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.

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Geoff Hinds

SBC Fair
Victorville, California
Geoff Hinds has over 15 years of diverse experience in the Live Event market, and serves as the Chief Executive Officer at SBC Fair in Southern California, which has overseen operations of both the San Bernardino County Fairgrounds and Adelanto Stadium.   As CEO Hinds was instrumental in the return of professional baseball to the California High Desert in 2017 with the introduction of the High Desert Yardbirds of the Pecos league who won the Pecos league World Series in their inaugural season. In addition Hinds has shared his knowledge and expertise through work on or at many large festivals and events, including work with several large cannabis focused festivals including Chalice California and High Life Music Festival.  His work with the Board of Directors and Staff  of SBC Fair on the development of policies, procedures and best practices for Cannabis or Cannabis themed events has been instrumental in the creation of guidelines that are utilized throughout the state of California.   Having hosted over 15 unique Cannabis festivals, Hinds has also advised many venues and events on practices, and experience. His past experience includes management experience in both Festivals and Live Events as well as Venue management.    Geoff has successfully transformed multiple previously struggling California Fair venues into financially viable community centers, through the reduction of expenses and the building of strong teams.   In addition, Hinds has served on numerous industry associations and committees including as a current board member for the Western Fairs Association, and the California Association of Racing Fairs.  He was a founding member for the International Association of Fairs and Expositions Young Professional Initiative,  and has served as a board member for the Tulare Chamber of Commerce, California Association of Racing Fairs, California Fairs Alliance and more.   A graduate of Whitter College, Hinds currently lives in Apple Valley CA.

My Speakers / Moderators Sessions

Wednesday, October 3

9:45am PDT