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IAAPA announces full calendar of events for 2022

IAAPA, the global association for the attractions industry, has released its global schedule of this year’s in-person events. IAAPA’s events provide year-round opportunities to network with industry professionals, increase revenue, learn best practices, share ideas, and gain insight from attraction veterans. Events range from in-person global expos and regional summits to virtual conferences and online learning opportunities.

“IAAPA has always been focused on providing opportunities for members to connect, grow and succeed, and that has never been more important,” said Jakob Wahl, chief operating officer, IAAPA. “As a global association we understand the importance of hosting events where members operate and conduct business, providing opportunities locally as well as internationally.  This year’s comprehensive calendar is already filled with connections, education and hands-on events and we look forward to providing the outstanding service and experience IAAPA events are known for.”

As of press time, the current schedule of IAAPA in-person events and virtual education experiences around world are listed below. The complete list, which includes IAAPA Webinars, can be found online at IAAPA Calendar Events 2022:

IAAPA FEC Summit 2022 | Scottsdale, AZ
Jan 23-25, 2022

IAAPA invites you to join family entertainment center (FEC) operators from around the globe at this yearly event to share ideas, learn best practices, and discuss challenges. This fun and educational event focuses on building skill sets necessary for success in the attractions industry.

IAAPA Safety Institute (Virtual)
Feb. 8-9, 2022

This edition of IAAPA Safety Institute will be virtual, taking place live for all attendees. This interactive program will take place over two days and will cover introductory-level safety concepts for attractions operators.

Meet IAAPA: Vancouver, BC
Feb. 15, 2022

Attendees will be immersed under sea right in the Vancouver Aquarium. Participants will reconnect and network with IAAPA members as well as attendees from the SafeConnect Conference.

IAAPA Institute for Attractions Managers (Digital)
Feb. 15-March 3, 2022

The IAAPA Institute for Attractions Managers is the global attractions industry’s premier professional development program, for leaders with five or fewer years’ experience in attractions management, designed for those who want to gain cross-departmental understanding or are starting in leadership and team integration. Presented in Spanish, this is scheduled over a six-day period, for two and a half hours each day.

IAAPA Middle East Summit 2022 | Dubai, UAE
Feb. 21-23, 2022

Discover iconic landmarks such as the Expo 2020 and unique attractions like the Ain Dubai, the world’s largest observation wheel, while connecting with industry peers. This exclusive event will share what’s new and what’s happening in one of the fastest growing leisure destinations in the Middle East.

Meet IAAPA: Mexico City, Mexico
March 3, 2022

Join IAAPA this year in Mexico City during this in-person event for the opportunity to meet industry colleagues and share experiences on reinvention and perseverance.

Meet IAAPA: Sao Paulo, Brazil
March 9, 2022

IAAPA Latin America and the Caribbean will connect industry professionals in-person in Sao Paulo to chat informally about industry trends.

Meet IAAPA: Cancun, Mexico
March 10, 2022

During this one-day event, participants will have the opportunity to network with professionals within the attractions industry, share best practices, and chat informally with IAAPA team members.

IAAPA Summit: Latin America, Caribbean, and Post Tour 2022 | Brazil
Summit: April 25-27 | Iguazu, Brazil
Post Tour: April 28-29 | Rio de Janeiro, Brazil

The IAAPA Summit: Latin America, Caribbean is the most exclusive opportunity to connect with the entertainment and attractions industry in Latin America and the Caribbean. This unique event opens the doors behind the scenes of some of the popular attractions of Foz do Iguazu in Brazil.

IAAPA EMEA Spring Summit 2022 | Rome, Italy
May 18-20, 2022

IAAPA is heading to Rome, Italy. Attendees taking part in IAAPA EMEA Spring Summit 2022 will connect, learn, and experience several local attractions.

IAAPA Expo Asia 2022 | Hong Kong SAR, China
Conference: June 7 – 10
Trade Show: June 8 – 10

IAAPA Expo Asia is the one-stop destination for leisure and attractions industry professionals, including operators, suppliers, investors, and developers from all over the world. This year, the event returns to Hong Kong SAR, China.

IAAPA Conference: Latin America, Caribbean | Cancun, Mexico
Sept. 6-7, 2022

Connect with entertainment industry leaders and operators in the region who will gather to share, create, and design the present and future of the attractions industry. Save the date!

IAAPA Expo Europe 2022 | London, UK
Conference: September 12 – 15
Trade Show: September 13 – 15

The leisure industry’s premier event in Europe will take place at the ExCel Center in London, United Kingdom. IAAPA Expo Europe is the biggest gathering of industry professionals in the region. Learn and experience what’s new, innovative, and next in the attractions industry.

IAAPA Expo 2022 | Orlando, FL
Conference: November 14 – 17
Trade Show: November 15 – 18

The global attractions industry’s premier event returns to the Orange County Convention Center. Complete with education sessions, exclusive EDUTours, a dynamic tradeshow floor, and so much more, industry professionals from around the world will gather in Orlando to learn best practices, share ideas, and experience what’s new.

Note: Event details are subject to change, and additional events will be added throughout the course of the year. Attraction professionals can stay up to date on IAAPA’s website, complete with full event descriptions and registration information.

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