IFEA Europe and ARCUB
Founded in 1992, the International Festivals and Events Association Europe - IFEA Europe - is the European affiliate of IFEA World. For the past 50 years, IFEA has served as the global network organization for professionals who work in the cultural festivals and public events sector. The IFEA is represented in 40 countries on 5 continents and it is the worlds largest network for festivals & events. It spans the industry from world-renowned cultural festivals to small community events.
Members of IFEA come together to share ideas. knowledge and best practice, to facilitate personal and professional development and to promote networking and international exchange.
Members include public and private organisers, city officials, festival managers and marketing personnel, tourist destination organisations, venue managers, suppliers, academic researchers, and many others. IFEA is also open to students aiming for a professional career in public events management.
The diversity of IFEA is reflected in the subjects, speakers and delegates at our annual European conference as well as regular “behind-the-scenes” events, our e-newsletters, international webinars and ,many further activities throughout the year. A strong focus is given to research and practice in areas such as sponsorship, programming, community engagement, staffing and volunteer issues, crowd safety, environmental sustainability, tourism and destination branding through events.
In summary, IFEA provides a framework for strong personal and professional networks and relationships, and aims for constant improvement of skills, knowledge, and practice within the sector.
For the last 18 years, ARCUB — The Cultural Center of the City of Bucharest has been the main actor that developed the Romanian Capital’s cultural identity. With a wide range of performances that include theatre, music, architecture, fine arts and publishing, as well as a significant portfolio of partnerships with various organizations and institutions with similar profiles, ARCUB became synonym with Bucharest’s art and culture.
ARCUB is the organizer of the International Festival of Street Theatre — B-FIT in the Street!, of the only international jazz festival in the Capital, Bucharest Jazz Festival, and Bucharest Music Film Festival, an appreciated international classical music event.
Also, 2014 marks the year ARCUB is moving its headquarters, in Gabroveni Inn, a place filled with history and a piece of Bucharest’s finest architecture. Even though, at the time, the building was not completely restored, Gabroveni Inn already hosted a series of cultural gatherings during Bucharest Jazz Festival.
Located in the Old Center of Bucharest, Gabroveni Inn is becoming a very modern cultural center – auditoriums, exhibition spaces, conference rooms – an interesting mix between the old and the new, painting the exact cultural scene of Bucharest.
We are very pleased to inform you that this year we are celebrating Bucharest’s 555th anniversary, and have planned a series of special events to mark the occasion. We hope you accept our invitation and join us to celebrate this wonderful city.