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IAAPA FEC Summit 2020

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Event Type: Connections
Venue: In-Person
Member Price: $725 | Nonmember Price: $950
CEU's: 14

Join us for the IAAPA FEC Summit 2020 in Stone Mountain, Georgia at the Atlanta Evergreen Marriott Jan. 26 - 28, 2020. Taking place just outside of Atlanta, Family entertainment center (FEC) operators from around the globe will gather at this yearly event to learn the latest best practices and share ideas. The earlier you register, the more you save. Prices will increase Jan. 17. 

Why Attend?

IAAPA FEC Summit is an educational event for FEC owners and operators with a specific focus on building the skill sets necessary for success in the attractions industry. The seminars and sessions are particularly relevant to entrepreneurs.

What to Expect

Experience three days of learning and fun! Start preparing now—registration requires approval; facility operators will learn their status within 48 hours of registration. There will be a limited number of non-sponsor manufacturer, supplier, and consultant registrations available.

Registration Rates

Registration Rates
IAAPA Member - Facility Operator $725
Prices increase Jan. 17
Nonmember - Facility Operator $950
New in 2020: IAAPA Members and Members, non-sponsoring manufacturer and supplier $2,850*
*Flat rate for education-only attendees. Registration fee includes admission for one non-sponsoring manufacturer, supplier and/or consultant bringing two qualified facility operators (must be an owner or senior manager of a Family Entertainment Center).
 

Agenda

Location: Conference Center Foyer

Platinum Sponsor: Hownd

Pick up your badge and lanyard before heading to the Welcome Reception.

Location: The Commons Restaurant at Stone Mountain Golf Club

Platinum Sponsor: Sure Shot Redemption

It’s time to par-tee! Meet your fellow attendees outside the resort and board buses for a short trip to the Stone Mountain Golf Club, where you’ll enjoy hors d’oeuvres and refreshments overlooking beautiful Stone Mountain.  

In honor of the Master’s Golf Classic held annually in Georgia, we ask that you be “seen in Green” or come dressed in your most outlandish “Caddyshack” golf wear for a lively costume contest. Prizes will be awarded!

Shuttle buses depart from the Convention Center Entrance.

Location: Evergreen Ballroom
Location: Stone Mountain Ballroom
  • Ken Whiting, ICAE, President, Whiting’s Foods at Santa Cruz Beach Boardwalk, IAAPA Second Vice Chair
  • Scott Fais, IAAPA FEC Summit Emcee, Managing Editor, Funworld Magazine, IAAPA
Location: Stone Mountain Ballroom

Platinum Sponsor: QubicaAMF

Alan Miltz, Global Thought Leader in Financial Analysis

Alan Miltz, financial analysis expert and co-author of “Scaling Up” teaches entrepreneurs how to simplify your business while increasing profit. Alan will present a hands-on four-hour workshop, using a real-life case study of an FEC. He will demonstrate the cash flow quality of this company using the “Power of One” – what 1% or 1 day changes he implemented to achieve their financial objective.

Location: Evergreen Ballroom

Platinum Sponsor: Embed

Location: Depart from the Convention Center Entrance.

Board buses with your fellow attendees and go behind-the-scenes at Andretti's Indoor Karting and Games for onsite learning opportunities and "round-robin" breakout education sessions covering Food and Beverage, Birthday Parties/Groups, Marketing, and Attractions.

Enjoy networking and dinner in the Sky Zone, featuring high-end food stations and locally-sourced craft cocktails, wine, and beer. Sponsored by Platinum Sponsor, Smart Industries.

Location: Evergreen Ballroom
Location: Stone Mountain Ballroom

Scott Fais, IAAPA FEC Summit Emcee, Managing Editor, Funworld Magazine, IAAPA

Location: Stone Mountain Ballroom

John Hallenbeck, Vice President IAAPA North America

Location: Stone Mountain Ballroom

Moderator: Jerry Merola, Amusement Entertainment Management, LLC
Panelists:

  • Nick DiMatteo, Dave and Buster’s
  • Howard MacAuliffe, Pinnacle Entertainment Group 
  • Joe Camarota Sr., Alpha-Omega Amusements Inc. and president, AAMA

Arcades from A to Z:  Industry experts share their expertise and suggestions for successful game room operation. Topics include: selecting arcade equipment that fits your space, establishing a profitable redemption percentage model and configuration for your location; designing a compelling game layout;  handling repairs and maintenance;  evaluating and tracking game performance; and the future of arcades and the guest experience. Come prepared to share information about your location’s top 10 games and your favorite revenue-generating practices. 

Location: Evergreen Ballroom

 

    Location: Stone Mountain Ballroom

    Moderator: Jerry Merola, Amusement Entertainment Management, LLC
    Panelists:

    • Nick DiMatteo, Dave and Buster’s
    • Howard MacAuliffe, Pinnacle Entertainment Group 
    • Joe Camarota Sr., Alpha-Omega Amusements Inc. and president, AAMA
    Location: Evergreen Ballroom

    Platinum Sponsor: Embed

    Location: Stone Mountain Ballroom

    Presenter: Drew Tewksbury, SVP, McGowan Insurance

    Owners and operators must be prepared to respond to a crisis at any time. Preparing for a situation involving gun violence is vital to us all. Learn how to put a plan in place to help reduce the potential and impact of a tragic event at your facility while gaining a better understanding of risk prevention and mitigation.

    Presenters:

    • Richard Sanfilippo, Sam’s Fun Park City
    • Jeremy Hoyum, COO Urban Air Franchisee / GM Jake’s Unlimited 

    This interactive session will discuss the positive impact to your guests and facility revenue enhancement have on your facility today and in the future. Examples include facility makeovers, attraction additions and food service renovation. 

    Location: Evergreen Ballroom

    Platinum Sponsor: Virtuix/Omni

    Toast with your fellow attendees, new found friends and colleagues. 

    Speaker

    Alan Miltz

    Alan Miltz

    Alan Miltz is a global thought leader in financial analysis, a highly recognized speaker, and a keynote presenter for the Entrepreneurs Organization including regular presentations at their Entrepreneurs’ Universities in Tokyo, Berlin and Boston MIT. His executive background ranges from being the founding director of Inmatrix Pty Ltd to being chairman of Pearl Finance Australia and director of Lempriere Capital. 

    As a co-author, Alan contributed by writing the financial component of the global best-selling book “Scaling Up” by Verne Harnish. 

    Working across Europe, Asia, and the U.S. as an accomplished speaker at seminars and conferences, Alan has a passion for analyzing critical business requirements. He is highly skilled in identifying deficiencies and potential opportunities, formulating strategy and implementing subsequent innovative and cost-effective solutions. 

    During his career, Alan has been involved in every level of company management and operation giving him an incredibly strong grounding in all facets of business operation.


    Event Questions

    Contact:

    Alyse Sklover
    Manager, Constituency Services and Programs
    +1 321/319-7661 | Send Message 

    Sponsorship:

    Emily Popovich
    Director, Global Sponsorship
    +1 703/850-4115 | Send Message

    Sponsorship for FEC Summit 2020 is SOLD OUT. To inquire about becoming a sponsor for future FEC events, please contact Emily Popovich.

    IAAPA FEC Summit 2020 Sponsors