IAAPA Attractions Expo returns to Orlando for 2016!
In early 1917, after ten years of periodic attempts to join their collective voices together, amusement park and other outdoor entertainment representatives from all over the United States gathered at the Congress Hotel in Chicago, Illinois, to discuss the possibility of organizing an association for their industry in keeping with the slogan “Common Defense and Common Advancement.” From this meeting emerged the National Outdoor Showmen’s Association (NOSA). In 1918, it officially became the first national organization in the United States for all segments of the amusement park and outdoor entertainment industry.
The International Association of Amusement Parks and Attractions (IAAPA) Attractions Expo 2016 returns toe Orlando in November. IAAPA Attractions Expo is the premier conference and trade show for the $39.5 billion global attractions industry. More than 30,000 attractions industry professionals, including 20,000 buyers from more than 100 countries, will gather Nov. 14-18 at the Orange County Convention Center in Orlando, Florida, to view the latest products and cutting-edge innovations, learn industry insights from experts in their field, and make new connections or strengthen relationships with longstanding business partners.
The trade show floor will fill more than 550,000 net square feet of exhibit space with 1,000 companies displaying products and services in 125 different categories. In addition to the nine miles of aisles packed with new ideas and attractions industry solutions, IAAPA Attractions Expo 2016 offers more than 80 educational experiences from behind-the-scenes EDUTours to professional development institutes and one-on-one consulting sessions.
International attractions industry leaders, decision makers, and visionaries from all segments of the industry will participate, including manufacturers and suppliers, and the owners and operators of theme and amusement parks, water parks, family entertainment centers, zoos, aquariums, science centers, museums, resorts, and more.
The International Association of Amusement Parks and Attractions (IAAPA) is the premier trade association for the attractions industry worldwide. Founded in 1918, IAAPA is the largest international trade association for permanently located amusement facilities and attractions and is dedicated to the preservation and prosperity of the attractions industry. IAAPA represents nearly 5,000 attraction, supplier, and individual members from 99 countries. The association’s global headquarters is in Alexandria, Virginia, United States. The nonprofit organization maintains regional offices in Brussels, Hong Kong, Mexico City, and Orlando.
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