The IAAPA Expo isn't happening in person in Orlando next week as scheduled, but the global amusement industry association is going ahead with a virtual education conference in its place. And to prepare for next week's online event, IAAPA today announced the class of 2020 for its IAAPA Hall of Fame.
The class of 2020 includes:
Tony Baxter — The long-time Walt Disney Imagineer was inducted as a Disney Legend in 2013, following a career that included lead design work on now-classic attractions including Big Thunder Mountain Railroad, Star Tours, Indiana Jones Adventure, and Splash Mountain. Theme Park Insider interview with Disney Legend and Imagineer Tony Baxter
Greg Hale — Disney's Chief Safety Officer in 2017 completed his one-year term as IAAPA's Chairman. An engineer by training, Greg has served on multiple industry safety boards and associations and holds dozens of U.S. patents, including one as the co-inventor of Disney's Fastpass.
Mats Wedin — The former former chairman of of Sweden's Liseberg, is also a former IAAPA Chairman.
IAAPA today also honored Mobaro's David Bromilow with the IAAPA Lifetime Service Award, Liseberg's Andreas Andersen with the IAAPA Outstanding Service Award, and SeaWorld's Corrine Brindley with the IAAPA Meritorious Service Award.
The 2020 IAAPA Expo/Virtual Education Conference runs November 16 - 18. Registration is $49 for members and $99 for non-members. Replays of the live presentations will be available on demand for registrants until the end of the year.
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