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Hong Kong Selected To Host Asian Attractions Expo 2012


Officials from the International Association of Amusement Parks and Attractions (IAAPA) announced Asian Attractions Expo 2012 will take place in Hall 5BC of the Hong Kong Convention and Exhibition Centre, June 5-8. Asian Attractions Expo is the largest conference and trade show for the attractions industry in Asia.

“IAAPA is excited to bring Asian Attractions Expo 2012 the industry’s premier trade show in Asia, to Hong Kong – one of the most dynamic cities in the world, ” said IAAPA Chairman Bob Rippy.

“Asia is booming right now and so is the region’s attractions industry, ” said IAAPA Asia Pacific Executive Director Andrew Lee. “It makes perfect sense for industry buyers and sellers to participate in four days of business transactions, education, and networking in the heart of the world’s fastest-growing economy.”

Industry Leaders, Operators, Manufacturers, and Suppliers Will Conduct Business, Learn, and Network
Since 1997, Asian Attractions Expo has been the premier event for the multibillion-dollar leisure and attractions industry in Asia. More than 4, 500 professionals from 40 countries are expected to participate in the event. The trade show floor will showcase products developed by more than 200 companies from around the world in more than 100 categories, including amusement and theme park rides; architectural and design services; coin-operated games, skill games, and redemption prizes.

Chief executive officers and senior managers of amusement and theme parks, waterparks, zoos, aquariums, museums, family entertainment centers, casinos, and resorts will experience what’s new in the industry and purchase attractions and services to enhance the guest experience at their facilities. The event will include education sessions related to safety, operations, and management presented by worldwide industry leaders in each discipline. Sessions will cover industry trends and best practices and participants will network with colleagues to renew old business relationships and develop new ones.

Hong Kong Provides Global Marketplace and World-Renowned Attractions
Hong Kong is known for its sophisticated infrastructure, easy accessibility, business-friendly environment, professional expertise, and vibrant lifestyle. Located within a five-hour flight of 50 percent of the world’s population, Hong Kong is recognized as one of Asia’s premier destinations for meetings, incentive travel, conventions, and exhibition. While in Hong Kong, Asian Attractions Expo participants can take in spectacular views of the city at The Peak; experience a breath-taking cable car ride, at the Ngong Ping 360; dine and shop at Ngong Ping Village next to the world-famous Buddha; visit Madame Tussauds; explore the world’s first full-size replica of Noah’s Ark at Ma Wan Park; and enjoy two world-class theme parks, Ocean Park and Hong Kong Disneyland, both of which are undergoing major expansions. 

About Hong Kong Convention and Exhibition Centre
Located on Victoria Harbour, the Hong Kong Convention and Exhibition Centre (HKCEC – pictured above) opened in November 1988 and helped Hong Kong establish its position as a world-class international convention and meeting destination. The HKCEC offers 66, 000 square meters (710, 418 square feet) of exhibit space in six halls, 52 meeting rooms, and seven restaurants. The HKCEC is adjacent and connected to the Convention Plaza, which also includes the 829-room Renaissance Harbour View Hotel Hong Kong, the 553-room Grand Hyatt Hong Kong, and a shopping arcade.

The International Association of Amusement Parks and Attractions (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 attraction, supplier, and individual members from more than 90 countries. The association’s global headquarters is in Alexandria, Virginia, United States. The association maintains regional offices in Brussels, Mexico City, and Hong Kong.

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