The attractions industry truly is a global industry. When one thinks of amusement parks and attractions, domestic parks such as Disney, Universal Studios and Six Flags often come to mind. However in North America, the amusement industry is in a bit of a mature stage. Worldwide however, this is not the case. Asia represents one of the fastest growing regions for amusement park attractions and waterpark development and investment.
The IAAPA Asian Expo was recently held in Singapore and over 5,000 attractions industry professionals attended the 4 day event held at the Sands Expo and Convention Center at Marina Bay Sands. Will Morey represented Morey’s Piers and IAAPA as Chairman of the Board and was able to experience new ideas and products from over 250 manufacturer, supplier and exhibiting companies from around the world.
Most importantly, Will, along with other attractions executives were able to globally network and enjoy valuable face-to-face time with professionals representing all segments of the attractions industry from 60+ countries.
During the expo, behind the scenes tours of LEGOLAND Malaysia and Universal Studios Singapore were held. The opening event was held at the amazing Marine Life Park located in Resorts World Sentosa, Singapore and is the largest oceanarium in the world with over 12 million gallons of water for 100,000 marine animals of over 800 species.
The world is a big place, and the attractions industry is certainly global in scope. IAAPA’s “one world, one IAAPA” initiative brings this great industry together.
Will “testing” a new waterslide tube with fellow attractions executives.
Will and IAAPA Asia Pacific Operations VP Andrew Lee kicking off the expo.
Will and his wife Janice on the exhibition floor consisting of over 250 suppliers.
Will and IAAPA 2nd Vice Chair, Mario Mamon from Enchanted Kingdom (Philippines) speaking.
Will posing with Rachmat Sutiono from Funworld Prima (INDONESIA).
It is a tough job, but somebody has to test out new attraction concepts and experiences.