By McAllen Chamber of Commerce
The McAllen Chamber of Commerce is pleased to announce the International Festivals & Events Association has selected McAllen once again as its host city for the 2023 Conference.
The October 2023 conference is expected to draw over 500 visitors to the McAllen Convention Center that could generate an economic impact of over $87,500.
“We are very excited to be returning to McAllen, Texas for this year’s convention, and we thank them for their generosity and welcoming hospitality,” said IFEA President & CEO Steve Schmader. “McAllen is a vibrant, creative, and diverse city that offers a perfect setting for the convention, with its beautiful natural surroundings, thriving arts and culture scene, and friendly community. It is the ideal location to celebrate the transformative power of festivals and events and those who lead them.”
Throughout the year, the McAllen Chamber’s Tourism Department ‘Convention & Visitors Bureau’ diligently facilitates conferences that attract participants from various industries. These conferences play a significant role in generating substantial revenue for our city.
IFEA conference will focus on the numerous avenues through which festivals and events create ripple effects including economic growth and tourism, creativity and involvement, lowering barriers and strengthening community/cultural bonds that serve as a catalyst for social and environmental progress while creating memories to be shared for generations.
“We are ecstatic that the International Festivals & Events Association has chosen to return to McAllen for their 2023 Conference. We look forward to hosting the organization and are eager to continue to welcome them back for future meetings and conferences,” Director of Tourism Alex Arevalo said.
For those interested in hosting events in McAllen, please contact Convention Sales Manager Maritza Muñoz at (956) 682-2871.