IAAPA opens new Asia-Pacific regional office in Shanghai
The International Association of Amusement Parks and Attractions (IAAPA) has announced the opening of a new regional office in Shanghai, China, expanding and enhancing its programs and services in the Asia-Pacific region.
The opening of the new Shanghai office is IAAPA's first Mainland China Representative Office, and its second office in the Asia-Pacific region.
Explaining the opening, IAAPA President and Chief Executive Paul Noland stated "China has been experiencing tremendous growth in the attractions industry and we are excited to open a regional office in Shanghai.
“This will allow us to further support our local participants and connect them with our global participants
"Our goal is to continue to provide exceptional levels of service in China, while remaining committed to the success of the region's thriving attractions industry.”
Located in the Puxi, the historic centre of Shanghai, the office will support the attractions industry in the Asia-Pacific region through education and professional development, information dissemination, research, education, advocacy, and networking events.
The Shanghai office becomes IAAPA's fifth regional office to service the attractions industry around the world, joining the existing operations for Asia-Pacific in Hong Kong, for Europe (in Brussels, Belgium), Latin America (in Mexico City, Mexico), and North America (in Orlando, Florida, USA).
Annually, IAAPA hosts Asian Attractions Expo (AAE) - the premier event in the Asia-Pacific region where industry professionals gather to exchange ideas and experience innovation.
The 2018 edition of AAE is being held at the Hong Kong Exhibition and Convention Centre from 5th to 8th June.
Celebrating its 100th anniversary in 2018, IAAPA began as an advocacy office in 1918. Since that time, its has become the largest international trade association for permanently located attractions dedicated to the preservation and prosperity of the global attractions industry.
As a non-profit organisation, IAAPA represents more than 5,300 attraction, supplier, and individual members from more than 100 countries. Participants include professionals from amusement parks, theme parks, attractions; water parks, resorts; family entertainment centres; zoos, aquariums; science centers, museums; and industry manufacturers and suppliers.
IAAPA helps members improve their efficiency, marketing, safety, and profitability while maintaining the highest possible professional standards in the industry worldwide.
For details on IAAPA go to www.iaapa.org
For more information on the Asian Attractions Expo, click here to access event details in the Australasian Leisure Management industry Calendar.
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