Friday, May 20, 2022

Back on the road

Issue 90 editorial by Martin Palicki

If there was one thing everyone agreed about at last November’s IAAPA Expo, it was that it was great to see one another in person again. Aside from being reassured that the world is still spinning and business is happening, it felt good to reconnect with friends and colleagues. By most accounts, it seems like we’ll be doing more of that this year. Although sadly IAAPA Expo Asia in Hong Kong had to cancel due to uncertainties with travel restrictions in that region, other events are moving full steam ahead — and InPark will be on hand to cover them as well as distribute copies of this issue of the magazine.

Attendees at the TEA Summit in Anaheim (April 21-22) will each receive a copy of InPark as they listen to Thea Award recipients share their stories and learn about the event’s focus: “Are We There Yet? Refocusing and Preparing for What’s Next.” The weekend is topped off with the formal Thea Awards Gala on April 23.

The rescheduled ISE event takes place in Barcelona (May 10-13), followed by InfoComm in Las Vegas (June 8-10). Both events showcase the latest in AV technology, and both will have InPark issues and crew on site.

Finally, this issue will also be distributed at Licensing Expo, also in Las Vegas (May 24-26). Our partnership with the event organizers makes great sense, especially this year as the Expo will be focused on the LBE market. It’s a great opportunity for our industry to better understand the branding and IP space and share with their leaders everything themed entertainment can bring to the table.

If you are in need of something to listen to while traveling to these meetings, subscribe and download InPark Tracks. Our podcast features insightful interviews, project deep dives and more. It’s available wherever you listen to podcasts. I look forward to seeing you at these events — with more to come!

Martin Palicki
Martin Palicki
Martin Palicki owns and publishes InPark Magazine. Started in 2004, InPark Magazine provides owners and operators the perspective from "in"side the "park." Martin has also written for publications like Sound & Communications, Lighting & Sound America, Attractions Management and others. Martin has been featured in Time Magazine, CNN.com and Folio. Martin lives in Milwaukee, Wisconsin, USA.

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