From Tuesday, May 24 to Thursday, May 26, the Innovation Institute for Fan Experience (IIFX) will host its inaugural in-person FANCENTRIC™ International Conference & Expo at Caesars Palace in Las Vegas, Nevada. On Tuesday, May 24, IIFX will host a Celebration Luncheon to induct three sports and entertainment industry leaders into the IIFX International Hall of Fame. The Joe Lewis Company, LLC, a live, branded, sports and experiential production company founded by Joe Lewis more than 20 years ago, is the generous benefactor behind the IIFX International Hall of Fame award and the virtual Hall of Honor.
Joe Lewis got his sports and entertainment industry start in the mailroom at Sony Pictures. He set up shop in his garage and worked his way up through the ranks of the entertainment industry to produce some of the most recognizable events in the world. His passion for life and dedication to produce the best events and experiences has earned him a reputation for excellence in the events industry.
Joe Lewis’ company has outgrown the garage and invested in people, facilities and equipment that have made it a true one-stop shop to bring productions and experiences to life. In the last two decades JLC has managed thousands of events for millions of fans, delivering for a roster of clients including every major studio and TV network as well as NFL, Disney, The Oscars, Grammys, NBA, BET, Netflix, Special Olympics International and more.
In the past few years, JLC has expanded its reach with the launch of JLC Middle East and recently launched www.lewisandclark.tv with industry veteran RAC Clark to create and pursue live tv music shows, award shows, sports shows, extravaganzas, and opening/closing ceremonies.
Joe’s generous annual gift for the IIFX International Hall of Fame awards and the Hall of Honor creates an esteemed place of recognition for individuals in the international sports and entertainment industry who have distinguished themselves through singularly exceptional contributions to the industry. It honors the tireless work of the inductees and builds a legacy of excellence that inspires those who follow.
Len Komoroski, Russ Simons, and Lee Zeidman will be inducted into the IIFX Hall of Fame during the inaugural FANCENTRIC Conference. These industry leaders will join the diverse group of individuals who will be speaking at the FANCENTRIC Conference. The inductees being highlighted will join confirmed speakers Larry Olmsted, Kim Stone, Mario Coutinho, Jim Mercurio, Paul Turner , Scott McCartney, John Petrone, Shawn Trell, Nick Spampanato, Pat Christenson, Julie Giese, Jeff Keas, Brian Herbert, Laura Edell, Eric Golebiewski, Daniel Heal, Dr. Todd Harple, Lisa Furfine, Jennifer “Jae” Pi’ilani Requiro, Dan Donovan, Kasia Hanson, Matt Pasco, Dr. Tilman Jolly, Matt Kenny, Dr. Lindsay Gietzen, Ryan McConnell, Chris Yigit, Philippe Bourdarias, and many others.