Sunday, April 14, 2024

Registration Open for IAAPA Asian Attractions Expo 2018 in Hong Kong


The International Association of Amusement Parks and Attractions (IAAPA) today announced registration is now open for Asian Attractions Expo (AAE) 2018 at the Hong Kong Convention and Exhibition Centre in Hong Kong, China 5-8 June 2018. More than 8,000 global amusement park and attractions industry professionals from more than 50 countries will gather to buy, learn, and network at the largest international conference and trade show for the multibillion-dollar attractions industry in Asia. More than 300 exhibiting companies will take part, displaying and unveiling the latest innovations, products, and services which will shape the future of the industry.

In-depth Learning and Education Programs

The conference offers attendees 15 general education sessions on a wide range of topics includingsecurity, water parks in Asia, show management, employee engagement, theme park development, and more. In addition, in-depth learning opportunities include:

IAAPA Institute for Attractions Managers 
3-5 June

This professional development program is designed for leaders with five or fewer years of experience in attractions management. The two-and-a-half-day program offers a blend of classroom instruction led by experts, case study examinations, and small group presentations that address finance, marketing, leadership, facility operations, safety, and revenue operations.

IAAPA Safety Institute 
5 June

This program provides an opportunity for attractions owners and operators to learn about the latest developments and best practices in ride safety standards, loss prevention, risk management, ride design, and safety compliance.

All educational offerings at AAE 2018 are eligible for credit toward IAAPA Certification, the official mark of professional achievement in the global attractions industry.

Special Events and Networking Opportunities

International attendees will also exchange ideas and connect with industry professionals during the following events:

Opening Ceremony at the IAAPA Theatre (6 June)

Opening Night Reception at Ocean Park Hong Kong celebrating IAAPA’s 100thAnniversary (6 June 

Leadership Breakfast with keynote speaker Dr. Allan Zeman, GBM, GBS, JP, Chairman of Lan Kwai Fong Group, a major property owner and developer in Hong Kong’s Lan Kwai Fong Area, one of Hong Kong’s most popular tourist and entertainment districts.  (7 June)

Lunch and Learn: Developing Successful Ride and Show Entertainment with Virtual Reality (VR) and Projection Mapping (7 June)

Young Professionals Forum and Reception (7 June)

EDUTours to Ocean Park Hong Kong (7 June) and Hong Kong Disneyland (8 June)

Registration Now Open 

To learn more about Asian Attractions Expo 2018, the education offerings, complete schedule of events, and to register, visit 

Joe Kleiman
Joe Kleiman
Raised in San Diego on theme parks, zoos, and IMAX films, InPark's Senior Correspondent Joe Kleiman would expand his childhood loves into two decades as a projectionist and theater director within the giant screen industry. In addition to his work in commercial and museum operations, Joe has volunteered his time to animal husbandry at leading facilities in California and Texas and has played a leading management role for a number of performing arts companies. Joe previously served as News Editor and has remained a contributing author to InPark Magazine since 2011. HIs writing has also appeared in Sound & Communications, LF Examiner, Jim Hill Media, The Planetarian, Behind the Thrills, and MiceChat His blog, takes an unconventional look at the attractions industry. Follow on twitter @ThemesRenewed Joe lives in Sacramento, California with his wife, dog, and a ghost.

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