January 30 – February 1, 2018
Conference: January 30 – February 1
Exhibits: January 31 – February 1
Ernest N. Morial Convention Center • New Orleans, LA

Official Publication:

Get Your Share of Event Industry Growth

In 2018, Exhibit at The Special Event

The party and event business is growing-generating over $6 billion in 2013 reflecting 335,044 businesses-all of whom are TSE prospects and your potential customers.* The Special Event (TSE) is the world's largest trade show and conference for event professionals. Each year, we reach out to our proprietary database of over 50,000 prospects, previous attendees, and new prospects via social media, community marketing, direct mail and the Web. Attendees come to TSE from over 50 countries worldwide. The Special Event is your best annual opportunity to reach thousands of event industry pros including event rental companies, caterers, wedding specialists, in-house planners for major corporations, independent planners and event production companies. Please note that the exhibit hall will be open for two days in 2018, Wednesday and Thursday. January 31-February 1.

Click here for the 2018 Prospectus
Click here for the 2018 Exhibit Space Contract
Click here for the 2018 Sponsorship Opportunities
Click here for the Sponsorship Opportunities Handbook

Contact TSE Today!
Kevin Hacke
Sales Account Executive
(312) 840-8438


Ernest N. Morial Convention Center
New Orleans, LA USA

Show Dates

Events and Education: January 30-February 1, 2018
Tradeshow Floor: January 31-February 1, 2018

Tradeshow Floor Hours

  • Wednesday, January 31, 2018: 10 a.m.-5 p.m.
  • Thursday, February 1, 2018: 10 a.m.-5 p.m.

What's Included in Your Booth Package

  • 8' high back drape
  • 4' high side dividers drape
  • Complimentary Electronic VIP Guest Passes (for your customers and prospects)
  • Five (5) Complimentary Exhibit Booth Personnel Registrations per 10 x 10
  • One (1) Complimentary Education Package per company
  • Your name on all published exhibitor lists (date sensitive)
  • 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 and Mobile App (date sensitive)

As a TSE 2017 Exhibitor, you will:

  • Meet in-person with buyers of a cross-section of event products and services
  • Highlight new products and/or build brand awareness
  • Network with the event community
  • Keep up-to-date on new trends and innovative ideas
  • Interact with trade and consumer press
  • Boost your presence in the industry
  • Strengthen relationships with existing buyers, and distributors
  • Build new business connections

*Source: Party & Event Planners in the US: Market Research Report, 2013, IBIS World

Booth Pricing

$2,600 per 10 x 10

Corner Charge for booths excluding 20x20 and larger: $200 per corner

Important deadlines and order forms will continuously be posted on this page throughout the year. Be sure to check back often. If you have any questions, please feel free to contact sales. The entire show team of The Special Event 2018 looks forward to working with you to make this show a huge success.