The IAAPA trade show is to return to London for the first time in more than ten years, bringing industry leaders and stakeholders together at ExCeL from 12 to 15 September.
The organisers behind IAAPA Expo Europe 2022 have confirmed the show will take place in London for the first time in a decade, uniting almost 500 exhibitors at ExCeL London this autumn.
Having last taken place in the capital under the Euro Attractions Show banner, IAAPA will make “a triumphant return” from 13 to 15 September, utilising 160,000 sq ft of trade show floor space.
“The anticipation for the industry’s leading international event can only be likened to the UK’s excitement during the Queen’s Platinum Jubilee celebration,” said executive director and VP of IAAPA EMEA Peter van der Schans.
“We couldn’t be happier to showcase the leisure industry’s success in as iconic a destination as London.”
The IAAPA team anticipates that thousands of international leaders, decision- makers and visionaries from all segments of the industry will attend, including manufacturers, suppliers and attraction operators.
These will include “the owners and operators of theme and amusement parks, water parks, family entertainment centres, zoos, aquariums, camping facilities, shopping centres, cruise lines, retail development companies, science centres, museums, resorts and more.”
As well as the trade show, the IAAPA conference will take place from 12 to 15 September.
“With the continued economic rebound and the lessening of pandemic-related restrictions, industry professionals will come together to learn, buy and network at the ExCeL London.”
“With an education conference packed with insights about sustainability, guest experience, and technology, combined with special events and EDUTours, this year’s expo promises to be one of our best.”