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Greg O’Neill presented with IAAPA Lifetime Service Award
Australian Greg O'Neill, Director of Leisure and Amusement Services Ltd, a Board Director and Past President of the Australian Amusement, Leisure and Recreation Association (AALARA) and longtime supporter of the International Association of Amusement Parks and Attractions (IAAPA), has been acknowledged for his outstanding contribution to the global attractions industry with the presentation of the IAAPA Lifetime Service Award.
One of three Lifetime Service Awards presented during the annual General Managers and Owners' Breakfast at the IAAPA Expo 2019 in Orlando, Florida, USA yesterday (20th November).
The Award recognises an IAAPA member's consistent and long-term achievements serving the association and the global attractions industry for more than 20 years.
As a third-generation showman, O'Neill bought his first amusement ride at age 15 and has been a longstanding champion of the attractions industry, throughout Australia and around the world.
Instrumental in AALARA's formation, he has served as a speaker, moderator, and presenter at global conferences and seminars, including AALARA, IAAPA, and WorkSafe Victoria events, and has attended global meetings to promote harmonisation of amusement safety standards worldwide.
His service to IAAPA includes serving on the IAAPA Board of Directors, Asia Pacific Regional Advisory Committee, Asia Pacific Membership and Education Committees, and the global Membership and Governance Committees.
In a statement, AALARA advised " on behalf of AALARA, the Board of Directors and the amusement, leisure and recreation industries around the world - thank you for your tireless contributions and congratulations Greg!
Images shows Greg O'Neill (at top with his family) receiving his IAAPA Service Award.
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