Get the ideas and insights you need to take the next step in your business at IAAPA Expo 2022 November 14-18, 2022.

If you’re like us, you’re busy preparing for the 2022 IAAPA Expo that’s coming up in just two short ort weeks! As you might know, CenterEdge’s Brand Engagement Director, Sherry Howell, is currently serving on the IAAPA FEC Education Committee.

This week, she participated with committee Chair, Brandon Willey and IAAPA’s Monica Bejarano and Dana Jasat in a member webinar to review the upcoming event. If you would like to catch the replay, it will be available soon at

Read on to get the details about the three FEC lunches, 13 FEC-specific EDU Sessions, and three FEC EDUTalks. And be sure to stop by the CenterEdge booth, #4454.

Before we get talking about the Expo sessions, if you’re new to the industry or considering opening your own family or location-based entertainment venue, you should definitely attend Rookies and Newcomers, November 12-14. We have a packed agenda, full of industry experts and operators who will share their insights about opening or operating some of the best venues in the industry.

The IAAPA Expo Education sessions begin on Monday, November 14, and are divided into different tracks. Besides the FEC/LBE-centric sessions, your education admission allows you to attend any main EDU Session or EDU Talk session. There are tracks geared toward human resources, marketing, and more. Get the full agenda here.

What’s on the FEC/LBE Track this year?

3 FEC/LBE Lunches

Lunches at IAAPA Expo are ticketed events, which do sell out, so be sure to get your tickets now if you haven’t already.

Tuesday, November 15 from 12-2pm

Send in the Crowds: Unforgettable Special Events & Group Bookings

A terrific opportunity to learn innovative group event programs and special events from successful operators and renowned industry speakers.

Wednesday, November 16 from 12-2pm

To the Metaverse and Beyond – Creating Innovative & Cross-reality Attractions

It’s important to continuously look forward to new opportunities to grow and push the industry forward. This session will explore what’s on the horizon in entertainment.

Thursday, November 17 from 12-2pm

Lunch: High Octane Growth – Boost Performance, Reduce Costs, and Increase Enterprise Value

Learn how to streamline your operation, reduce costs, and make your business as healthy as possible so you can grow or sell when it’s right for you.

13 EDU Sessions

Monday, November 14

8:30-9:30am How to Get Free Marketing Through Earned Media & Influencers

An amazing session that can help your business get more exposure with any budget.

10:00-11:00am How to Leverage Your Game Data to Determine What Should Stay and What Should Go

Get the details you need to be able to maintain a profitable game room.

2:30-3:30pm The Road to Greatness: 2022 Top FEC of the World Finalists Share Success Stories

The finalists that are in the running for 2022 Top FEC of the World share the secrets behind the success that propelled their businesses forward – and into the running for Top FEC of the World!

4:00-5:00pm How to Know When it’s Time to Expand Your Brand or Offering

Learn how to assess your business to know when it’s time to make changes – small or large.

Tuesday, November 15

8:30-10:00am Building Powerful Membership Programs for Family Entertainment Centers (90 min session)

CenterEdge’s Sherry Howell, Rev’d Up Fun’s Zach Johnson, and Altitude Trampoline Park’s Rob Morris team up to share insights about building membership programs that pay huge dividends to entertainment centers.

2:30-3:30pm Marketing Technology Innovations For Your Attraction: Four Real-World Opportunities to Grow Revenue and Attendance

Learn about tools and practices that can help you grow visitor traffic and revenue.

4:00-5:00pm Retrospective: The Past, Present, and Future World of Virtual Reality

A candid look at virtual reality, what’s been learned and where the technology is heading.

Wednesday, November 16

8:30-9:30am Creating Immersive Technology Experiences For Less: Leveraging Your AV System

Learn how much your experience can change through carefully planned audio/visual – without a lot of money.

10:00-11:00am Ride Design for the Non-Rider: How to Engage Every Guest

Consider new ways to consider the experience for every type of guest.

2:30-3:30pm Beverages and Bottom Lines: How Drinks Drive Profit

Learn how successful theme park and family entertainment venues leverage this very important profit center.

4:00-5:00pm The Infinite Game: How to Lead in Times of Stress and Uncertainty

Gain new perspective to help you tackle obstacles and lead your team to new success.

3 EDU Talks

These powerful 15-minute TED Talk style mini-sessions are all about the experience you’re delivering for guests, your team, and yourself. Join us for this series on Thursday, November 17th, and get inspired to lead your team to new heights in 2023.

10:30-10:45 How to Elevate Guest Experience & Revenue

10:55-11:10 How to Create Fulfillment in Your Daily Leadership Experience

11:20-11:35 How to Create a Positive Employee Experience

We hope you’re getting as excited as we are for the IAAPA Expo this year! Remember to stop by Booth #4454 to see the CenterEdge team! See you in Orlando! If you still need tickets, we have a few left, so contact us today and join us!



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