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Exchange Ideas, Explore Innovations, and Network at AAE2017 Singapore

Attractions Industry Professionals from around the World Gathered in Singapore at Asian Attractions Expo 2017 to Exchange Ideas, Explore Innovations, and Network

19 June 2017- Successful Week Marked by Second Largest Trade Show Floor, Filled-to-Capacity Education Sessions, and Sold-Out Events

Preliminary estimates indicate the successful Asian Attractions Expo (AAE) 2017 in Singapore attracted more than 7,500 participants, including 5,100 qualified buyers and 375 exhibiting companies. The continued growth of the attractions industry within the Asia-Pacific region was evident at the Expo. More than 50 percent of buyers attended AAE for the first time. Participation in education sessions nearly doubled from 2016 and the event featured the second largest trade show floor in event history at 10,170 net square meters. Asian Attractions Expo, which is produced by the International Association of Amusement Parks and Attractions (IAAPA), took place at the Sands Expo and Convention Center at Marina Bay Sands, 13 – 16 June 2017.

The total number of owners, executives, managers, and leaders in attendance from theme parks, water parks, family entertainment centers, zoos, aquariums, museums, science centers, and resorts represents a 42 percent increase over AAE 2013 when the event was last held in Singapore. Asian Attractions Expo draws an international audience as it moves around Asia, and show participation is largely reflective of the strength and diversity of the regional industry. AAE 2018 will be held at the Hong Kong Exhibition and Convention Center in Hong Kong.

IAAPA was honored to host Ms. Low Yen Ling, Singapore's senior parliamentary secretary, ministry of trade and industry, and ministry of education at Asian Attractions Expo 2017. She addressed a full house during the Expo's Opening Ceremony and then attended two press events on the trade show floor, including an announcement related to Science Center Singapore, and talked with several other exhibiting companies during her visit.

"The excitement this week was felt throughout the show floor, the education sessions, and the events as participants gathered at Asian Attractions Expo – the premier place in the Asia-Pacific region where industry executives exchange ideas and experience innovations," said IAAPA President and CEO, Paul Noland.

Asian Attractions Expo 2017 by the Numbers

  • l 375 companies from 34 countries displayed new and innovative products across 10,170 net square meters of space on the trade show floor.
  • 5,100 qualified buyers met with industry suppliers, attended education sessions, and participated in networking events to find new ideas and learn about important trends in the industry.
  • Attendance for the education conference was approximately 1,700, including 50 participants for the sold-out IAAPA Institute for Attractions Managers and 90 attendees at the sold-out IAAPA Safety Institute.
  • 600 people participated in the sold-out Opening Night Reception at Universal Studios Singapore.
  • 280 people attended the Leadership Breakfast, which featured a keynote address from Andrew Kam, vice president, Wanda Cultural Industry Group and president, Wanda Themed Entertainment.
  • Nearly 100 people attended the new Lunch and Learn event on using intellectual properties and maintaining show quality.
  • Approximately 90 people participated in the EDUTour to Singapore Zoo and 70 people participated in the EDUTour to Mega Adventure.

Asian Attractions Expo 2017 sponsors included: accesso, Huss Park Attractions, JRA, Kraftwerk Living Technologies, PGAV Destinations, Pictureworks, ProSlide Technology, Wartsila North America, and WhiteWater.

Asian Attractions Expo 2018 will be held in Hong Kong at the Hong Kong Exhibition and Convention Centre, 5-8 June, and advance exhibit sales are strong as more than 200 companies have already reserved over 7,500 net square meters of space. Exhibitor information on the 2018 event is available on the IAAPA website. More detailed information on AAE 2018 will be available in late 2017.

About IAAPA
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 5,300 facility, supplier, and individual members from 99 countries. Member facilities include amusement and theme parks, water parks, attractions, family entertainment centers, zoos, aquariums, museums, science centers, and resorts. IAAPA is a nonprofit organization. The association's global headquarters is in Alexandria, Virginia, United States. The association maintains regional offices in Brussels, Mexico City, Hong Kong, and Orlando. www.IAAPA.org @IAAPAHQ #IAAPA


Quotes from Asian Attractions Expo Participants


David Rosenberg, ICAE, Monterey Bay Aquarium, IAAPA Second Vice Chairman
"As the industry in Asia continues to grow, we see a lot of new faces coming to Asian Attractions Expo. These new attendees are very engaged and eager to learn from the industry and the association. Education has been fantastic and extremely popular. The desire for industry knowledge continues to grow in this area."

Keith James, ICAE, JRA
"We've had a great couple days. Traffic here has been exceptional. Our booth has been busy all the time. People are coming to speak to us about real projects, showing us photos of actual land with construction going on, they're not just kicking the tires."

Greg Hale, ICAE, Walt Disney Parks and Resorts, 2017 IAAPA Chairman of the Board
"Asian Attractions Expo has been tremendous in Singapore this year. People from all over the Asia-Pacific region coming together, sharing their ideas with each other, and taking ideas back to make their businesses better, in a beautiful setting like Singapore—I've heard it's just been fantastic from everyone I've talked to."

