The Special Event 2013: Become an Exhibitor



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Become an Exhibitor

The Special Event (TSE) is the world’s largest trade show and conference for event professionals. TSE is your best annual opportunity to reach thousands of event industry pros from 56 countries in one venue. The Event Professionals that attend The Special Event work in a variety of markets including sporting event planners, caterers designing social events, wedding specialists, planners of teen events, producers of corporate meetings, or creators of extraordinary extravaganzas.

Click Here for a list of current exhibitors.

Booth Package and Pricing

$1,950 per 10 x 10 on or before September 18th, 2012 
$2,050 per 10 x 10 on or after September 19th, 2012
Corner Charge: $100 per corner excluding booth 20x20 Island Booths and larger

  • 8' high background drape
  • 3' high side dividers drape
  • Complimentary Guest Passes (for your customers and prospects)
  • 5 Complimentary Exhibit Booth Personnel Registrations per 10 x 10
  • 1 Complimentary Education Package per company
  • Your name on all published exhibitor lists
  • Your company name and information on The Special Event Website with a link to your website
  • Company and Product listings in the official Show Directory   

    Sales Manager

    Contact Wanda McKnight
    Exhibit Sales Manager
    Phone: 913-981-6143

Important deadlines and order forms will continuously be posted on this page throughout the year. Be sure to check back then!  If you have any questions, please feel free to Contact Us. The entire show team of The Special Event 2013 looks forward to working with you to make this show a huge success.

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“This was only my second year to attend TSE and I went primarily to learn about new products and services available in the market. At the very first general session, Laura spoke about networking opportunities at the conference and getting the most out of the week possible. So with that uppermost in mind, I went about attending the week's sessions and events with an entirely different mission. You know what? It's true - you can get out of TSE everything that you put into it - and more! It's all there for the asking!”

“What a great opportunity to touch and feel the products that I'd previously only seen in ads or on line!!” Jean Corson, Corson & Associates Inc.

“It was my first time attending the TSE from the British Virgin Islands, and it was absolutely amazing seeing the ideas/products, meeting suppliers and establishing new business contacts. I would highly recommend this show to event professionals. I came back to my business re-energized and ready to wow my clients.”

“It was great meeting so many people that were excited about our product and wanting to learn more about us!” Anna Starkey, Mayesh Wholesale

“This was my first TSE Show and I really enjoyed the atmosphere and interaction amongst the attendees and vendors. The leads I received from the show were great and I look forward to the 2013 event.”

Exhibitor Resources

2013 Space Contract

Download TSE 2013 Space Contract

2013 Digital Propectus

Download TSE 2013

2013 Sponsorship Opps

Download TSE 2013
Sponsorship Opportunities

2013 Exhibit Hall Dates for McCormick Place, Chicago, IL

Wednesday, January 16
Thursday, January 17  
Friday, January 18