Come join your colleagues for three days of education, networking, inspiration and innovation! The Convention & Tradeshow will provide attendees with proven methods and new ways on how to manage and grow their events.



  • Over 40 Educational Seminars, Roundtable Discussions and Idea Labs
  • Tradeshow with 60 Vendors Offering the Best Products and Services Available to the Event Industry
  • Awards Program Recognizing the Creativity, Innovation and Excellence of FFEA Members
  • Live Entertainment Showcases featuring a variety of talent for every budget
  • Network and learn from those that do what you do and understand the challenges and issues that you face



 "The FFEA Convention and Trade Show provides a tremendous opportunity for event planners and producers to learn and network.The speakers are phenomenal - the best in event industry. It is a wonderful opportunity to network with other event planners  and producers, as well as vendors and sponsors. And, all for an affordable price! I never miss it!"     

Dutch Sanger, Harley Davidson of Tallahassee

“The FFEA Convention brings a great combination of camaraderie between fellow colleagues as well as a platform to excel in your industry. I always find, the time I spent at the FFEA Convention, enjoyable due to the great people that attend and beneficial for my business endeavors.”

Matthew Fillioe, Vice President & General Manager  Complete Ticket Solutions

  “The FFEA Convention is such a great opportunity to meet others in our industry and share ideas and best practices. The sessions are insightful and give me great trending information on what’s hot and what’s not. Fads come and go and sometimes we are stuck with old school mentality and need a nudge to move with the times. As a 20 year event veteran, this is the perfect group in which to be aligned. From newbies to seasoned event professionals, there is something for everyone.”

Dawn Read, Event Director, Winterfest Inc. Home of the Seminole Hard Rock Winterfest Boat Parade

“Zambelli Fireworks attends a number of annual conferences and tradeshows. Hands down the FFEA provides one of the best networking, educational, and trade show experiences. We haven't missed one in 20 years!”

Mason Meyer, Regional Manager, Zambelli Fireworks

 “The FFEA Conference has exceeded my expectations, and will always be remembered as one of the most accomplished moments throughout my student education. I have gotten more out of the educational sessions than I ever knew could apply towards my performance as a student. I have met so many wonderful professionals who all welcomed me with guidance and encouragement as I approach my final year of school.”

Elliott Simon, Student, University of Central Florida Rosen College of Hospitality Management


“As a 36 year veteran in the events and marketing business with a focus on grassroots activations, I have found that by far the FFEA Conference has been the best in ROI on networking within the industry.  For the Anheuser-Busch Florida wholesalers it has paid off to the point that FFEA is the only conference that is supported and attended by all 23 Florida wholesalers.”

Mandy Llanes, Regional Director CSR, Anheuser-Busch

 “FFEA has been an invaluable source for building key connections and providing education which has played a vital role to help me launch my business years ago and to continue to grow and thrive today.”

Lanie Shapiro, Owner, Touch Poll South Florida

 “I believe that service suppliers that are essential to the industry should be supporting the events and festivals that we serve. Participation in the association and sponsorship of the conference offers us a way to both show that support and engage with the industry leadership away from the hectic pace of their individual events.”

Patti Hamilton, Vice President, Southern Waste Systems and All Star Event Services

Registration  •  Agenda  •  Educational Sessions   •   Exhibitor Information

Entertainment Showcases   •  Silent Auction   •  SUNsational Awards

Hotel Accommodations  •   Travel Information   •   Convention Committees