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‘Pattaya International Fireworks Festival’ named among Asia’s top 3 Ocean Cities’ Festivals by the International Festivals & Events Association (IFEA)

This is wonderful recognition for the Pattaya International Fireworks Festival, and also represents the fantastic and diverse festivals and events that can be enjoyed throughout Thailand during the calendar year.

Organised by Pattaya City, the annual two-day Pattaya International Fireworks Festival is one of the popular seaside resort city’s most spectacular and exciting events.

#PattayaInternationalFireworksFestival #Pattaya #Thailand #Festival #TAT
Today's Women's History Month feature is Kassie Hilgert, the President and CEO of ArtsQuest, a large nonprofit located at the iconic SteelStacks in Bethlehem, PA.

Once home to Bethlehem Steel Corporation headquarters, the campus is now a vibrant cultural centerpiece in the heart of the community. ArtsQuest provides access to exceptional artistic, cultural and educational experiences via the presentation of performing and visual arts, film, arts education classes and outreach, youth programming and cultural events. Through festivals such as its flagship event, Musikfest (twice named the No. 1 Music Festival in North America by the USA Today/10Best readers’ poll); The Banana Factory Arts Center; and the ArtsQuest Center at SteelStacks arts and cultural campus, ArtsQuest’s programming reaches more than 1.9 million people annually. The organization’s programs and events, approximately 50 percent of which are free to attend, have a combined economic impact of more than $136 million annually in the region.

Hilgert first joined the organization in 2008 as Senior Vice President of Marketing and Advancement before taking on the role of CEO in 2015. She has an extensive background in communications and community relations and has held various leadership roles at Air Products and Chemicals, Inc., Good Shepherd Rehabilitation Network and Medstar Television, Inc. Hilgert has been honored for her community service as YWCA Bethlehem's Golden Laurel Woman of the Year and she has been honored by the Girl Scouts of Eastern Pennsylvania, Lehigh Valley Business, and PBS. She currently serves on the Executive Board of Trustees, Finance Committee and Nominating Committee for the Lehigh Valley Economic Development Corporation. She also serves on the Boy Scouts Minsi Trails Council Executive Board of Trustees; Cedar Crest College’s President’s Advisory Council and she is a member of the International Festivals & Events Association CEO Affinity Group. She has been a featured speaker for IFEA forums, FestForum NYC, Americans for the Arts, the National Arts Marketing Project Conference and the International Film Festival Summit (IFFS) & International Music Festival Conference.

Thank you, Kassie, for being an indispensable community leader both in and out of the entertainment industry!
We are very excited to be hosting the International Festivals & Events Association's 65th Annual Convention, Expo & Retreat in McAllen, Texas, September 19-21, 2022!
Congratulations to Kansas City Irish Fest's Executive Director Keli O'Neill Wenzel for being appointed to the International Festivals & Events Association's World Board. The IFEA's mission is to inspire and enable those in our industry to realize their dreams, build community and sustain success through celebration. As Keli has been our leader for 20 years, we know she's a perfect fit! Sláinte Keli!
Today is the International Festivals & Events Association's Virtual Celebration! So many great trips and festival experiences to bid on! You can also purchase a $100 Ultimate Experience Raffle ticket and get a chance to pick the experience of your choosing! Tune in today at 4 p.m. CDT to watch live, OR you can just bid and keep an eye on your favorite items by clicking the link below.

https://tinyurl.com/yrnphxrr
We are so honored to be included in this list of incredible experiences! DMAF Fans: Support the International Festivals & Events Association with a $100 ticket and you'll be automatically entered to win an Ultimate Experience Getaway!

Imagine yourself sitting VIP at the Macy's Thanksgiving Day Parade...and then make it happen! Tickets are limited so your chances are better🎉
Our friends at the International Festivals & Events Association are offering one heck of a deal! Well...actually a couple deals.

