RAAPA Expo Autumn 2019 enjoys a successful year

This year’s RAAPA Expo Autumn was a success on all accounts. What was the 13th Russian Association of Amusement Parks and Attractions (RAAPA) event, took place on October 2 to October 4.

The exposition was held at the Vystavka Dostizheniy Narodnogo Khozyaystva (VDHKH), a permanent general-purpose trade show in Russia.

Around 100 companies from Russia, Belarus, Italy, China and Turkey attended the exhibition. Many well-known companies exhibited, including Polin Waterparks, Italpark, RIF, Avira, Eastern European Company, RAZAP, Air Palace, among others.

The theme of this year’s event was centred on the principle requirements of modern-day amusement parks. This covered a broad range of sub themes, including park attractions, game simulators, virtual reality, rope parks, slot machines, climbing walls, trampolines, shooting galleries, automation systems, waterparks, thematic design, vending equipment, access control devices, ride certification, personnel training, festival event organisation, and more.

More than 1,500 specialists within the theme park industry visited RAAPA Expo Autumn 2019 over the three days, keen to watch leading experts present educational training sessions and seminars on topical issues.

Such seminars included the ‘Amusement Park and Indoor Entertainment Centres Operations Management,’ which was moderated by Taras Buryak and Oleg Tagirov, and ‘Ways to Improve the Operational Performance of a Family Entertainment Centre: Modern Tool and Techniques,’ moderated by Pavel Timets and Pavel Kovsharov.

A key feature of the event was a discussion titled ‘Entertainment Business in the New Economic Conditions,’ which attracted a large number of attendees. The presentation saw the mayor of Lipetsk, Eygenia Uvarkina, present a program for the development of park in the city of Lipetsk.

Ride safety was also discussed in detail at the ‘Legal and Illegal Amusement Rides Supervision – How to Protect Your Business’ seminar, which was moderated by Vladimir Gnezdilov.

The 22nd ‘Amusement Rides and Entertainment Equipment RAAPA Expo 2020’ international exhibition is taking place from March 12 to March 14, 2020, at the VDNH in Moscow.