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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.

WE PROMISE THAT YOU WILL LEAVE WITH MULTIPLE FRESH PERSPECTIVES OF YOUR OWN.Can You Afford to Miss It?
IT DEPENDS ON YOUR PERSPECTIVE
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Iain Edmondson, MBA

International Association of Event Hosts, Director
London & Partners, Former Head of Major Events
London, England, United Kingdom
Iain is a founding member and director of the International Association of Event Hosts. He has more than 20 years' business development and operational experience across public and private sector organisations. He has been involved in a number of successful sporting bids and projects in London including the bid team for the 2012 Olympic and Paralympic Games, the 2017 IAAF and IPC World Athletics Championships and the extension of the NFL’s commitment to staging regular season games in the city. Iain created the concept and led the development of the RideLondon festival of cycling and also supported the development of new major cultural events for the city, including the Lumiere London festival of light. For 10 years Iain  led the Major Events team at London & Partners, the Mayor of London's official promotional organisation for the capital. He has also delivered a number of multi-million pound public/private partnership projects for sports facilities, and has an MBA degree from the University of Cambridge.