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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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Pete Van de Putte, CFEE

dfest®
Chairman of the Board
San Antonio, Texas
Pete Van de Putte,  CFEE has spent a lifetime in the event industry.  He is the founder and chairman of dfest®- Dixie Flag Event Services Team, a past chair of the  Texas Festivals & Events Association, IFEA Foundation, IFEA World Board, as well as numerous other volunteer organizations.  Pete is a member of the IFEA Hall of Fame, TFEA Hall of Honor, and the TAF&E Hall of Fame.