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IAAPA Expo 2019 - Day 4

Friday, November 22, 2019   (0 Comments)
Posted by: Elizabeth Ringas
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Video: American Coaster Enthusiasts.

The final day of the 2019 IAAPA Expo wrapped up one of the most successful for ACE! Countless parks, friends of the industry, and manufacturers stopped by as business concluded on the floor to reconnect and say good-bye. ACE enjoyed visits with Jeff Pike and Chris Gray of Skyline Entertainment, Mark Rozenzweig of Ride Entertainment, Fred Grubb of Rocky Mountain Construction and Tom Rebbie of Philadelphia Toboggan Coasters, Inc.

ACE President Robert Ulrich met with the National Roller Coaster Museum and Archives to discuss ACE’s partnership plans with Richard Munch, Jeff Novotny of Larson International, and Pete Owens of Dollywood.

Outside the booth, ACE's team interviewed Clair Hain of GCI about his new steel track option and other projects; Sandore Kernacs, President of Intamin, about Pantheon coming to Busch Gardens Williamsburg; and Ricardo Etges and Benjamin Bloemendaal of Vekoma about what we may see coming to America. Check out ACE's Facebook page to view the videos.

Robert Ulrich took time out of the booth to visit all the manufacturers featured in ACE's 2020 calendar to gift one to them for their offices and say hello. The day wrapped up as ACE's plans for next year were finalized with the changes to booth placement to accommodate the expansion of the Convention Center beginning next year.

As the day ended, ACE's helpful booth breakdown team arrived and packed the booth away for another year in record time. A huge thank you to all who helped behind the scenes of social media, volunteering in the booth and setting up breaking down. It truly takes a village!

Be sure to check out the Facebook, Twitter and Instagram links at the top of the page to follow ACE's ongoing coverage of the Expo week activities.