THE 63rd ANNUAL IFEA CONVENTION, EXPO & RETREAT IS DESIGNED TO INFORM AND ELEVATE ALL OF YOUR PERSPECTIVES;providing access to many points-of view; increasing awareness of changing technologies, trends, issues, opportunities and risks; and extending educational and networking opportunities to share and grow your professional experience and expertise.

WE HOPE THAT YOU WILL PLAN NOW TO JOIN US(with your staffs, boards, key volunteers, city representatives, sponsors and vendors) as we welcome the world’s top events, host markets and industry experts, for an unforgettable opportunity to evaluate, prepare for and respond to the many critical and changing perspectives that are influencing our industry and all those that we depend on.

Tuesday, October 2 • 2:00pm - 3:00pm
Festival, Event & Host City Interactive Risk Management Table Top Exercise

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As a Sector Specific Agency of the Outdoor Events Subsector for the U.S. Department of Homeland Security (DHS), the IFEA is fortunate to have this unique opportunity to provide an expanded 4-hour sector-specific, interactive, table-top exercise program. This detailed and participative workshop will cover many of the primary risk and safety threats facing our global industry today. Led by a team of DHS experts, this invaluable session will serve as an important planning and response tool for event leaders, host cities, and those responsible for risk management and the safety of your internal and external stakeholders.

Dialogue Leader
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Steven Adelman

Event Safety Alliance, Vice President, Adelman Law Group, PLLC , Principal
Steven A. Adelman is the head of Adelman Law Group, PLLC in Scottsdale, Arizona and Vice President of an international trade association, the Event Safety Alliance. His law practice focuses on risk management and litigation regarding safety and security at live events throughout North... Read More →
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Peter Ashwin

Principal, Event Risk Management Solutions
Peter Ashwin is the principal and founder of Event Risk Management Solutions (ERMS), a consulting practice committed to enhancing organizational resilience for festivals and events through practical and effective risk management and security solutions. Peter is a former Australian... Read More →
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Jeff English, CFEE

Senior Vice President - Administration and General Counsel, Kentucky Derby Festival
Jeff English is the Senior Vice President and General Counsel for the Kentucky Derby Festival. After graduating from Washburn University School of Law in Topeka, Kansas in 2004, Jeff worked in politics and practiced law before joining the Festival staff in 2007. He is charged with... Read More →
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Warwick Hall, CFEE

Risk & Event Management Consultant, Safety Set Consulting
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Cindy Lerick, CFEE

President & CEO, Sausalito Arts Festival
Cindy Lerick is the interim Executive Director of the Sausalito Art Festival in Sausalito, California; a position that she accepted in 2017 to help the organization through an internal transition period.  Prior to that move, she served as the Executive Director/President of the Saint... Read More →
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JoAnn Nasser

Director of Operations, National Cherry Blossom Festival
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Mark Nethercott

2017 Operations Planner, Ottawa Police Service
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William O'Toole, CFEE

Events Development Specialist, Event Project Management System (EPMS)
Bill is the IFEA's 2018 Hall of Fame Recipient, the highest honor awarded in our industry.  One of the most globally connected and influential professionals in the festivals and events industry today, Bill O’Toole’s unusual career path could be titled ‘The Accidental Tourist... Read More →
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Terry Powers, CFEE

Managing Director, Sports & Special Events, BAM Weather
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Ira Rosen, MA, CFEE

Assistant Professor/Program Director - Event Leadership Executive Certificate Program, Temple University School of Sport Tourism and Hospitality Management
Mr. Ira L. Rosen is an Assistant Professor with Temple University’s School of Sport, Tourism and Hospitality Management. He teaches several event management courses and directs the School’s award-winning Event Leadership Executive Certificate Program. Additionally, for over twenty-five... Read More →

Speakers / Moderators
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Gary Boyer

Federal Exercise Lead, U. S. Department of Homeland Security
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Stephanie DeLorenzo

Support Lead, U.S. Department of Homeland Security
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Jeff O'Konek

Exercise Lead, U.S. Department of Homeland Security

Tuesday October 2, 2018 2:00pm - 3:00pm
Room - Town & Country Ballroom

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