International Association of Amusement Parks and Attractions
The International Association of Amusement Parks and Attractions is a representative body of more than 5,300 amusement-industry members. Several trade shows are held by the members who are spread out in over 100 countries around the world. Its annual IAAPA Attractions Exposition (IAE) in Orlando, Florida is acknowledged to be, in terms of the number of attendees and exhibitors, the largest amusement trade show. This IAAPA conference in Orlando offers members an insight into laws, operations, amusement trends and current industry methodologies. Another area that is focused on is guest-and-ride-safety guidelines in conjunction with ASTM International which guides members on maintaining professional standards and a high level of amusement-industry safety benchmarks.
IAAPA attractions include a wide range of activities. All location-based entertainment facilities comprise of aquariums, theme parks, amusement parks, arcades, museums, science centers and zoos. Apart from the amusement aspects, IAAPA also represents distributors, operators, industry equipment manufacturers, service providers and industry suppliers.