IAAPA Expo 2022
November 15, 2022 - November 18, 2022
Event Type: IAAPA Expos
Region: IAAPA Global
The Global Attractions Industry's Premier Event.
"The global attractions industry's premier event"
The IAAPA Expo is the leading global conference and trade show for the attractions industry which provides the attendees with the opportunity to join attractions industry leaders at the only place that takes Fun Forward to Build the Future. The attendees can also discover fun, future trends, and the forward-thinking it takes to increase attendance, grow revenue, and deliver the cutting-edge entertainment today's guests demand.
Major international companies in Amusement, Attractions and Entertainment business will present their products and concepts. More than 35 product categories in Amusement, Leisure, Entertainment segments with Manufacturers, Distributors, Media and service providers will exhibit along side leading Amusement Associations from all over the world. Visitors include Manufacturers of Rides, Admission systems, Entertainment and Leisure Products etc.
In 1976, Aaron Fechter brought the first full animated show to the convention.
In 1990, IAAPA established an international council in expand its global reach and give advice and direction about programs and services for members outside the United States. The council and its operations committee were instrumental in recruiting international members and developing quality products and services. IAAPA also established the IAAPA Hall of Fame, with amusement-industry pioneers its first class of inductees.
The following year, the 73rd annual convention and trade show in Orlando, Florida had over 19,000 attendees. The IAAPA Expo was the largest amusement-industry exhibition in the world, offering trends in amusement and arcade equipment, food, beverage, park technology and entertainment.
In 2000 the association worked to counter negative publicity following high-profile amusement-ride incidents and surrounding amusement safety, publicizing the industry's overall safety record. It established a ride-incident reporting system for its U.S. facilities with rides (releasing the initial results in 2003 through the National Safety Council), and helped facilitate independent scientific reviews of ride forces in 2002-03 indicating the inherent safety of rides for the general public. In 2000, IAAPA opened its first full-time overseas office (IAAPA Europe) in Brussels.
The organization acquired the Asian Amusement Expo (AAE) in 2003, but canceled the event because of the SARS outbreak in Asia. IAAPA maintained its focus on industry safety that year, establishing an international standards harmonization group to implement universal ride-safety criteria. In 2004, it helped spearhead the adoption of the ASTM International amusement-ride design and manufacture standard and the European standard for amusement machinery and structures.