3 Amigos Will Host Zingerman's 'Visioning' Seminar At 2019 F2FEC

Posted On: 12/4/2018

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SCOTTSDALE, AZ -- The organizers of the Face to Face Entertainment Conference have announced that its next annual staging will feature a Zingerman's Leadership Workshop. The 2019 F2FEC, which is set for the Broadmoor Resort here from March 5 through 7, will be the fifth in a series of increasingly well-attended F2FEC events.

F2FEC was conceived and is organized by three family entertainment center veterans. Known as the "Three Amigos," they are Rick Iceberg, CJ Barrymore's (Clinton Township, MI); Ben Jones, Live Oak Bank (Wilmington, NC); and George Smith, Family Entertainment Group (Itasca, IL). F2FEC, is a North American conference for leaders of the entertainment industry, its manufacturers, suppliers, distributors, media and facility owners.

"We've added a highly specialized session to our F2FEC format in keeping with our mission to push boundaries," said Amigo Rick Iceberg. "In keeping with the conference's longstanding commitment to challenging its participants to imagine and reimagine what they do and why," he explained. "We are proud to introduce Zingerman's Community of Businesses [Ann Arbor, MI], which according to Inc. Magazine, is 'the coolest small company in America.'"

The Zingerman's Leadership workshop will explore the Zingerman's "visioning" principles, which apply imagination to developing new products, services and businesses. Zingerman's cofounding partner Ari Weinzweig summarized "visioning" as "figuring out what we want success to look like."

The Amigos promise that the Zingerman leadership talk will offer participants philosophical and practical knowledge in the areas of strategy, goal setting and empowerment that lead to legendary service, sustainable success, revenue growth and customer loyalty.

"We invite legends, leaders and the best-of-the-best in our industry from all sectors to 'Be In The Room'  and, in keeping with the Amigos' core vision, we're going to offer best-in-class and  relevant content," said Amigo George Smith. "Zingerman's Community of Businesses is the very best at what they do, and the Amigos are excited to have the founder and co-owner, Paul Saginaw, present Zingerman's approach to vision and culture."

"Zingerman's is known for creating quality service inside an amazing culture," added Amigo Ben Jones.

More than 250 influencers from the family entertainment sector will gather to share in a three-day conference experience dedicated to fostering relationships, stimulating collaboration and sparking opportunities.

F2FEC is a North American conference for leaders of the entertainment industry, its manufacturers, suppliers, distributors, media and facility owners. Information, may be requested from the Three Amigos: Rick Iceberg, CJ Barrymore's, email rick@F2conference.com, tel. (810) 444-2222; Ben Jones, Live Oak Bank, email  ben@jonesdetroit.com, tel. (248) 371-0700; or George Smith, Family Entertainment Group, email  geosmith4756@gmail.com, tel. (630) 240-8261.