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:

We welcome all media to secure a press pass to The Special Event Show. TSE features over 200 exhibitors showcasing the latest products and services in the events industry. Complimentary Press Registration is available to all qualified members of the press from trade and consumer magazines and newspapers, to television producers and new media. Questions? Contact us at Tara.Melingonis@KNect365.com.

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Fast Facts

Founded: 1985 
# Attendees: 5,500
# Exhibitors: 230
# of countries represented: 62 outside the US
Show dates: Conference: January 30-February 1, 2018
Exhibits: January 31-February 1, 2018
Ernest N. Morial Convention Center, New Orleans, LA
Future dates: TBA
Past dates: Click Here!

Press Coverage

The Special Event received increased news coverage around exhibitor announcements and event happenings. Below is a list of organizations that were in attendance at the show or posted news coverage of TSE:


  • Special Events magazine
  • MeetingsNet Digital Edition & App
  • Flowers& Magazine
  • Prevue Meetings


  • Atlanta Business Chronicle
  • Austin Business Journal
  • Baltimore Business Journal
  • Boston Globe
  • Birmingham Business Journal
  • Boston Business Journal
  • Buffalo Business First
  • Columbus Business FIrst
  • Business First
  • The Business Journal
  • The Business Review
  • Charlotte Business Journal
  • Chicago Business Journal
  • Business Courier
  • Daily Herald
  • Dallas Business Journal
  • Dayton Business Journal
  • Denver Business Journal
  • Houston Business Journal
  • Jacksonville Business Journal
  • Kansas City Business Journal
  • Long Beach Press-Telegram
  • Los Angeles Business
  • Memphis Business Journal
  • Miami Herald
  • Minneapolis St. Paul Business Journal
  • New York Business Journal
  • Orlando Business Journal
  • San Francisco Business Times
  • South Florida Business Journal
  • Tampa Bay Business Journal
  • The Daily Herald
  • Trade Show Marketing
  • Tribune
  • Wall Street Select
  • Washington Business Journal
  • Yahoo! Singapore

Broadcast Media

  • ABC
  • CBS
  • CW
  • Fox News Good Day Orlando
  • Fox News
  • NBC

Industry Associations

  • AEP Worldwide
  • Associaiton for Wedding Professionals International
  • International Live Events Association
  • Meetings Professionals International
  • National Associaiton for Catering and Events
  • PlanYourMeetings @MPI
  • Student Event Planners Association
  • Wedding International Professionals Association