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Record-breaking IAAPA attracts 42,600 attendees
POSTED 27 Nov 2019 . BY Tom Walker
Thirty eight companies made new product announcements directly from the trade show floor Credit: IAAPA
A record number of 42,600 industry professionals attended this year's IAAPA Expo, held in Orlando on 18-22 November.

The visitor attraction sector's premier event saw 1,146 exhibitors display their innovations and services across 125 product categories, from ride engineering and virtual reality to special effects and food and beverage.

Thirty eight companies made new product announcements directly from the trade show floor during the Expo, including Maurer, Legoland New York Resort, Holovis, ETF Ride Systems and Premier Rides.

An educational schedule consisting of more than 100 seminars and sessions included a number of keynote presentations – including those given by Christine Duffy, president of Carnival Cruise Line and George Walker, creative director at Universal Creative Studio.

"With the largest attendance in IAAPA Expo history, this year’s event is a testament to the continued growth and strength of the attractions industry worldwide,” said Hal McEvoy, president and CEO, IAAPA.

"It’s been an incredible week bringing together this vibrant and diverse community that continues to evolve in ways we’ve yet to imagine."
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Record-breaking IAAPA attracts 42,600 attendees
POSTED 27 Nov 2019 . BY Tom Walker
Thirty eight companies made new product announcements directly from the trade show floor Credit: IAAPA
A record number of 42,600 industry professionals attended this year's IAAPA Expo, held in Orlando on 18-22 November.

The visitor attraction sector's premier event saw 1,146 exhibitors display their innovations and services across 125 product categories, from ride engineering and virtual reality to special effects and food and beverage.

Thirty eight companies made new product announcements directly from the trade show floor during the Expo, including Maurer, Legoland New York Resort, Holovis, ETF Ride Systems and Premier Rides.

An educational schedule consisting of more than 100 seminars and sessions included a number of keynote presentations – including those given by Christine Duffy, president of Carnival Cruise Line and George Walker, creative director at Universal Creative Studio.

"With the largest attendance in IAAPA Expo history, this year’s event is a testament to the continued growth and strength of the attractions industry worldwide,” said Hal McEvoy, president and CEO, IAAPA.

"It’s been an incredible week bringing together this vibrant and diverse community that continues to evolve in ways we’ve yet to imagine."
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Star Wars: Galaxy's Edge was in the spotlight this year, as BRC's Bob Rogers hosted the ever-popular Legends Panel at the IAAPA Expo in Orlando, Florida.
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