Orlando, Florida (January 17, 2021)-The International Association of Amusement Parks and Attractions (IAAPA) announced that the 2021 IAAPA Asia Expo will be changed to August 10-13, 2021 in Shanghai, China, at Shanghai New International Expo Center. The expo was originally scheduled to be held in the Macao Special Administrative Region in June this year. The adjustment of the venue and date is to cope with the continuing impact of the global epidemic and also reflects our confidence in the gradual recovery of the scenic spot industry this year.
"The role of IAAPA has always been to create opportunities for members of the association to meet and communicate, negotiate business, and learn from each other. More important than ever, we must provide such opportunities in a safe manner at the right time and at the right place. After in-depth discussions and comprehensive consideration of valuable opinions from the IAAPA team, member units, and exhibitors, the IAAPA board of directors decided to adjust the 2021 IAAPA Asia Expo to Shanghai, China.” said Hal McEvoy, President and CEO of IAAPA. "In view of the continuing uncertainties affecting international and domestic travel, we believe that the adjustment of the venue and time of this exhibition will provide exhibitors and attendees with more opportunities to participate."
In order to ensure the smooth transition of the Expo to the Shanghai New International Expo Center, various plans and work are being steadily advanced. This year's Expo will kick off with an all-day summit on August 10 (Tuesday), and the three-day trade show from August 11-13 will cover a wealth of exhibits, educational conferences, and special events.
"The safety and health of our member units and staff remains our top priority," said Mr. McEvoy. "Although this global epidemic has affected us for a whole year, we are still encouraged by the promotion of vaccines around the world. We understand that the stage and time of recovery will vary from region to region, but we are very The prospects of the scenic spot industry are positive and optimistic. During the IAAPA Asia Expo, we will comply with the local government’s epidemic prevention and control requirements and guidance, and refer to the safety and operation process guidelines of the exhibition event industry and international health authorities. We look forward to the return of IAAPA Expo Asia Shanghai also looks forward to bringing the global scenic spot industry together.
IAAPA is a diverse and vibrant community composed of professionals from the global attractions industry. As the world's largest international permanent amusement and attractions industry association, IAAPA brings the attractions industry together to help people in the industry establish connections and grow together, and is committed to achieving industry safety and excellence with the highest professional standards on a global scale.
IAAPA was founded in 1918 and has more than 6,000 attractions, suppliers and individual members in more than 100 countries and regions. Members include professionals from amusement parks, theme parks, attractions, water parks, resorts, family entertainment centers, zoos, aquariums, science centers and museums, as well as manufacturers and suppliers in the attraction industry.
IAAPA's global headquarters and North American offices are located in Orlando, Florida, and have offices in Brussels, Belgium, Hong Kong, Shanghai, Mexico City, Mexico, and Alexandria, Virginia, USA. For more information, please visit our official website www.IAAPA.org, or follow the official IAAPA WeChat account "International Amusement Parks and Attractions Association IAAPA".