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IAAPA Asian Attractions Expo 2014 to Take Place in Beijing

10221_154454649543_4749133_nAlexandria, VA — The International Association of Amusement Parks and Attractions (IAAPA) has announced that Asian Attractions Expo (AAE) 2014 will take place at the China National Convention Center (CNCC) in Beijing 17-20 June 2014. Since 1997, Asian Attractions Expo has been the premier international trade show and conference for the multibillion-dollar leisure and attractions industry in Asia.

“IAAPA is looking forward to bringing Asian Attractions Expo to China,” IAAPA Vice President, Asia Pacific Operations Andrew Lee said. “The attractions industry within China is growing at a rapid pace with several attractions recently completed and a number of other major amusement parks in development, making its capital city, Beijing, a logical choice to host AAE 2014.”

“Beijing’s experience as host to the 2008 Olympic Games, its area tourist attractions, and its history and diverse culture make it a perfect backdrop for Asian Attractions Expo, the attractions industry’s fastest growing trade show and conference in the region,” said IAAPA President and CEO Paul Noland.

Owners, Operators, Manufacturers, and Suppliers Will Conduct Business, Learn, and Network
More than 5,000 attractions industry professionals from more than 60 nations are expected to participate in the event. The trade show floor will showcase products from more than 250 companies from around the world in more than 100 categories, including amusement and theme park rides; architectural and design services; and coin-operated games, skill games, and redemption prizes.

The trade show floor is the place for CEOs, directors, general managers, and senior managers of amusement and theme parks, water parks, zoos, aquariums, museums, family entertainment centers, casinos, and resorts to experience what’s new in the attractions industry and purchase attractions and services to enhance the guest experience and increase revenue at their facilities. The event will include education sessions related to safety, operations, and management presented by worldwide industry leaders in each discipline. Session discussions will center on industry trends and best practices, and throughout the week participants will network with colleagues to strengthen longtime business relationships and establish new partnerships.

Beijing Offers Historic Landmarks in Vibrant City
Beijing is the second most populated city in China, and it serves as the country’s political, educational, and cultural center, filled with historic sites and government institutions. The city is home to Tiananmen Square, in Dongcheng District, which is surrounded by such landmarks as the Great Hall of the People, the Museum of Chinese History, the Museum of the Chinese Revolution, the Chairman Mao Memorial Hall, and the Monument to the People’s Martyrs. While in Beijing, Asian Attractions Expo participants can visit the Beijing Zoo in Xicheng District, famous for its traditional landscaping and giant pandas, see the Olympic Water Park, tour the Palace Museum also known as the Forbidden City, enjoy the Beijing Aquarium, or experience the attractions at Beijing Happy Valley, Beijing Shijingshan Amusement Park, or World Park Beijing. Also, participants can walk the The Great Wall of China located approximately, 90 minutes from the capital city.

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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