June 12, 2020 -IAAPA, the global association for the attractions industry, announced the cancellation of the IAAPA Expo Europe 2020 due to the uncertainty surrounding the global Coronavirus pandemic. The Expo was scheduled to take place on 21-24 September in London, United Kingdom, at the ExCeL Exhibition Center. IAAPA will host IAAPA Expo Europe in Barcelona, Spain, in 2021 and is working with the ExCeL Exhibition Center to return to London at a future date.
“As the world works through the unprecedented impacts of COVID-19, IAAPA’s top priority continues to be the health, well-being, and safety of our global members and team,” said Hal McEvoy, president and CEO of IAAPA. “After careful review, and with significant input from members, exhibitors, and our team, the IAAPA Board of Directors decided to cancel IAAPA Expo Europe 2020. We look forward to safely connecting our members in Europe when the time is right.”
IAAPA is moving forward with plans to host IAAPA Virtual Expo: Asia, July 28-30, and IAAPA Expo 2020 in Orlando, Florida, November 16-20.