IFEA Europe is an affiliate of IFEA World, the International Festivals & Events Association’s World Headquarters.
Founded in 1956 as the Festival Manager’s Association, IFEA World 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”.
Toward that end, we now also count “IFEA Academia,” providing a common home for students, faculty and institutions around the world who share a festival and event management focus and a common goal of preparing future industry leaders; a forum for important industry-related research and discussions; and an effective junction of the academic and professional pathways of our industry.
With a target audience that includes all those who produce and support quality celebrations for the benefit of their respective “communities”, the IFEA’s primary focus is identifying and providing access to the professional resources and networks that will, as stated in our mission, inspire and enable those in our industry to realize their dreams, build community and sustain success through celebration.
The IFEA exists to serve the needs of our entire industry, all those who share our core values of excellence & quality; the sharing of experience, knowledge, creativity and best practices; and the importance of “community” building both locally and globally. Our success lies in the success of those we serve through professional education, programming, products and resources, networking and representation.
The IFEA is headquartered in Boise, Idaho, in the northwestern United States and in 2015 will celebrate its 60th Anniversary:
IFEA’s 60th Annual Convention & Expo: September 21 – September 23, 2015
(The JW Marriott Starr Pass Resort & Spa – Tucson, Arizona, U.S.A.)
Mark Your Calendars and get ready to join your professional peers from around the world for the IFEA’s 60th Anniversary Convention & Expo this September 21-23, 2015 in Tucson, Arizona, U.S.A.