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Annual Expo Overview

“The most successful festivals and events in our industry share an important commonality; an understanding that the suppliers and vendors who support our industry are a critical part of keeping our events fresh, dynamic and part of the ‘leading edge’. They share their experience and skills with us and help to turn our ideas into successful realities. They help us to elevate the event experience for our attendees and communities.” – Steven Wood Schmader, CFEE, IFEA President & CEO

One of the most important components of the IFEA’s Annual Convention, the IFEA Expo is the top trade show in our industry for bringing together the creative products, services and solutions of our suppliers/exhibitors, with the leadership and decision makers who call the shots for festivals and events around the world. IFEA's Expo provides event industry suppliers with a highly valuable opportunity for face-to-face exposure and interaction with festival and event executives who are seriously looking for new ideas, products and services that will enhance their events and success.

What Makes IFEA Vendor Members Different
Uniquely at the IFEA, all members are considered equal and critical to the success of our industry. Twenty-five years ago IFEA’s Board of Directors voted to include and recognize suppliers and vendors to our industry as full members, with no differences in recognitions or benefits. This important step formally recognized what everyone already knew…that the suppliers and vendors who support our industry are a critical part of our successes, past, present and future.

By registering for both the IFEA Expo and IFEA Convention, all exhibitors have the opportunity to attend the nearly 100 educational seminar sessions offered at the convention, along with invaluable opportunities to interact with clients (and potential clients) while learning the latest trends in the festivals & events industry. Additional venues to meet and mingle with industry professionals and peers exist at the many social activities planned for convention attendees. Discover what the decision-makers in the festival industry are learning and discussing, while making valuable contacts and friendships. (Note: Separate convention registration is required as interested.)


For more information or questions, please contact:
Kaye Campbell, CFEE
Director of Partnerships & Programs
Phone: +1-208-433-0950 ext 815
“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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