CHICAGO (CelebrityAccess MediaWire) — The International Association of Entertainment Producers Annual Convention will be taking place in Chicago from September 28th to the 30th, once again bringing together the most experienced and tenured corporate entertainment industry members.
The event, a major forum for sharing ideas, business practices and networking among industry officials, will include the First Annual Showcase, giving the industry an opportunity to see some of the best corporate entertainment the industry has to offer, including The Commodores, Ac-Rock, Brian Olsen’s “Art in Action”, John Charles, The Ides of March, Guitarola, Greg Schwem, Banachek, The Rat Pack is Back, and The Standards.
An Exhibitor Trade Show will also be presented in conjunction with the Showcase, kicking off the two-day conference.
A program will be presented by Attorney Sam Erkonen of Howe & Hutton, covering all types of legal issues including contracts, force majeure, and ASCAP & BMI. Two 90-minute panel discussions will be led by leading production companies as well as renowned tour/production managers, followed by Q&A sessions.
All major agencies and production companies will be represented at the event, which also features cocktail parties and food functions designed to give industry members plenty of networking and face-to-face time.
“The 3rd Annual IACEP Conference is shaping up to be our best meeting yet!” IACEP Chairman Dick Smith told CelebrityAccess. “Attendees, whether they’re member or non-member, Producers or Suppliers, have plenty of reasons for attending this year’s annual IACEP Conference.
“You will have access to some of the ‘biggest brains and experience’ in the business. Our membership and attendee list reads like a ‘Who's Who’ in Corporate Entertainment,” Smith continued. “We will have noted event industry attorney and expert, Sam Erkonen, speak on legal issues as well as top insurance industry execs and major agency, production and tour management people in attendance and as panelists. There will be plenty of ‘educational content’ and hands-on, interactive opportunities to share ideas, successes (and failures) that we hope will wake you up and shake you up and perhaps change the way you approach your business.”
To register for the September 2006 IACEP Conference, visit www.iacep.com. –by CelebrityAccess Staff Writers