poster for 16th International Symposium on Fireworks

The 17th International Symposium on Fireworks will be held in Puerto Vallarta (PV), Mexico from May 6th to May 10th, 2019.

This is a return engagement. Our 11th ISF was held in PV in April 2009.

The Board of Directors of the International Symposium on Fireworks Society, Ltd (ISFS) visited PV in April, together with officers of the Mexican Host Committee (MHC), to inspect and evaluate two large, excellent hotels with conference centers. The final decision to hold the 17th ISF in PV was based upon this site visit, from which we all departed with very favorable and optimistic opinions.

We are still discussing with each hotel their proposals and should be able to announce soon our decision on which of the two hotels will host our symposium. Additional details will be made available on this web site,

The theme for the 17th ISF will be "Fireworks Safety" in the manufacture, storage, transportation and use of pyrotechnics, with the slogan, "Siempre Seguro" (always safe).

Cordially, The ISFS, Ltd Board of Directors

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