November 2019 News

IAAPA Lifetime Service Award Winner
Greg O’Neill, Leisure and Amusement Services Ltd.

Greg O’Neill, company director of Leisure and Amusement Services Ltd. and AALARA Board Director and Past President, received the IAAPA Lifetime Service Award during the annual GM and Owners’ Breakfast at IAAPA Expo 2019 on Wednesday, Nov. 20 in Orlando, Florida, which recognizes a member individual’s consistent and long-term achievements serving the association and the global attractions industry for more than 20 years. As a third-generation showman, Greg bought his first amusement ride at age 15 and has been a longstanding champion of the attractions industry, throughout Australia and around the world. He was instrumental with the formation of the Australian Amusement Leisure and Recreation Association (AALARA). O’Neill has served as a speaker, moderator, and presenter at global conferences and seminars, including AALARA, IAAPA, and WorkSafe Victoria, and has attended global meetings to promote harmonization of amusement safety standards worldwide. His service to IAAPA includes serving on the IAAPA Board of Directors, Asia Pacific Regional Advisory Committee, Asia Pacific Membership and Education Committees, and the global Membership and Governance Committees.

On behalf of AALARA, the Board of Directors and the amusement, leisure and recreation industries around the world – thank you for your tireless contributions and congratulations Greg! Well deserved!


AALARA Membership renewal is just around the corner, so what better time than now to grow AALARA into bigger and better things for 2020!

More Members means more support, more benefits, and more networking!

Here’s how you can help…

Member Bring Member – Do you know an operator in the industry who isn’t currently an AALARA Member? Well, if you refer them to AALARA and they join before the end of 2019, you can get a further 10% discount on your AALARA 2020 Conference registration. For the new member, the joining fee will be waived in addition to a 10% discount on their AALARA20 Conference registration. It’s a win win win!

Australian Engineers – We are offering all Engineer operators within the industry complimentary AALARA Membership for 2020 because they are a valuable part of the amusement, leisure and recreation industry and we want to support our supporters.

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