IAAPA Attractions Expo 2013 Begins
Amusement industry innovators will showcase new rides, food, games and more at this IAAPA Attractions Expo 2013, underway through Nov. 22 in Orlando, Fla.
The Expo is the largest annual conference and trade show for the $24 billion global theme park and attractions industry, converting Orlando’s Orange County Convention Center into a marketplace of theme park thrills that may debut soon at popular destinations worldwide.
What IAAPA buyers are looking for:
Expo attendees test amusement rides, games, food, and more presented nearly 1,100 exhibitors from five continents. Companies specializing in ride and attraction design, theming, ticketing, technology, ziplines, and more fill a half-million square feet of exhibition space.
Who is heading to IAAPA Attractions Expo:
The Expo will feature 80 educational sessions, networking events, and behind-the-scenes tours of Orlando’s popular destinations including:
- Fun Spot America
- LEGOLAND Florida
- SeaWorld Orlando
- Discovery Cove
- Disney’s Blizzard Beach
- Hollywood Studios
- Kennedy Space Center
The Expo show floor is host to announcements related to new rides debuting in 2014, including rides for Dollywood, Six Flags Great America and the new Sochi Adventure Park opening soon in Russia’s winter Olympic city.
This year’s Expo also features keynote presentations by George Kalogridis, president of Walt Disney World Resort and Matt Ouimet, President & CEO of Cedar Fair Entertainment. Attendees will also see presentation from other amusement industry leaders.
The tradeshow component of the event begins tomorrow, Tuesday, Nov. 19, 2013.
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