As the leisure and attractions industry continues to recover and look to the future, IAAPA, the global association for the attractions industry, is moving forward with plans to host IAAPA Expo Europe this September. With health and safety protocols in place, industry professionals will come together to learn, buy and network in Barcelona, Spain. Registration is now open for the conference.
“This past year has been unlike any other our industry has ever encountered,” said IAAPA President and CEO Hal McEvoy. “Members have been looking to us to help them push forward so guests around the world can safely return to the fun we are known for. The best way we can do this is by bringing the industry together for our global Expos. No matter what stage of reopening, re-emerging or recovery members are in, they will be able to find inspiration, solutions and new connections in Barcelona.”
IAAPA Expo Europe will bring industry professionals, owners and operators together in Barcelona. The event will take place at Fira Barcelona Gran Via across two halls. As the leisure industry’s premier event in Europe, the Expo will focus on helping participants reinvent, restart and reconnect. The conference portion of IAAPA Expo Europe will take place Sept. 27-30, with an invigorating tradeshow floor, exclusive special events and additional education programs Sept. 28-30.
“As we plan for IAAPA Expo Europe, the health and safety of our exhibitors, attendees and team remain at the forefront of all that we do,” shared Jakob Wahl, Executive Director and Vice President, IAAPA EMEA, “The Fira Barcelona Gran Via is a great partner and they are working with us to ensure we have in place the right safety measures that meet current health guidelines. We also look so forward to bringing industry professionals to Barcelona and sharing some of the area’s famous destinations.”
IAAPA has posted its current health and safety guidelines online and will update as appropriate.