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First-ever IAAPA Virtual Conferences coming in September

IAAPA, the global association for the attractions industry, today announced two innovative new events – IAAPA Virtual Conference: The Americas, set to take place Sept. 2-3, and IAAPA Virtual Conference: EMEA and APAC, scheduled for Sept. 22-24. IAAPA created these two digital events for the global community to come together and take part in the programmes in their respective regional time zones. Attendees will learn from industry leaders from around the world, have the opportunity to connect with peers, and generate ideas for their businesses.

“Connection is more important than ever, and IAAPA remains focused on creating valuable experiences and events for the global attractions industry,” said Hal McEvoy, president and CEO, IAAPA. “IAAPA Virtual Conferences are great opportunities to bring our community together and deliver relevant content and programming for continued learning, growth, and networking.”

IAAPA Virtual Conference: The Americas (Sept. 2-3, 1-5:30 p.m. EST)

This two-day virtual event includes eight educational sessions and two networking events for attractions industry professionals in North America and Latin America. The education sessions will focus on important industry topics including customer service, trends, innovation, and crisis management. Presentations will be offered in English and Spanish with simultaneous translation.

Registration Now Open

Registration for IAAPA Virtual Conference: The Americas is $99 USD for IAAPA members and includes access to all recorded sessions after the event. Non-members can also register for $149 USD. Manufacturer and supplier IAAPA members can also participate in the Virtual Conference Marketplace, which features their logo, QR code, and company description during the IAAPA Marketplace presentation, which will then be delivered to attendees. The M&S Marketplace rate is $249 USD.

IAAPA Virtual Conference: EMEA and APAC (Sept. 22-24 –14:00 (HKT), 8:00 (CEST))

This three-day virtual event will offer more than 20 educational sessions for attractions industry professionals in Europe, Middle East, and Africa (EMEA) and Asia-Pacific regions. The education conference will include informative keynotes, sessions, and roundtable discussions with international industry experts featuring topics including leadership and team management, attractions operations, and digital marketing. In addition to the education conference, this online event will also include virtual EDUTours, offering a behind-the-scenes look at attractions.

Registration for IAAPA Virtual Conference: EMEA and APAC will launch in late July. For additional details and the event schedule, visit

The educational sessions during IAAPA Virtual Conference: The Americas are eligible for six (6) credit hours toward IAAPA Certification, the official mark of professional achievement in the global attractions industry. The sessions at IAAPA Virtual Conference: EMEA and APAC are eligible for 15 credit hours.

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