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64th Annual 2019 IFEA Convention, Expo & Retreat

Williamsburg Lodge, Williamsburg, Virginia
Sep 25 - Sep 27, 2019

Why Attend

Festivals, events, cities, tourism agencies, sponsors, venues, vendors and suppliers, all find ourselves operating in a new world and marketplace where the status quo is not a viable option; where the ‘silent majority’ is never heard; and where past expectations are literally that. From programming and experience management to volunteer recruiting, marketing, site selection and payment options; from sponsorship activation and staff retention to event impact standards, safety audits and food & beverage, merchandise and ticket sales; and everything in-between and around the edges. Today’s leadership and ROI demands require us to refocus – to ask ourselves are we making ‘old choices’ or “BOLD CHOICES’?

Great global leaders from across wide spectrums of public and private industries – including festivals and events – whom we often look to for inspiration and motivation, have set themselves apart through the ages by imagining something different and then acting boldly to create the world that they imagine. They surround themselves with like-minded visionaries; equip their teams with the very best tools, resources and training; readily access and participate in broad-reaching professional networks; and aspire to continually exceed expectations on every front.

To stand out from the pack; to stay fresh; to create lasting impressions; to stand up for what’s right; to spur imaginations; to motivate and inspire; to find elusive solutions to familiar challenges; to stake our claim on the future; to set new bars for our teams, our peers and our industry; we must prepare and position ourselves and our events to make BOLD CHOICES. Choices that will ensure our successes and our legacies for generations to come.

We invite you, and all those you depend upon, to join your global peers for the 64th Annual IFEA Convention, Expo & Retreat in historic Colonial Williamsburg, Virginia, USA, September 25th-27th, 2019, where BOLD CHOICES begin, grow and prosper.

Who Will You Meet at the IFEA Convention?

The 64th Annual IFEA Convention, Expo & Retreat offers all attendees the unique opportunity, in one place and at one time, to be exposed to global industry leaders from festivals and events, large and small; host cities and municipalities; tourism organizations; corporate and media representatives; academic institutions and more.

Attendees range from:

    Seasoned Festival & Event Professionals
    Those New to the Festivals & Events Industry
    Festival & Event Board Members
    Host City Leadership
    Key Volunteers
    Festival & Event Sponsors/Sponsorship Agencies
    Suppliers to the Festivals & Events Industry
    Industry Consultants
    The Creative Sparks Behind IFEA Award-Winning Events & Cities
    Tourism Organizations, CVBs, and Chambers of Commerce
    Parks & Recreation Staff
    Educational Institutions/Faculty/Students
    Media Representatives
    Representatives from Allied Industry Associations
    Professional ‘Experience Management' Peers from Around the World
    All those with an Interest/Stake in the Festivals & Events Field

Start building and adding to your professional network today.

Source: Event Website

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