News - IAPPA 2018

Wildlife Artists Inc.’s James Ward to Present “Sustainable Retail” at the IAAPA Attractions Expo



James Ward collecting illegal snare wire traps in Zimbabwe

Southbury, CT (November 6, 2018)  Wildlife Artists, Inc. announced that its President and CEO, James Ward, will lead a session on “Sustainable Retail” at the upcoming IAAPA Attractions Expo in Orlando, Florida on November 15. During this session he will present the importance of sustainability in attraction retail and how it benefits the world while creating truly enjoyable shopping experiences.

James will also moderate the session and will be joined by Adrea Gibbs, Managing Director at Planet Aqua Group and Anne Savage, Executive Director at Proyecto Titi, Inc.

“I’m very excited about this session, because responsible attraction retail is much, much more than just plastic reduction,” said Mr. Ward. He continued, “With just a little creativity and curiosity, shops can be built using 100% sustainable materials and filled with authentic, responsible products. We’ve learned that, if done right, sales will increase and the world is a better place for our efforts.”

Wildlife Trading Company’s mission is to transform the shopper experience to inspire an appreciation for nature, adventure and conservation. Sustainability is a critical component to that mission.

The session will take place on Thursday, November 15, at 8:30 a.m. (room S330CD).  Click here for more details.


About Wildlife Artists, Inc.:  For over 40 years, Wildlife Artists, Inc., has led the plush industry in creativity with innovative and realistic designs.  Today they continue the tradition by leading the industry in eco-friendly initiatives, while continuing to create realistic plush that bring joy to young and old alike.

Their vision is to inspire an appreciation for nature, adventure and conservation.  Their plush is The Closest Thing to the Real ThingTM due to the importance they place on exceptional quality, design and attention to detail.


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