Head to their site today to see these and other fantastic auction items that help support the events industry!
The latest issue of International Festivals & Events Association's "ie" Magazine is out! From lessons learned from the pandemic to managing sponsorships and working with volunteers, the issue is chock-full of insight and valuable info—be sure to check it out!
Want to see the KC Irish Fest Executive Director Keli O'Neill Wenzel get a pie to the face? Check out the video below! This was a fundraiser for the International Festivals & Events Association. Keli raised enough money to get four pies to the face, including a cow pie (Celtic pride in Cowtown, get it??) ! This all happened at our first in person Kansas City Irish Fest staff meeting in over a year. Enjoy!
IT'S BACK!

The Philadelphia Flower Show, honored as Best Overall Event in the World by the International Festivals & Events Association (competing with the Kentucky Derby and Tournament of Roses Parade) returns this week!

Explore the nation's largest and longest-running horticultural event at FDR Park, just minutes from The Laurel.

#TheLaurelRittenhouse

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Thank you to the International Festivals & Events Association for the opportunity to pie our boss! Together, we raised enough for 3 pies and a whole lot of laughter.

Keep your eyes peeled for the full video! (and let us know if you want the blooper reel 😉) #PieFEAChallenge
Just a few more days to donate to the International Festivals & Events Association and help us pie Director Stephen King!

Support this organization that connects festivals & events around the world with important resources – and helps make our Festival here in Des Moines so much better – in the Pie-F-E-A challenge: tinyurl.com/h8vwys54

#PieFEAChallenge #IFEAWorld

Founded in 1956, the IFEA is the Premier Association Supporting and Enabling Festival & Event Professionals Worldwide. Founded in 1956, the International Festivals & Events Association (IFEA) is The Premier Association Supporting and Enabling Festival & Event Professionals Worldwide.

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.

Operating as usual

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New Job Posted to the IFEA Job Bank: Sponsorship and Partnership Manager at the Good Neighbor Festivals in Nashville, TN - check out this or post your own on the IFEA Job Bank Here: https://www.ifea.com/p/resources/jobbank

Event Cyber Security; Pandemic Pivot; Digital Marketing Webinars Coming Up - Free IFEA Member Benefit - Register Today! 04/13/2022

Event Cyber Security; Pandemic Pivot; Digital Marketing Webinars Coming Up - Free IFEA Member Benefit - Register Today!

Event Cyber Security; Pandemic Pivot; Digital Marketing .. . Many more great IFEA Webinars Coming Up over the next few weeks - Free IFEA Member Benefit - Register Today! Learn More Here: https://conta.cc/3DUpWpl

Event Cyber Security; Pandemic Pivot; Digital Marketing Webinars Coming Up - Free IFEA Member Benefit - Register Today! 5 GREAT WEBINARS OVER THE NEXT 5 WEEKS STILL TIME TO REGISTER Festival & Event specific education just a click away! Hosted by industry leaders, the IFEA Webinar Series covers a wide variety of topics

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NEW Pinnacle Category Spotlight: #62 Best Hybrid Festival / Event. If your festival / event took place both in-person and virtually, or in-person with virtual components, this is the category for you! Take a look at this and what other categories will work best for your Event, then submit your Pinnacle entries ONLINE today! Learn more at https://tinyurl.com/342drwab

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There's still time to register for tomorrow's Webinar with Josh Stemp as he presents: "Cyber Security: Protecting Your Event & Attendees Against Cyber Risk". Live presentation free to IFEA Members. Register here: https://tinyurl.com/bde9ej69

Join Your Industry Friends this September - Register for the 65th IFEA Convention 04/13/2022

Join Your Industry Friends this September - Register for the 65th IFEA Convention

Join Your Industry Friends this September - Register for the 65th Annual IFEA Convention & Expo! 1st Early Bird Deadline: Friday, April 15, 2022 - Learn More Here: https://conta.cc/3xjXbRP

Join Your Industry Friends this September - Register for the 65th IFEA Convention 1st Early Bird Deadline: Friday, April 15, 2022 Join Your Industry Friends This September Register for the 65th IFEA Convention & Expo 1st Early Bird Deadline: Friday, April 15, 2022 It’s been 3 years

