The IAAPA Asian Attractions Expo 2017 held in Singapore is over and looking back, Anna Danau, Mobaro Park Asia representative, reports on the key subjects and trends concerning the industry and a fantastic couple of days.
Attending the ASTM F24 meeting the hot topic was the International Harmonization effort and how to create best practice standards for the industry. Best practice standards can change the game and have a very positive impact on for instance cost reduction, safety enhancement and adapting to new technologies across the industry.
The IAAPA Safety Institute AAE 2017 focused on how to create park safety culture – a very relevant and omnipresent subject. Rac Carroll from Ellis & Associates emphasized the need for management buy-in including investment in training to promote safety. Also, the Safety Learning Lab led by Steve Wood of Ultimate Entertainment Group re-emphasized the need for management buy-in in safety, including investment in technology and the need for a higher level of details in daily, weekly and yearly checklists.
Finally, Mobaro Park along with JNE&LC, Simworx, and HB Leisure co-hosted the Asia Reception at the top of the Marina Bay Sands having a great time with old friends and gaining a lot of new once.
To end it all Anna joined the Expo Post Tour to Malaysia, hosted by Dato Sri Richard Koh, where numerous attractions were visited – Komtar Tower in Penang, The Lost World of Tambun in Ipoh, Genting Highlands and the upcoming 21st Century Fox Studios Park.