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Asian Attractions Expo Moves to Singapore in 2011

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Conference and Trade Show Scheduled for June 21-24 at Resorts World® Sentosa

The International Association of Amusement Parks and Attractions (IAAPA) announced Asian Attractions Expo 2011 will be held at the convention center at Singapore’s new destination resort, Resorts World Sentosa, from June 21-24. Asian Attractions Expo is the premier conference and trade show for the attractions industry in Asia.

Attractions Industry Leaders, Operators, and Suppliers Meet and Conduct Serious Business at Asian Attractions Expo

Asian Attractions Expo is the leading event for the multibillion-dollar leisure and attractions industry in Asia. Organizers anticipate more than 3, 000 professionals from 40 countries will participate in the event. Owners and managers representing amusement and theme parks, waterparks, zoos, aquariums, museums, science centers, family entertainment centers, casinos, and resorts will develop and purchase new attractions and products for their facilities, see what’s new in the industry, learn about industry best practices, and network with colleagues.

More than 200 exhibitors from 25 countries will showcase innovative products and services in nearly 100 product categories, including amusement and theme park rides; architectural and design services; coin-operated games, skill games, and redemption prizes; theatrical productions; maintenance services and equipment; and more.

The four-day event will also feature educational programs, keynote speeches by industry leaders, and networking events.

Singapore Is a Must-See Destination for Attractions Industry Leaders

Singapore has been ranked as the “Top Convention City in Asia” by the Union of International Associations for more than 20 years. During their visit to Singapore, Asian Attractions Expo participants will experience the amazing culture, state-of-the-art attractions, energetic nightlife, and first-class convention facilities in this dynamic world-class travel destination. Before and after the Expo, participants can experience the new Universal Studios Singapore; visit the city’s museums, performing arts centers, and botanic gardens; relax and unwind in luxurious spas; enjoy breathtaking views of Marina Bay from the “Singapore Flyer” observation wheel; and learn the fascinating story behind the Maritime Silk Route and Singapore’s shipping port at Resorts World Sentosa’s new Maritime Xperiental Museum.

“We are very excited about taking Asian Attractions Expo to Singapore in 2011, ” said Charles Bray, president and CEO of IAAPA. “The attractions industry is growing at a tremendous rate in Asia and that growth is exemplified in the brand-new, world-class Resorts World Sentosa. The convention and meeting facilities at Resorts World Sentosa are first class and provide the ideal setting for attendees and exhibitors to conduct their business. Plus, I know everyone will enjoy exploring all Singapore has to offer before and after the show.”

Asian Attractions Expo is an event for attractions industry professionals. It is not open to the general public.

More information about Asian Attractions Expo 2011 will be available at www.IAAPA.org/AsianAttractionsExpo in the coming months.

About Resorts World Sentosa

Resorts World Sentosa, one of the world’s most extensive and expensive integrated resorts at S$6.59 billion, was built in less than three years. Resorts World Sentosa soft opened its four hotels Jan. 20, 2010. The resort’s shopping and dining strip, FestiveWalk, opened Jan. 30, 2010. Singapore’s first casino opened at Resorts World Sentosa Feb.14, 2010, long with the Resorts World Convention Centre, which includes the Compass Ballroom, the largest column-free ballroom in Asia; 26 function rooms; and 1, 600-seat Festive Grand Theatre. Southeast Asia’s first and only Universal theme park, Universal Studios Singapore, opened at Resorts World Sentosa March 18, 2010. Future Resorts World Sentosa projects include the world’s largest marine life park; the Maritime Xperiential Museum; a destination spa; and two remaining hotels, with a total of 500 rooms.

About IAAPA

IAAPA is the premier trade association for the attractions industry worldwide. Founded more than 90 years ago, IAAPA is the largest international trade association for permanently situated amusement facilities and attractions and is dedicated to the preservation and prosperity of the amusement industry. IAAPA represents more than 4, 000 facility, supplier, and individual members from more than 90 countries. IAAPA currently maintains regional offices in Europe and Latin America; a new regional office will open in Asia before the end of 2010. The association’s global headquarters is located in the United States. In addition, the association’s Global Alliance partnership program includes international liaisons representing Latin America; Southeast Asia; Australia and New Zealand; India; and the People’s Republic of China. www.IAAPA.org

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