IAAPA’s Asian Attractions Expo Expected to Bring 7,000 Attendees to HKCEC

March 10, 2015

The International Association of Amusement Parks and Attractions (IAAPA) will welcome more than 7,000 participants from 65 countries June 16-19 to the Hong Kong Exhibition and Convention Centre for Asian Attractions Expo (AAE) 2015, an international event in the Asia-Pacific attractions industry.

"Asian Attractions Expo 2015 is a one-stop-shop for new and expanding theme parks and attractions in the Asia-Pacific region," said IAAPA president and CEO Paul Noland.

He added, "AAE is the best marketplace in the region to connect suppliers developing the next groundbreaking products and services with visionaries creating these new projects, driving the growth of our industry."

The 8,500-square-meter trade showfloor will feature more than 300 exhibiting companies displaying the latest innovations, product, and services serving the attractions industry.

Exhibitors producing state-of-the-art rides, motion simulators, water attractions, video and skill games, theming, technology, food and beverage, and more, will spend three days connecting with more than 5,000 buyers from theme parks, water parks, family entertainment centers, zoos, aquariums, science centers, museums and resorts.

According to the IAAPA Global Theme and Amusement Park Outlook 2014-2018 report, the attractions industry in the Asia-Pacific region is projected to grow at a rapid rate over the next several years.

 A wide variety of new projects and park expansions in China, India, Japan, and southeast Asia are contributing to the fast-growing market in the region.

The report estimates theme park attendance to increase 8.9 percent in 2015, as the region's parks are expected to host 436,000,000 people.

By 2018, theme park attendance in the Asia-Pacific region will account for 48 percent of all global attendance, making it the largest theme park market in the world.   

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