IAAPA invites attractions industry professionals from around the world to take part in several professional networking opportunities and impactful education programs during the IAAPA Expo Asia 2019. Over 8,500 participants are expected to attend the international conference and trade show to exchange ideas, build business connections and learn from international experts.
This year, IAAPA is hosting the following events to help professional make connections and share ideas with colleagues from around the world:
Opening Night Reception at Shanghai Haichang Ocean Park (12 June)
Participants will have the chance to celebrate and network with international industry peers at Shanghai's newest ocean theme park.
Leadership Breakfast with Keynote Speaker Joe Schott from Shanghai Disney Resort (13 June)
The annual leadership breakfast provides senior-level attractions industry professionals with the opportunity to learn and network with regional and international colleagues. Joe Schott, president and general manager of Shanghai Disney Resort and 37 year veteran of The Walt Disney Company, will deliver this year's keynote. He will provide insights on emerging trends and new developments affecting the industry.
Lunch and Learn: Building a Successful Global Entertainment Business (13 June)
In this interactive session, Michael Croaker, head of entertainment of Village Roadshow Theme Parks, will share his insights about the challenges Village Roadshow encounters when integrating different intellectual properties (IP) across various countries, cultures, target audiences, and within his organisation. There will also be a Q&A at the end of the session.
Operator's Reception (13 June)
Participants will come together with other operators from the Asia Pacific region to exchange ideas. This event will include 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 urban myths based on real life incidents. This experience will be followed by a reception.