2021 IAAPA Expo Exhibit Experience Guide

Jul 23, 2021

This November, the global attractions industry returns to Orange County, Florida for the 2021 IAAPA Conference and Trade Show. Previous editions of this expo saw more than 24,000 qualified buyers from the amusement park and attraction industry visit the tradeshow. These buyers are always on the lookout for the latest products and services that will make their attractions more exciting and thrilling for the coming year.

Every attractions industry person will be there – will you? If so, you’ll need to make sure you offer up the thrills these buyers seek! Read on to find out everything you need to know about the IAAPA Expo so you can stand out from the crowd.

Planning to attend and need an exhibit? Contact Exhibit Experience today.

IAAPA Show Details

Date: November 15 – November 19, 2021
Location: Orange County Convention Center; Orlando, Florida

Special Events & Networking:
Throughout the duration of the expo, attendees and exhibitors can make valuable, lifelong connections and business partners at the special events and awards ceremonies, from charity golf tournament to networking events. This includes the newest IAAPA event: Awards Winners Celebration! Read the full list of events on the IAAPA website.

Health & Safety:
IAAPA is working closely with the Orange County Convention Center and local health department to develop and implement a comprehensive plan for health and safety during the IAAPA Expo 2021. For full details and updates on their health and safety plan, visit their Health and Safety Guidelines page.

Housing & Travel:
IAAPA Expo’s official housing company is onPeak travel. They’ve secured deals on hotels in and around the OCCC and throughout Orlando. Find out more on the IAAPA Details and Logistics page. There will also be complimentary shuttle service provided between the OCCC and official conference hotels. You can see the full shuttle schedule here.

Attendees & Exhibits

The IAAPA Expo is the largest attractions industry show in North America. Each year, the show sees over 35,000 attendees and 21,000 buyers from around the world. They all browse the expo floor, looking at the over 1,000 exhibitors to find their next ride, attraction, park feature and more.

In fact, here’s the full list of industry products and services exhibited at the IAAPA Expo:

  1. State-of-the-art rides
  2. Rides and equipment
  3. Virtual reality attractions
  4. Motion simulators
  5. Water parks
  6. Family entertainment
  7. Games and arcades
  8. Operational services
  9. Show production and design
  10. Video and skill games
  11. Design theming
  12. Innovative technology
  13. Food and beverage
  14. First-time exhibitors
  15. Inflatables

Attendees are attraction owners, operators, buyers, suppliers, manufacturers, and individual members worldwide. Browse the IAAPA’s 2018 Demographics Report to find out who, exactly, will attend the expo this year.

Make sure they visit your booth! Exhibit Experience knows how to entice your target audience to board the thrill ride that is your exhibit booth.

Exhibit Space Details

This year, the IAAPA Show will see top-notch exhibits and tons of competition. All booth sizes must be in increments of 10 feet, with the exception of some outdoor spaces. Here are the booth space options and the IAAPA rates:

Varied sizes:

  • Member – $28.00/sq. ft
  • Non-member – $34.00/sq. ft

Corner Booth – $250/corner

Split island (less than 800 sq. ft) – $1,000

Turnkey Booth (shell)

  • Member – $58.00
  • Non-member – $64.00

Outdoor Space

  • 400-999 sq. ft – $10.00/sq. ft
  • 1,000-2,999 sq. ft – $9.00/sq. ft
  • 3,000+ sq. ft – $8.00/sq. ft

Outdoor Promotion (for exhibitors with at least 2,000 sq. ft indoors) – Complimentary

Once you’ve registered your booth… it’s time to attract those attendees!

Exhibit Experience’s Rental Booths

Depending on your target audience and product, there are certain booth sizes and configurations that work better than others. An experienced exhibit rental house will know how to showcase your products and services in the best way possible.

Take the guesswork out of your exhibit booth – work with Exhibit Experience. We can help:

  • Design and build your exhibit to the right specs
  • Set up and take down your booth

Exhibit Experience produces state-of-the-art exhibits within a variety of budgets. From custom to pre-certified exhibits, we’ll have the booth you need to show off your company the right way. Our exhibit management services are all-inclusive, from design to delivery. We will deliver your exhibit on time, on budget, and following all safety protocols.

If you are interested in exhibiting at the IAAPA Expo and don’t know where to begin, contact us for a complimentary consultation.