Nov 25, 2013 Joe Kleiman Attractions, Business, Events, Museums, News, Theme Parks, Water Parks, Zoos & Aquariums Comments Off on IAAPA Attractions Expo 2013 Marks Record Year for Exhibitors and Attendees
Orlando, FL, USA (Nov. 22, 2013) — Approximately 29,000 amusement park and attractions industry professionals from 110 nations packed the Orange County Convention Center in Orlando, Fla., for IAAPA Attractions Expo 2013 Nov. 18-22. The trade show floor buzzed with the business of fun as more than 18,200 buyers shopped their way around the largest floor in 10 years. This show brings to a close a record-breaking year as more than 43,000 people, including 28,000 buyers, participated in IAAPA’s Expos around the world: Asian Attractions Expo, Euro Attractions Show, and IAAPA Attractions Expo.
IAAPA Attractions Expo is the largest conference and trade show for the $24 billion global attractions industry and serves as the one-stop-shop for the industry. The who’s who gathered at the Expo to debut new products, test the latest technology, discuss the current trends and hot topics, learn from peers and experts, and taste new food and beverage treats. Industry owners, presidents, general managers, directors, and managers understand one of the best way to entice consumers is the addition of new product, and IAAPA Attractions Expo connects them with leading innovators and creative masterminds to begin developing future guest experiences.
“There was a palpable energy throughout IAAPA Attractions Expo 2013,” said IAAPA President and CEO Paul Noland. “Business is clearly booming. The week was filled with big project announcements, exciting ride reveals, contracts being signed, and education sessions overflowing with attractions professionals.”
The event is owned and produced by the International Association of Amusement Parks and Attractions (IAAPA). The five-day Expo had an estimated $48 million economic impact on the Orlando area.
IAAPA Attractions Expo 2013 by the Numbers
Prestigious Industry Awards Presented at IAAPA Attractions Expo 2013
The following awards were presented at IAAPA Attractions Expo 2013:
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