IAAPA, the global association for the attractions industry, will announce the winners of its annual awards programs during the week of 1 – 5 November in a series of special online sessions, held on Facebook. These awards recognise excellence, dedication and service within the global attractions industry.
“We invite the entire attractions community to join us as we announce this year’s outstanding winners and Hall of Fame Inductees,” says Hal McEvoy, president and CEO. “The IAAPA Awards programs honor and celebrate excellence, service, passion, creativity and dedication to the global attractions industry, and we are excited by the diversity of experience and innovation this year’s winners represent.”
On 1 November, this year’s IAAPA Hall of Fame inductees will be announced. The Hall of Fame celebrates those individuals who have made a significant, lasting contribution to the industry.
Following this, on 2 November, both the IAAPA Service Awards and the IAAPA Young Professional of the Year Award will be announced. The IAAPA Service Awards include the IAAPA Lifetime Service Award, the IAAPA Outstanding Service Award, and the IAAPA Meritorious Service Award, celebrating outstanding contributions.
The IAAPA Young Professional of the Year Award is given to members who show a dedication to the attractions industry through leadership, teamwork, and integrity.
On 3, 4 and 5 November, the IAAPA Brass Ring Awards will be announced. These showcase amusement parks, water parks, zoos, aquariums, museums, science centres, FECs and attractions excellence in a range of categories like F&B, games and retail, HR, live entertainment, marketing, new products, and exhibits.
Winners will also be honoured in person at IAAPA Expo 2021, which takes place in Orlando from 16 – 19 November.
Earlier this week, IAAPA named Jakob Wahl as its new executive vice president and chief operating officer. Wahl will take on his new role on 1 November 2021, and will be responsible for overseeing regional operations and global sales for the organisation.