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IAAPA’s Institute for Attractions Manager to Take Place for First Time in Asia

Hong Kong — The intensive, two-day Institute for Attractions Managers, offered for the first time in Asia by the International Association of Amusement Parks and Attractions (IAAPA), will take place immediately prior to Asian Attractions Expo (AAE) 2012, 3 – 5 June in Hong Kong. The program has been presented throughout Europe, the United States, and Latin America.

The Institute is designed to foster the professional development of rising attractions industry leaders with at least three years of management experience. The courses are a blend of classroom instruction, audio presentation, case study, classwork, and fieldwork in five core management areas: finance, revenue operations, safety, marketing, and human resources.

“As a global association, IAAPA is committed to offering its training and education programs around the world,” said IAAPA Asia Pacific Executive Director Andrew Lee. “It is important to provide professional development such as the Institute for Attractions Managers here in Asia, the fastest growing segment of the industry.”

Registration for the Institute for Attractions Managers includes access to Asian Attractions Expo. Program details and registration information are available at www.IAAPA.org/AsianAttractionsExpo Registration is US$499. IAAPA members save US$100 and can register for US$399. IAAPA member information and applications are available at www.IAAPA.org/membership.

ABOUT ASIAN ATTRACTIONS EXPO (AAE)

Since 1997, Asian Attractions Expo has been the premier event for the multibillion-dollar leisure and attractions industry in Asia. More than 4,500 professionals from 60 countries representing theme parks, waterparks, zoos, aquariums, museums, family entertainment centers, casinos, and resorts will participate in the 2012 event. The trade show floor will showcase products and services offered by more than 275 companies from 30 countries in more than 100 product categories, including amusement and theme park rides; architectural and design services; coin-operated games, skill games, and redemption prizes; and food and beverage.

ABOUT IAAPA
Founded in 1918, IAAPA is the largest international trade association for permanently situated amusement facilities and attractions and is dedicated to the preservation and prosperity of the amusement industry. The association’s global headquarters is in Alexandria, Virginia, United States, and it maintains regional offices in Brussels, Mexico City, and Hong Kong. IAAPA is online at www.IAAPA.org.

Joe Kleimanhttp://www.themedreality.com
Raised in San Diego on theme parks, zoos, and IMAX films, 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 has been News Editor and contributing author to InPark Magazine since 2011. HIs writing has also appeared in Sound & Communications, LF Examiner, Jim Hill Media, and MiceChat. His blog, ThemedReality.com takes an unconventional look at the attractions industry. Follow on twitter @themedreality Joe lives in Sacramento, California with his fiancé, two dogs, and a ghost.

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