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SHOWFEST 2020


Registration for ShowFest 2020 is now OPEN! The conference is set for January 26-27, 2020 in Charlotte, NC at the Hilton Charlotte University Place hotel.

From the educational expertise in the sessions to the vendors in the exhibit hall; from the artists showcasing their talents to the networking opportunities, it's all at ShowFest! Join us for #ShowFest2020-Event Innovators Conference-Clarity for the Future of Your Events!

Register today by clicking HERE


SHOWFEST 2020 - January 26-27 Charlotte, NC

Education Session Schedule

Hotel Reservations

Opening Keynote Speaker-Roger Brooks

Roger Brooks has assisted nearly 2,000 communities with their branding, tourism, downtown development and marketing efforts during his distinguished career, which spans more than 35 years. Founder of award-winning Roger Brooks International, Inc., and the Destination Development Association, Roger is author of the books "Your Town: A Destination-The 25 Immutable Rules of Successful Tourism," and the upcoming book "The 20 Ingredients of an Outstanding Downtown," both of which highlight lessons learned, boots on the ground experience, and years of extensive research.

It's sure to be a fantastic keynote address focusing on the impact of festivals & events! Learn more about Roger: Here

ShowFest Featured Speakers

2020 Showcase Artists

Ace Party Band

Ace Party Band

Presented by: brioLIVE 
Bryan Mayer

Bryan Mayer

Presented by: Music Way Productions 
Heads Up Penny

Heads Up Penny

Presented by: East Coast Entertainment 
Love Tribe

Love Tribe

Self Represented 
Parks Brothers

Parks Brothers

Presented by: East Coast Entertainment 
Tan & Sober Gentlemen

Tan & Sober Gentlemen

Presented by: Festy Westy 
Thurston Howell

Thurston Howell

Presented by: Imagine Music Group 
Monika James

Monika James

Presented by: Music Way Productions 
Jive Mother Mary

Jive Mother Mary

Presented by: Crewser Entertainment 
Yasu Ishida

Yasu Ishida

Self Represented 

2020 Excellence Awards Info. & Applications

Educational Sessions

Additional Educational Session Topics:

*Festinomics! Measuring Economic Impact
*Developing a Marketing Plan
*Crowd Control Certification
*Serving Alcohol...It's a Big Responsibility
*Optimizing Social Media Content
*Sponsorship Trends
*Understanding Social Media Algorithms
*Communicating With Media
*Safety & Security
*Team Building
*Round Table Sessions
And MORE!

2020 Silent Auction Donation Form

SHOWFEST 2019 PROGRAM

Kay Saintsing Memorial Scholarship

2018 Recipient: Leah Babb-NC State University

2018 Recipient: Leah Babb-NC State University

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Thank you to our 2020 ShowFest Sponsors

DUPLIN COUNTY
brioLIVE
Ward Productions
Rachel Screen Printing
IMAGINE MUSIC GROUP
SE SYSTEMS
10 TALENTS
The InterACTive Theater of Jef
Walmart
BBQ Fest on the Neuse

Hilton Charlotte University Place Hotel

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