What are you main objectives for the IAAPA Expo?

We asked the 3000+ members of Blooloop's LinkedIn group, a�?Are you planning on attending the IAAPA Expo? If so, what are your main objectives?a�?

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The vast majority of people – all but one — responded that they were going to the Expo and answers as to as their “main objective” range from wanting to make contacts and launch products to (of course) looking forward to the parties!

Here are some of the highlights of this discussion …

  • We need to find some revenue generators and work on a long term plan for implementation of some new product in our park.
  • We’re looking for animatronics and mascots. There is no exhibition in the world that you can find so many producers of that sort of things.
  • Looking forward to discussing our newest high tech ride attractions and service projects with our valued clients. No other gathering in the industry brings so many people together and we look forward to seeing many friends.
  • We are looking to connect with new prospects who share our vision of making the customer smile. We look forward to meeting and sharing our vision of customer engagement and entertainment with fellow believers ?We look forward to meeting you there.
  • A great place to conduct business, network with global colleagues, both clients and suppliers, see old friends and meet new ones.
  • We are showcasing our different companies and capabilities trying to find that next great project, as well as searching the floor for new attractions and old friends.
  • Looking for "what’s new” and holding meetings with clients and prospects. 
  • IAAPA is a terrific opportunity to meet with potential clients and show off our latest products.
  • Interview electrical engineers, technical designers, estimators and project managers.
  • We will be exhibiting and showcasing our latest product.
  • I’ll be attending for the first time. Hoping to meet others in the industry, see what’s going to be new from everyone for 2012, and share what we’re up to. We decided to skip having a booth this year, but we plan to next year.
  • I’m looking forward to my very first IAAPA Expo. I hope to reconnect with some people I’ve already met and also to meet some new people and introduce them to our technology. Tremendously excited, for all the reasons everyone else is saying, plus it will be nice to be a little warmer than it is in the UK right now!
  • We are exhibiting.I will also be walking the show talking to other exhibitors to add to our always expanding network of resources.  Can’t wait to see everyone there!
  • I am going to IAAPA just so I can party with Jeff at the Hettima Group
  • I haven’t been since 2001. I can’t believe it’s been 10 years.
  • I will be there celebrating 25 years in this business! Also looking forward to catching up with old friends and colleagues and spending a few days at the Disney, Universal and Lego parks with my wife and 3-year old!   
  • Excited to share with everyone our new and exciting venture.  Looking forward to connecting with old friends and making some new ones!
  • Looking forward to meeting Tracy Kahaner : )
  • We are looking to meet with our current clients and meet new ones.
  • I am looking forward to giving Charlie Read and entourage a lift to where ever they happen to be going!
  • I has been a few years now since my last IAAPA, but it will be fantastic to be back!
  • Announcing our service and looking for leads and prospects.
  • Dare one say I’m looking forward to the parties?
  • Obviously!  I’m also looking forward to a great week in Orlando, and see if our industry is really so good at weathering the current global economic crisis as it looks like.
  • See you all there!