John McReynolds, ICAE, Universal Parks and Resorts, IAAPA Immediate Past Chairman
"This show highlights the amazing growth and opportunities for our industry in Asia."

Todd Houghland, ICAE, Ocean Park Hong Kong
"It's been an exciting week. The education sessions have been quite exciting. The panel I saw just now about redefining attractions was full of powerhouses in the industry, especially here in Asia. It's great because it's really relevant to have people who have been in the business for many years from across the industry, but have very relevant experience here in Asia."

Michael Turner, ICAE, Neptune-Benson Inc.
"This year's Asian Attractions Expo was fantastic and the trade show floor was very busy. I expected to see more buyers from Southeast Asia and more Australians, but we've seen more Chinese buyers than expected. We brought our staff from Shanghai and Beijing. Both were busy all day. We were pleasantly surprised by that."

Javier Ramon-Murcia, Rocas & Design
"It has been a really good decision to come here, because of the amount of contacts and interest that our booth has generated with visitors to this exhibition."


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Attractions Industry Professionals from around the World Gathered in Singapore at Asian Attractions Expo 2017 to Exchange Ideas, Explore Innovations, and Network

19 June 2017- Successful Week Marked by Second Largest Trade Show Floor, Filled-to-Capacity Education Sessions, and Sold-Out Events

Preliminary estimates indicate the successful Asian Attractions Expo (AAE) 2017 in Singapore attracted more than 7,500 participants, including 5,100 qualified buyers and 375 exhibiting companies. The continued growth of the attractions industry within the Asia-Pacific region was evident at the Expo. More than 50 percent of buyers attended AAE for the first time. Participation in education sessions nearly doubled from 2016 and the event featured the second largest trade show floor in event history at 10,170 net square meters. Asian Attractions Expo, which is produced by the International Association of Amusement Parks and Attractions (IAAPA), took place at the Sands Expo and Convention Center at Marina Bay Sands, 13 – 16 June 2017.

The total number of owners, executives, managers, and leaders in attendance from theme parks, water parks, family entertainment centers, zoos, aquariums, museums, science centers, and resorts represents a 42 percent increase over AAE 2013 when the event was last held in Singapore. Asian Attractions Expo draws an international audience as it moves around Asia, and show participation is largely reflective of the strength and diversity of the regional industry. AAE 2018 will be held at the Hong Kong Exhibition and Convention Center in Hong Kong.

IAAPA was honored to host Ms. Low Yen Ling, Singapore's senior parliamentary secretary, ministry of trade and industry, and ministry of education at Asian Attractions Expo 2017. She addressed a full house during the Expo's Opening Ceremony and then attended two press events on the trade show floor, including an announcement related to Science Center Singapore, and talked with several other exhibiting companies during her visit.

"The excitement this week was felt throughout the show floor, the education sessions, and the events as participants gathered at Asian Attractions Expo – the premier place in the Asia-Pacific region where industry executives exchange ideas and experience innovations," said IAAPA President and CEO, Paul Noland.

Asian Attractions Expo 2017 by the Numbers

  • l 375 companies from 34 countries displayed new and innovative products across 10,170 net square meters of space on the trade show floor.
  • 5,100 qualified buyers met with industry suppliers, attended education sessions, and participated in networking events to find new ideas and learn about important trends in the industry.
  • Attendance for the education conference was approximately 1,700, including 50 participants for the sold-out IAAPA Institute for Attractions Managers and 90 attendees at the sold-out IAAPA Safety Institute.
  • 600 people participated in the sold-out Opening Night Reception at Universal Studios Singapore.
  • 280 people attended the Leadership Breakfast, which featured a keynote address from Andrew Kam, vice president, Wanda Cultural Industry Group and president, Wanda Themed Entertainment.
  • Nearly 100 people attended the new Lunch and Learn event on using intellectual properties and maintaining show quality.
  • Approximately 90 people participated in the EDUTour to Singapore Zoo and 70 people participated in the EDUTour to Mega Adventure.

Asian Attractions Expo 2017 sponsors included: accesso, Huss Park Attractions, JRA, Kraftwerk Living Technologies, PGAV Destinations, Pictureworks, ProSlide Technology, Wartsila North America, and WhiteWater.

Asian Attractions Expo 2018 will be held in Hong Kong at the Hong Kong Exhibition and Convention Centre, 5-8 June, and advance exhibit sales are strong as more than 200 companies have already reserved over 7,500 net square meters of space. Exhibitor information on the 2018 event is available on the IAAPA website. More detailed information on AAE 2018 will be available in late 2017.

