IAAPA Rookies and Newcomers: FEC 101 (Day 1 of 3)

  • Room: Main Event, International Drive
  • Session Number:RKN
Saturday, November 10, 2018: 4:00 PM - 7:00 PM

Speaker(s)

Moderator
Beth Standlee
Owner
TrainerTainment
Speaker
Brandon Willey
CEO
FetchRev
Speaker
Christine Buhr
Owner
Shakers Family Fun Center
Speaker
Doug Wilkerson
President
Studio 41b
Speaker
Drew Tewksbury
Sr. VP
McGowan Amusement Group
Speaker
Dutch Magrath
President
Amusement Products, Inc.
Speaker
Jerry Merola
Chief Financial Officer
Amusement Entertainment Management, LLC
Speaker
Nicholas DiMatteo
Midway Operations Director
Dave & Buster's
Speaker
Richard Sanfilippo, ICAE
President
Sam’s Fun City
Speaker
Terry Riddle, ICAE
V.P. Food and Beverage
Silver Dollar City

Description

Join more than a dozen experts in family entertainment center (FEC) management as they share insights and experiences on how to develop, plan, and run an FEC. IAAPA Rookies and Newcomers: FEC 101 is a soup-to-nuts program for those who want to enter this industry as an FEC operator, or for those who want to expand their network and brush up on the critical thinking and problem-solving skills needed to grow their business. The one-and-a-half-day program looks at everything from how to research your market to how to conduct day-to-day operations. It also includes a welcome reception at Main Event, a full day of classroom learning at Andretti Indoor Karting & Games, an EDUTour to Fun Spot America and reserved seating at Monday's Lunch and Learn event.  It also includes admission to the FEC Reception on Monday night at the Hyatt Hotel.

Topics covered in the program include:

Developing Your Company Culture;
Facility Design and Trends; Feasibility Plans;
Business Planning; Game Room Layout;
Financial Management;
Risk Management;
Hiring, Managing, and Motivating Staff;
Sales and Marketing;
Social Media;
Web Design;
Food and Beverage Operations;
and Attractions Mix.

SPEAKER(S):

Beth Standlee, Trainertainment

Richard Sanfilipo, Sam’s Fun City

Dutch Magrath, Amusement Products

Jerry Merola, Amusement Entertainment Management, LLC

Terry Riddle, Silver Dollar City

Drew Tewksbury, McGowan Insurance

Douglas W. Wilkerson, Dynamic Designs and Associates

Nick DiMatteo, Dave and Busters

Brandon Wiley, FetchRev

Christine Buhr, Shakers

SCHEDULE:

Saturday: 4 p.m. – 7:00 p.m.           Main Event Welcome Reception, International Drive

Sunday: 8:30 a.m. – 5:30 p.m.     Classroom learning, Andretti’s Indoor Karting & Games

              5:30 p.m. - 9:30 p.m.    Bus to Fun Spot America for behind-the-scenes tour and dinner


Monday: 8:30 a.m. – 12:00 p.m.   Classroom learning, Orange County Convention Center

              12:00 p.m. – 2:00 p.m.   Lunch and Learn, Orange County Convention Center

              7:30 p.m. – 9:30 p.m.      FEC Reception, Hyatt International Hotel

FOOD AND BEVERAGE:  Includes reception at Main Event, daytime meals at Andretti’s Indoor Karting & Games, dinner at Fun Spot America, Lunch and Learn at Orange County Convention Center, FEC reception at Hyatt International.

NOTES: Must be 18 or older to attend. Separate ticket and Expo badge required for entry.

IAAPA CERTIFICATION: 14 credit hours 

COST: $450 IAAPA members; $600 nonmembers. Tickets should be purchased in advance as 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 Main Event, Classroom session on site at Andretti Indoor Karting and Games, EDUTour and dinner at Fun Spot America, reserved seating at Monday’s Lunch and Learn, FEC Reception at the Hyatt,  and a certificate of attendance.

Purchase Tickets Here Login to add special event tickets to your registration account. Tickets will be printed onsite with your Expo badge.

SILVER SPONSORS:

Intercard

Sacoa Playcard System

Creative Works

Moss Distributing

FetchRev

QubicaAMF Bowling Products

SUPPORTING ORGANIZATION: Flagship Carpets


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