Monday, October 18, 2021

Special events and program schedule announced for IAAPA Expo Asia 2019

IAAPA invites attractions industry professionals from around the world to take part in several professional networking opportunities and impactful education programs during IAAPA Expo Asia in Shanghai, China, 11-14 June 2019. More than 8,500 participants are expected to attend the international conference and trade show for the multibillion-dollar global attractions industry to exchange ideas, establish business connections, and learn from international experts.

This year’s special events schedule includes an Opening Night Reception at Shanghai Haichang Ocean Park, and a leadership breakfast featuring a keynote address delivered by Joe Schott, president and general manager of Shanghai Disney Resort. The networking events offered during IAAPA Expo Asia help professionals make new connections, learn industry best practices, and share ideas with colleagues and peers from around the world.

Opening Night Reception at Shanghai Haichang Ocean Park (12 June)

Attendees will celebrate at Shanghai’s newest ocean theme park while networking with industry peers from around the world.

Leadership Breakfast with keynote speaker Joe Schott from Shanghai Disney Resort (13 June)

The annual leadership breakfast provides senior-level attractions industry professionals the opportunity to learn and network with regional and global colleagues. Joe Schott, president and general manager, Shanghai Disney Resort, will deliver this year’s keynote address. A 37-year veteran of The Walt Disney Company, Schott will provide insights on emerging trends and new developments affecting the industry.

Lunch and Learn: Building A Successful Global Entertainment Business (13 June)

This interactive session will feature Michael Croaker, head of entertainment of Village Roadshow Theme Parks, as he shares his insights about the challenges Village Roadshow encounters when integrating different intellectual properties (IP) across various countries, culture, target audiences, and within his organization. Attendees will have the opportunity to ask Croaker questions at the end of the session.

Operators’ Reception (13 June)

Attendees will come together with other operators from the Asia Pacific region to exchange ideas. This event includes discussions about enhancing safety and efficiency operations, motivating employees, and driving profits.

Young Professionals Reception at The Shanghai Dungeon (13 June)

Attendees will explore the newly opened Shanghai Dungeon – a horror house recreating historical urban myths based on real life incidents. A reception will follow the experience.

Editor’s note: Admission to the events listed above require a separate ticket(s) in addition to IAAPA Expo Asia registration. To purchase tickets to these events, and to register for IAAPA Expo Asia, visit www.IAAPA.org/IAAPAExpoAsia. 

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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