Attractions Management Issue 2 2019

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SHOW REVIEW The event returned to Shanghai for the first time since 2016

IAAPA EXPO ASIA The Asian edition of IAAPA’s trade show took place in Shanghai, China recently. We look at what was on offer from leading industry suppliers

When: 11 - 14 June 2019 Where: Shanghai New International Expo, China


ormerly the Asian Attractions Expo, (AAE) the newly-named IAAPA Expo Asia (IEA) took its first steps under its new brand from 11-14 June. IEA is Asia’s leading international business event for industry professionals in the region. More than 8,500 people from 60 countries travelled to the event from locations such as Asia, North America, Europe, the Middle East and beyond, descending on Shanghai to buy, learn and network at the hub of Asia’s multi-billion dollar attractions industry.

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Over 400 companies exhibited over the course of three days, presenting the latest products and services, including rides, virtual reality attractions, motion simulators, waterpark attractions, videogames, design and theming services, ticketing solutions, food and beverages, and more. At 13,000sq m, the trade show floor was the largest in the event’s history. Joe Schott, president and general manager at Shanghai Disney, delivered the event’s keynote speech during the Leadership Breakfast on 13 June. Also speaking were Luke Riley, senior vice president of Village Roadshow, and June Ko executive director and vice president of IAAPA Asia Pacific Operations. Also on offer were IEA’s education programme, which offered a wide variety of learning opportunities. Attendees to the show took part in a number of special events and networking opportunities throughout the event. Key highlights included the Opening Night Reception at the new Shanghai Haichang Ocean Park, a safety EDUTour of Shanghai Disney Resort and a postshow four-day tour of Hangzhou. AM 2 2019 ©CYBERTREK 2019

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