Monday, April 25, 2011

Innovative Products, Expert-led Education Sessions, and Professional Networking Events Highlight AAE 2011 in Singapore, June 21 – 24

Resorts World Sentosa
Asian Attractions Expo (AAE) 2011, the largest attractions industry trade show and conference in the Asia-Pacific region, takes place at Resorts World Convention Centre at Resorts World Sentosa in Singapore, June 21-24, 2011.Produced annually by the International Association of Amusement Parks and Attractions (IAAPA), AAE 2011 will feature more than 200 companies exhibiting innovative products and services on a 4,000 square-meter trade show floor. The event will also include four days of informative education seminars and a daylong IAAPA Safety Institute. In addition, event participants will experience exclusive behind-the-scenes tours of Singapore’s finest attractions as well as multiple opportunities to network and connect with other industry professionals from across Asia and around the world.
 
“The excitement is building because Asian Attractions Expo is shaping up to be another record-breaking show,” said Chip Cleary, president and CEO of IAAPA. “This year attendees will experience more innovative products and services, great industry leader presentations, and unique networking opportunities as well as a brand-new resort to explore.”

Show Floor to Showcase Products and Services to Increase Business
The trade show floor at AAE 2011 provides a concentrated buying opportunity for owners, operators, and managers of theme parks, waterparks, family entertainment centers, museums, science centers, zoos, aquariums, casinos, and resorts in the Asian region. Exhibiting companies will display products in more than 100 categories, including amusement and theme park rides; architectural and design services; coin-operated games, skill games, redemption prizes; and many more. While on the show floor, attraction professionals will conduct face-to-face meetings, establish new partnerships, and purchase products and services that will grow their businesses in the future. Attendees can extend their conversations and continue to network in the IAAPA Business Lounge. In addition, for the first time an AAE 2011 mobile application is available and will allow attendees access to an exhibitor list and the trade show floor plan from their handheld smartphone. 
Safety, Leadership, and Operations Fill Education Program
AAE 2011 offers education session to promote best practices, new ideas, and industry trends related to the key issues at the core of any successful operation. 

IAAPA Safety Institute
Tues., June 21, 10 a.m. – 4 p.m.
The institute will provide an overview of ASTM Standards and provide an overview of the new Singapore comprehensive framework for regulations on safety operations in the amusement industry. In addition, executives from Walt Disney Parks and Resorts will describe their comprehensive safety approach and outline key considerations from design to the daily oversight of an attraction. The institute is included with AAE 2011 registration. 

Further program details about AAE 2011 available from IAAPA. 

AAE 2012 will be held in Singapore, June 5-8, 2012.