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IAAPA Receives Prestigious Award for its International Trades Shows

[quote]As our expos and educational events have grown and evolved, they provide opportunities for all IAAPA members, regardless of their region, to benefit from IAAPA’s wide array of initiatives and the learning that takes place throughout the global industry.” –IAAPA President and CEO Paul Noland[/quote]

Alexandria, VA, USA (May 23, 2014) – On May 21, 2014, during a ceremony in Frankfurt, Germany, the International Association of Exhibitions and Events (IAEE) awarded the International Association of Amusement Parks and Attractions (IAAPA) the first IAEE International Excellence Award in recognition of IAAPA’s exceptional strides in creating, launching, and managing meetings and trade shows around the world. The news comes as IAAPA announces its Asian Attractions Expo and Euro Attractions Show conference and trade shows will break records for the fifth year in a row.

Asian Attractions Expo 2014 takes place in Beijing 17-20 June and features a sold-out and record-setting exhibition floor that will span more than 8,500 net square meters. The event will attract more than 5,000 attractions industry professionals from 60 countries who will meet with more than 300 exhibiting companies and experience the latest products and services being offered to the region. In addition, five-days of educational sessions are offered in both English and Chinese.

Euro Attractions Show 2014 will take place 23-25 September in Amsterdam and already boasts a record-breaking 9,965-net-square-meter exhibition floor with more than 375 companies displaying innovations in more than 100 different product categories. Euro Attractions Show also offers a robust conference with a comprehensive education program. More than 8,500 attractions industry professionals are expected to attend the event.

IAAPA also produces the largest global conference and trade show for the attractions industry, IAAPA Attractions Expo. More than 27,000 attractions industry professionals from more than 100 countries will learn, connect with colleagues, and conduct business during more than 100 educational and networking opportunities and across 500,000 net square feet of exhibit space filled with innovative products displayed by more than 1,000 exhibiting companies. The 2014 event takes place Nov. 17-21 in Orlando, Florida.

Additional international events hosted by the 96-year-old association include: the IAAPA Institute for Executive Education, the IAAPA Institute for Attractions Managers, IAAPA Safety Institute, IAAPA Leadership Conference, IAAPA Latin America Summit, and IAAPA European Spring Forum. These events have recently been held in Brazil, India, Peru, Sweden, United Arab Emirates, and the United States.

“We are sincerely honored to receive this award from IAEE and appreciate the industry’s recognition of our global events. IAAPA’s global exhibitions are hallmarks of our association – they allow members of the attractions industry around the world to experience educational opportunities, network with peers, and discover innovative products, services, and technologies that drive our industry now and in the future,” said IAAPA President and CEO Paul Noland.

“It was a great honor to recognize IAAPA’s accomplishments,” said IAEE President and CEO David DuBois, CMP, CAE, FASAE, CTA. “Their outstanding work across international markets shows just how powerful the exhibitions and events industry is on a global scale.”

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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