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IAAPA opens new Asia-Pacific regional office in Shanghai

IAAPA opens new Asia-Pacific regional office in Shanghai
February 6, 2018

The International Association of Amusement Parks and Attractions (IAAPA) has announced the opening of a new regional office in Shanghai, China, expanding and enhancing its programs and services in the Asia-Pacific region.

The opening of the new Shanghai office is IAAPA's first Mainland China Representative Office, and its second office in the Asia-Pacific region.

Explaining the opening, IAAPA President and Chief Executive Paul Noland stated "China has been experiencing tremendous growth in the attractions industry and we are excited to open a regional office in Shanghai.

“This will allow us to further support our local participants and connect them with our global participants

"Our goal is to continue to provide exceptional levels of service in China, while remaining committed to the success of the region's thriving attractions industry.”

Located in the Puxi, the historic centre of Shanghai, the office will support the attractions industry in the Asia-Pacific region through education and professional development, information dissemination, research, education, advocacy, and networking events.

The Shanghai office becomes IAAPA's fifth regional office to service the attractions industry around the world, joining the existing operations for Asia-Pacific in Hong Kong, for Europe (in Brussels, Belgium), Latin America (in Mexico City, Mexico), and North America (in Orlando, Florida, USA).

Annually, IAAPA hosts Asian Attractions Expo (AAE) - the premier event in the Asia-Pacific region where industry professionals gather to exchange ideas and experience innovation.

The 2018 edition of AAE is being held at the Hong Kong Exhibition and Convention Centre from 5th to 8th June.

Celebrating its 100th anniversary in 2018, IAAPA began as an advocacy office in 1918. Since that time, its 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 organisation, IAAPA represents more than 5,300 attraction, supplier, and individual members from more than 100 countries. Participants include professionals from amusement parks, theme parks, attractions; water parks, resorts; family entertainment centres; 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.

For details on IAAPA go to www.iaapa.org

For more information on the Asian Attractions Expo, click here to access event details in the Australasian Leisure Management industry Calendar.

16th December 2017 - INAUGURAL VENUE MANAGEMENT SCHOOL PRESENTED IN CHINA 

14th November 2017 - IAAPA ATTRACTIONS EXPO SHOWCASES THE FUTURE OF THE GLOBAL ATTRACTIONS INDUSTRY 

17th October 2017 - SYDNEY ROYAL EASTER SHOW ATTRACTION NAMED A FINALIST IN IAAPA BRASS RING AWARDS

3rd June 2017 - GLOBAL THEME INDEX SHOWS MIXED ATTENDANCE TRENDS FOR THEME PARKS

3rd May 2017 - AALARA 2017 TO FEATURE KEY SESSIONS ON CRITICAL INCIDENT MANAGEMENT

18th March 2017 - IAAPA IDENTIFIES UAE AS WORLD’S FASTEST GROWING THEME PARKS MARKET

23rd February 2017 - IAAPA PUBLISHES ATTRACTIONS PERFORMANCE REPORTS

3rd February 2017 - IAAPA LOOKS AT GLOBAL EXPANSION WITH APPOINTMENT OF SEAWORLD’S DOUG STAGNER 

19th November 2016 - MOVIE WORLD AND SEA WORLD WIN IAAPA ‘BRASS RING’ MERCHANDISE AWARDS 

27th May 2016 - ASIAN THEME PARKS LEAD GLOBAL ATTRACTIONS INDUSTRY GROWTH 

20th November 2015 - IAAPA RECOGNISES ASIAN ATTRACTIONS FOR EXCELLENCE IN HUMAN RESOURCES, ENTERTAINMENT AND MARKETING

13th November 2014 - JUNE KO JOINS IAAPA AS VICE PRESIDENT, ASIA PACIFIC OPERATIONS 

18th March 2014 - CHINA ON THE EDGE OF LEISURE BUILDING EXPLOSION 

25th July 2013 - OCEAN KINGDOM PROJECT THE FIRST STAGE IN DEVELOPING THE ‘ORLANDO OF CHINA’ 


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