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Innovative Products, Expert-led Education Sessions, and Professional Networking Events Highlight AAE 2011 in Singapore, June 21 – 24

Resorts World Sentosa
Asian Attractions Expo (AAE) 2011, the largest attractions industry trade show and conference in the Asia-Pacific region, takes place at Resorts World Convention Centre at Resorts World Sentosa in Singapore, June 21-24, 2011.Produced annually by the International Association of Amusement Parks and Attractions (IAAPA), AAE 2011 will feature more than 200 companies exhibiting innovative products and services on a 4,000 square-meter trade show floor. The event will also include four days of informative education seminars and a daylong IAAPA Safety Institute. In addition, event participants will experience exclusive behind-the-scenes tours of Singapore’s finest attractions as well as multiple opportunities to network and connect with other industry professionals from across Asia and around the world.
 
“The excitement is building because Asian Attractions Expo is shaping up to be another record-breaking show,” said Chip Cleary, president and CEO of IAAPA. “This year attendees will experience more innovative products and services, great industry leader presentations, and unique networking opportunities as well as a brand-new resort to explore.”

Show Floor to Showcase Products and Services to Increase Business
The trade show floor at AAE 2011 provides a concentrated buying opportunity for owners, operators, and managers of theme parks, waterparks, family entertainment centers, museums, science centers, zoos, aquariums, casinos, and resorts in the Asian region. Exhibiting companies will display products in more than 100 categories, including amusement and theme park rides; architectural and design services; coin-operated games, skill games, redemption prizes; and many more. While on the show floor, attraction professionals will conduct face-to-face meetings, establish new partnerships, and purchase products and services that will grow their businesses in the future. Attendees can extend their conversations and continue to network in the IAAPA Business Lounge. In addition, for the first time an AAE 2011 mobile application is available and will allow attendees access to an exhibitor list and the trade show floor plan from their handheld smartphone. 
Safety, Leadership, and Operations Fill Education Program
AAE 2011 offers education session to promote best practices, new ideas, and industry trends related to the key issues at the core of any successful operation. 
IAAPA Safety Institute
Tues., June 21, 10 a.m. – 4 p.m.
The institute will provide an overview of ASTM Standards and provide an overview of the new Singapore comprehensive framework for regulations on safety operations in the amusement industry. In addition, executives from Walt Disney Parks and Resorts will describe their comprehensive safety approach and outline key considerations from design to the daily oversight of an attraction. The institute is included with AAE 2011 registration. 
Further program details about AAE 2011 available from IAAPA. 

AAE 2012 will be held in Singapore, June 5-8, 2012.

Judith Rubin
Judith Rubin ([email protected]) is a leading journalist, publicist, strategist, blogger, content marketing specialist and connector in the international attractions industry. She excels at writing about all aspects of design and technical design, production and project management. Areas of special interest include AV integration and show control, lighting design and acoustics, specialty cinema, digital video and world’s fairs. Judith has ties to numerous industry organizations. From 2005-2020 she ran communications, publications and social media for the Themed Entertainment Association (TEA). In 2013, she was honored with the TEA Service Award. She was development director of IMERSA, and co-chair of the 2014 IMERSA Summit. She was publicist for the Large Format Cinema Association in the 1990s, now part of the Giant Screen Cinema Association (GSCA) and has also contributed to the publications of PLASA, IAAPA and the International Planetarium Society. Already making her mark as a magazine and book editor, Judith joined World’s Fair magazine in 1987, which introduced her to the attractions industry. Launching as a freelancer in the mid 1990s she has contributed to dozens of publications and media outlets including Funworld, Lighting&Sound America, Sound & Communications, Urban Land, The Raconteur and The Planetarian. She joined InPark in 2010. Judith earned a Bachelor of Fine Arts from Pratt Institute. She has lived in New York City and the San Francisco Bay Area, and now makes her home in Saint Louis, where she is active in the local arts and theater community.

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