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IAAPA Announces Special Events and Program Schedule for IAAPA

Events include Opening Night Reception at Shanghai Haichang Ocean Park and Leadership Breakfast Keynote Address by Joe Schott from Shanghai Disney Resort.

ORLANDO, Fla., US – IAAPA invites attractions industry professionals from around the world to take part in several professional networking opportunities and impactful education programs during IAAPA Expo Asia in Shanghai, China, 11-14 June 2019. More than 8,500 participants are expected to attend the international conference and trade show for the multibillion-dollar global attractions industry to exchange ideas, establish business connections, and learn from international experts.

This year’s special events schedule includes an Opening Night Reception at Shanghai Haichang Ocean Park, and a leadership breakfast featuring a keynote address delivered by Joe Schott, president and general manager of Shanghai Disney Resort. The networking events offered during IAAPA Expo Asia help professionals make new connections, learn industry best practices, and share ideas with colleagues and peers from around the world.

Opening Night Reception at Shanghai Haichang Ocean Park (12 June)

Attendees will celebrate at Shanghai’s newest ocean theme park while networking with industry peers from around the world.

Leadership Breakfast with keynote speaker Joe Schott from Shanghai Disney Resort (13 June)

The annual leadership breakfast provides senior-level attractions industry professionals the opportunity to learn and network with regional and global colleagues. Joe Schott, president and general manager, Shanghai Disney Resort, will deliver this year’s keynote address. A 37-year veteran of The Walt Disney Company, Schott will provide insights on emerging trends and new developments affecting the industry.

Lunch and Learn: Building A Successful Global Entertainment Business (13 June)

This interactive session will feature Michael Croaker, head of entertainment of Village Roadshow Theme Parks, as he shares his insights about the challenges Village Roadshow encounters when integrating different intellectual properties (IP) across various countries, culture, target audiences, and within his organization. Attendees will have the opportunity to ask Croaker questions at the end of the session.

Operators’ Reception (13 June)

Attendees will come together with other operators from the Asia Pacific region to exchange ideas. This event includes discussions about enhancing safety and efficiency operations, motivating employees, and driving profits.

Young Professionals Reception at The Shanghai Dungeon (13 June)

Attendees will explore the newly opened Shanghai Dungeon – a horror house recreating historical urban myths based on real life incidents. A reception will follow the experience.

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