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Amusement Parks: Post Show Report – IAAPI Amusement Expo 2009

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IAAPI (Indian Association of Amusement Parks & Industries) for the 9th time played host to India’s Largest Amusement, Leisure & Entertainment Expo in Mumbai, India. The show was organized from 21-23 February 2009 at Bombay Exhibition Centre, Mumbai.

The expo had participation of more then 80 exhibitors from countries like Argentina, Canada, China, France, Hong Kong, India, Italy, Japan, Philippines,
Spain, Switzerland, Thailand, UAE, UK & USA. The number of visitors has increased substantially compared to the last years.

A few of the various products featured/ marketed at the show included 3D & Animation, Admission Systems, Bowling & Billiards, Bumper Cars, Bungee &
Trampolines, Cricketing Equipments, Playground Equipments, Redemption Games, Rides & Slides, Simulators, Video Games, Water Parks equipments
etc

INAUGURATION

IAAPI entered its 10 year of completion in the month of January 2009 and to celebrate it 10 years – invited the following past Presidents of IAAPI to be the
esteemed CHIEF GUESTS for the show to inaugurate.

1. Mr. Ashok Goel – Chairman & MDr of Essel Group, Mumbai.
2. Mr. Balwant Chawla – Chairman – Polo Group, New Delhi.
3. Mr. Rajen Shah – Chairman – Arihant Industrial Corp. Ltd, Vasai
4. Mr. VGP Ravidas – Chairman – VGP Universal Kingdom, Chennai.

IAAPI ‘s inauguration ceremony started with the lighting of the auspicious lamp by the GUESTS OF HONOR followed by the launch of publications at
the show :

– Exhibition Directory – a compilation of all the details relating to the exhibitors profile and the expo.
– THRILLER – Trade show special issue – Iaapi’s bi – monthly magazine dedicated specially to the trade show.

NATIONAL AWARDS FOR EXCELLENCE 2009:

IAAPI recognizes excellence within the Amusement industry in the form of distribution of Awards during the Expo through the NATIONAL AWARDS
FOR EXCELLENCE event that takes place to felicitate, encourage and acknowledge the various innovations and new ideas introduced in the
industry.

For list of winners visit iaapi.org

WHAT THEY SAID ABOUT IAAPI EXPO 2009

It was a great pleasure to exhibit our technology at IAAPI. The event was very well organised and every member of the IAAPI staff went the extra mile to help us. The quality of attendees was fantastic and we meet with a large number of potential customers and also resellers. My overall rating would be 10 out of 10 and I would recommend the Expo to any other manufacturer or reseller of Theme Park equipment.” -Paul Collimore, HOGS – Animazoo UK Ltd.

Our first show at IAAPI was a great success and Elton wase very impressed with the show organization. We met with a variety of operators who gave us a great insight into their needs and future developments. Elton must now react to those needs and ensure that our games become common place with the Indian public. — Tony Whittaker, Managing Director ELTON GAMES, UK.

I have been participating the IAAPI show since the beginning and been in touch with all most every official as well the exhibitors during and off the show. I personally don’t see any other alternative to IAAPI show in India to meet such a large audience at once and sincerely appreciate the IAAPI management for their efforts. We wish to be back in the 2010 show again. —- Srinivas Botta, Sales Director – Asia, INTERCARD, USA

Having attended the IAAPA (USA) in November 2008, ATEI (LONDON) in January 2009 and IAAPI (INDIA) in February 2009, as far as I can assess, the Indian market is the one with the most promise. We had a lot of response to our products at the IAAPI show. I am hoping that more and more amusement parks and shopping malls will be opening up in the near future. —– Satinder Bhutani, Andamiro Corp, USA

IAAPI’s 10th AMUSEMENT EXPO is scheduled from 18-20 March 2010 at Hall 6, Bombay Exhibition Centre, Goregaon East, Mumbai in India.

VISIT iaapi.org for more information on the Association & its activities.

See Also: Indian Amusement Park Industry Growing Even Faster than China’s
India Pegged To Be More Lucrative and Faster Growing Amusement Industry Than China

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