In-depth Learning and Education Programs
The conference offers attendees 15 general education sessions on a wide range of topics including security, water parks in Asia, show management, employee engagement, theme park development, and more. In addition, in-depth learning opportunities include:
IAAPA Institute for Attractions Managers 3-5 June
This professional development program is designed for leaders with five or fewer years of experience in attractions management. The two-and-a-half-day program offers a blend of classroom instruction led by experts, case study examinations, and small group presentations that address finance, marketing, leadership, facility operations, safety, and revenue operations.
IAAPA Safety Institute 5 June
provides an opportunity for attractions owners and operators to learn about This program
the latest developments and best practices in ride safety standards, loss prevention, risk management, ride design, and safety compliance.
All educational offerings at AAE 2018 are eligible for credit toward IAAPA Certification, the official mark of professional achievement in the global attractions industry.
Special Events and Networking Opportunities
International attendees will also exchange ideas and connect with industry professionals during the following events:
- Opening Ceremony at the IAAPA Theatre (6 June)
- Opening Night Reception at Ocean Park Hong Kong celebrating IAAPA’s 100th Anniversary (6 June)
- Dr. Allan Zeman, GBM, GBS, JP, Chairman Leadership Breakfast with keynote speaker of Lan Kwai Fong Group, a major property owner and developer in Hong Kong’s Lan Kwai Fong Area, one of Hong Kong’s most popular tourist and entertainment districts. (7 June)
- Lunch and Learn: Developing Successful Ride and Show Entertainment with Virtual Reality (VR) and Projection Mapping (7 June)
- Young Professionals Forum and Reception (7 June)
- EDUTours to Ocean Park Hong Kong (7 June) and Hong Kong Disneyland (8 June)
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About Asian Attractions Expo
Since 1997, Asian Attractions Expo has been the premier international event for the multibilliondollar leisure and attractions industry in the Asia-Pacific region. Asian Attractions Expo 2018 takes place at the Hong Kong Convention & Exhibition Centre in Hong Kong, China 5-8 June, and includes a 9,000-net-square-meter trade show floor, a comprehensive industry education program, networking events, and visits to some of the region's premier attractions. More than 8,000 attractions industry professionals from more than 50 countries will participate in the 2018 event. @IAAPAHQ #AAE18
Celebrating its 100th anniversary in 2018, the International Association of Amusement Parks and Attractions (IAAPA) began as an advocacy office in 1918. Since that time, IAAPA has become the largest international trade association for permanently located attractions dedicated to the preservation and prosperity of the global attractions industry. As a non-profit organization,
IAAPA represents more than 5,300 attraction, supplier, and individual members from more than 100 countries. Members include professionals from amusement parks, theme parks, attractions; water parks, resorts; family entertainment centers; zoos, aquariums; science centers, museums; and industry manufacturers and suppliers.
IAAPA helps members improve their efficiency, marketing, safety, and profitability while maintaining the highest possible professional standards in the industry worldwide.
The association's global headquarters is in Orlando, Florida, US. The non-profit organization maintains offices in Brussels, Belgium; Hong Kong, China; Shanghai, China; Mexico City, Mexico, and Alexandria, Virginia, US. To learn more, visit www.IAAPA.org or connect through social media channels: @IAAPAHQ #IAAPA100