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Cedar Fair CEO Matt Ouimet to Deliver Keynote During GM and Owners’ Breakfast at 2013 IAAPA Attractions Expo


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.”

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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