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The IFEA Annual Convention is the top networking event in our field, full of valuable information that can be taken home and put to immediate use in your own community. Here, professionals gather together to share ideas, experiences and opportunities that shape the successes of our common industry and individual events. In the hallways, sessions, and events of the convention you will meet many individuals with a multitude of experiences, challenges, points of view, approaches, leadership styles, and networking connections. Their commonality is their desire and willingness to share all of the above with each other. For those who use it, it is also their greatest tool and resource.

Nowhere else will you find so many ideas, so much creativity, and such easy access to the most successful events and event professionals in the world. During the convention you will experience nearly 100 educational sessions by the top experts and success stories in our business. We pride ourselves on providing up to 90% new topics and speakers each year, ensuring that attendees at all levels - first timers and repeat attendees, new to the industry or seasoned professional - will find all the answers and creative new ideas that they are looking for.

A leading feature of the IFEA's Annual Convention, the 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 allows event industry suppliers the greatest opportunity ever 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.

The largest trade show in our industry geared specifically to festival and event decision-makers, features the most creative ideas, products and services for all things imaginable, including: merchandise, insurance, giant parade inflatables, parade floats, children's performers, food and beverage products, fencing, sponsor gifts, decorations, security, fireworks, lasers, university programs, face-painting, sand sculptures, portable restrooms, bleachers, entertainment and attractions, ticket control, confetti cannons, generators, tents, awards, radios, printing needs, sponsorship software and services; credit card services, photography, publications, costumed mascots, staging, lights and sound, and much, much, more; usually at special convention pricing.

Expo Exhibitor Categories

IFEA expo exhibitors include companies in all of the following areas of expertise and many more:

  • Artist Management
  • Banners/Flags
  • Communications
  • Computers/Software
  • Consultants
  • Costumes
  • Custom Products
  • Décor/Displays
  • Entertainment/Talent
  • Equipment Rental
  • Event Support Services
  • Fencing; Fireworks
  • Float Builder
  • Inflatables/Parade Balloons
  • Insurance
  • Merchandise
  • Performing Artists
  • Photography
  • Pins/Emblems
  • Promotional Products
  • Promotions
  • Screen Printing/Embroidery
  • Signage/Decals
  • Sound Systems
  • Special Effects
  • Sponsorship Agency/Consulting
  • Staging
  • Tents
  • Ticketing/Wrist Bands 

About the IFEA:

Founded in 1956 as the Festival Manager's Association, the International Festivals & Events Association (IFEA) today is The Premiere Association Supporting and Enabling Festival & Event Professionals Worldwide. In partnership with global affiliates under the umbrellas of IFEA Africa, IFEA Asia, IFEA Australia & New Zealand, IFEA Europe, IFEA Latin America, IFEA Middle East, and IFEA North America the organization's common vision is for "A Globally United Industry that Touches Lives in a Positive Way through Celebration"

Not sure if you want to exhibit at or attend the IFEA's 59th Annual Convention & Expo - International Festivals & Events Association? See the panels below to get the information you need to make an informed decision.

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Conference/Event Dates: 09/29/2014 - 10/01/2014
Expo/Exhibit Dates: 09/30/2014 - 09/30/2014
First Move-In Date: 09/30/2014
Classification: B2B
Primary Industry: Tradeshow & Conference Management
Other Industries: Associations: Trade / Professional, Business, Management/Leadership, Tradeshow & Conference Management
Estimated Attendance: 500
Audience: Who Will You Meet at the IFEA Convention?
Seasoned Festival & Event Professionals
Those New to the Festival & Event Industry
Festival & Event Board Members
Key Volunteers
Festival & Event Sponsors/Sponsorship Agencies
Suppliers to Festivals & Events
Industry Consultants
Representatives of Municipalities, CVB's, Chambers of Commerce
Educational Institutions/Faculty/Students
Media Representatives
Representatives from Allied Associations
Anyone with an Interest in the Festivals & Events Field
Notes: At the IFEA Annual Convention, representatives from North America, Europe, Australia, Asia, Latin America and the Middle East come together to share common ground, learn from our differences and take home new skills to help bond our communities, both local and global, closer together through celebration.
Venue: The Westin Kansas City at Crown Center
Venue Phone: (816) 474-4400
Venue Type: Indoor - Hotel
Official Conference Hotel:The Westin Kansas City at Crown Center
Conference Hotel URL:
Number of Exhibitors:70
Show Owner:International Festivals & Events Association (IFEA)
Sponsorship: Yes
Sponsorship Details: To reserve your sponsorship selection, ask questions, or request additional information, contact Sylvia Allen, CFEE, Director of Partnership Marketing, at +1-732-946-2711 or

Booth Size Booth Cost   Available Amenities
10' x 10' Member $945   Electricity: Yes - Unknown Price
10' x 10' Non-Member $1,155   Water: n/a
  Generator: n/a
  Marketing Vehicles Allowed: Call
Other Booth Sizes Available: n/a

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