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IAAPA KICKS OFF IN ORLANDO
Days One and Two Summary
By Alan Nogiec
Orlando, FL -- The IAAPA Attractions EXPO 2008 "Celebrating 90 Years of Partnership" kicked off Sunday November 16, with the IAAPA Charity International Golf Tournament, followed by an institute for emerging Leaders. This institute involved a number of professionals from a variety of venues.
Monday followed with a full scope of educational programs, including Museum and Waterpark Specialty Tracks.
On Tuesday the Trade show opened at 10:00 AM. 1,152 Exhibitors in 133 categories were promoting their products and services. The trade show is an exciting place, as many of the rides and games on display are operating offering a fun experience for all ages. Everyone looks for the new and novel.
Tuesday also offered a full range of educational sessions with several relating to marketing techniques that are new and innovative. In addition, a focus was on customer service including a session led by several of the Disney leaders, and graduates of Disney University which is the undisputed leader in training the rising stars in this industry.
Wednesday provided another busy day with the trade show again opening at 10:00AM, and closing at 6:00PM, along with a full schedule of educational programs.
Tomorrows report will include information pertaining to new rides on the market, and the latest innovations in products and services.