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IAAPA springs forward with full events calendar designed to move the global attractions industry past COVID-19

IAAPA, the global association for the attractions industry, has developed a global schedule of in-person and virtual events that present ongoing opportunities for industry professionals around the world to learn, share best practices, increase revenue and make new connections. Events include in-person regional Summits, Meet IAAPA networking events, educational virtual conferences, and three global Expos.

 

IAAPA is focused on supporting our members as they navigate their businesses through the severe impacts of the global pandemic,” said Hal McEvoy, president and CEO, IAAPA, “Through continuous member communication, we have developed new products and resources aimed at helping them reopen and operate safely. Our comprehensive calendar of events supports all of our member around the world and brings them together to make connections and share learnings and best practices with each other.”

 

Current IAAPA Events include: 
IAAPA Virtual Water Park Forum (Virtual)
March 23, 2021
During this full-day virtual educational and networking forum water park experts and industry innovators will share their insights to prepare operators a successful season.
IAAPA Virtual Conference (Virtual)
April 7-8, 2021
IAAPA is bringing together industry leaders and top speakers to focus on resilience and recovery. Presenters will focus on recovery planning with valuable forecasts from a top economist. Experts will also share solutions for safe, profitable operations in a COVID-19 environment. Speakers will provide motivation and inspiration and discuss how leading operators have overcome major obstacles and developed new strategies for managing a work force during uncertain times.
IAAPA Virtual Summit: Latin America (Virtual)
April 13-14, 2021
Bringing attractions industry professionals together is more important than ever. This two-day event includes virtual tours of unique and innovative attractions in Mexico, presentations from leaders in the IAAPA Latin America, Caribbean region, and networking opportunities and events for industry professionals.
Meet IAAPA in Zhuhai (In-Person)
Zhuhai, Guangdong, China

April 22, 2021
During this half-day event, participants will have the opportunity to gather and take behind-the-scenes tours at popular attractions in Zhuhai while connecting industry professionals.
IAAPA Institute for Attractions Managers (Virtual)
May 10-14, 2021
This live, interactive edition of the IAAPA Institute for Attractions Managers program can be accessed from anywhere. The virtual class is scheduled for several hours each day over a five-day periodand covers introductory-level concepts for attractions managers.
IAAPA EMEA Spring Summit (In-Person)
Belgium

June 8-10, 2021
IAAPA EMEA is excited to host this in-person event in Belgium. During the Summit participants will experience four fantastic destinations, visit several new attractions, and network and connect with peers. Industry professionals will also be inspired by behind-the-scenes tours and presentations from facility executives about their strategies and best practices.
IAAPA Safety Institute (Virtual)
June 16-17, 2021
This live, interactive edition of the IAAPA Safety Institute program can be accessed from anywhere. The virtual program will take place over two days and will cover introductory-level safety concepts for attractions operators.
IAAPA Institute for Attractions Managers (Virtual)
July 26-30, 2021
This live, interactive IAAPA Institute for Attractions Managers virtual programme is scheduled over a five-day period and covers introductory-level concepts for attractions managers.
IAAPA Expo Asia 2021 (In-Person)
Shanghai, China

August 10-13, 2021
IAAPA Expo Asia is IAAPA’s exclusive Expo in the Asia Pacific region. During this multi-day event, complete with a daylong education conference, industry professionals join together to learn, and experience what’s new, innovative, and next in the industry.
IAAPA Conference: Latin America | Caribbean (In-Person)
Cancun, Mexico

September 8-9, 2021
This new programme will be presented by international and local experts as they share their experience and knowledge, and help participants define the present and future of the sector in the region. Presented in Spanish.
IAAPA Safety Institute (Virtual)
September 15-16, 2021
This live, interactive IAAPA Safety Institute can be accessed from anywhere. This virtual programme takes place over two days and will cover introductory-level safety concepts for attractions operators.
IAAPA Institute for Attractions Managers (Virtual)
September 20-24, 2021
This live, interactive IAAPA Institute for Attractions Managers virtual program is scheduled over a five-day period and covers introductory-level concepts for attractions managers.
IAAPA Institute for Attractions Managers during IAAPA Expo Europe 2021
(In-Person)
PortAventura, Tarragona, Spain

September 25-27, 2021
The IAAPA Institute for Attractions Managers is the global attractions industry’s premier professional development programme for leaders with five or fewer years’ experience in attractions management. Participants will gain a global attractions perspective, learn more about all areas of operation, and will share best practices across member types. The intensive two-and-a-half-day programme is designed with a blend of classroom instruction led by industry experts, case study examinations, and small group presentations.
IAAPA Expo Europe 2021 (In-Person)
Barcelona, Spain

September 27-30, 2021
IAAPA Expo Europe 2021 is an all-encompassing conference for leisure and attractions industry professionals, including operators, suppliers, manufacturers, investors, developers, and anyone wishing to engage with the global amusement community.
IAAPA Institute for Attractions Managers during IAAPA Expo 2021 (In-Person)
Orlando, Florida, U.S.

November 14-16, 2021
The IAAPA Institute for Attractions Managers is the global attractions industry’s premier professional development programme for leaders with five or fewer years’ experience in attractions management. Participants will gain a global attractions perspective, learn more about all areas of operation, and will share best practices across member types. The intensive three-day programme is designed with a blend of classroom instruction led by industry experts, case study examinations, and small group presentations.
IAAPA Expo 2021 (In-Person)
Orlando, Florida, U.S.

November 15-18, 2021
Come together with industry professionals from around the world to learn and experience what’s new, innovative, and next.
Additional educational opportunities including IAAPA Webinars, online learning programmes and more are added regularly. While all events are open to industry professionals, IAAPA members save 25% or more off registration versus non-members. Most IAAPA events also include credit toward earning IAAPACertification and maintenance requirements. To stay up to date on all IAAPAevents, visit the IAAPA Events Calendar.
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