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About the Organizers

Since 1990, the IFAE has organized more than 80 major international fairs in Miami, Palm Beach, Naples, Hong Kong, New York, Los Angeles, Chicago, Dallas, and Greenwich.


IFAE fairs have been acquired by major media companies. Art Miami was purchased in 1998 by Advanstar Communications and the Palm Beach International Art & Antique Fair, ArtPalmBeach, Palm Beach Town and Country, and the Texas International Fine Art Fair were purchased in 2001 by DMG World Media. IFAE recently re-acquired ArtPalmBeach and the Palm Beach International Art & Antique Fair (Now AIFAF).


Long known as innovators in the fair industry, owners David & Lee Ann Lester established their most ambitious art fair venture, SeaFair - The Megayacht Venue,in 2007. Expoships' $40M specially designed and constructed art exhibition vessel, offers art dealers and luxury lifestyle purveyors access to many affluent communities along the US East Coast in a unique, smaller, club-like fair format.


IFAE and Expoships will organize a full schedule of fairs in 2013 – 2014 making them one of the largest fair organizers in the United States.

contact info

David Lester


Lee Ann Lester