The World Waterpark Association (WWA) carried out its annual show virtually. The remote show took place from October 6th until October 8th, 2020. It saw speakers from the Association, sponsors, key volunteers and the aquatics industry from around the world connect, network and deliver presentations in a safe environment.

The three-day WWA40 Virtual Show program featured a combination of live and pre-recorded educational sessions, as well as interactive workshops with industry professionals focused on numerous relevant topics.

There were eight Ask the Experts Q&A panels, seven live feature presentation, nine live hosted Connect & Chat sessions, 40 pre-recorded breakout sessions and three live General Session and Awards presentations.

Rick Root, president of WWA, said: “We were certainly disappointed that we couldn’t bring our industry together for our in-person Symposium & Trade Show – something we’ve done for 40 years.

“However, from what we’ve seen so far, pivoting to a virtual show program was just what our industry needed. Attendees from 17 countries have already spent thousands of hours watching all of the outstanding educational sessions offered by our industry thought leaders, and we anticipate the interaction with our show program to continue throughout the next few months.”

Aleatha Ezra, Director of Park Member Development, World Waterpark Association, commented: “None of us have experienced a year quite like 2020 and we need to work closely together if we’re going push through these uncharted waters.

“2021 will hold many unknowns for all of us, but we don’t have to go into it alone. Our live sessions this year offered attendees the chance to bounce ideas off each other and gather new ways to operate more safely so that our guests feel good about coming back out to visit our parks,” Erza added.