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Expo Location
Orange County Convention Center (OCCC)
North and South Buildings
9899 International Drive
Orlando, FL, US

2018 Dates
Conference: Nov. 12 - 16
Trade Show: Nov. 13 - 16

2018 Trade Show Floor Hours
Tuesday, Nov. 13: 10am - 6pm
Wednesday, Nov. 14: 10am - 6pm
Thursday, Nov. 15: 10am - 6pm
Friday, Nov. 16: 10am - 4pm

Rookies and Newcomers: FEC 101

New, Now, Next

Imagine the knowledge you will receive as more than a dozen experts in Family Entertainment Center (FEC) management share their insights and experiences in how to develop, plan and, run an FEC.

ookies and Newcomers:  FEC 101 is a soup-to-nuts program for those thinking of entering this industry as an FEC operator, or for those who may want to expand their network and critical thinking on expansion or change. The one-and-a-half-day program looks at everything from researching your market to how to conduct day-to-day operations. It also includes a welcome reception and behind-the-scenes tour to Dave & Busters in Orlando, a field trip to Fun Spot America, and VIP seating at Monday's lunch and learn with Mark Woodbury, President of Universal Creative.

Participation in this course will help you on your way to becoming an IAAPA Certified Attractions Manager!  Learn more about  IAAPA certification.
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Program Dates and Location 
November 14-16, 2015 | Orange County Convention Center
Saturday Nov 14:  
4:00pm - 7:00pm Dave & Busters Welcome Reception

Sunday Nov 15:  
8:30am–5:30pm Classroom learning
5:30pm-9:30pm  Bus to Fun Spot America for behind-the-scenes tour and dinner

Monday Nov 16:  
12:00 noon Classroom learning
12pm-2pm Lunch and Learn networking event (reserved seating)
2pm - 5pm - Educational electives
5pm - certificate presentation
Tuesday, Nov. 17:  9:00am-10:00am  - reserved seating at Kick Off event

Course fees:

IAAPA members $429.00
non-members $575.00 

Advance ticket purchase necessary. Space is limited and may sell out.

Course Fee Includes:

    • IAAPA Attractions Expo Registration for one
    • Course tuition and support materials 
    • Daytime meals and refreshments 
    • Saturday social event at Dave and Busters 
    • Sunday behind-the-scenes tour and dinner at Fun Spot America
    • Reserved seating at Monday's Lunch and Learn Event
    • Premier Seating at IAAPA's Kickoff Event  
    • Certificate of completion presented Monday afternoon
    • Eligibility towards IAAPA certification program

Class size is limited.  Don't delay - register today.


Topics include:
    • Facility Design and Trends
    • Feasibility Studies
    • Business Planning
    • Financing 101
    • Game Room Layout
    • Financial Management
    • Risk Management
    • Hiring, Managing, and Motivating
    • Sales and Marketing
    • Social Media
    • Food and Beverage: Your Key To Profits
    • Group and Outside Sales
    • Attraction Mix
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2015 Faculty: 

Moderators:  Dorothy Lewis & Richard Sanfilippo

    • Mike Abecassis, C.E.O., GameTime
    • Scott Brown, Director of Business Development, wddonline
    • Christine Buhr, Owner, Shakers
    • David Cohen, President, Firestone Financial 
    • Dorothy Lewis, Director of Marketing, Family Entertainment Group
    • Jerry Merola, Principal, Amusement Entertainment Management, LLC
    • Richard  Sanfilippo, Owner, Sam’s Fun City
    • Beth Standlee, C.E.O., TrainerTainment
    • Drew Tewksbury Vice President/Program Manager, Amusement Insurance Resources
    • David Wallace, Turfway Entertainment
    • Douglas W. Wilkerson, Principal, Dynamic Designs and Associates

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Imagine More Possibilities
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