Face 2 Face Entertainment Conference (F2FEC)

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Meet Face-to-Face With the Most Successful and Engaging People in the Entertainment Center Business

The Face 2 Face Entertainment Conference (F2FEC) is an exclusive event for industry leaders who share a passion for the business and aspire for advocacy and collaboration with fellow professionals. The F2FEC application process ensures that each and every attendee is dedicated to the future success of the industry.

F2FEC is not part of any association or trade organization and as such we are selective in attendance as a way to create high-level engagement and ensure value. We can and will be exclusionary for the benefit of our Alliance Partners and facility owner attendees.

The real power of Face 2 Face is presenting stories and experiences in such a way that people see what’s possible. The peer-to-peer connection that’s built deep into the core of the F2F Experience means opportunity. We ask attendees to spend time meeting as many people as possible and then we hope to stimulate relationship building so that meeting someone becomes real engagement. Through F2’s programming, we hope to inspire the people in the room to move beyond comfortable, to listen, to be open to outcome and to be a connector.

Our Theme

“IMAGINE”, our theme for 2019, is chosen as a culmination of the past four conference experiences from Change or Die and 10X Better to Differentiate and SOUL. Nothing we do in business or life happens until we first IMAGINE.

To first IMAGINE is where every idea is born and the seed for every company is planted. To re-imagine is the reflection we see from what we’ve learned and experienced. To re-imagine is to establish a plan for the future and to grow with purpose. Companies believe in different things to different degrees including innovation, quality, freedom, choice, diversity, price, profits, purpose, morals and so on. This unique mix is manifested in its soul and is visible in a company’s products, services, and outreach. IMAGINE.

To remain relevant, we must “live with purpose and act with intent” and IMAGINE who we are and why. Innovation requires us to be brave, with the knowledge that we must try and knowing that not all ideas work. We must dispel the fear of failure and encourage new ideas to emerge in the safety of intentional risk taking within the “fail fast and learn” ideation process. After all, innovation would not occur without an active imagination.

The 2019 IMAGINE Experience will focus on what’s next as we re-flect, re-think and re-imagine our business and industry. We will ask attendees to reflect and to rethink relevance and sustainability. The sessions and presentations will center on removing barriers and bias and pushing boundaries with particular concentration on the F2FEC vision relating to relationships, leadership, corporate culture, business growth, competitive differentiation, investment, purpose, and remaining relevant in a changing world and marketplace.

The Amigos believe that Einstein understood that imagination widens our scope and takes our thoughts beyond black and white, beyond cause and effect, beyond simple deduction, and Einstein placed value in humanity to imagine the possible beyond the predictable. IMAGINE.

Join the Amigos in 2019 for the F2FEC IMAGINE Experience!

Our People

Seasoned. Experienced. Owner. Senior Level. Decision Maker.

  • Pleasant to be around.
  • Equal parts teacher and learner.
  • Intellectual honesty. (No fishing stories)
  • Willing to speak of failures as well as successes.
  • Willing to share operating statistics and financial results.
  • Contribute to conversations by adding to the discussion, not high-jack the topic.
  • Respectful of others and their opinions.
  • Prepare (for the benefit of all) to contribute.
  • Willing to set aside the time to respond to pre and post conference inquiries and surveys.
  • Will respect peer attendees implied request for discretion & confidentiality.
  • Agrees to the responsible and ethical use of information learned.
  • Check his/her ego at the door.
  • Open to outcome.

Our Philosophy

The opportunity to attend F2FEC comes with an equal and opposite obligation to participate fully in the spirit of the vision and goals of F2FEC.

F2FEC attendees will join forces with the brightest minds across the industry – creating a powerhouse network with a wealth of knowledge to fill each discussion and session. Together, you’ll participate in high-level collaborations and presentations to stay up to date on cutting-edge industry trends, technology, and developments. Gain insight from renowned speakers, expand your professional networks and elevate the business of ECs for all.

As the elite Entertainment Conference, F2FEC will be the mechanism for leadership and change. The global entertainment center industry is currently lacking fundamental leadership. Trade associations have not filled leadership roles, established industry goals, or set an industry-wide vision that challenges the communities and sectors to be better and do more.

Founded to enhance the entertainment center business, F2FEC focuses on what’s now and what’s next – looking ahead to embrace the future. This focus not only benefits the industry overall, but benefits all those who make a living in the industry – those who have established themselves in the industry.

Stay Relevant. Change Now. Grow Now. Lead Now.

The time for F2FEC is now.

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Experience. Passion. Opportunity.

THANK YOU for inviting me and encouraging me to share with the group. You guys are the best and provide the most uplifting conference I've ever attended.

Phil Zacheretti - Phoenix Theatres Entertainment

You Amigos have literally inspired me to "put on my big boy pants” and make the changes that I’ve been agonizing over for years, so thanks again for the most productive and thought-provoking event I’ve attended.

David Bishop - Sally Corporation

F2FEC is like attending Harvard Business School…and every other conference or workshop the industry offers is basic high school. Each year F2 helps me make more money and get better.

Scott Stillings - Box9 Entertainment

Coming to the forum was an eye opener and meeting, talking and learning from old friends and experts was the best. Now it is time to implement the many great ideas that were shared at F2FEC

Neil Farren - Strikz

The conference was IN-CRED-IBLE. Content was just fantastic. Location was awesome. Proud to be involved.

Brad Little - Hey Day Entertainment

I made a number of good new connections and have a handful of action items to continue to up our game. Thank you for another great F2FEC experience.

Scott Sanders - Octane Raceway

I love this event and appreciate all of the planning and preparations that go into making it the inspiring and engaging masterpiece that it is!

Jen Waldo - Brunswick Bowling Products

I have attended many conferences throughout my career, both in and outside the industry, and this was by far the best. The information was relevant, presenters on point, and the social interaction was invaluable.

Chris Albano - Stars and Strikes

WOW! The Amigo's did it again. I am humbled by yet another session that has fueled my 2017. You're passion commitment grit knowledge integrity and importantly you're caring serves as a beacon to us all.

Ron Malinowski - Bobs Space Racers

This is a quick note to say thanks for what was for me the best conference I've participated in during my soon-to-be 38-year industry career. You blew my expectations completely out of the water. 

Peter Gustafson - American Amusement Machine Association

I had a blast at F2FEC! It's a great concept and you and your team executed it flawlessly. Kudos to the amigos!

Robert Sax - SAX PR/Marketing

I learned so much just in those couple of days spent with all of you. I’m taking back to my office a ton of inspiration and a bunch of ideas on how we more useful to the FEC community. 

Ingrid Adlum Milkes - RePlay Magazine

Each year F2F has succeeded in advancing your vision and this past week the Amigos exponentially raised the bar. No one in the industry will even come close to matching the quality and production value that F2F has achieved.

Alicia Lavay - Vending Times Magazine

It was by far your best event and the content, the people, the facility, and the entire process was exceptional. Way to go and I think everyone left with a ton of energy and enthusiasm.

Jon W. Brady - Player One Amusement Group

Thank you again for putting on such a wonderful event. It really is first class and I come away with new partnerships, ideas, and goals each time.

Armando Lanuti - Creative Works

Congratulations on another great conference. Not that I doubted but I did wonder how you could continue to raise the bar this year. You did it! The material and, perhaps especially, the production quality was really first class.

George McAuliffe - Pinnacle Entertainment

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