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Summer Seminar Information

Tuesday, July 28 & Thursday, July 30, 2020
Virtual Webinar
1:00 - 2:30pm

The South Carolina Festival & Event Association hosts a virtual seminar for event planners from across the Palmetto State and southeast each summer!  Offering focused education on varying industry topics and providing networking incentives are just a few of the key offerings at this annual event.

Attendees benefit from:

  • knowledgeable speakers & presenters
  • current industry topics of interest
  • sharing & gaining new ideas
  • networking with peers
This year's seminar is designed to assist festival and event planners navigating the changes 2020 has brought to our industry.  Participants will learn from the experts at Saffire, Kaliff Insurance, German Group, and WFEA.  We'll answer your questions about insurance, safety, branding and sponsorship, so you have the tools necessary survive evolving trends.

through July 24

Seminar Agenda

Tuesday, July 28

1:00 - 1:45 pm        Eric German, The German Group
   Eric is the Managing Partner for the Ohio based German Group. He is recognized for successes in the
                                  launch and profitable growth of events, conferences and trade shows.  His experience in developing and
                                  leading teams in the areas of crisis media management, event development, and public relations
                                  campaigns, makes him a valuable addition to the Seminar lineup.

1:45 - 2:30 pm        David Olivares, Kaliff Insurance
As Vice-President of Sales and Marketing for the San Antonio based Kaliff Insurance, David's expertise is
                                  in fairs, festivals and outdoor music venues. He currently serves on the board of the Texas Festivals &
                                  Events Association and is a regular presenter for the International Festivals & Events Association.  

Thursday, July 30

1:00 - 1:45 pm       Bruce Skinner, Washington Festivals & Events Association
Bruce is a highly regarded consultant to the special events industry. Bruce served as Executive Director of
                                 the Fiesta Bowl for a decade and is widely regarded as the "Bowl director of the 80's" and also served as
                                 Chief Revenue Officer for the 2016 College Football National Championship Game.  Bruce formerly served
                                 as President of the International Festivals & Events Association and has published The Complete Guide to
                                 Selling Event Sponsorship
. His wealth of experience and current position as Executive Director of WFEA
                                 make Bruce an industry icon.

1:45 - 2:30 pm       Cassie Dispenza, Saffire
                            Cassie is the Senior Director of Marketing & Partnerships at Saffire, a website and ticketing management  
                                 firm. She has extensive experience with online marketing and event planning and has planned strategic
                                 events with numerous companies and organizations including the US Olympic Committee. She partners
                                 annually with hundreds of unique events, venues, and destinations across the country.


SC Festival & Event Association is a 501(c)6 non-profit organization.
Post Office Box 42205  |  Charleston, SC 29423  |  843.614.2357

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