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IAAPA celebrates success of FEC Summit 2020

group shot of attendees at IAAPA FEC Summit 2020

IAAPA, the global association for the attractions industry, is celebrating the success of its annual FEC Summit, held in Stone Mountain, Georgia.

IAAPA is pleased to announce the success of the IAAPA FEC Summit 2020, which took place from 26 – 28 January at the Atlanta Evergreen Marriott in Stone Mountain, Georgia, US. This was the eighth time that the association has held this event, which is now the leading international conference for the FEC community.

The summit featured talks, workshops, special events and networking opportunities, and was a chance for FEC professionals to learn best practice as well as getting insights into the latest trends. IAAPA’s First Vice Chair Ken Whiting, ICAE, president of Whiting’s Foods at Santa Cruz Beach Boardwalk, kicked off the event with an opening speech. Following this was a presentation by a special guest speaker, Alan Miltz. Miltz is a financial expert and author.

Fun golf experience at the IAAPA FEC summit

Education and networking

During the course of the summit, delegates were able to go behind the scenes at Andretti’s Indoor Karting and Games. They also enjoyed educational sessions on many different topics, from food and beverage to birthday parties, and from marketing to adding new attractions.

There were also several panel discussion topics, including:

  • Arcade Panel: Selecting Arcade Equipment & Redemption Game
  • Arcade Panel: Daily Game Room Operations, Repair and Maintenance of Amusement Game Assets, Evaluating Performance and Future Considerations
  • Risk Management: Active Shooter Scenario Preparedness
  • Keeping your FEC Facility Current and Competitive

Educational session at IAAPA FEC Summit 2020

“We are so proud to have hosted another successful IAAPA FEC Summit for FEC owners and operators to come together to expand their industry knowledge and learn from each other,” says John Hallenbeck, Executive Director and VP, IAAPA North America. “Attendees learned from colleagues and took part in exclusive opportunities at multiple locations so they could be inspired by new ideas and strategies to apply to their businesses.”

“The camaraderie among attendees who came together from around the world truly made everything come together,” says Alyse Sklover, IAAPA’s new manager of constituency programs and services. “The FEC community is a true community that works together in the business of fun. We can’t wait to host this event again next year in Arizona!”

IAAPA also recently announced that registration is now open for its annual Leadership Summit, which takes place in Los Angeles, California, from 11 – 13 March 2020.

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