Officials from the International Association of Amusement Parks and Attractions have announced that the Asian Attractions Expo 2012 will take place at the Hong Kong Convention and Exhibition Centre on June 5-8.

"IAAPA is excited to bring Asian Attractions Expo – the industry’s premier trade show in Asia – to Hong Kong, one of the most dynamic cities in the world," said association chairman Bob Rippy.

"Asia is booming right now and so is the region’s attractions industry," added IAAPA’s Asia-Pacific executive director Andrew Lee.

"It makes perfect sense for industry buyers and sellers to participate in four days of business transactions, education, and networking in the heart of the world’s fastest-growing economy."

Since 1997, AAE has been the premier event for the multibillion-dollar leisure and attractions industry in Asia. More than 4,500 professionals from 40 countries are expected to participate in the event.