About IAAPA
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 5,300 facility, supplier, and individual members from 99 countries. Member facilities include amusement and theme parks, water parks, attractions, family entertainment centers, zoos, aquariums, museums, science centers, and resorts. IAAPA is a nonprofit organization. The association's global headquarters is in Alexandria, Virginia, United States. The association maintains regional offices in Brussels, Mexico City, Hong Kong, and Orlando. www.IAAPA.org @IAAPAHQ #IAAPA


Quotes from Asian Attractions Expo Participants


David Rosenberg, ICAE, Monterey Bay Aquarium, IAAPA Second Vice Chairman
"As the industry in Asia continues to grow, we see a lot of new faces coming to Asian Attractions Expo. These new attendees are very engaged and eager to learn from the industry and the association. Education has been fantastic and extremely popular. The desire for industry knowledge continues to grow in this area."

Keith James, ICAE, JRA
"We've had a great couple days. Traffic here has been exceptional. Our booth has been busy all the time. People are coming to speak to us about real projects, showing us photos of actual land with construction going on, they're not just kicking the tires."

Greg Hale, ICAE, Walt Disney Parks and Resorts, 2017 IAAPA Chairman of the Board
"Asian Attractions Expo has been tremendous in Singapore this year. People from all over the Asia-Pacific region coming together, sharing their ideas with each other, and taking ideas back to make their businesses better, in a beautiful setting like Singapore—I've heard it's just been fantastic from everyone I've talked to."

John McReynolds, ICAE, Universal Parks and Resorts, IAAPA Immediate Past Chairman
"This show highlights the amazing growth and opportunities for our industry in Asia."

Todd Houghland, ICAE, Ocean Park Hong Kong
"It's been an exciting week. The education sessions have been quite exciting. The panel I saw just now about redefining attractions was full of powerhouses in the industry, especially here in Asia. It's great because it's really relevant to have people who have been in the business for many years from across the industry, but have very relevant experience here in Asia."

Michael Turner, ICAE, Neptune-Benson Inc.
"This year's Asian Attractions Expo was fantastic and the trade show floor was very busy. I expected to see more buyers from Southeast Asia and more Australians, but we've seen more Chinese buyers than expected. We brought our staff from Shanghai and Beijing. Both were busy all day. We were pleasantly surprised by that."

Javier Ramon-Murcia, Rocas & Design
"It has been a really good decision to come here, because of the amount of contacts and interest that our booth has generated with visitors to this exhibition."


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Dynamic Asian Attractions Expo 2017

Dynamic Asian Attractions Expo 2017 Trade Show Floor Nears 10,000 Net-Square-Meters
More than 300 companies will showcase product and service innovations for more than 6,000 attractions industry buyers



(Alexandria, Virginia, United States) –The trade show floor at Asian Attractions Expo (AAE) 2017 spans nearly 10,000 net square meters of exhibit space with more than 300 companies set to showcase their new products and services. AAE 2017 takes place 13-16 June at The Sands Expo and Convention Center in Singapore with the show floor open 14-16 June. The event is the premier international conference and trade show for the attractions industry in the Asia-Pacific region, and is owned and produced by the International Association of Amusement Parks and Attractions (IAAPA).

Since 2013, when Singapore last hosted Asian Attractions Expo, the show floor has increased in size by 46 percent from 6,824 net square meters. The growth of the show is indicative of the growth within the attractions industry in the Asia-Pacific region. According to the IAAPA Global Theme and Amusement Park Outlook Report for 2016 – 2020, attendance has grown in the Asia-Pacific region from 366.9 million visitors in 2013 to more than 418 million visitors in 2015, and is predicted to reach 595 million by 2020.

Top international manufacturer and supplier companies debut new products and services that amusement parks and attractions can take back to their facility to provide fresh guest experiences, encouraging new and repeat business. The products and services on display include state-of-the-art rides, motion simulators, virtual reality, water attractions, video and skill games, theming, technology, food-and-beverage innovations, and more. Buyers in attendance represent theme parks, water parks, family entertainment centers, zoos, aquariums, science centers, museums, resorts, property developers, and more.

Additional details about Asian Attractions Expo 2017 is available here, and a map of the trade show floor is available here. Companies interested in exhibiting at or sponsoring the expo are encouraged to visit the AAE 2017 website for details on available options for reaching this growing market segment.

About Asian Attractions Expo
Since 1997, Asian Attractions Expo has been the premier international event for the multibillion-dollar leisure and attractions industry in the Asia-Pacific region. Asian Attractions Expo 2017 takes place at the Sands Expo and Convention Center at Marina Bay Sands in Singapore 13-16 June, and includes a nearly 10,000 -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 2017 event. @IAAPAHQ #AAE17


About IAAPA
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 5,300 facility, supplier, and individual members from 99 countries. Member facilities include amusement and theme parks, water parks, attractions, family entertainment centers, zoos, aquariums, museums, science centers, and resorts. IAAPA is a nonprofit organization. The association's global headquarters is in Alexandria, Virginia, United States. The association maintains regional offices in Brussels, Mexico City, Hong Kong, and Orlando. www.IAAPA.org @IAAPAHQ #IAAPA