Trade Show Seminars

2016 Trade Show Educational Seminars and Workshops

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.

All seminars are located in the Carousel Pavilion.

Tuesday, February 9, 2016

  • Eyerly Manufacturing / O.R.I. Industries
    1:00 pm - 2:00 pm

    Speaker: Guy Sherbourne

    Round table / open forum discussion

  • Amusement Wraps 101
    2:00 pm - 4:00 pm

    The Showman's Introduction To Wraps Amusement Wraps 101 features industry veteran Chuck Wheeler in an information packed session introducing wraps and how this new method can make you stand out and help secure more lucrative spots. We'll give you the insights you need to determine when to wrap something vs. when it needs paint. You'll be given all the information you need to make great decisions when it comes to making your show, ride or food joint really stand out.

Wednesday, February 10, 2016

  • Ride Talk
    11:00am - 12:00 pm

    General Overview of Trends & Issues in the Amusement Industry

    Dan Dudley
    Dan Abner
    Sponsored By LJM & Associates Inc.

  • JKJ Workforce Agency, Inc. Presents:
    Back To Basics - The New World We Live in for H-2B Temporary Seasonal Workers

    12:00 pm - 3:00 pm

    Presented in language we can all understand and relate to. Our panel will explain the step by step procedures involved in obtaining H-2B workers.

    James K. Judkins, President
    Frances R. Smith, Manager
    Jesus Eduardo "Lalo" Rodriguez, Paralegal

    JKJ Workforce Agency
    1327 East Washington, Suite #140
    Harlingen, TX 78550

  • H2B Update and PAC Fundraiser
    3:30 pm - 5:00 pm

    Sponsored By: OABA

    Wayne Pierce - Attorney
    Greg Hartley - Lobbyist

Thursday, February 11, 2016

  • Become Certified in the ServSafe Program during the Gibtown Trade Show
    11:00 am - 3:00 pm

    This is a required exam for ALL food service vendors in ALL States including some LOCAL / CITY requirements.

    • Class will be Held in the Upstairs Boardroom
    • Cost - $150.00 Per Person
    • Includes Class Materials, Study Guides and Test
    • You MUST Pre-Register and Pre-Pay
    • Class Size Limited to 25 People
    • For Pre-Registration, Contact:
      Teresa Rimes @ 813-677-9377 or

Friday, February 12, 2016

  • Mobile Amusement Summit
    11:00am - 1:00pm

    This seminar will be held in the main meeting room

    Sponsored By OABA

    Speakers: Tom Gaylin - Incoming President
    Michael Wood - Outgoing President
    E.J. Dean - 2nd Vice President
    Jay Strates - 3rd Vice President

    Everyone is invited to attend!

  • DOT 101 - DOT Rules and Regulations
    2:00 pm - 5:00 pm

    Presented by: Over The Road Permitting Service
    To Include:
    • DOT Number & MC Number Updates
    • Driver Qualification & DOT Driver Files
    • Hours of Service & ELD's
    • Vehicle Files
    • DOT Drug & Alcohol Program

    Tracey McQuilken
    Fred Simcic

Saturday, February 13, 2016

  • Industrial Truck / Forklift Training
    1:30 pm - 2:30 pm
    DVD Preview and Manual Review

    On-Site Outdoor Training
    2:30 pm - 3:30 pm
    $40.00 Per Person

    Class Includes Handbook, Certificate & Permit Card
    **Permit Card For On-Site Equipment Only**

    Sign-Up Sheet Posted in Trade Show Office
    Limited to 10 Participants
    Sponsored by: LJM & Associates, Inc.

    Dan Abner
    Tom Carey

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