Intercard IAAPA Attractions Expo Fiesta Draws International Turnout

Posted On: 11/29/2018

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ORLANDO, FL -- Intercard hosted its annual kick-off party at the International Association of Amusement Parks & Attractions' 2018 Attractions Expo here. Themed "Family Fiesta," the gala was attended by more than 350 representatives of Intercard's worldwide family of customers.

Staged at Rocco's Tacos  Rocco's Tacos and Tequila Bar on Restaurant Row in Orlando's Dr. Phillips entertainment district, the Intercard party featured a lavish Mexican taco and guacamole buffet.

Intercard used the occasion to mark the release of its new Edge mobile apps collection, which the company commemorated by handing out sustainable drinking-straws (made of aluminum). These proved popular with the  company's international clentele.

"The Intercard Family Fiesta has become a hot ticket on the IAAPA party circuit," said Lynda Brotherton, global marketing director for Intercard. "In our first year, we had 250 guests –  and the next year, we had 500 because word-of-mouth drew an overflow crowd. This year, we kept it to a manageable 350 guests who were thrilled  to greet old friends and make new ones.

"We were also proud to introduce several new team members and have some fun before the show got into high gear," she reported.

Intercard is a world leader in cashless technology for the attraction and amusement industries, with hundreds of systems, thousands of readers and millions of cards in use in more than 4,000 locations around the globe. The company was founded in 1979 and is based in St. Louis, Missouri with branches in Europe and Asia. Information about Intercard's cashless POS systems for a variety of unattended-service markets may be found online at the company's website, www.intercardinc.com.

WHERE’S THE PARTY? Entertainment executives from all over the world thronged Rocco’s Tacos restaurant in Orlando, FL for Intercard’s famous Family Fiesta kickoff party at IAAPA 2018 Attractions Expo. Above left, Intercard chief executive officer Scott Sherrod (center) welcomes Mishal Al Hokair (left), CEO of Al Hokair Group (Riyadh, Saudi Arabia) and Huseyin Ozalp, general manager of Meridyen Turkey (Istanbul); above right, RPM Raceways’ Andrew Farage (right) and mother Karen Davis-Farage, RPM Raceways (Jersey City, NJ) chat with Intercard’s Rachelle Granger. Below left, from right, Rohit Mahur, director of CSMI (Mumbai, India); Rishi and Smeet Shah, Shott Amusement LLC (Surat, India); and Tyna Dcruz chat with Milton DSouza, DXB /Entertainment (Dubai, UAE). CSML is Intercard’s distributor for India. Below right, George Elias (right) and Richard Elias, Robert’s Group (Beirut, Lebanon) compare notes with Intercard senior vice-president of international sales Alberto Borrero.