Theme Parks: IAAPA Expo photos.

From 17th to 20th November 2009, and for the first time in its 91 year history, the IAAPA (International Association of Amusement Parks and Attractions) Attractions Expo took place at the Las Vegas Convention Center, USA. For the first time ever, the world's biggest event in this sector was held in the capital of gambling and entertainment...

IAAPA Attractions Expo is the world’s largest conference and trade show for the $24 billion amusement  park and attractions industry. It is owned and produced by the International Association of Amusement Parks and Attractions (IAAPA) and serves as the marketplace for amusement parks and attractions industry leaders, decision makers, and visionaries who gather to network, view the latest innovations, and plan for the future.

With preliminary estimates indicating 24, 000 people, including over 14, 500 buyers, from 108 nations participated in IAAPA Attractions Expo 2009 , the buyer figure represents an increase of 17% compared to the number of buyers who participated in last year’s show in Orlando, Florida.

See our show report here: IAAPA ’09: View from the Floor – a Trade Show Diary.

Photos kind courtesy of Alessandra Plattner.

From the top: 1. Rustproof dragon from Mang Stainless Art  2.

Electrosonic‘s booth: note videowall and man watching televsion on robot’s chest 3. Marie Fisher, on the right, talks to a visitor on the Adrian Fisher Design booth. The fireplace lifts up to reveal a meeting room…4 nWave and 3DBA booths, always busy. Note Janine Baker on left, Ben Stassen on right 5. Black Hills Geological ‘s mammoth. 6 A troll.