Management Conference

Upper-Level Management Programming

IAFE’s Management Conference is designed just for upper-level fair staff. Gather with fellow fair executives and managers for multiple days of programming geared toward helping you make your fair the best it can be!

This program is only open to paid management staff or CVFMs from fairs that are current IAFE members.

2023 Management Conference


April 19-21, 2023


Open to paid management staff or CVFM’s of current IAFE member fairs.


Hyatt Regency St. Louis at the Arch
St. Louis, MO
Room Rate: $179


Hosted by: Washington Town & Country Fair

A Big Thank You to Our Sponsors:

Interested in Attending?

Here’s what past attendees have said…

I come from a small — if not the smallest — fair in the Association with 8,000 – 10,000 people attending our 4-day fair. I have been coming to Management Conference for only 3 years. I wish someone would have told me how truly valuable this would have been to me 8 years ago when I started in the industry. I attend Management Conference for the tailor-made programming for people in a management position. Management Conference offers more networking with and getting to know other Managers/CEO’s that you may not get the chance to sit down with at the IAFE Convention. Even coming from a very small fair/community, I have always been able to take something back and implement it at our level. Management Conference is my very favorite IAFE event!

It was a phenomenal event that engaged our minds to have a new lens and outlook on how we approach ourselves to lead our teams for the future.

Would definitely tell a friend. As a new Manager, this conference provided me with a fantastic opportunity to meet other managers of all size fairs and make connections for ideas, questions, and inspiration!

I attend the Management Conference for networking and higher-level sessions not available at other places.

[I go to Management Conference] to see my peers and friends. I met great new people also. Very high-level programming and teamwork. I am already looking forward to St. Louis!

2022 Management Conference

The 2022 Management Conference was held April 6-8, 2022 in Phoenix, AZ.

You can still download a PDF of the 2022 Management Conference Program here.

Have an idea for the program?

Please contact Kate Turner if you have an idea for inclusion in a future Management Conference!