INTERNATIONAL INDEPENDENT SHOWMEN'S ASSOCIATION
2020 TRADE SHOW: February 5 - 8
Seminars & Classes

Various presenters will be presenting daily workshops on topics that effect the industry on a daily basis.  These workshops are available to all attendees at the IISF Super Trade Show & Extravaganza.  The workshops will include audio/video presentations, handouts as well as round table discussions of some of the challenges affecting every aspect of the carnival business.

Please check back in January 2019 for a complete list of trade show seminars.

Tuesday, February 5

11:00am - 3:00pm
Become Certified in the ServSafe Program

This is a required exam for ALL food service vendors in ALL states including some local / city requirements.

Cost:  $150 per person (includes class materials, study guides, & test)
Class size is limited to 25 people

Location:  IISA office - upstairs boardroom


Pre-registration and payment is required.  To register, call Teresa Rimes at 813-677-9377 or email teresa@gibtownshowmensclub.com 

 

1:00pm - 2:00pm
Documentation of Maintenance and Daily Inspection

The importance of docuenting and keeping a log.

Sponsored by World Wide Safety Group, Inc.
Speakers:  Sharon Hupalo and Avery Wheelock
Location: Carousel Pavilion

2:00pm - 3:00pm
Digital Marketing, Online Ticketing, and Web Sites

How you can use new media and tools to affordably increase sales and grow your business

The new world of online sales and marketing is growing by leaps and bounds.  All the information and misinformation can be confusing. We will explore how you can reach your potential customers online effectively and affordably and how those contacts can turn into ticket sales and revenue.

Best of all, you can gather the customer’s information so you can sell to them in the future.

Go beyond social media and let us show you how the world of online marketing and sales works in an easy-to understand way.

Sponsored by Matt's Web Design, Innovative Marketing, Innovative Ticketing, and CarnivalWarehouse.com
Speakers:  Ron Weber and Matt Cook
Location: Carousel Pavilion

 

3:00pm - 4:00pm
Review of What Safety Classes a Carnival Needs

Is your carnival ready for a visit from OSHA?

Sponsored by World Wide Safety Group, Inc.
Speakers:  Sharon Hupalo and Avery Wheelock
Location: Carousel Pavilion

 


Wednesday, February 6

11:00am - 3:00pm
Become Certified in the ServSafe Program

This is a required exam for ALL food service vendors in ALL states including some local / city requirements.

Cost:  $150 per person (includes class materials, study guides, & test)
Class size is limited to 25 people

Location:  IISA office - upstairs boardroom


Pre-registration and payment is required.  To register, call Teresa Rimes at 813-677-9377 or email teresa@gibtownshowmensclub.com 

1:00pm - 3:00pm
H-2B Apocalypse - Strategies for Industry Survival

JKJ Workforce and the Small Business Workforce Alliance will be conducting an empowerment seminar at the Gibtown Trade Show.  

As this is being planned, we have no idea what is going to happen with the H-2B visa cap.  We are caught between a pissing match between President Trump and Speaker Pelosi.  We will discuss the situation as it exists on Wednesday, February 6 including possible paths forward, and strategies of survival.

We will also dicsuss changes in the program and compliance issues.

This is a must attend session for all in the mobile entertainment industry who are part of the H-2B program!

Location:  Carousel Pavilion
Moderated by:  James Judkins, president of JKJ Workforce Agency; Leon Sequiera, attorney


4:00pm - 5:00pm
What is OABA Doing for You

Learn about the key initiatives OABA has involved themselves in.  Such as state amusement ride regulations, and ASTM standards relative to ride corrosion and welding; the H-2B visa program to ensure staffing needs; the new, OABA Volt online education program for employees; and other programs and communications your industry trade association has been working on to protect, education, and promote your business.

Sponsored by the OABA

Speakers:  OABA executive board members
Location: Carousel Pavilion


5:00pm - 6:00pm
H-2B Update & PAC Reception

Sponsored by the OABA

Speakers:  Wayne Pierce - Attorney; Greg Hartley - Lobbyist; Michael Wood - President SEA
Location: Carousel Pavilion






Thursday, February 7

11:00am - 3:00pm

Become Certified in the ServSafe Program

This is a required exam for ALL food service vendors in ALL states including some local / city requirements.

Cost:  $150 per person (includes class materials, study guides, & test)
Class size is limited to 25 people

Location:  IISA office - upstairs boardroom


Pre-registration and payment is required.  To register, call Teresa Rimes at 813-677-9377 or email teresa@gibtownshowmensclub.com 


Friday, February 8


11:00am - 3:00pm
Become Certified in the ServSafe Program

This is a required exam for ALL food service vendors in ALL states including some local / city requirements.

Cost:  $150 per person (includes class materials, study guides, & test)
Class size is limited to 25 people

Location:  IISA office - upstairs boardroom


Pre-registration and payment is required.  To register, call Teresa Rimes at 813-677-9377 or email teresa@gibtownshowmensclub.com 


1:30pm - 3:30pm
Industrial Truck / Forklift Training

Sponsored by MAH Consulting

1:30-2:30pm - DVD Preview and Manual Review
2:30-3:30pm - On-Site Outdoor Training

Cost:  $40 per person

Class includes handbook, certificate & permit card*

*permit card for on-site equipment only

Pre-Register:  sign-up sheet is posted in the trade show office.  Class is limited to 25 participants.


Office: 813.677.3590

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