Shipping to IAAPA Trade Show

It's the world’s largest amusement trade show and it’s essential for your business. The IAAPA trade show is your destination for groundbreaking information about amusements, attractions and more. This annual event, held each November in Orlando, FL, brings leaders in the amusement and attractions industry together. The trade show floor is full of representatives from theme parks, water parks, attractions and other amusements. If you’re a first-timer or even an experienced exhibitor, navigating the waters a booth at the IAAPA trade show can be tricky. One of your biggest questions might be how you’re going to get it all there.

Thankfully, R+L Global Logistics makes shipping to the IAAPA trade show simple. Learn more about this annual trade show and conference, as well as what you need to know about shipping to the IAAPA trade show. We’ll give you the information and services you’ll need to get your booth, promotional materials and other trade show essentials there on time.

About the IAAPA

The IAAPA, which stands for the International Association of Amusement Parks and Attractions, is a 5,000-strong organization for those in the business of fun. It is the largest organization of its kind in the United States. Members include representatives from entertainment facilities like:

  • Amusement parks
  • Museums
  • Water parks
  • Arcades
  • Aquariums
  • Science centers
  • Zoos
  • Resorts
  • Malls and shopping centers
  • Historic and tourist attractions
  • Casinos
  • Hotels and resorts

IAAPA members also include reps from distributors, industry suppliers, operators, equipment manufacturers and service providers.

The IAAPA has been around for more than 100 years. One of some of its main focuses include promoting guest and ride safety guidelines. The IAAPA also strives to help its members meet industry professional and safety standards.

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About the IAAPA Trade Show

Each year, the IAAPA offers its members opportunities to attend three trade shows and conferences. These events take place all over the world. You’ll find IAAPA expos and trade shows in the United States, Europe and Asia. 

The main IAAPA Attractions Expo takes place every fall in Orlando, FL, and you need to be there if you’re in the amusement industry. The IAAPA Attractions Expo offers amusement industry leaders an opportunity to explore future trends and discover forward thinking ideas. Grow attendance, increase revenue and keep your guests entertained with the info gained by attending the annual expo and trade show.

The IAAPA Expo consists of a 5-day conference and 4-day trade show. Comb the trade show floor to discover the latest in technology and more. The conference and trade show give industry members a chance to network, learn and grow professionally at education sessions.

If you’re in the business of fun, the IAAPA trade show won’t let you down.


The trade show floor is full of exhibitors with products specially designed for your industries. The fun theme continues with a live DJ spinning tunes to keep the trade show energy up and exciting, while a slew of local food trucks let you taste Central Florida. 

Shipping to the IAAPA Trade Show

If you’re an exhibitor at the IAAPA trade show, you’ll have a lot on your plate. You’ll be responsible for representing your business and showing off your company’s products and services. Your booth is what gets your potential customers’ attention, so it’s important to have the right set-up and swag to show it all off. One of your concerns might be how you’re going to get it all to the trade show. Thankfully, R+L Global Logistics makes shipping to the IAAPA trade show simple. We’ve got the experience, know-how and services you need to make sure your booth, promotional items, marketing collateral and other trade show essentials make it there safely and on time.

There are two common ways to ship to the IAAPA trade show: Advance warehouse and direct to show site. Advance warehouse shipping means your items will be sent to a special warehouse for storage and delivery before the show. Direct to show site shipping means your products will be moved directly to the show during move-in hours. The option you chose might be based on time, your trade show schedule and the size of your booth.

The greatest advantage of advance warehouse shipping to the IAAPA trade show is that your freight will make it to the show floor before other freight is shipped to the show site. This can help you get your exhibit space installed before things get too hectic. The greatest advantage of direct to show site shipping is that it gives you the most time possible to get everything ready.


Take your time assembling your products, booth graphics and other essentials with direct to show shipping. Regardless of which option you choose, R+L Global Logistics is prepared to be your shipping or warehousing partner.

According to information from the IAAPA exhibitor services guide, Freeman is the official handling contractor for the trade show. They are responsible for on-site materials handling. Freeman oversees the Loading Docks and Marshaling Yard during move-in and move-out periods. It is important that your trade show materials arrive on time, as the move-in/move-out dock has a tight schedule. This is why working with an experienced logistics provider is important. R+L Global has the experience, professionalism and working relationships with contractors needed to make shipping to the IAAPA trade show simple.

Freeman crews will be on site to unload all “for hire” carriers. This means you won’t have to touch your freight. Forklifts and labor can make unloading your freight easy and hassle free for the crews. Freeman and R+L Global Logistics can handle all your shipping and handling needs to get your materials to the trade show.


Take advantage of R+L Global Logistics shipping services to get your booth and materials to the IAAPA trade show safely and on time. Chat, email or call R+L Global at (866) 415-8986 today to get started with our trade show shipping services.

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