News - IAPPA 2018

Wildlife Trading Company’s James Ward to Present “Sustainable Retail” at IAAPA



James Ward collecting illegal snare wire traps in Zimbabwe.

Southbury, CT (November 6, 2018)  Wildlife Trading Company 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 Trading Company:
For over nearly 25 years we have been the premier retail outsource partner providing the finest gift shop operations at leisure, wildlife and cultural attractions across North America and throughout the Caribbean.  Our company was founded by Gerry Ward, who’s love for adventure and wildlife helped to create a company known for:

  • Highest per caps in the industry
  • Entrepreneurial spirit
  • Creativity, artistry and innovation
  • Unbridled passion for conservation

Today, led by James and Caroline Ward, Wildlife Trading Company continues to change the attraction retail landscape through the quality of its merchandise, designs and people and the handcrafted, partner-centric approach to each relationship.

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Don Winter
Vice President of Marketing