Institute of Fair Management Courses

  • #111 – Consumer Protection Program (requires additional registration fee)

  • #112 – Emergency Planning (requires additional registration fee)

  • #113 – Insurance Basics

  • #142 – Principles of Food & Beverage

  • #221 – Sponsorship II

  • #300 – Event Management

  • #306 Course-Contracts/Requests for Proposals/Request for Qualifications-Advanced

Experience Fair-A-Thon!

Growing Pains/No Room to Grow
You submitted challenges; now, let’s see what creative minds can do to solve them! Change Agents will conduct interviews and discussions on one of the biggest challenges facing fairs today: how
to better plan for the future, how to future-proof, and incursion of space with no room to grow. During this conversation, they will gather information and work to discover solutions. Solutions will be
presented at 4:30 PM on Wednesday.

Save hassle and money – plan to arrive in San Antonio on Saturday, November 30 and you’ll avoid the heavy holiday flights and you can jump right into a full day of educational programming!
The Future of Commercial Exhibits!

The Changing Landscape of Commercial Exhibits: A Business Review of Commercial Exhibits

While fairs and expos have featured commercial exhibits from their inception, they are experiencing a business environment that requires “Champions of Change.” Generational shifts in buying habits, coupled with direct competition from the internet, are altering the way patrons engage with fair commercial exhibit offerings. Session participants will discuss and analyze current practices and share ways to reimagine and promote their commercial exhibit programs so they will thrive in today’s business context. Plan to attend this interactive session regarding the future of commercial exhibit offerings. -- Sunday Dec. 1, 1:15 p.m.-4:15 p.m., Room 303 C


  1. Reserve your hotel room in one of the OFFICIAL IAFE hotels – the best rates available! Reservations now open.

  2. Discounts are available on airlines – right now! Book your flights now – it is a very busy travel time.

  3. Don’t feel like walking from your hotel to the Convention Center? Convenient shuttle bus service is provided by the IAFE at no charge to attendees – watch for details in our Convention E-News, on the website, and in your confirmation email after you register.

  4. REGISTER! The best rates are available only through October 2, 2019! Online registration opened May 29, 2019. If you need assistance registering a large group, or if you have attendees not yet in the database, please contact the IAFE Office for assistance before going online.

  5. READ THE REFUND POLICY before you click “submit” on your payment for registration.

  6. There are numerous providers of travel insurance in the marketplace should you feel you’d like to have that type of coverage.

  7. Day passes are available for purchase on-site if you have a guest not participating in the total registration package.

  8. Lunch & Learn – first, the food is fabulous and second, the networking is phenomenal! BUT … tickets are not sold on-site! You must purchase Lunch & Learn tickets (3 meals for just $55) no later than November 1, 2019.

Wanna play golf?  Let us know!
Are you interested in playing golf with friends on Sunday, December 1 at one of the great public courses in San Antonio?
Details will follow if enough folks are interested!

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