57th Annual IFEA Convention & Expo A Success
It's a Wrap! The IFEA's 57th Annual Convention & Expo went off with great success September 21-23, 2012 in Denver, Colorado, U.S.A.! The IFEA would like to thank all of you who were in attendance at the convention in addition to a special thank you to all who contributed their time, resources and efforts in making the convention such a great success! We look forward to seeing you again in 2013 when the IFEA Convention & Expo will be held in . . . . . WATCH THIS SPACE FOR MORE DETAILS!!
The Convention May be Over - But Don't Stop the Networking!
After another great year at the IFEA's 57th Annual Convention & Expo, meeting old friends and making new ones, don't let the distance between you stop the networking! You traded business cards, you talked about great ideas, you discovered new vendors and suppliers . . . you said you'd be in touch . . . well, what are you waiting for? Pick up that phone, jot down an email, follow through and stay in touch! If you can't find where you put that business card or phone number, check out your convention attendee list. And if that doesn't work, give the IFEA a call. No matter what - if there's even one person you enjoyed chatting with at the convention this year, keep in touch . . . you never know where things will lead!
Follow Up with This Year’s EXPO Vendors with IFEA’s Virtual Trade Show
There was a great energy at the IFEA Expo Trade Show this year in Denver thanks to great exhibitors and great attendees! If you're one of the many attendees that was left wanting to know more about the exhibitors or had some follow up questions for a specific vendor, well look no further than the IFEA's Virtual Trade Show. Check out who was there and follow up with them today.
A Special Thank You to Zambelli Fireworks & The Colorado Rockies
As a special treat during this year's IFEA Convention, all convention attendees were the guests of the Colorado Rockies Major League Baseball team and Zambelli Fireworks for a special night at beautiful Coor's Field to watch the Rockies as they played the Arizona Diamondbacks. Following the game, we were all treated to an absolutely amazing fireworks spectacular by IFEA Association Partner Zambelli Fireworks. Thank You Zambelli Fireworks and the Colorado Rockies - we had a fantastic time!
Learn more about Zambelli Fireworks Here.
57th Annual IFEA Convention & Expo Photos Now Available
For those of you who were there - and even those of you who couldn't make it but are curious to see what went on at the convention, the 2012 IFEA Convention & Expo Photos are now online on the IFEA’s Facebook Page. Click Here to View. Check Back often as we’ll be adding more again soon.
Congratulations to our 2012 IFEA Award Winners
The IFEA made a big impact on the world September 21-23, 2012 as we honored the recipients of our many awards programs. We would like to extend a huge congratulations to all of our recipients, winners and inductees! To find out who was recognized, just follow the links below:
To learn more about IFEA's Award Programs, Click Here.
Share Your Success with Others – Order Duplicate Awards Today
Congratulations to all the 2012 IFEA Award winners! You are probably making arrangements this very second, to celebrate with your staff, volunteers, board, sponsors and community for all their hard work in putting on such a great event!! As you do so, why not take a moment to recognize their hard work and efforts by giving them their own Award. It's a great way to recognize all those that were involved and give them the pride of being affiliated with an award-winning event or city!
Order Duplicate 2012 IFEA/Haas & Wilkerson Pinnacle Awards Here
Order Duplicate 2012 IFEA World Festival & Event City Awards Here
Congratulations to our 2012 CFEE Graduates
The IFEA would like to congratulate our 2012 CFEE Graduates:
Sheilla Brashier – Chickasaw Nation
Jennifer Byard – City of Clarksville
Wanda Daza - Strategic Event Initiatives, Inc.
Sally Edwards - Dubai Events & Promotions Establishment
Suhaila Gobash - Dubai Events & Promotions Establishment
Deja Lawson – Kentucky Derby Festival
Saeed Mohammed Measam Al Falasi - Dubai Events & Promotions Establishment
Celia Southward – City of Windsor
Laila Suhail – Dubai Events & Promotions Establishment
Shanna Ward – Kentucky Derby Festival
To learn more about the IFEA's Certified Festival & Event Executive Certification Program, Click Here.
The following individuals were able to attend the IFEA's 57th Annual Convention & Expo in Denver, Colorado this year because they received an IFEA Foundation Legacy Scholarship.
Devyn Alexander – Summer of the Arts – Recipient of The Nick Corda Memorial Scholarship
Jeri Armstrong – Pleasant Recreation & Park District – Recipient of The Judy Flanagan Scholarship
Caitlin Axland – Cultural Festivals/Iowa State Event Management Program – Recipient of The Bruce & Kathy Skinner Scholarship
Sarah Gingras – Canadain Cancer Care Society Dragonboat Festival – Recipient of The Richard Nicolls Memorial Scholarship
Melissa Hinkle – Town of Sahuarita Parks & Recreation – Recipient of The Bill & Gretchen Lofthouse Memorial Scholarship
Ellesor Holder – South Carolina Festival of Flowers – Recipient of The Daniel A. Mangeot Memorial Scholarship
Katherine Lawo – Cultural Festivals – Recipient of The Mampre Media International Scholarship
Jennifer McMahon – Cincinnati International Wine Festival – Recipient of The Mampre Media International Scholarship
Paul Pettie – Houston Festival Foundation – Recipient of The Pete Van de Putte Scholarship
Amy Stirman – Grapevine Convention & Visitors Bureau – Recipient of The Kay Wolf Scholarship
For more information about the IFEA Foundation's Legacy Scholarship Program, Click Here.