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It’s time to present the IFEA’s most prestigious honor. It’s time to induct someone into the IFEA Hall of Fame. Who will it be? Will it be your own Executive Director? Will it be one of your mentors? Will it be a colleague you’ve met at an IFEA Annual Convention? Will it be . . . you? Who that person will be is up to you. Deadline for nominations June 6. Learn More Here: https://tinyurl.com/33pyavce

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Would your event be possible without the hard work and dedication of volunteers? They all deserve to be recognized, but is there anyone who stands out above the rest; goes that extra mile to help you and your event? Do something amazing today and submit a nomination for that hard-working volunteer to the IFEA Volunteer of the Year Award. Nomination Deadline June 6. Learn More Here: https://tinyurl.com/ytfhvxd5

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RESEARCH REQUEST - YOUR PARTICIPATION APPRECIATED
Long-time IFEA member High Point University, along with the University of South Florida, is conducting a study to examine event professionals’ experience and leadership roles within the workplace, specific to the festivals and events industry. Respondents will also have a chance to receive a $50 Amazon gift card. Complete Survey Here: https://usf.az1.qualtrics.com/jfe/form/SV_8pqsRDAQTdhkF2R

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Why do we call the next Pinnacle Deadline on Monday, May 2nd, 2022 the "WITH TIME TO SPARE" deadline? You guessed it . . There's still one more deadline coming up - the all important FINAL ENTRY DEADLINE on Monday, June 27, 2022! Take a look at what categories work best for your Event, then submit your entries ONLINE today! Learn More: https://tinyurl.com/342drwab

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Stay up to date on trends & issues in Festival & Event Marketing & PR in our next IFEA Virtual Networking Affinity Group moderated by Dave Bullard from the Great New York State Fair, this Tuesday at 2:00 p.m. (MT) Learn more / Sign up here: http://ow.ly/VcFs30savRQ

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Network with your fellow peers from Cities/CVB/Tourism in our next IFEA Virtual Affinity Group moderated by Dave Knutson, City of Santa Clarita and Mandy Watson, City of Greenville this Tuesday at 12:00 p.m. - 1:00 p.m. (MT) Learn more / Sign up here http://ow.ly/TqLV30savRK

Invest In Yourself - Invest In Your Organization - Become a Member of the IFEA Today! 04/11/2022

Invest In Yourself - Invest In Your Organization - Become a Member of the IFEA Today!

Invest In Yourself - Invest In Your Organization - Become a Member of the IFEA Today and Gain Access to So Many Benefits and Resources!
Learn More Here: https://conta.cc/3jmwxzA

Invest In Yourself - Invest In Your Organization - Become a Member of the IFEA Today! INVEST IN YOURSELF - INVEST IN YOUR ORGANIZATION BECOME A MEMBER OF THE IFEA TODAY! Making the investment to become a member of the IFEA not only provides you with instant access to a community of lik

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"E.Q. Beats I.Q. in Dating and Lots More" - catch up with Robert Wilson's always fun to read "ie" magazine column "The Uncomfort Zone" here: https://issuu.com/ifea_world/docs/ie_volume_33_issue_1/28

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Have you ever thought about getting your Certified Festival & Event Executive Certification? There’s no better time to look into advancing your education, your career and your professional stature than through the IFEA’s CFEE Program. Virtual Core Classes offered this May and December. In-Person Classes offered this September in McAllen, TX! Sign Up Today! Learn More Here: https://tinyurl.com/39ehyvw4

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Kate Zabriskie shares a great article: "Anchors, Signposts, Echoes and Loops - Four Essential Tools to Make Messages Stickier" in the most recent issue of "ie" magazine, read it here: https://issuu.com/ifea_world/docs/ie_volume_33_issue_1/22

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The 1st Early Bird Registration Deadline for the 65th Annual IFEA Convention, Expo & Retreat, Presented by Haas & Wilkerson Insurance is just 1 Week Away! Mark your calendars, then register now and save!! Learn More at: https://tinyurl.com/bde9bhnk

