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2019 IFEA Hall of Fame Inductees Honored

The International Festivals & Events Association is pleased to announce the induction of two of the festivals and events industry’s finest professionals into its prestigious IFEA Hall of Fame – Tom Bisignano, CFEE, Freelance Producer, Orlando, FL, USA and Chuck O’Connor, CFEE, Principal Consultant, Event Marketing Group, LLC, Traverse City, MI, USA.

Known as the association’s most prestigious honor, the IFEA Hall of Fame recognizes those outstanding individuals who, through their exceptional work and achievements, have made a significant contribution to the Festivals and Events Industry and a profound difference in the communities they serve. Induction into the Hall of Fame is considered the highest of industry honors. Selected from a group of their industry-peers, Tom and Chuck join the prestigious ranks of 61 others inducted into the hall over the past 28 years.

Tom and Chuck were honored at the 64th Annual IFEA Convention, Expo & Retreat presented by Haas & Wilkerson Insurance, in Colonial Williamsburg, VA, USA, where they were presented with their awards during the IFEA Awards Luncheon sponsored by Eventeny on Wednesday, September 25, 2019.

Please help us congratulate our 2019 IFEA Hall of Fame inductees, Tom Bisignano, CFEE and Chuck OConnor, CFEE.

Tom Bisignano, CFEE

Freelance Producer
Orlando, FL, USA

Chuck O'Connor, CFEE

Principal Consultant
Event Marketing Group, LLC
Traverse City, MI, USA

Award Presentation Photos

Individuals presenting the 2019 IFEA Hall of Fame Award include:
Steven Wood Schmader, CFEE
President & CEO
International Festivals & Events Association
Janet Landey, CFEE, CSEP
IFEA World Board Chair
President, IFEA Africa
Karen Churchard, CFEE
IFEA World Board, Chair, Awards Committee
Tourism & Events Director
City of Scottsdale
Photos from the 2019 IFEA Hall of Fame Induction can be found below:


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:3 or email: nia@ifea.com
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