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Award Presentations

Celebrating Achievement with IFEA's Award Presentations

Celebrating and recognizing the outstanding achievements of friends and peers, whose confidence and careers have expanded our creative and professional horizons for 64 years, is a big part of what makes the IFEA Annual Convention both valuable and memorable. As we celebrate our own 64th Annual Edition of the IFEA Convention & Expo we are confident that these exemplary individuals, organizations and cities will continue to inspire and guide us all for decades to come.

Presenting Sponsor of the
IFEA Annual Convention, Expo & Retreat


Wednesday, September 25, 2019: 12:30 p.m. - 2:15 p.m.

Included in registration fee.

There are few things that mean more than being recognized by your professional peers. Don’t miss the 2019 IFEA Awards Luncheon sponsored by Eventeny (Wednesday, September 25 12:30 p.m. - 2:15 p.m.), as we pause to pay tribute to the people who have made/make our industry great and continue to light the way through their commitment and creativity.
Join your global peers as we:
  • Recognize our 2019 CFEE (Certified Festival & Event Executive) Graduates who continue to raise the bar for everyone in our industry (the CFEE Professional Certification Program is sponsored by Kaliff Insurance) Learn More.
  • Award the 2019 IFEA Volunteer of the Year Award, recognizing the contribution of all volunteers to the success of our global events. Learn More.
  • Recognize the Recipients of our 2019 IFEA World Festival & Event City Award, recognizing outstanding city/event partnerships around the world: Learn More.
  • Pay tribute to the 2019 IFEA Hall of Fame Inductee, the highest honor bestowed in our field, in acknowledgment of their tremendous dedication to and impact on the festivals and events industry. Learn More.


Wednesday, September, 2019: 5:15 p.m. - 6:45 p.m.

Included in registration fees.

Join us as we put a memorable cap on the first day of the convention (Wednesday, September 25th, 5:15 – 6:45 p.m.) with the most anticipated event of the year. The IFEA / Haas & Wilkerson Insurance Pinnacle Awards pay tribute to both creativity and excellence in multiple categories, from marketing to merchandise; operations to sponsorship; all leading up to the presentation of the coveted Grand Pinnacle Awards. This is the Academy Awards Ceremony for the festivals and events industry. The IFEA / Haas & Wilkerson Insurance Pinnacle Awards, recognizing festival and event excellence for 25 years, are proudly sponsored by Haas & Wilkerson Insurance. Don’t miss this unopposed special event as we all wait to hear… “And the Pinnacle Award goes to…”
(Note: The IFEA/Haas & Wilkerson Pinnacle Award final entry deadline is July 15th.)
Learn More.


For questions on any of the IFEA Awards Programs, contact: Nia Hovde, CFEE, Vice President/Director of Marketing & Communications, at +1-208-433-0950 ext:8140 or email: nia@ifea.com
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