Trade association IAAPA has opened a new regional office in Shanghai, China, to further its coverage of the Asia-Pacific region.

It is the organisation’s first mainland China representative office and the second in the wider region.

Located in Puxi, in the centre of the city, the office will support the attractions industry in the Asia-Pacific region through education, development, information dissemination, research, legal and networking.

It is the fifth IAAPA regional office. The others are in Hong Kong, Brussels, Mexico City and Orlando. IAAPA has a major trade show in the Asia-Pacific region, the Asian Attractions Expo which will be held in Hong Kong his year from June 5-8.