IAAPA has named the host city for Asian Attractions Expo in 2010. The event will take place in Kuala Lumpur, Malaysia, and revert to a July fixture.
“We look forward to bringing Asian Attractions Expo to Malaysia in 2010, a location with a rich history and stunning attractions,” says IAAPA president and CEO, Charlie Bray.
Located in the heart of Petronas’ Kuala Lumpur City Centre development (KLCC), the Kuala Lumpur Convention Centre has hosted more than 1,800 events since it opened in 2005. IAAPA will take up residence from July 14 to 16.
Asian Attractions Expo is the largest trade show and conference for the attractions industry in Asia and will next take place from June 10 to 12 in Seoul, South Korea.
When the event moves to Malaysia next year, visitors will be able to use the opportunity to visit a wide rage of attractions nearby. Sunway Lagoon, for example includes a ride park, waterpark, wildlife park, extreme park and scream park. Located 45 minutes from Kuala Lumpur, Genting Highlands Resort features an indoor and outdoor amusement park, waterpark with a heated splash pool.
Beneath the Kuala Lumpur Convention Centre itself is Aquaria, a 60,000-sq-ft aquarium adjacent to the six-story Suria KLCC shopping centre. Two recognisable landmarks at the same site are the world-famous Petronas Twin Towers, visited by up to 3,000 people each day. Also in the area are the National Mosque, the Petrosains Discovery Centre and home of the Malaysian Philharmonic Orchestra.
“We are continually impressed by the growth and development of the Asian attractions industry and see Kuala Lumpur as the perfect place for professionals to meet, see what’s happening, learn about trends and best practices and experience amazing, world-class attractions,” adds Bray.