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IAFE's Management Conference is designed just for upper-level fair staff. Gather with fellow fair executives and managers for multiple days of programming geared toward helping you make your
fair the best it can be!
This program is only open to paid management staff or CVFMs from fairs that are current IAFE members.
Upcoming 2021 Management Conference:
Upcoming 2022 Management Conference:
The 2020 Management Conference will be held April 14-17 at the Hyatt Regency at the Arch in St. Louis, Missouri. Room cost is $164 per night. It will be hosted by the Washington Town & Country Fair. The airport nearest to the hotel is STL (St. Louis Lambert International Airport).
This won’t be your typical conference. Instead of planning multiple sessions at the hotel every day, we are getting you out of the hotel to “experience” some of the
best attractions St. Louis has to offer.
We are all in the guest experience business, so what better way to learn new strategies for keeping our fairs fresh and relevant than visiting other venues to see how they do it? Get ready for a fun-filled, experiential journey that is sure to give you plenty of ideas to take back to your fairs!
Sessions will start at 4:00 p.m. on Tuesday, April 14.
Through December 13: $400
December 14 - March 19: $450
On-site Registration: $495
Delta Airlines is pleased to offer special discounts for the International Association of Fairs & Expositions.
Please click here to book your flights!
You may also call Delta Meeting Network® at 1.800.328.2216* Monday–Friday, 7:00 a.m. – 7:30 p.m. (CT) and refer to Meeting Event Code NMTWL
*Please note there is not a service fee for reservations booked and ticketed via our reservation 800 number.
The discount can be booked online at www.aa.com for American Airlines/American Eagle flights only, without a ticketing charge. Use the Authorization Number 1740DK as the aa.com Promotion Code.
Need a car rental as well? Contact Avis at 1-800-331-1600 (refer to AWD# B136001) or Budget at
1-800-842-5628 (refer to BCD# U001650) to reserve your car at a discounted rate. Or, log on to www.avis.com/aagroups or www.budget.com/aagroups. If calling from outside the U.S., please call 1-918-624-4301.
Visit www.united.com/meetingtravel and enter ZHXH110209 in the Offer Code box to receive your discount, or you may also call United Meeting Reservation Desk at (800) 426-1122. Booking fees are waived for Meeting reservations. International Customers may contact their local United Reservation Desk.
"I come from a small -- if not the smallest -- fair in the Association with 8,000 - 10,000 people attending our 4-day fair. I have been coming to Management Conference for only 3 years. I wish someone would have told me how truly valuable this would have been to me 8 years ago when I started in the industry. I attend Management Conference for the tailor-made programming for people in a management position. Management Conference offers more networking with and getting to know other Managers/CEO's that you may not get the chance to sit down with at the IAFE Convention. Even coming from a very small fair/community, I have always been able to take something back and implement it at our level. Management Conference is my very favorite IAFE event!"
"Would definitely tell a friend. As a new Manager, this conference provided me with a fantastic opportunity to meet other managers of all size fairs and make connections for ideas, questions, and inspiration!"
"[I go to Management Conference] to see my peers and friends. I met great new people also. Very high-level programming and teamwork. I am already looking forward to St. Louis!"
"I attend the Management Conference for networking and higher-level sessions not available at other places."
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