This year’s AAE (Asian Attractions Expo), which opened in Singapore earlier in the month, attracted over 7,500 visitors, making the show’s second largest in its history.
The “continued growth of the attractions industry within the Asia-Pacific region” was evident at the AAE expo, according to event organiser IAAPA.
Buyers made up over 5,000 of the total guests and there were 375 exhibiting companies. Additionally, the organiser reported that 50 percent of visitors were attending the event for the first time.
10,170 sqm of the floor was occupied by stands, the second highest ever for the Asian expo.
IAAPA chairman Greg Hale, speaking at the event’s opening ceremony, said; “Experiences matter; people want active entertainment and locations like amusements parks create memories that last a lifetime. AAE is where the global industry comes together – each visitor can take an idea back with them to improve their business.”
The attendance was up 43 percent on 2013, when it was last held in Singapore. The show moves around Asia and will be celebrating its 100th anniversary next year in Hong Kong.