Wednesday, February 7, 2018

  • 2:00pm-6:00pm

Thursday, February 8, 2018

  • 11:00am-5:00pm

Friday, February 9, 2018

  • 11:00am-3:00pm


AFA has an exciting week planned for attendees. Not only are you getting top-notch educational opportunities and a tradeshow with the latest equipment and supplies in the fencing industry, you’re sure to enjoy the following events throughout the week.

Appreciation Dinner
Tuesday, February 6, 2018
6:00 – 9:00 PM
Secret Garden

Take advantage of this unique opportunity to interact with AFA. This dinner highlights the work of AFA’s dedicated, outstanding volunteers for their work in moving our mission forward, features the passing of the gavel to the incoming President, and is hosted by our current President. Please purchase tickets early; space is limited.

Missions Project
Wednesday, February 7, 2018
8:00 AM – 12:00 PM
Ronald McDonald House

You can help with minor repairs, painting and other odd jobs in the Phoenix area during FENCETECH. Volunteer efforts are an annual AFA tradition, and this year we have a Phoenix area Ronald McDonald house to help, with donations of time or money to cover the cost of supplies. Please let us know at registration if you’re interested in giving back to our FENCETECH host community.

AFA Education Foundation Golf Tournament
Wednesday, February 7, 2018
7:30 AM Tee Time
The Raven Golf Club

Spend the morning playing golf before the FENCETECH show opens. Join us for friendly competition at the Raven Golf Club’s top-rated par-72 course, situated on a rugged mountain slope with challenging fairways surrounded by pine trees. As you play the course, you’ll have panoramic vistas of the valley and Phoenix’s skyline. For additional course information, please visit http://www.ravenphx.com/about.

Opening Party
Wednesday, February 7, 2018
7:00 – 10:00 PM
Phoenix Convention Center

Pack your dancing shoes and get ready for a fantastic networking party featuring live music. You’ll meet fellow attendees and exhibitors in the conveniently located North Ballroom of the Phoenix Convention Center, transformed for this event thanks to exclusive sponsorship by Southwest Automated Security.
Please purchase tickets early; we expect a sell out!

Annual Meeting and Awards Breakfast
Thursday, February 8, 2018
8:30 – 10:30 AM
Phoenix Convention Center

Enjoy a delicious breakfast, hear the hottest AFA news, and celebrate the recipients of AFA’s Distinguished Service Award, Ambassador Award, and Hall of Fame Award. This year, we’re giving a modern update to some old traditions. Please purchase tickets early; we expect a sell out!

Keynote Address
Thursday, February 8, 2018
10:00 – 10:30 AM
Phoenix Convention Center

Following the Annual Meeting, you’ll hear from Keynote Speaker Barry Willingham. Barry is President of Ameristar Perimeter Security USA Inc., an ASSA ABLOY Group brand. He has deep connections and broad experience in the fence, door and ornamental and miscellaneous metals industries. He’ll draw from this background to bring fresh insights to his presentation on the synergies that can be achieved by related industries and their associations.