Registration for IAAPA Expo, the premier event for the global attractions industry, has opened, cementing the latest milestone in event management and show preparations for IAAPA, the global association for the attractions industry. IAAPA Expo will take place at the world-renowned Orange County Convention Center in Orlando, Florida from November 13-17.
IAAPA Expo is the largest gathering of amusement park and attractions professionals in the world, bringing together industry leaders, innovators, and experts for four days of networking, education, and exploration. The event highlights the latest trends, innovations, and technologies shaping the future of the attractions industry.
“We are excited to invite professionals from all corners of the globe to join us for IAAPA Expo 2023,” said Jakob Wahl, president and chief executive officer of IAAPA. “We worked on many new features and innovations to further strengthen this event providing the best platform for industry professionals to connect, learn from each other, and discover the latest products and services that will enhance their attractions and operations.”
With a sold-out tradeshow floor, there are nearly 1,120 exhibitors set to showcase the latest innovations from the global attractions industry. Exhibitors represent 38 countries or regions and will be in one of nine pavilions to make them easy to locate on this year’s tradeshow floor. Pavilions this year include Family Entertainment; Food & Beverage; Games & Arcade; Inflatables; Operational Services; Outdoor Exhibitors; Rides & Equipment; Show Production & Design; and Water Park.
In addition, the event will host a comprehensive education program, featuring sessions led by industry experts covering topics such as guest experience, marketing and communications, safety and security, technology, and more.
“IAAPA’s education team took great care to build a conference program that offers something for everyone,” said Michael Shelton, vice president and executive director of IAAPA’s North America region. “Session speakers truly represent our diverse membership and this year’s EDUSessions include over 100 educational opportunities with all of the latest industry trends including a deep dive into artificial intelligence to how to build a better financial foundation to trending public relations topics and crisis communications.”
The city of Orlando, once again provides the perfect setting for IAAPA Expo, serving as the global epicenter of the theme park and attractions industry. Home to the busiest airport in Florida and one of the top airports in the world, Orlando’s connectivity and ease of access affords attendees the opportunity to connect with fellow industry professionals and explore a city known for its world-class attractions, including theme parks, water parks, and entertainment complexes.