Event FX Productions Acquires 

The Theme Factory of Philadelphia

Creates Inventory of over a Million Items and Positions an Industry Leading Team 

Under One Roof

Event FX Productions announces the newest addition to Event FX, The Theme Factory of Philadelphia. Bruce Konefsky, the creative force behind The Theme Factory for the past 30 years has joined the Event FX team as Master Builder, Printer, and Branding expert . Event FX will provide enhanced event production solutions and décor resources unmatched by any other team in the region.

Event FX adds even more historic, cultural, and iconic themed environments to the mix plus décor elements all housed in a 37,000 square foot design studio and warehouse. Event FX integrates state of the art, in-house large format printing, enhanced custom manufacturing, and creatively tailored solutions to meet branding needs of corporate and non-profit clients, while allowing social clients to expand the creativity of their event themes.

Clients have endless options in event design and production including lighting, audio, video, draping, floral, decor, linens, carpet, props, special effects, chandeliers, custom branding, and much more. 

We love what we do. As an Award Winning company with more than 80 years combined experience, Event FX provides an unparalleled approach to client service, creativity, and details that set us apart. 

Kris Sumey, CSEP, Owner, Creative Director

Walt Disney once said, “ I don’t want the public to see the world they live in while they’re in the Park (Disneyland). I want them to feel like they’re in another world.”… That’s her wish for all the guests who enter an event that Kris touches. Guests should be transcended into the heart of the event. Every client puts so much time and thought into their ideas, dreams, wishes, or objectives. Guests should feel all of that heart and soul the second their event experience begins.

When it comes to telling a story through décor, lighting, and audio visual elements at LIVE events, planning lavish parties or society weddings with discretion and style, Kris is the “go to” guru of it all.

She is a passionate believer in harnessing the power of creative ideas to produce spectacular special events. She has a unique and diverse skill set cultivated over the past twenty years that bridges the gaps between design, décor, management, and technical production. Her gregarious personality, endless ideas and resources makes her and her team the perfect partner. 

A natural problem solver and researcher at heart, she designs an environment that tells a story through the clients’ eyes making every event a signature event.

Kris holds a Paralegal degree, a Certificate in Meeting Management from Temple University and is a Certified Special Events Professional (CSEP). Her specialty lies in creating extraordinary temporary environments and producing successful last minute events most would shy away from. Her passion for special events has earned her awards for Best Event Design and Best Event Décor from the International LIVE Events Association (ILEA) as well as the J. Robert Graves Award.

Kris has served as President of both the South Jersey and Greater Philadelphia chapters of ILEA and served on the Board of Directors for over a decade for the Philadelphia Chapter of Meeting Professionals International (PAMPI).

Randy Sumey, President, Production Director

Randy takes part in all developmental "behind the scenes" stages of the production phase. He works closely with each venue to coordinate a seamless production experience and transparent flow of information, allowing for smooth load in and out, efficient use of power, safe and professional installation and all labor and rigging elements.

With over fifteen years of expertise of event production in all types of venues ranging from five-star hotels to private estates, Randy leads the teams that bring Event FX’s services to life. Randy’s technical knowledge is infused at both the planning and production stages, ensuring that each event is well executed with all logistical and technical components in mind.

Connie Creed, Event Designer and Party Planner

With over 40 years in the industry, including 35 at the helm of Connie Creed Party Design, Inc., Connie has handled virtually every aspect of the special event business. In addition to private individuals, she did extensive work in the casino industry for clients such as Caesars, The Trump Organization, Bally’s, Resorts, etc., has decorated events for many local and national charities such as the Kimmel Cancer Foundation, Living Beyond Breast Cancer, The Abramson Center for Jewish Living, formerly Philadelphia Geriatric Center, and has worked with international companies such as SAP Industries and Accenture.

Accordingly, Connie's experience runs the gamut of designing and decorating from individual private parties to extensive corporate celebrations involving thousands of people. She is outstandingly creative in either themed events, or basic elegant designs, and is able to perform under virtually any reasonable budget.

Her work has been recognized by the industry with the presentation of outstanding achievement awards and is a recipient of Special Events Magazine Gala Award for table design. Her reputation has taken her abilities to multiple other cities outside of her general marketing area.

Keith Coleman, Production Manager

Keith began his career in the special events industry over 20 years ago. His passion for lighting and technical production led him to become proficient in all aspects of conventional fixtures, moving lights, LED lighting fixtures, and programming.

As a certified rigger, certified lift operator, and electrician, Keith is skilled in all facets of power distribution with both house power and generators.

Keith is a graduate of St. Joe’s Prep High School and College of Charleston in Carolina where his basketball career earned him a title in the U.S. Nationals and Televev for over two years until an injury forced him off the courts.

Keith hits the basketball court and enjoys a nice tequila when he's not producing spectacular events.


Bruce Konefsky, Chief Fabricator, Branding Guru 

Kim Konefsky, Rental Manager, Event Specialist 

Christopher Weidenhammer, Director of Design & Conceptual Operations


2050 Henderson Drive,
Folcroft East Business Park, Curtis Building, Suite 103
Sharon Hill, PA 19079
Phone. 484-540-8290
Fax. 484-540-8293
Email. Kris@EventFX.biz