GF Strategies to present at IAFE confab

November 24, 2015

hot off the press, Press Release

November 20, 2015
For Immediate Release
Contact: Greg Flakus

GF Strategies to attend IAFE Fairs meetings. Leading a panel on Technology—the future of Fairs.

GF Strategies President Greg Flakus will be part of a panel at the International Association of Fairs meetings that begin November 28th in Las Vegas.

The convention brings together Fair management, staffs and boards from around the world. GF Strategies will be attending these meetings for the 20th year.
Since landing their first national focus event in 1997, the Houston Livestock Show, the company has worked with 52 Fairs around the nation, including six of the top ten in terms of attendance as well as Fairs as small as three days and attendance of ten thousand.
The panel will be speaking on technology and will feature panelists speaking about what is new in ticketing, cashless payments, using mobile hot spots at the Fair and an overview from a leading festival producer that works with MGM to produce its emerging festival mix in Las Vegas. The panel is set for 2 p.m on Wednesday December 2nd.

GF Strategies has become one of the leaders in advising major festivals on the fasting growing area for events.—large three day festivals with daily attendance of 20,000 to 75,000 attendees. The focus is on how to increase the per person spending at these large events by bringing on board high end chefs, newly emerging spirits brands, local recognized mixologists and exciting food and beverage villages.

“The festival business, as well as the stadium and arena segment is our growth area” said company President Greg Flakus. “We are planning to keep our regional team working with our existing Fairs” said Flakus.
The GF Strategies team is on site at Fairs and manages all of the cash reporting from all food and beverage sales at events where the event earns a percentage of all sales.

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