January 10-12, 2017
Conference: January 10-12 • Exhibits: January 11-12
Long Beach Convention Center • Long Beach, California

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Each year, The Special Event hosts a full lineup of world-class showcasing events—each event providing attendees with lots of creative ideas to take home and use for their own events. These events are also great places to network with colleagues, and peers and meet industry notables.

TSE Connects

Monday, January 9, 2017 7:30pm – 10:30pm
The Federal Bar
Event Details: Reception/ Cash Bar – First Drink Complimentary
Early-Bird prior to 12/1: $40 Onsite Rate: $50

You're invited to relive the glamour and decadence of The Roaring 20's. A gathering with old and new wiseheads, sipping giggle water, listening to peppy tunes and having a swell old time at TSE Connects! More Info...

Opening Night Party

Tuesday, January 10, 2017  7:30pm – 10:30pm
Aquarium of the Pacific
Event Details: Reception/Beer, Wine & Specialty Drink and Entertainment
Early-Bird prior to 12/1: $150 Onsite Rate: $175

For the Opening Night Party, we’ll be heading to a one-of-a-kind experience that furnishes more than food and fun—it creates the kind of memories that will endure long after your last guest departs.. More Info...

Opening General Session

Wednesday, January 11, 2017 9:00am – 10:00am
Long Beach Convention Center - Grand Ballroom
Event Details: General Session
Cost: FREE

The Special Event 2017’s Keynote Session. Be inspired by Oz Sanchez’s motivating story. Hear the chain of events that Oz overcame to become a world champion hand cyclist and Paralympic medalist. This is a must attend session that everyone will be talking about for months to come! More Info...

Wedding Event

Wednesday, January 11, 2017 6:30pm – 9:30pm
Long Beach Convention Center - Pacific Room
Event Details: Seated Dinner with Presentation
Early-Bird prior to 12/1: $175 Onsite Rate: $200

A TSE Showstopper! TSE holds its annual Wedding Event that will feature what will be in style for Weddings in 2017. See firsthand what trends, colors, décor and lighting will rock the 2017’s Wedding season. More Info...

Search Event

Wednesday, January 11, 2017 9:20pm – 1:20am
Location At The Top

Come and support the SEARCH Foundation at this incredible event while enjoying the company of your industry friends in a fabulous setting. It will be a night of fun, networking and entertainment but most importantly the funds raised will help the SEARCH Foundation to continue its mission to assist event professionals in crisis. More Info...

Michael Cerbelli’s: The Hot List: 2017™

Thursday, January 12, 2017 8:00am – 10:00am
Long Beach Convention Center - Grand Ballroom
Event Details: Entertainment Showcase
Early-Bird prior to 12/1: $35 Onsite Rate: $45

Back by popular demand, Michael Cerbelli’s: The Hot List: 2017TM will take center stage, featuring a high-energy, fast paced, jam packed presentation of the hottest new ideas, products and entertainment from around the globe.More Info...

Leadership Lunch

Thursday, January 12, 2017 11:00am – 1:45pm
Museum of Latin American Art (MOLAA)
Event Details: Lunch and Presentation
Early-Bird prior to 12/1: $125 Onsite Rate: $150

Join some of our best industry leaders in this thought-provoking session at the Museum of Latin American Art (MOLAA). The line-up of industry thought leaders, multi-gala award winners, past presidents of the International Live Events Association and Educators, who are passionate about the future of the industry. More Info...

Gala Awards

Thursday, January 12, 2017 8:00pm – 9:30pm
Long Beach Convention Center - Grand Ballroom
Event Details: Awards Celebration
Cost: FREE

Recognizing and celebrating the industry’s best and brightest event planners, as selected by Special Events magazine’s advisory board, this awards ceremony recognizes event planning organizations who have produced spectacular events over the past year that have set the bar for innovation higher as a result. Find out who takes top honors at this year’s ceremony. More Info...

Closing Night Celebration

Thursday, January 12, 2017 9:30pm – 12am
Long Beach Convention Center - Pacific Gallery/Bogart’s
Event Details: Celebration/Reception/Open Bar and Entertainment
Early-Bird prior to 12/1: $150 Onsite Rate: $175

Closing Night Party: One last event and one last chance to meet up with new friends and old acquaintances and celebrate another Special Event. Join us at the 2017 Closing Night Celebration and congratulate the amazing people who were nominated and won this year’s Galas. More Info...

Dine & Go!

Perfect to Dine & Go to the Gala!

Local restaurants in Long Beach will have special Prix Fixe menus, Happy Hour Specials, and Discounts. Show your convention badge at the participating locations to receive special deals! Participating restaurants will grab and go options as well. Check out the list of participating restaurants!

Interested in Attending a Showcasing Event?

If you're interested in attending a TSE 2017 Showcasing Events, register now.

View the lineup of 2016 Showcasing Events

Interested in Sponsoring a Showcasing Event?

Be Part of Something Special... Showcase Your Products or Services at a Real Live Event!

This is a rare opportunity to get your products or services in front of event professionals in the Long Beach area while showing off what makes Long Beach special to our attendees that will be coming from all over the world. The Special Event Show invites you to be a sponsor for one of our showcasing events that will be featured at our 2017 show in Long Beach, CA.

As a sponsor of the showcasing events you will have a unique opportunity to show off your product or service at a live event in front of the industry’s top decision makers.

Make plans now to take advantage of this unique opportunity as a sponsor.  For more information please contact, Jesse Parziale at jesse.parziale@penton.com or (813) 789-3866.