Alexandria, VA, USA (June 5, 2013) — The International Association of Amusement Parks and Attractions (IAAPA) has announced Cedar Fair Entertainment Company President and CEO Matt Ouimet will deliver the keynote address at the GM and Owners’ Breakfast, taking place in the IAAPA Theatre, presented by the Wanda Group, Wednesday, Nov. 20, during IAAPA Attractions Expo 2013 at the Orange County Convention Center in Orlando, Florida.
Ouimet will discuss his leadership strategy, share his thoughts on developing young professional talent, and outline his vision for the future of the industry.
Ouimet is a 20-year veteran of the attractions industry, spending 17 years with the Walt Disney Company in a variety of roles including president of the Disneyland Resort. He also served in a variety of other business development and financial positions during his employment with Disney, including president of Disney Cruise Line and executive general manager of Disney Vacation Club. Prior to joining Cedar Fair, Ouimet served as president, hotel group for Starwood Hotels and Resorts Worldwide and as president and chief operating officer of Corinthian Colleges.
“We are thrilled that one the great leaders in the industry, Matt Ouimet, will share his more than 20 years of experience with Expo attendees,” said IAAPA President and CEO Paul Noland. “Senior executives, owners, and managers alike will draw invaluable lessons from Matt’s address.”