IAAPA Hosts Annual Spring Forum for the first time in Krakow

IAAPA logoLeisure, attractions, tourism and entertainment professionals gather May 8-10 in the Sheraton Grand Krakow for discovering and learning about the developing Polish leisure and tourism market.

The International Association of Amusement Parks and Attractions (IAAPA), is hosting a business event for leisure, attractions, tourism, and entertainment professionals in Krakow.

The event will include seminars about the emerging Polish leisure landscape and safety and will include behind-the-scenes tours to main attractions in the Krakow region including Energylandia, Wieliczka Salt Mine and Rynek Underground. Participants will also have the ability to meet, network, and discuss with industry professionals that will attend the event from all over the world.


Marked with the continued investment in nature attractions, historic attractions and brand new theme park destinations all aspects of the development and operation of attractions will be discussed during a selection of seminars with topics on attraction development and safety. The seminars will be provided by today’s leaders in the industry including Andreas Andersen (CEO, Liseberg Group, Sweden) and Har Kupers (COO, Vekoma Ride BV). Also park management from Polish parks will be there to share their knowledge and experience including sessions by the management from Holiday Park Kownaty, Energylandia, and Park of Poland.


Founded in 1918, International Association of Amusement Parks and Attractions (IAAPA) is the largest international trade association for permanently located amusement facilities and attractions and is dedicated to the preservation and prosperity of the attractions industry. IAAPA represents nearly 5,000 facility, supplier, and individual members from 99 countries. Member facilities include amusement and theme parks, water parks, attractions, family entertainment centres, zoos, aquariums, museums, science centres, and resorts. IAAPA is a nonprofit organization. The association's global headquarters is in the United States. The association maintains regional offices in Brussels, Mexico City, Hong Kong, and Orlando.


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