IAFE - The International Association of Fairs and Expositions

IAFE Management Conference "Wings It" to Buffalo

The IAFE Management Conference will be held April 30-May 3, at the Millennium Hotel in Buffalo, NY. Designed for upper level management staff, this program is only open to fair members.

This conference always features cutting edge programming, but this year's is extraordinary! Keynote speaker Dan Quiggle's acclaimed session on "Lead Like Reagan" will kick things off. Breakout workshop sessions and panel discussions will cover everything from marketing to programming to operations (final details announced soon).

Highlights will include a chance to experience the brand new, state-of-the-art Agriculture Discovery Center at the Erie County Fairgrounds in Hamburg, NY, the Niagara Falls sandwiched around a fun and casual dinner-on-your own. New CFEs will be recognized, committees will meet, and networking opportunities will be ample.

The Buffalo area will surprise and delight you--make plans to come early or stay late. And, bring your passport along if you're interested in venturing into the lovely areas of Ontario, including Toronto (less than two hours away).

New CyberSeminars Scheduled

CyberSeminar Series

Three more CyberSeminars – educational webinars which provide great education at an affordable price – have been added to the schedule. All are required courses for the Institute of Fair Management, but focus on topics which impact every fair. Get updated on great techniques for building an overall entertainment programs, tips on creating great sponsorship packages and getting new sponsors as well as learn how to better deal with governmental agencies and community leaders. Click here for the complete list of 2015 CyberSeminars and register your team today! Remember, only one site registration ($59) is required – you can have as many people sitting around the computer as you want! These are great sessions to bring in the entire board, other staff members, and/or volunteers.

New Member Benefit: Igniter Discussion Forum!


You are invited to participate in The Igniter! This is an online member service allowing you to post questions/discussions, reply to topics, post document resources, look up contacts, and to network (only visible to current IAFE members). This is an incredibly simple way for you to easily interact and communicate online, exchange ideas, experience, knowledge and wisdom with your peers. The benefits are endless!




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