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Don't miss our next IFEA Webinar with Josh Stemp with the Cybersecurity & Infrastructure Security Agency as he presents: "Cyber Security: Protecting Your Event & Attendees Against Cyber Risk" on 4/14. Live presentation free to IFEA Members. Learn More: https://tinyurl.com/bde9ej69

Reserve Your Space at the 2022 IFEA Expo - Early Bird Rates End April 15! 04/08/2022

Reserve Your Space at the 2022 IFEA Expo - Early Bird Rates End April 15!

Reserve Your Space at the 2022 IFEA Expo - September 19 & 20, 2022 - Early Bird Rates End April 15! Learn More Here: https://conta.cc/38GTOdv

Reserve Your Space at the 2022 IFEA Expo - Early Bird Rates End April 15! September 19 & 20, 2022 Be A Part of the Excitement for Our First In-Person Gathering Since 2019! Connect your brand with leading festival and event decision-makers at the eagerly anticipated return o

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Creativity has been running wild the past few years with all of the changes you've made to your Festivals / Events - from your printed materials and merchandise to your social media and websites! Take a moment to be recognized for all your efforts, enter them into the 2022 IFEA/Haas & Wilkerson Pinnacle Award Competition! Learn more at https://tinyurl.com/342drwab

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Thank you to Bruce Erley, APR, CFEE for sharing his many years of experience in his Webinar today, “Reflections on a Career Selling Sponsorship” for the IFEA Webinar Series. If you missed it, it is available as an IFEA Webinar on Demand here: https://tinyurl.com/bde9ej69

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Did you know you can now complete the IFEA’s CFEE Certification Program either Online, In-Person or a combination of both! Core Classes, Electives and Educational Components will now be offered in both formats going forward, making it so easy and convenient to complete your certification based on your comfort level and budget! Sign Up Today! Learn More Here: https://tinyurl.com/39ehyvw4

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There's still time to register for tomorrow's IFEA Webinar, with long time Sponsorship expert, Bruce Erley, APR, CFEE as he presents: “Reflections on a Career Selling Sponsorship.” Live presentation free to IFEA Members. Register here: https://tinyurl.com/bde9ej69

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Entering the 2022 IFEA/Haas & Wilkerson Pinnacle Award Competition is as easy as 1, 2, 3! 1. Create your entries (following the requirements listed). 2. Complete the online entry form to upload each entry. 3. Click Submit to enter and pay for your entries online all at the same time! Learn More: https://tinyurl.com/342drwab

IFEA Research Request - Your Participation Appreciated 04/06/2022

IFEA Research Request - Your Participation Appreciated

IFEA Research Request - Your Participation Appreciated - Learn More Here: https://conta.cc/3KgJo1Y

IFEA Research Request - Your Participation Appreciated To Our IFEA Industry Friends and Peers, Long-time IFEA member High Point University, along with the University of South Florida, is conducting a study to examine event professionals’ experience and

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IFEA is pleased to recognize those cities and markets that have successfully embraced and worked to provide an environment conducive to successful festivals and events. Join cities from around the globe in becoming an IFEA World Festival & Event City Award – Enter Your City Today! Entry Deadline: July 18. Learn More Here: https://tinyurl.com/mr3uu2zk

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The 2022 IFEA/Haas & Wilkerson Pinnacle Awards Entry Brochure is available online now! There's been many changes to the program this year, with quite a few new categories, so be sure to read each category closely on what and how to enter, BEFORE you start working on your entries! Learn more at https://tinyurl.com/342drwab

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Stay connected with your Art Event peers - Join moderator Cindy Lerick, CFEE, Executive Director at ArtFest Fort Myers at 2:00 p.m. - 3:00 p.m. MT on Tuesday as she moderates the IFEA Art Events Virtual Affinity Group. Learn more / Sign up here: http://ow.ly/LERu30savNS

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