Who, What, Why IAAPA

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In every big industry there’s a yearly conference or trade show where vendors and innovators gather to show off their latest and greatest. For the Party Rental industry that conference is IAAPA.

What Is IAAPA?

IAAPA stands for “International Association of Amusement Parks and Attractions”. The IAAPA Expo is the largest trade show for the attractions industry. But it’s much larger than just party rentals. You’ll find vendors for theme parks, zoos, FEC’s, Food vendors, and much more.

Who Will Be At IAAPA?

The coolest part of IAAPA for party rental operators is the Inflatable Pavilion and Family Entertainment Center (FEC) Pavilion. There you’ll find the latest and greatest from inflatable manufacturers, service providers, and new attractions you can add to your inventory. But as cool as that is, it doesn’t compare to meeting tons people who do what you do in different parts of the world!

When and Where Is The IAAPA Expo?

The IAAPA Trade Show is usually held in Orlando, Florida every November. For 2021 the IAAPA Expo is held from Tuesday 11/16 to Friday 11/19/2021 in the Orange County Convention Center in Orlando Florida.

Should You Go To IAAPA?

YES!!! This trade show will inspire you like nothing else will. No YouTube video or Facebook Group can compare to what you’ll learn at IAAPA. You’ll see amazing things, you’ll meet incredible people who do what you do all over the world, and you’ll have conversations that will change the way you do business forever!

What Should You Do At IAAPA?

First you should look through the IAAPA Floor Map to see what vendors will be there and make a list of stops you want to make. You can use the search bar in the upper left to search for keywords like “inflatables” or “marketing”. While at the trade show you should be having fun and taking notes. Many vendors offer their best deals of the year at the show. Although the trade show is awesome, you really don’t need to go all 4 days. Plan to spend 1 or 2 days at the expo and the rest of the time consider visiting one of the many iconic sites nearby like Disney World or Universal Studios.

Is IAAPA Kid Friendly?

YES! You will be like a kid in a candy store and so will your kids! There are no actual rides there but you and your family can spend an entire day at the expo and not get bored.

Is IAAPA Free?

No but you can get guest passess so you get in for free. These guest passes are usually offered by vendors who will be exhibiting at the show. Ask one of the inflatable manufacturers or service providers you’ve done business with if they can give you guest passes. You can also contact us and we can point you in the right direction.

 

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