More than 435 companies from 60 countries will exhibit new products and innovations across a dynamic, record-breaking 12,000sq.m trade show floor at Euro Attractions Expo (EAS) 2016.

Organised by the International Association of Amusement Parks and Attractions (IAAPA), EAS is the premier conference and trade show for the attractions industry. This year, the show takes place on September 20-23 at the Fira Gran Via Convention Centre in Barcelona, Spain.

EAS is an international conference and trade show offering leisure attractions, destination resorts and entertainment venue attendees from the EMEA region the premier market place to see new products and services to help further develop their attractions for commercial success.

The exhibit floor will offer buyers more than 100 different products and services related to the leisure and attractions industry, including dry-rides, water-related attractions, designing and theming, theatrical equipment, shows and productions, ticketing technology, food and beverage services, resort and hotel development, computer software, coin-operated machines and costume design.

EAS 2016 offers a comprehensive conference programme that features more than 20 hours of education, including the IAAPA Institute for Attractions Managers, Lunch and Learn seminars, and the Leadership Breakfast. Attendees will gain insights into trends, best practices, and experience the latest innovations, products, and services throughout the week.

With more than 9,000 attractions industry professionals expected to attend EAS 2016, exhibitors will have the opportunity to meet managers and CEOs from all the major attractions in the EMEA region.

In addition to diverse nationalities represented, attendees will represent a variety of attraction types, including cruise lines, destination resorts, adventure attractions, zoos and aquariums, museums and science centres and family entertainment centres.

This year, EAS attendees will have the opportunity to join education sessions and special events held at Spain’s largest theme park, PortAventura, 100km south of Barcelona.

Karen Staley, senior vice president of the International Association of Amusement Parks and Attractions (IAAPA), which organises the event, said: “Spain is a country with strong tourism and we feel that the attractions industry is a big driver of successful tourism. Having EAS 2016 here reinforces this belief.”