This is the ONLY show exclusively for the water leisure industry!
This is the industry's most exclusive marketplace featuring a world-class education program built for and by waterpark owners, designers and operators.
Join us for the world's largest gathering of water-leisure professionals & development experts for a four-day event featuring the most comprehensive waterpark educational program available anywhere and anexclusive showcase of waterpark products and services. The WWA Show is the ONLY show focused exclusively on the water-leisure industry!
The WWA’s Symposium & Trade Show continues to be the exclusive showcase for the waterpark industry.
The world’s largest gathering of waterpark experts!
The greatest number of waterpark exhibitors anywhere!
The most comprehensive program of waterpark-focused educational courses!
Whether you’re a waterpark in the public sector, affiliated with a hotel/resort, part of a corporate chain, privately owned or international, WWA’s educational program covers topics that will interest you.
Meet waterpark and resort owners and developers at the WWA’s Annual Trade Show… Exhibiting has never been easier—and we work hard to create a friendly, relaxed and organized atmosphere.
The World Waterpark Association, which was started in 1982, is an international not-for-profit member-based trade association that serves waterparks, aquatic venues and spray parks of all shapes and sizes. The WWA is focused on providing park and supplier members with the education and networking that they need to operate safely and effectively.
The WWA is governed by a volunteer Board of Directors consisting of 14 waterpark owners, operators, suppliers and developers. The term of each board position is 2 years. A Governance Committee comprises the chairman, vice chairman, treasurer and secretary.
Mark Scharenbroich’s comedy path started when he founded a comedy troupe, called Mom’s Apple Pie that performed at high schools and colleges. When the group disbanded, Scharenbroich went solo, combining his comedy with leadership training and messages about making connections. His speaking career kicked into gear when Scharenbroich was featured in the Jostens film, The Greatest Days of Your Life… (so far), which has been shown to more than 10,000 high schools worldwide. Scharenbroich became known for being able to grab the attention of 2,500 students in a gymnasium in 30 seconds or less. His ability to connect with students, and keep them glued to the presentation with humor and life-changing messages, earned him a reputation for being the top speaker in education. The demand for Scharenbroich as a speaker skyrocketed and he left his marketing position at Jostens in 1984. He and his wife, Susan, founded Scharenbroich and Associates, a motivational speaking and leadership training video production company. Scharenbroich quickly became known as a leading connections expert in developing leaders and transforming the culture of an organization. He is an award-winning keynote speaker, winner of an Emmy Award as writer/producer for an ABC TV special, and recipient of several international film awards. As students grew up and moved into positions at Fortune 500 companies, they remembered the influence Mark Scharenbroich (the Shake ‘N’ Bake guy) had on their lives during high school. They continue to want to bring that same impact to their companies. In 2003, Scharenbroich was inducted into the National Speaker’s Association prestigious Hall of Fame. Less than 5 percent of the professional speakers worldwide have been awarded this honor. In 1977, Scharenbroich married his bride, Susan, who today manages Scharenbroich & Associates. They have three grown children, Matt, Mike and a daughter named Kate, 2 daughters-in-law named Kate, a grand baby (not named Kate), an English bulldog and five beehives. In 2010, they established NiceBikeHonorsVeterans.org to honor the memory of Scharenbroich’s father and to support veterans’ causes with a portion of the sales from the Nice Bike book.
President, The Visibility Coach
One of the most in-demand business marketing and customer experience speakers in the world today, David Avrin, CSP, has shared his content-rich, entertaining, hard-hitting and memorable presentations to enthusiastic audiences across North America and around the world. Recent presentation locations include: Singapore, Bangkok, Melbourne, Brisbane, Antwerp, Buenos Aires, Sri Lanka, Manila, Glasgow, Rotterdam, Barcelona, Monte Carlo, London, Johannesburg and Dubai. Avrin shows business owners and leaders, sales professionals, HR audiences and entrepreneurs how to ferret-out, recognize, craft and promote compelling competitive advantages.
A former CEO group-leader and business marketing firm owner, Avrin’s business insights have been featured on hundreds of broadcast media outlets and thousands of online and print publications around the world. He is also the author of three books including the acclaimed: It’s Not Who You Know, It’s Who Knows You! and his new book Visibility Marketing — The No-Holds-Barred Truth About What It Takes to Grab Attention, Build Your Brand and Win New Business.