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Disney parks chair Bob Chapek to deliver keynote address at IAAPA 2018
POSTED 02 Aug 2018 . BY Tom Anstey
Disney’s parks and resorts chair Bob Chapek will deliver the keynote speech at this year's IAAPA Attractions Expo in Orlando, Florida.

Taking place during the GM and Owners' Breakfast on 14 November, Chapek will offer insight into his more than 25 years of leadership at Disney.

Considered by many to be the heir to the Disney throne when Bob Iger eventually leaves his position in 2021, Chapek became company COO in 2015, replacing Iger’s then-successor Thomas Staggs.

During his Disney tenure, Chapek has served as president of Disney Consumer Products, overseeing franchise licensing, commercialisation, Disney Publishing Worldwide and the Disney Store.

Prior to that, he served as president of distribution for Walt Disney Studios and as president of Walt Disney Studios Home Entertainment. He has also worked in brand management for Heinz and in advertising at J Walter Thompson.

"We are honored to have industry leader Bob Chapek deliver the keynote address for this year's GM and Owners' Breakfast," said Hal McEvoy, interim president and CEO of IAAPA.

"We look forward to hearing his insight and perspective on the continued growth and transformation of Disney parks, resorts, and experiences worldwide."

In addition to Chapek's keynote address, the IAAPA Young Professional of the Year Award and IAAPA Service Awards will be presented during the GM and Owners' Breakfast. This year's IAAPA Expo celebrates 100 years of the organisation and is expected to draw more than 35,000 industry professionals to the Orange County Convention Center in Orlando.
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Disney parks chair Bob Chapek to deliver keynote address at IAAPA 2018
POSTED 02 Aug 2018 . BY Tom Anstey
Disney’s parks and resorts chair Bob Chapek will deliver the keynote speech at this year's IAAPA Attractions Expo in Orlando, Florida.

Taking place during the GM and Owners' Breakfast on 14 November, Chapek will offer insight into his more than 25 years of leadership at Disney.

Considered by many to be the heir to the Disney throne when Bob Iger eventually leaves his position in 2021, Chapek became company COO in 2015, replacing Iger’s then-successor Thomas Staggs.

During his Disney tenure, Chapek has served as president of Disney Consumer Products, overseeing franchise licensing, commercialisation, Disney Publishing Worldwide and the Disney Store.

Prior to that, he served as president of distribution for Walt Disney Studios and as president of Walt Disney Studios Home Entertainment. He has also worked in brand management for Heinz and in advertising at J Walter Thompson.

"We are honored to have industry leader Bob Chapek deliver the keynote address for this year's GM and Owners' Breakfast," said Hal McEvoy, interim president and CEO of IAAPA.

"We look forward to hearing his insight and perspective on the continued growth and transformation of Disney parks, resorts, and experiences worldwide."

In addition to Chapek's keynote address, the IAAPA Young Professional of the Year Award and IAAPA Service Awards will be presented during the GM and Owners' Breakfast. This year's IAAPA Expo celebrates 100 years of the organisation and is expected to draw more than 35,000 industry professionals to the Orange County Convention Center in Orlando.
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