IAAPA Will Bring Six Days of Attractions Industry Education to Hong Kong

April 7, 2015

The International Association of Amusement Parks and Attractions’ Asian Attractions Expo 2015 will feature high-caliber learning opportunities and presentations by leaders in the global attractions industry, including Jim Reid-Anderson, chairman, president and CEO of Six Flags Entertainment Corporation.

Asian Attractions Expo provides six days of educational programs for attractions operators, managers and executives in the world's fastest growing attractions industry marketplace.

Asian Attractions Expo is an event for the global attractions industry in the Asia-Pacific region and will draw more than 7,000 attractions industry professionals from 65 countries June 16-19 to the Hong Kong Exhibition and Convention Centre, with the education conference beginning June 14.

Six Flags Chairman, President, and CEO Jim Reid-Anderson to Keynote Leadership Breakfast 
18 June, 2015

Reid-Anderson, who oversees Six Flags Entertainment Corporation - the world's largest regional theme park company with $1.1 billion in revenue - will deliver the keynote address at the Asian Attractions Expo 2015 Leadership Breakfast. For 54 years, Six Flags has entertained millions of families with world-class coasters, themed rides, thrilling water parks and unique attractions including up-close animal encounters, Fright Fest, and Holiday in the Park. The company has posted record-high financial performance in each of the last four years.

Six Flags operates 18 parks—16 in the United States, one in Mexico City, Mexico, and one in Montreal, Canada, and hosts approximately 26 million guests each year. Recently the company outlined an international expansion strategy to help build Six Flags-branded theme parks in the Middle East and China. 

Asian Attractions Expo General Education Sessions 

The general education program at Asian Attractions Expo 2015 offers eight sessions covering attractions management, safety, business, social responsibility, marketing, technology, human resources, and new developments in Asia. Participation in Asian Attractions Expo general education sessions is included with event registration. Sessions will be presented with simultaneous translations in both Chinese and English.

IAAPA Institute for Attractions Managers

The IAAPA Institute for Attractions Managers is a blend of classroom instruction, case study, and field work designed for industry professionals with at least three years management experience and the potential to join a senior management team. The institute covers five core subjects including operations and safety, marketing and communications, revenue operations, human resources and leadership, and finance.

IAAPA Safety Institute 

Industry experts from around the globe will share insights and best practices in safety operations during this full-day institute program. Safety-related topics affecting attractions operators, including standards, security, maintenance, and ride operations will be discussed. Registration is required, but included in registration for the general education program at no additional cost.  

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