IAAPA, the global association for the attractions industry, held it first ever virtual Expo and conference. The IAAPA Virtual Expo Asia attracted more than 4,000 participants, with 131 companies exhibiting on the virtual trade show floor.

The international exhibition hall featured eight unique pavilions, where nine educational sessions took place and seven IAAPA networking events.

21 speakers from around the world presented at the virtual conference, talking about pressing topics facing the industry and the best practices for the safe reopening of parks and attractions.

June Ko, executive director and vice president, IAAPA Asia Pacific, commented: “IAAPA’s first Virtual Expo truly reflects the resiliency and strength of the global attractions industry.

“Our goal was to provide an innovative, timely new experience that brought the industry together. Our dedicated committee volunteers helped create an education conference and worked throughout to support each session.

“And our global manufacturer and supplier members partnered with us to provide an event that allowed for easy networking, communication, and connection. We are more inspired than ever by the heart and spirit of this incredible industry and are already taking key learnings from this event and applying them to our next IAAPA virtual events.”

Registration is now open for the IAAPA Virtual Conference: The Americas, taking place on September 2 – 3, and the IAAPA Virtual Conference: EMEA and APAC, set for September 22 – 24.