. In addition to training sessions, EDUTours, networking events, and deep learning opportunities are available for an additional fee.
“The IAAPA Board of Directors is thrilled to welcome members and non-members alike to Orlando for our world-renowned Expo event,” said Ken Whiting, 2022 IAAPA Board Chair. “The IAAPA team works hard to put together a conference program that is both engaging and educational, focusing on pressing hot topics within the industry.”
Attendees will get first-hand insights from some of the industry’s greatest minds on customer service, subject matter and innovation.
The lineup of featured speakers includes:
- Executive Breakfast (CEO and Owners): Tom Mehrmann, President and COO Universal Parks and Resorts, Pacific Rim
- Luncheon: Andrew Wexler, CEO Herschend Family Entertainment
- Game changer: Steven Lewis, Gideon’s Bakery, the sublime prince of the esoteric order of the cookie
IAAPA unifies the attractions community, connects people to learn and grow together, and strives to promote the highest professional standards of excellence and safety worldwide.
Participants can register online at iaapaexpo.com