QSNCC Joins Forces to Reignite Thailand's Tourism and Amusement Park Scene with IAAPA Expo Asia: The Premier Asian Event Returns After a 17-Year Hiatus!

20 May 2024

Step into the future of innovation and entertainment tourism with IAAPA Expo Asia 2024, the premier event for advancements in the amusement park and tourism industries. Returning to Thailand after 17 years, this event, themed "Shape Your Evolution at IAAPA Expo Asia: Evolve Your Business into a Leading Market Player," aims to elevate businesses to be industry leaders through insightful discussions, knowledge exchanges, and collaboration among entrepreneurs. The expo will span over 7,800 square meters at the Queen Sirikit National Convention Center (QSNCC) from May 27–30, 2024, and will give attendees the chance to experience cutting-edge rides from around the globe.

IAAPA Expo Asia is organized by the International Association of Amusement Parks and Attractions (IAAPA), a global network connecting members from the amusement park and tourist attraction sectors, including Theme Parks, Zoos, Family Entertainment Centers, Aquariums, Museums, Science Centers, and Nature Attractions. The IAAPA Expo fosters industry development in over 100 countries and is renowned for showcasing the latest innovations and advancements in amusement parks and tourism. From cutting-edge technologies and brand licensing to innovative food and beverage offerings and merchandising strategies, IAAPA's trade shows provide a wealth of ideas and insights to help businesses stay ahead of the curve and meet the evolving needs of customers. With a legacy of hosting over 100 events worldwide, the IAAPA Expo brings together top manufacturers and service providers to present the newest products, services, and solutions, including interactive rides and simulations. Key highlights include:

  • Coaster specialists like Vekoma, Intamin, Rocky Mountain Construction,      Great Coaster International, Gerstlauer, Premier Rides, and S&S, etc.
  • Amusement park ride experts such as HUSS Park Attractions, Mack Rides, Fabbri Group, Zamperla, SBF Visa, Moser Rides, Technical Park, and Zierer, etc.
  • Water park innovators include WhiteWater West, Proslide, and Polin Waterparks, etc.
  • Dark ride and motion simulator leaders like DOF Robotics, Triotech, Brogent, ETF Ride Systems, Sally Darkrides, and Attracktion!, etc.
  • Ride models are showcased in the Show Floor area, while EduTours provide insights into the ecosystem of tourism and the current state of the amusement park industry in Thailand.

Jack Chan, Executive Director and Vice President of IAAPA Asia Pacific (APAC), remarked, “IAAPA seeks vibrant venues that align with our visitors' active lifestyles. Bangkok, Thailand is a premier destination in Asia, popular with tourists and event organizers worldwide. It blends cultural richness with modernity, leaving a lasting impression on our global colleagues.”

“This year, we return to Thailand after 17 years, choosing QSNCC for its world-class reputation as a hosting venue for international conferences, exhibitions, and shows. With surrounding amenities, key locations, and retail shops, it perfectly meets IAAPA's criteria for a venue that’s more than just a 'Convention Center'- it’s ready to meet the diverse needs of attendees from around the world. Complete with top-notch facilities, it facilitates smooth event organization and fosters trade connections and cooperation among global industry leaders.”

Surapol Utintu, Chief Executive Officer of N.C.C. Management and Development Co., Ltd., the operator of QSNCC, added, “We are honored that QSNCC has been chosen to host IAAPA Expo Asia 2024. This selection affirms our success in being more than a 'Convention Center'- we meet and exceed the needs of lifestyle and entertainment event organizers. We anticipate the QSNCC will provide a vibrant and enjoyable experience for attendees while fostering connections in the attractions industry and revitalizing tourism in Thailand.”

Prospective attendees can secure their tickets for the event at https://www.iaapa.org/expos/iaapa-expo-asia.

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