IAAPA, the global association for the attractions industry, has announced IAAPA Expo Asia 2021 is now taking place in Shanghai, China from August 10 until 13.

The event was originally planned to take place in Macao, China in June. The change of the location and date are in response to the ongoing challenges of the Covid-19 pandemic and optimism that life will be less disrupted as the year goes on.

The expo will be held at the Shanghai New International Expo Centre (SNIEC). Preparations are in place for a smooth transition to the SNIEC. The event will begin with a full conference day on Tuesday August 10. The following three days will comprise of educational programs, special events and more.

Hal McEvoy, president and CEO of IAAPA, said: IAAPA’s role has always been to help members meet, do business, and learn from each other. It is more important than ever we provide such opportunities in a safe manner, at the right time, in the right location. After careful review and with significant input from our team, members, exhibitors, and the IAAPA Board of Directors, the decision has been made to relocate IAAPA Expo Asia 2021 to Shanghai, China.

“Given the continued uncertainties impacting travel – international and domestic – we believe the relocation and event date change will provide more opportunity for exhibitors and attendees to participate,” McEvoy continued.