Next week, event professionals from across the globe will unite to share new ideas, discuss trends, and cultivate creativity during the International Festivals & Events Association’s 60th Anniversary Convention and Expo. The ‘fly is hitting the road on our way to Tucson, AZ to be in attendance.
This year our own Head of Festivals, Jeff Kreinik, will be among the featured speakers during Transacting Success: Options, Expectations and Effectiveness for Handling Secure Financial Exchanges. That’s a long way of saying: Let’s talk payments in the digital age. The panel will be held Tuesday, September 22 at 10:15 a.m.
As Head of Festivals, Jeff works with our more than 100 festival partners across North America, including Burning Man, Preakness, Pitchfork, Tall Ships, World’s Largest Block Party, Texas Crawfish Festival, Pemberton, and Riot Fest. With more than 20 years of experience in the music industry, Jeff’s hands have been in every aspect of the business. He previously served as COO for event production company HUKA entertainment and was a key player at Front Gate Tickets, where he promoted some of the top festivals in the country. If you’re looking to soak up some seasoned event game, Jeff’s your guy.
“Ticketfly’s growth and strength in the festival market, including what we have learned from partnering with some of the bigger players in the space, is one of the many topics on our mind going into this year’s IFEA,” said Kreinik. “It’s a great time for the industry to reflect on a successful year of events and move onward.”
Among the many other presentations to check out at IFEA will be a keynote delivery by Nick Dodds, Managing Director of Festivals and Events International, along with important panels such as Practical Tips, Tricks, and Tools to Online Event Promotion in 2016; Why You Need Crisis Communications; and The Keys to a Successful Food and Beverage Program.
If you’re attending IFEA, come join Jeff for his panel and stop by our table at booth #210 to chat with Jeff and Ticketfly’s Festival Specialist, Jonathan McCurley. Jonathan, a 14 year veteran of the ticketing and event space, has been attending IFEA conferences for the last 10 years. Both Jonathan and Jeff are experts in the field, professional, friendly, and a hell of a lot of fun.
“We’re looking forward to reconnecting with old friends and new, and learning how everyone’s events have grown and changed in the past year,” said McCurley.
Let’s connect, collaborate, and create. See you @IFEAWorld.