Member Benefits



Festivals and Events is working hard to expand the benefits we offer to our members, and the 2019/2020-year FEO’s additional options for Members below are ready to be taken advantage of:

  1. International Festivals and Events Membership (IFEA)
    FEO new membership fees now include an IFEA membership (saving between $245 to $1205 USD plus $50.00 admin fee) giving our Ontario members more networking and educational and award opportunities.  Go to for more information.

  2. Canadian Sport Tourism Alliance Partnership with FEO
    Festivals and Events Ontario members will have access to its fest pro service (Framework for Economic Statistics and Trends) at CSTA member rates. Fest pro is a cutting edge service that provides the same high caliber economic impact assessments for festivals, exhibitions, concerts and special events in effect since 2002 in assessing 400+ sports events. CSTA's fest pro service provides critical data for municipal, provincial and federal government funding applications, grants and all types of private-sector financial support.

  3. Risk Management Tools and Online Education
    Festivals and Events Ontario is providing online e-Learning of Risk Management to educate and support the best security information for the industry, providing:
    1. Created and facilitated by Peter Ashwin of Event Risk Management Solutions, an is internationally recognized authority on event risk management and major event security
    2. 15 Self paced online modules
    3. A standardized approach to risk management across the industry
    4. Upon completion of the course, Eventinsure could possibly provide your festival or event with a preferred rate.
  4. BombBomb Video Email (20% saving through FEO Membership)
    Festivals and Events Ontario has partnered with BombBomb to provide you with a platform that will be a game changer in helping you build relationships and re-humanize your communication.  To learn more or take advantage of the offer, go to

  5. FEO Instagram Takeover for members
    Festivals and Events Ontario is offering you the chance to “Takeover” the FEO Instagram account during your festival, and provide amazing photos to share with our social media contacts. Click here to see some of the examples from this year.
  6. FEO Member to Member Discussion Forum
    Another way for our members to connect and share knowledge. When members log into the FEO website they will have access to the Members Helping Members Discussion Forum where they can post questions and have members reply with advice, recommendations and support based on their previous experience in the festival and event field. (coming soon).
  7. FEO Masterclass
    UP to 2 times a year, FEO offers regional Masterclasses, providing face to face education by experts, in industry specific related topics. Member discounts apply. You can click here to see when the next FEO Master Class is taking place.

  8. The most robust and private, self-managed database for member to member business, marketing and support
    Each company or festival is able to log in and update their personal profile, contacts and festivals or supplier content, 7 days a week, 24 hours a day
  9. Detailed Listing of Members events online
    The new FEO website gives members an option to add more information, plus up to 2 images, a link to your website, extend descriptions and a photo library

  10. Guaranteed listing of an event in the annual Festivals and Events in Ontario Guide
    This annual publication has a distribution of 150,000 across the province and border provinces and states. There is also an online digital version available for quick reference, have a look at that by clicking here.

  11. Participating Suppliers discounts to FEO Members
    Ask our Supplier members if they offer discounts to FEO Members and take advantage of savings being offered
  12. Suppliers Online Promotion
    Company name, address, contact and website link listed online; logo image, 2 industry categories and unlimited descriptions offered; direct access to all members; support the Festivals Helping Festivals community; offer discounts to FEO family members

  13. FEO on the Air Member Podcast Interview
    Sit down with our CEO and talk about the industry, your event or product and services offered. You can click here to listen to some of the over 40, FEO on the Air podcasts that we have produced.
  14. Value is in the Vault
    FEO’s Online Resource Library enables FEO members to access templates, samples, presentations and other tip-rich documents tailored to a variety of topics of interest

  15. FEO Conference
    Each year FEO hosts an annual conference, providing relevant education, a Marketplace of the best industry supplier members, Awards programing, and the most fun networking with other creative and dynamic members.
  16. FEO Members Awards Program
    Apply for the coveted FEO Top 100 Festivals and Events, Volunteer Awards, Municipality of the Year awards, Achievement awards and Service Excellence Awards. Click here to see the winners from the 2019 Conference.

  17. FEO Marketplace
    Hosted during the annual Conference, this is reserved for Supplier Members and Sponsors only participation at FEO Conference.
  18. Insuranceland Discount
    25% off Car and 10% off Home insurance savings with Insuranceland.

  19. Smart Mobile Makeover
    Members will have their festival or event listed in the Events Guide AND now also will be listed in a new FEO mobile app. Each listing includes a photo, written description, contact info and links to website and all social media sites. Learn more about the company by clicking here.

  20. snapd Inc.
    Sell more tickets to your events, build a database and get free marketing. Click here to learn how you can work with snapd as a member of FEO.