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Florida Federation of Fairs 2013 Summer Workshop held August 2 – 3, 2013 in Jacksonville, Florida

Summer Workshop Focuses on CPP and Disaster Experience The Florida Federation of Fairs Summer Workshop was held August 2nd & 3rd in Jacksonville,

FL. The event was hosted by the Greater Jacksonville Ag Fair whose Vice President of Market- ing, Gayle Hart, is the current President of the Florida Federation of Fairs. There were one hundred twenty-eight attendees representing twenty-three Fairs from through-

out the State of Florida. The two day event kicked off Friday afternoon with two educational tracks – a Consumer Protection Workshop and a Disaster Experience Workshop. This year’s program was sponsored by the Florida Department of Agriculture and Consumer Services. The department was well represented with thirteen FDACS employees that oversee animal services at Fairs throughout the state. This year’s Summer Workshop followed a format that started on Friday afternoon and finished

at noon on Saturday. On Friday evening a welcome dinner was co-sponsored by Belle City Amusements, Event Marketing Corporation, and the Greater Jacksonville Ag Fair. Saturday morning’s program continued the two track format. The CPP workshop was present-

ed by Marla Calico with IAFE and Dr. Stephen Neel with Technical Solutions International. The workshop helped Fairs understand E. coli and provided information on controlling traffic flow in all animal areas, creating proper signage, installing hand washing areas, and establishing specif- ic cleaning protocols. The hands-on approach and one-on-one sessions helped Fairs return home with initial plans for their own facilities. The Disaster Experience workshop was presented by

Bob Mellinger with Attainium. The tabletop exercise put attendees in the throes of real-life disaster situations – as they unfolded. Each group had to make critical decisions and deal with the consequences of those decisions! The workshop helped attendees understand the importance of advance disaster and event continuity planning. On Sat- urday, the Disaster Experience group continued their training with another hands-on workshop presented by Heather Crawford – the anchor for WTLV/WJXX. Heather outlined the components of handling media interviews and then asked volunteers to do simulated interviews. The interviews were recorded and played back for the group as they were critiqued. The group was also given an up- date from Danny Raulerson, Chief of State Farmers Mar- kets and Carl Penn, Development Representative for the


Florida Federation of Fairs Board Meeting Notice:

The Florida Federation of Fairs Board of Directors will meet on

Friday, November 22nd at 9:00 am at the

Renaissance Resort at the World Golf Village, St. Augustine, Florida

IMPORTANT DATES December 8—12, 2013

123rd Annual IAFE Convention and Trade Show

Paris Hotel, Las Vegas, Nevada February 19-21, 2014

IAFE Spring Seminar: Sponsorship & Adver- tising/PR

The Wyndham San Antonio Hotel Riverwalk San Antonio, Texas

April 22-25, 2014

IAFE Management Conference Hilton Tucson El Conquistador Golf & Tennis Resort Tucson, Arizona

May 15—17, 2014 Annual Florida Federation of Fairs

Convention & IAFE Zone II Meeting Waldorf Astoria, Naples, Florida

October 17-19, 2014

IAFE Institute of Fair Management Summit Sheraton Dallas, Dallas, Texas

124th Annual IAFE Convention And Trade Show



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