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Inaugural IAAPA Virtual Expo attracts more than 4,000 international participants
The International Association of Amusement Parks and Attractions (IAAPA) has advised that its 2020 inaugural virtual Expo and conference – IAAPA Virtual Expo: Asia was attended by more than 4,000 participants, featured 131 companies on the virtual trade show floor, and was widely followed online and on social media.
During IAAPA Virtual Expo: Asia, global attractions industry professionals took part in a diverse, international exhibit hall with eight unique pavilions, nine education sessions, and seven IAAPA networking events.
IAAPA Asia Pacific Executive Director and Vice President, June Ko notes “IAAPA’s first Virtual Expo truly reflects the resiliency and strength of the global attractions industry. Our goal was to provide an innovative, timely new experience that brought the industry together. Our dedicated committee volunteers helped create an education conference and worked throughout to support each session.
“And our global manufacturer and supplier members partnered with us to provide an event that allowed for easy networking, communication, and connection. We are more inspired than ever by the heart and spirit of this incredible industry and are already taking key learnings from this event and applying them to our next IAAPA virtual events.”
The education conference featured 21 speakers from around the world and included sessions on important topics including best practices for reopening parks and attractions, safety, operations, automation and digitalization, and more.
While the virtual event was live during China Standard Time, registered attendees could access the exhibit hall, chat rooms, and education sessions at any time, allowing for easy access for attendees around the world, in any time zone. In addition, IAAPA Virtual Expo: Asia attendees may continue to engage with the Expo’s on-demand content and continue to follow-up with exhibitors until Saturday, 8th August, 5 a.m. China Standard Time (CST), Friday, 7th August, 11 p.m. Central European Summer Time (CEST).
During IAAPA Virtual Expo: Asia attendees voted for virtual booth innovations in three categories: Best Booth Downloads, Best Booth Videos and Most Engaging Chat Room. The event’s winners were:
• Best Booth Videos – Extreme Engineering
• Best Booth Downloads – Polin Waterparks
• Most Booth Engaging Chat Room – Themebuilders Philippines, Inc.
Additional information is available at IAAPA.org
Image above of Polin AIPIX technology. Click here to contact Polin Waterparks Australia and New Zealand/Swimplex Aquatics via their entry in the Australasian Leisure Management Supplier Directory.
10th March 2020 - IAAPA Expo Asia 2020 cancelled over Coronavirus concerns
18th February 2020 - IAAPA shares resources on Coronavirus outbreak
8th February 2020 - IAAPA monitors coronavirus outbreak and cancels Meet IAAPA event in China
26th November 2019 - Innovation the focus at IAAPA Expo 2019
21st November 2019 - Greg O’Neill presented with IAAPA Lifetime Service Award
21st November 2019 - Asian attractions recognised at IAAPA’s annual Brass Ring Awards
29th September 2019 - IAAPA opens new global headquarters in Orlando
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