The results of RAAPA EXPO – 2023 — RAAPA
Russian association of amusement
parks and attractions

Russian association of amusement
parks and attractions

The results of RAAPA EXPO – 2023

15 march 2023
The 25th Anniversary International exhibition «Amusement Rides and Entertainment Equipment RAAPA EXPO – 2023»


The 25th Anniversary International Exhibition "Amusement Rides and Entertainment Equipment RAAPA EXPO-2023" was successfully held   on March 15-17, 2023 in Pavilion 57 at VDNH in Moscow.

The organizer of the exhibition is the Russian Association of Amusement Parks and Attractions (RAAPA). The general information partner is the “Attractions and Entertainments” magazine.

More than 100 companies from Russia, Belarus, Armenia, China and Turkey took part in the exhibition.

The theme of the exhibition covered all the main areas of the modern amusement industry: park attractions, entertainment equipment, virtual and augmented reality, trampolines and inflatable playground equipment, water parks, slot machines, interactive games, simulators, laser tags, paintball, kiddie playgrounds and sports grounds, prize attractions, shooting galleries, velomobiles, park transport, activity parks, go-karts, animatronics, vending machines, business automation systems, access control equipment, certification, diagnostics and maintenance of attractions, design services for parks and entertainment complexes, landscaping and decor, F&B , staff training, etc.

Several companies participated in the exhibition for the first time: 4PLUS, Jinma Rides, SNOWTECH, Wenzhou Gemeng Amusement Equipment Co., Ltd., Azbuka SPb, Karting Mayak, Luxol Sport, Mix Kart, RLC Solution, STRANA KART, Skazka Trade House.

Among the regular participants of the RAAPA EXPO exhibitions there were the following companies: Antonio Zamperla SPA, RIF, ATTRAPLAST, AeroMir, Volgograd attractions, Vostok, Air Palace Plant, ITALPARK, Karusel Group, Pax-Design, SPARTA, Amusement Factory and other companies.

We are happy to note the long-awaited return after the pandemic of Chinese companies, whose equipment was almost completely bought out at the exhibition: Airo Amusement Equipment, which presented trampoline parks. Also noteworthy are ride manufacturers: Golee Beston Amusement Equipment, Jinma Rides, and animatronic dinosaur manufacturers: Zigong Hualong Science&Technology Co, Zigong City Ocean Art.

Let's note the most notable trends and novelties of the exhibition this year: VR + AR, the First Entertainment Center in the Metaverse, interactive games, playgrounds and sports grounds, "Water's Way", "Not only attractions".

Reviews about the exhibition

According to the majority of participants and guests, the anniversary exhibition RAAPA EXPO-2023 was very successful and productive. Here are just some of the impressions from the exhibitors:

“There is nothing more important for all of us than the realization that your work and efforts are meaningful to someone. Surely each of us is pleased to see and understand that his efforts are not indifferent to others, that his opinion or work resonates in the minds of colleagues and ordinary people. Thank you all very much!” (Inal Kochiev, "World of Entertainments" company). 

Golden Exhibitors

The best expositions of the exhibition were awarded with golden diplomas from RAAPA. They were the stands of the following companies: New Horizons, Aeromir, Sparta, Skazka Trade House, PC Karusel, It's simple, Polin Waterparks, Las Vegas, VTORIO, RIF. 


For three days the exhibition was visited by more than 2500 specialists from 175 cities of Russia and foreign countries: Belarus, Armenia, Kazakhstan, Kyrgyzstan, Uzbekistan, China, Turkey, Azerbaijan. Among the specialists: heads and top managers of amusement parks, family entertainment centers, water parks, representatives of city and regional administrations, developers and investors, owners and directors of hotels, resorts, manufacturers, suppliers and distributors of entertainment equipment, individual entrepreneurs, media representatives and other parties of concern.

Educational program

The exhibition was accompanied by a comprehensive business program. More than 300 specialists took part in various business trainings, conferences, seminars and master classes.

Organizations of the entertainment business were devoted to: seminar "New life of your entertainment center: components of a successful renovation"; business training "7 steps to creating a successful recreation park"; strategic coaching "Invincibility: what will the entertainment business be built on in a changing world"; seminar "Attractions outside the law: how to protect yourself from unscrupulous sellers of entertainment equipment"; master class "Entertainment center in a small town: how to beat competitors";

The most popular in terms of attendance were the legal seminar “Algorithm for the actions of the staff and the head of the park in case of injuries to visitors - real and fake” and the business training “Effective marketing of an amusement park. Business promotion based on real cases”.

Two conferences gathered a large number of participants: "Amusement Industry in the New Socio-Economic Reality: Challenges and Opportunities" and "Modern Park of Culture and Leisure: Effective Management and Development Trends".

The target audience was gathered by the conference "Organization of the effective operation of water parks and water entertainment complexes."

Book presentation

On March 16, the presentation of the book “From a Dream to a Happy Client. How to create a park of incredible emotions" by Anton Kovalev was held.

25 years with RAAPA

As part of the 25th anniversary exhibition, RAAPA commemorative awards were presented for long-term cooperation and participation in RAAPA exhibitions. The solemn ceremony took place on March 15 at a reception dedicated to the opening of the exhibition. 25 companies symbolically became laureates.

Education center

Traditionally, during the days of the exhibition, classes were held by the RAAPA Education Center on the safe and efficient operation of amusement rides. 31 specialists from 18 cities of Russia took part in them. 

The RAAPA EXPO-2023 demonstrated the current trends in the global entertainment market, modern technologies and leisure formats that will delight visitors to amusement parks, water parks and family entertainment centers in the near future.

Over the years of its existence, RAAPA EXPO has become not just an event where domestic and foreign manufacturers present their products and services twice a year; the exhibition has turned into a unique business platform where experience is exchanged between industry professionals, new ideas and projects are born that contribute to the development and improvement of the leisure sector in our country.

We welcome you to the following RAAPA exhibitions and events:

The 11th International Summer Forum od amusement industry experts (July 19-21, 2023, Yekaterinburg).

The 17th Moscow international exhibition “RAAPA EXPO AUTUMN -2023” (October 11-13, 2023, VDNH, Moscow).

The 43 International exhibition “Amusement rides and entertainment equipment       RAAPA – EXPO 2024” (March 2024, VDNH, Moscow).

To participate contact the organizer:

+7 (495) 604-11-30; +7 (495) 604-11-61;