Alexandria, VA, USA — Officials from the International Association of Amusement Parks and Attractions (IAAPA) have announced that Asian Attractions Expo 2013 will take place at the Sands Expo and Convention Center at Marina Bay Sands Singapore June 4-7, 2013. Asian Attractions Expo is the largest conference and trade show for the multibillion-dollar attractions industry in Asia.
More than 4,500 attractions industry professionals from 40 countries are expected to participate in Asian Attractions Expo 2013. They will buy and sell the goods and professional services needed to make a dynamic attraction successful. Organizers anticipate more than two hundred (200) companies from around the world will exhibit goods and services in 100 categories, including amusement and theme park rides; motion simulators; ziplines; transportation equipment; architectural and design services; theatrical equipment and production services; food and beverage items; inflatable attractions; waterslides; and video and skill games.
Chairmen, chief executive officers, general managers, and management team members from amusement and theme parks, waterparks, zoos, aquariums, museums, family entertainment centers, casinos, and resorts will participate in the four-day event to experience what’s new in the industry and purchase attractions and services to enhance the guest experience at their facilities.
Asian Attractions Expo 2013 will also feature an industry-specific education program on topics like innovative marketing, developing a culture of safety, efficient operations, and effective facility management. The presentations will be given by worldwide industry leaders in each discipline. Classroom sessions and behind-the-scenes tours to area attractions will highlight the hot trends and explain best practices. Industry veterans, individuals new to the industry, and attractions facility supervisors will all benefit from participating in the Expo.
Singapore is a dynamic city frequently ranked as a top convention destination in Asia. Expo participants will be able to take full advantage of the opportunity to visit some of Singapore’s world-class attractions. Event organizers are considering hosting events at The Gardens by The Bay, Universal Studios Singapore, and River Safari, among others.
Marina Bay Sands is one of the top integrated resorts in Asia. It opened in 2010 and includes state-of-the-convention facilities, more than 2,500 finely appointed hotel rooms, world-class restaurants, a luxury shopping mall, spectacular entertainment venues, the ArtScience Museum, and the iconic rooftop Sands SkyPark, complete with an infinity pool that features breathtaking views of Singapore and the South China Sea. www.marinabaysands.com.
“We are excited to bring Asian Attractions Expo back to Singapore in 2013,” said Andrew Lee, IAAPA’s vice president of Asia-Pacific Operations. “Marina Bay Sands provides the ideal convention facilities, and our participants from around the world will enjoy experiencing all the integrated resort and Singapore have to offer.”
Asian Attractions Expo 2012 will be held at the Hong Kong Convention and Exhibition Centre in June. It took place in Singapore in 2011 and in Malaysia in 2010.
IAAPA’s Asian Attractions Expo is open to attractions industry professionals. It is not open to the general public.
The International Association of Amusement Parks and Attractions is the premier trade association for the attractions industry worldwide. Founded in 1918, IAAPA is the largest international trade association for permanently situated amusement facilities and attractions and is dedicated to the preservation and prosperity of the amusement industry. IAAPA represents more than 4,000 attraction, supplier, and individual members in more than 90 countries. The association’s global headquarters is in Alexandria, Virginia, United States. The association maintains regional offices in Brussels, Mexico City, and Hong Kong. www.IAAPA.org.