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2020 IFEA Convention & Expo


65th Annual IFEA Convention, Expo & Retreat
Presented by Haas & Wilkerson Insurance
Hershey Lodge
Hershey, Pennsylvania, U.S.A.
September 28-30, 2020*

Mark Your Calendars and get ready to join your professional peers from around the world for the 65th Annual IFEA Convention, Expo & Retreat, presented by Haas & Wilkerson Insurance, this September 28-30, 2020 in Hershey, Pennsylvania, U.S.A.

We invite all of our industry friends, peers, and stakeholders to join us in Hershey, Pennsylvania (The Sweetest Place on Earth), as we celebrate the 65th ‘Chocolate’ Anniversary of the IFEA as the ‘Premier Association Supporting and Enabling Festival & Event Professionals Worldwide’ and continue to help all those in our global industry to ‘raise the bar’ for their respective events and communities.

In an ever-evolving world, where years now feel like decades; where advances in technology and programming and sponsorship expectations change daily; where city relationships and stakeholder partnerships must be built on solid foundations, with the trust and fluidity to react and respond continually to new challenges in safety and security, financial demands, and changing volunteer environments; where globalization and accessibility demand that we keep pace with all of our audiences and the changing face of our communities; and where new creativity and experienced leadership skills have become our greatest assets; the annual IFEA Convention, Expo & Retreat is the most valuable door to professional education and networking that you can open.

Milton Hershey was a visionary – much like many in our own industry (past, present & future) - who started with very little and (during the Great Depression in the United States) successfully built one of the leading global brands in the world today; a model community; a philanthropic foundation (The Hershey Trust) which continues to fund and provide for the education of thousands of children each year, as well as educational and cultural facilities and activities for the residents of Hershey, including the renown Hersheypark family theme park, which opened in 1906.

Paying tribute to the Hershey success story, come spend three remarkable days with your professional global peers, as we unwrap today’s festivals and events, operationally and promotionally; the cities that host them; the skills and teams that make them a reality; and the remarkable impact and legacies that they leave on those they touch.

*NOTE: The 65th Annual IFEA Convention footprint will run through 5:45 p.m. on Wednesday, September 30th, 2020. Be sure to make your travel arrangements accordingly. Certified Festival & Event Executive (CFEE) Certification education classes will be scheduled in the days leading up to the convention – September 25, 26 & 27, 2020. Separate Registration is Required. For more details, Click Here

Sponsor of the IFEA Convention & Expo 
Haas & Wilkerson Insurance has proudly supported the IFEA and festivals and events industry for more than 26 years. As the presenting sponsor of the 65th Annual IFEA Convention, Expo & Retreat, and the title sponsor of the IFEA/Haas & Wilkerson Pinnacle Awards Program, they have helped to raise the quality and standards of excellence for festivals and events around the globe. With over 80 years of entertainment industry experience behind them, they provide insurance programs designed for each event’s specific needs and have a long list of clients that includes festivals, fairs, parades, carnivals and more. Learn more about them at www.hwins.com.
“As a not-for-profit 501(C)6 organization, the IFEA reserves the right to refuse or cancel the registration of any individual or organizational attendee, who, at its sole discretion, may represent/display unprofessional, unlawful, unethical, unsafe, or other actions/positions deemed contrary to the best interests of the IFEA and our global industry.”
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