RWS Entertainment Group to Produce All Mainstage Live Entertainment for IAAPA Expo November 14-18, 2022 - RWS Entertainment Group

RWS Creates World-Class Entertainment for Show as it Celebrates Year of Record Growth, Including Two International Acquisitions

New York, NY, USAOctober 4, 2022 – For the second year in a row, RWS Entertainment Group (RWS) has been selected by IAAPA, the global association for the attractions industry, to provide full creative and production services for the organization’s annual international conference and trade show in Orlando, FL November 14-18. Services provided by RWS will range from scripting and staging to music, media, lighting design and installation. The four-day premier event includes educational programming, receptions, keynote presentations, the award reception and numerous special events.

“We are thrilled to be partnering with IAAPA yet again to produce the global attractions industry’s premier event,” said RWS Founder and CEO Ryan Stana. “From serving on committees to sharing best practices to developing engaging education sessions, RWS Entertainment Group has enjoyed its ongoing partnership with IAAPA and its members. We look forward to again providing world-class production services for this year’s Expo as we celebrate an unprecedented year of growth, in which we acquired Cincinnati-based JRA and UK-based The Entertainment Department (“ted”). The combined expertise of RWS, ted and JRA expands our capabilities to captivate audiences at events such as IAAPA Expo and broaden our reach to markets across the globe.”

RWS will provide stage design and construction, media, graphic and video elements, scripting, music, entertainment, technical, lighting and AV services for all of the events in the IAAPA Theater, including the Lunch and Learn, Opening Ceremony, Welcoming Reception, Leadership Breakfast and Brass Ring Awards.

“We are delighted to bring RWS Entertainment Group back to produce our IAAPA Theater programming,” said Michael Shelton, Vice President and Executive Director, IAAPA North America. “As the attractions industry continues to rebound and rebuild, we are ready to bring industry professionals together to share best practices, gain new perspectives and generate eye-opening ideas that will move our industry forward.”

As part of its Platinum Sponsorship of IAAPA Expo, RWS Entertainment Group will host the Sponsor Spotlight session “RWS Entertainment Group: One Company. Endless Possibilities.” on Wednesday November 16th from 12:35pm-12:55pm on the EDUTalk Stage. In this dynamic, fast-paced session, RWS is excited to introduce IAAPA Expo attendees to its newest subsidiary, ted, which expands its portfolio of services to include AV, fitness and wellbeing, media production, custom merchandise and more. The RWS team will highlight how the acquisitions of JRA and now ted create a complete client trajectory – from planning and design to production and operations – yielding endless possibilities for inspiration, innovation and success.  Attendees will also get an exclusive sneak peek at RWS, ted, JRA and Binder Casting’s 2023 anniversary celebrations.

To find out more about IAAPA Expo, visit www.iaapa.org/expos/iaapa-expo.

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About ted – Part of RWS Entertainment Group


Founded in 2000, ted is part of RWS Entertainment Group, the world’s largest leisure and attraction experience provider. Specialising in theatre, cruise, travel, resort, and retail, ted leverages a vast knowledge of multiple industries across six internal departments: talent, production, audio visual, studio, retail and fitness. The ted team’s capabilities extend from creative character development and custom-made merchandise to original music scores and set fabrication.

A deep understanding of design and production; more than 6,500 world-class creators, artists, musicians, trainers and technicians; and the entertainment industries’ most modern studios ensure that for every project, for every client, everything is tailor made.

With a global client base, operations in 50 countries and offices in 4 countries, there is a ted team member delivering spectacular experiences at a resort, on a cruise ship, as part of a technical trade event, in a branded-themed retail shop or at a sunrise yoga class in every corner of the world. By delivering a 360-degree experience design, ted has served clients such as TUI Group, Marella Cruises, Roompot, Bourne Leisure, David Lloyd Clubs, Away Resorts and Hoburne.

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About RWS Entertainment Group


RWS Entertainment Group is a global, Emmy Award-winning entertainment company with headquarters in New York, London and Cincinnati. Together with its subsidiaries, RWS designs, fabricates, installs and operates custom entertainment, live events and branded experiences delivering over 500 live productions and providing more than 6,500 career opportunities each year. As the world’s largest, full-service provider of visitor attractions and experiences RWS also delivers fitness programming, audio visual services, retail and studio production services. With projects on six of the world’s seven continents and all the oceans in between, RWS provides services for theme parks, attractions, cruise ships, zoos, aquariums, museums, theater venues, casinos, hotels and resorts, botanical gardens, visitor centers, port of call destinations, retail and real estate, municipalities, airports, corporate and branded experiences.

Founded in 2003, RWS operates the largest live production facility in New York City which includes 56,000 square feet of office space, a rehearsal studio complex and performer housing. RWS properties include a Theatrical and Ticketed Experiences division; Binder Casting serving the stage, film and commercial markets; the innovative RWS Fun Crew™: Staffing Reimagined; RWS Décor Products and RWS Leased Experiences.

RWS has supplied ground-breaking productions and custom brand experiences for an impressive roster of clients that includes Warner Bros., Apple, Disney, NBCUniversal, Hasbro, O, the Oprah Magazine, Vera Wang, Holland America Line, Disney Cruise Lines, Azamara, MSC Cruises, Virgin Voyages, Hard Rock Resorts, Iberostar Hotels & Resorts, The Galleria Al Maryah Island, Europa-Park Resort, Paultons Park, Six Flags, Hershey Entertainment and Resorts, Cedar Fair Entertainment Company, The Denver Zoo and many more. 

In 2021, RWS acquired JRA, an award-winning creative studio with headquarters in Cincinnati, Ohio. JRA plans, designs and delivers exceptional visitor experiences for theme parks, museums, brand experiences, children’s experiences, attractions, theater venues, visitor centers, cruise ships and port of call destinations. Services include master planning, writing and content development, attraction/exhibit planning and design, graphic design, executive media production, art direction and project management.

For more than thirty years, a diverse group of clients has trusted JRA to turn their dreams into successful realities. Clients include Warner Bros., Lionsgate, The Coca-Cola Company, Universal Studios Florida, Ferrari World Abu Dhabi, National Comedy Center, Science Centre Singapore, Space Center Houston, The FRIENDS™ Experience by Superfly X, Toyota and more.

In 2022, RWS acquired ted, Europe’s largest leisure entertainment experience company. Specialising in theatre, cruise, travel, resort, and retail, ted leverages a vast knowledge of multiple industries across six internal departments: talent, production, audio visual, studio, retail and fitness. The ted team’s capabilities extend from creative character development and custom-made merchandise to original music scores and set fabrication. 

A deep understanding of design and production; world-class creators, artists, musicians, trainers and technicians; and the entertainment industries’ most modern studios ensure that for every project, for every client, everything is tailor made. 

With a global client base and operations in 50 countries and offices in 4 countries, there is a ted team member delivering spectacular experiences at a resort, on a cruise ship, as part of a technical trade event, in a branded-themed retail shop or at a sunrise yoga class in every corner of the world. By delivering a 360-degree experience design, ted has served clients such as TUI Group, Marella Cruises, Roompot, Bourne Leisure, David Lloyd Clubs, Away Resorts and Hoburne.

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