IAAPA, the global association for the attractions industry, has made the decision to postpone this year’s IAAPA Expo Asia, due to concerns over the coronavirus (COVID-19) outbreak.
IAAPA has announced that IAAPA Expo Asia 2020, which was due to take place at the Venetian in Macao, China, from 8 – 11 June has been postponed until the following year. This is in response to the global outbreak of coronavirus. Instead, the event will be held in June 2021.
“The health and safety of our members and our team is always our top priority,” says Hal McEvoy, president and CEO, IAAPA. “After extensive evaluation and input from members, the IAAPA Board of Directors has made the decision to postpone IAAPA Expo Asia 2020.
“Since early January, we have been closely monitoring the rapidly evolving coronavirus outbreak and have been in constant contact with our global team and members. While this is not an easy decision, we are confident it is the right one, and in the best interest of our exhibitors and attendees. The decision to postpone the Expo until 2021 is based on information we have at this time including global travel concerns and restrictions, the current health situation, and continued unknowns regarding the coronavirus.”
Providing assistance for members
“IAAPA is committed to supporting the global attractions industry, and we will continue to assist members impacted by the coronavirus,” says McEvoy. “We are working with the many IAAPA Expo Asia exhibitors who have been patient with us as we studied all possible options this year. We are grateful for their patience and understanding.”
Exhibitors who have booked space at the event can contact the IAAPA Global Sales team to discuss their options.
IAAPA recently updated its range of information and guidance for members regarding the coronavirus (COVID-19) outbreak. The association has provided a collection of resources and is carefully monitoring the situation around the world in order to keep members up to date.