EventPro Forum 2004 Takes Shape

(CelebrityAccess News Service)– EventPro Forum 2004, now in its third year, is set for February 25-28 at the Canopy Palms Resort on Singer Island
In West Palm Beach, FL.

Geared for production professionals, the confab and trade show will feature industry speakers, professional development panels and several special events, including a golf tournament at the PGA National Golf Resort & Spa, ranked by Zagat as “America’s Top Golf Courses”, and backstage tour of local production venues. The ProPavilion trade show will showcase cutting-edge products and services for the event production industry and provide an additional opportunity to develop networking resources.

CFB Productions Inc., a veteran personal management and special events production firm is the producer of EventPro Forum.

"Before the EventPro Forum [which has been in development since 1997], our industry did not have a forum for top production professionals to convene -without having to attend a myriad of conferences throughout the year, each with a specific focus," says event coordinator Alicia Parrish. "Now, experts and industry leaders, whether from the concert industry, corporate America, a fair or a festival, can gather in one place, at one time, and share their knowledge and industry expertise."

CFB’s Clinton Ford Billups, Jr., a veteran personal manager, TV exec and special events producer, adds” "Event producers, whether it's for a concert, corporate function or sporting event, all have the same goals – to entertain their audience, produce a positive experience and achieve their bottom line, whether it be financial, motivational or promotional. "They also have to handle the same safety concerns, logistical hassles, staffing requirements and snafus. EventPro Forum has achieved what it was formatted to do – to provide an environment for people to actually share with each other, which really doesn't happen at other industry events."

In the past two years, EventPro Forum has attracted more than 300 event production professionals from Los Angeles to Las Vegas, Nashville to New York, and even London to Moscow.

"This conference was truly developed by event production professionals for event production professionals," Parrish notes. "It's not driven by a specific trade magazine or association. Our business partners, colleagues and past attendees have really made EventPro Forum THE conference for event production professionals, as we intended. It's our dream come true."

Up-to-date information on EventPro Forum 2004 and on-line registration is available at www.eventproforum.com.–Jane Cohen and Bob Grossweiner

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