IAAPA, the global association for the attractions industry, has announced that the IAAPA EMEA Spring Summit will be postponed by three weeks, as a result of the COVID-19 pandemic and in reaction to health and safety regulations set out by the Belgian authorities.
The event was originally scheduled for 8 – 10 June 2021 but will now take place from 29 June to 1 July.
Delayed event will be a better experience
“Considering the current rate of vaccination in the region, we expect some of these restrictions to soon be lifted, making the delayed event an even better experience and travel easier for all participants,” says Jakob Wahl, Executive Director and Vice President of IAAPA EMEA.
“We look forward to seeing you at our event and together experiencing the fantastic attractions and presentations we have planned for all attendees.”
Other details of the summit remain the same, and IAAPA is working closely with its host partners Bellewaerde, Pairi Daiza, Plopsaland De Panne and Walibi Belgium, including securing accommodation with special IAAPA rates.
Last month, IAAPA announced that its global expos will return this year. IAAPA Expo Asia, IAAPA Expo Europe and IAAPA Expo will all take place during 2021 following their postponement last year, and registration is now open for the first two events.
Additional health and safety measures will be in place for all three events to keep participants safe as they come together to gain insights, connect with their peers and discover the latest products and services.
IAAPA Expo Asia will take place from 10 – 13 August at the Shanghai New International Expo Centre, followed by IAAPA Expo Europe from 27 – 30 September at the Fira Barcelona Gran Via. Later in the year, IAAPA Expo will return to the Orange County Convention Center in Orlando from 15 – 19 November.