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IAAPA Expo Asia 2023 kicks off in Singapore, shines light on global attractions industry

  • Opening Ceremony of IAAPA Expo Asia 2023.
  • Executive Roundtable featuring from left to right: June Ko, executive director and vice president of IAAPA’s Asia Pacific region, Jim Pattison, Jr., chair of the IAAPA Board of Directors and President of Ripley’s Entertainment; Jakob Wahl, IAAPA’s President and CEO; and Andrew Bolstein, chair of the IAAPA Asia Pacific Advisory Committee.
  • Water park roundtable at IAAPA Expo Asia 2023.
  • HOLOGATE showcasing its Ghostbusters VR Academy at IAAPA Expo Asia 2023.
  • DOF Robotics showcasing its enhanced “Hurricane VR 360” attraction at IAAPA Expo Asia 2023

This highly anticipated event marks IAAPA’s first major gathering in the Asia Pacific region since 2019, showcasing the resilience and determination of the global attractions community.

SINGAPORE – IAAPA Expo Asia, the premier event for the attractions industry, opened its doors, welcoming attendees from around the world. The highly anticipated trade show will take place in the vibrant city of Singapore, serving as a remarkable backdrop for this international gathering of industry professionals, suppliers, and innovators. The event will run until June 16 at the state-of-the-art Marina Bay Sands Expo & Convention Centre.

Just before welcoming attendees to the sold-out trade show floor, IAAPA senior leadership and industry leaders celebrated the event’s return with an Opening Ceremony complete with visually-stunning entertainment, an executive roundtable, and a countdown to the start of it all.

The significance of IAAPA Expo Asia 2023 cannot be overstated. This highly anticipated event marks IAAPA’s first major gathering in the Asia Pacific region since 2019, showcasing the resilience and determination of the global attractions community. After a challenging period of global uncertainty, the Expo represents a symbolic milestone, signifying the industry’s comeback and renewed commitment to delivering unparalleled entertainment experiences to visitors worldwide.

Singapore, known for its innovation, infrastructure, and unparalleled hospitality, is the perfect choice to host IAAPA Expo Asia. The destination has long been recognized as a global hub for business and tourism, with its world-class attractions, cutting-edge technologies, and diverse cultural experiences. Renowned for its unwavering commitment to safety and excellence, Singapore offers a conducive environment for professionals to network, learn, and explore the latest industry advancements.

“As the attractions industry emerges from a period of unprecedented challenges, IAAPA Expo Asia 2023 provides a vital platform for industry professionals to come together, share knowledge, and drive innovation,” said June Ko, executive director and vice president of IAAPA Asia Pacific. “We are thrilled to be in Singapore, a city that embodies the spirit of progress and has played a pivotal role in the development of the attractions sector.”

IAAPA Expo Asia 2023 features an extensive exhibition floor over more than 7,000 square net meters and 287 exhibitors showcasing the latest products and services. Attendees will have the opportunity to discover cutting-edge technologies, explore new trends, and forge partnerships to drive their businesses forward. Additionally, the event offers a comprehensive lineup of educational sessions, covering a wide range of topics such as industry trends, guest experience, operations, and sustainability.

“We know attendees for this week’s event will leave feeling rejuvenated for the work they do and the impact it has on our guests and visitors from around the world,” said Jakob Wahl, IAAPA president and chief executive officer. “IAAPA Expo Asia 2023 will set a tone of inspiration and growth for industry leaders for the rest of the year and into 2024.”

It is not too late to be part of IAAPA Expo Asia 2023 and join the global attractions community as it comes together to celebrate the resilience and future of the industry. In-person registration is available for industry professionals at the Marina Bay Sands.

Sponsors for this year’s event include 11 Skies, accesso, Brogent Technologies Inc., Cosm Inc., DOF Robotics, Gateway Ticketing Systems, Kraftwerk Living Technologies, Leisure Development Partners LLP, Outdoor Factory, PGAV Destinations, Polin Waterparks, Sanderson Global, Simtec Systems, Storibox, Storyland Studios, Inc., TAIT, Vekoma Rides Manufacturing B.V., and Water Technology Inc. (WTI).

Tatiana Rokou

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