About

Festival Management Group
Festival Management Group, Inc. (FMG) is a full service event management, production and consulting company headquartered in Delray Beach, Florida. Founded by Nancy Stewart-Franczak and Bern Ryan, the senior partners are responsible for the creation and production of the South Florida Garlic Fest as well as the management of a variety of festivals and events in south Florida. Our teams are often behind-the-scenes running the events. FMG is also involved in more than just the planning and execution of the event. Brand building, marketing and communication strategy, etc… FMG and our associates are experts at the creative, technical and logistical elements that help an event succeed. This includes event design, audiovisual production, scriptwriting, logistics, budgeting, negotiation, activation and, above all, client service.
Capabilities include
  • Site Design
  • Budgets
  • Technical Services
  • Permits
  • Exhibitor Contracts
  • Logistics
  • Exhibitor Services
  • Sponsorship and Sponsor VIP services
  • Advertising
  • Staff and Volunteer Coordination
  • Site Management
  • Lighting, Audio, Visual, Staging and Entertainment
Your Event Managers

Nancy Stewart-Franczak and Sarah Vallely are directly responsible for ensuring your events success. They will work directly with your assigned staff and team throughout the entire process, to design, coordinate and plan your event with our specialized team of suppliers and provide on-site management and support on the days of your event.

Both have completed the training and joined the ranks of 343 Certified Festival & Event Executives worldwide.

Bern Ryan is directly responsible for supplier contract negotiations, setup and production management that includes the following components: operations, staffing, security, parking, beverages, food concessions, city services, and permitting.

John Franczak is manager of sponsorship sales and assists with sponsor relations and assigned to key sponsors as a Sponsor Liaison to assist sponsors with load-in, setup and miscellaneous assistance needed during event.

For a full profile of FMG and what we can do for your event, read our white paper on our full capabilities.