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Expo Location
Orange County Convention Center (OCCC)
North and South Buildings
9899 International Drive
Orlando, FL, US

2018 Dates
Conference: Nov. 12 - 16
Trade Show: Nov. 13 - 16

2018 Trade Show Floor Hours
Tuesday, Nov. 13: 10am - 6pm
Wednesday, Nov. 14: 10am - 6pm
Thursday, Nov. 15: 10am - 6pm
Friday, Nov. 16: 10am - 4pm

Attending the special events at IAAPA Attractions Expo allows attendees to make valuable, lifelong connections and business partnerships. Learn from colleagues about the challenges and opportunities; and discuss what’s on the horizon for the global industry.  

IAAPA Attractions Expo registration
 is required to participate in the events. You may also need a separate event ticket to attend. Click on the event names for more detailed information.

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Expo Signature Events
Regional Networking Events
Attraction Networking Events
IAAPA EDUTours (for IAAPA Members only)
In-Depth Learning
Awards Events
Give Kids the World Charity Events

Expo Signature Events

GM and Owners’ Breakfast Featuring Bob Chapek, Chairman, Disney Parks, Experiences and Consumer Products, Walt Disney Parks and Resorts SOLD OUT

IAAPA Celebrates: IAAPA's Centennial Celebration at Universal Studios Florida

Kickoff Event (included in Expo registration!)

Lunch and Learn Featuring Mohamed Al Zaabi, Developer of Yas Island and CEO of Miral 

Opening Reception

Young Professionals Reception

Game Changer: Preparing for Emerging Market Disruptions to Gain a Competitive Edge Featuring Margreet Papamichael, Regional Director, AECOM, United Kingdom 


Regional Networking Events

Asia Pacific Breakfast

Canadian Breakfast

Europe, Middle East, Africa (EMEA) Reception

Latin American Conference and Lunch: Agenda for the Future of the Attractions Industry in Latin America

Latin American Reception

Attraction Networking Events

Amusement Park and Attractions Constituency Lunch and Keynote Address featuring John Lawn, President and CEO, Hershey Entertainment & Resort Company

Carnival and Showmen’s Reception

Family Entertainment Center (FEC) Reception

FEC Lunch: 'Top FEC of the World Case' Study

FEC Lunch: Growing Fun through Powerful Promotions

FEC Birthday Fun at Lunch

First Time Buyer's Experience SOLD OUT

IAAPA Rookies and Newcomers: FEC 101 SOLD OUT

Museum and Science Center Reception SOLD OUT

Operators Roundtable Lunch

Water Park Operators' Networking Event SOLD OUT

Water Park Operators' Roundtable Lunch 

Water Park Social

Zoos & Aquarium Reception SOLD OUT


EDUTour: Fun Spot America SOLD OUT

EDUTour: Zoo and Aquarium Experience 2018 at SeaWorld Orlando

EDUTour: Entertainment and Design at Universal Studios Florida / Big Media: Creating Spectacle in Unexpected Places SOLD OUT

EDUTour: Seasonal Events at Universal Studios Florida / Halloween, Mardi Gras and Grinchmas…oh my! Producing Seasonal Events on a Universal Scale

EDUTour: Disney's Behind the Scenes at Toy Story Land SOLD OUT

EDUTour: Topgolf

EDUTour: Volcano Bay Water Theme Park SOLD OUT

EDUTour: SeaWorld's Infinity Falls

EDUTour: Food and Beverage Tour to Andretti's Indoor Karting & Games

EDUTour: Disney's Behind the Scenes at Toy Story Land

In-Depth Learning

HR Symposium

IAAPA Institute for Attractions Managers

IAAPA Safety Institute

Awards Events

IAAPA Brass Ring Awards

IAAPA Hall of Fame Awards

IAAPA Service Awards

IAAPA Young Professionals of the Year Award


Give Kids the World Charity Events

16th Annual IAAPA International Charity Golf Tournament

9th Annual IAAPA Motorcycle Ride

IAAPA Charity 5K Run and 1 Mile Walk, Footprints from the Heart

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