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:

The Special Event is a Preferred Provider for CMP Credits, ILEA CSEP designation, CPCE certification and AEP Approved. 

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Convention Industry Council
The Special Event is a CMP Preferred Provider. Attendees can receive continuing education (CE) credit for the Certified Meeting Professional (CMP) credential. For more information about the CMP credential or CMP Preferred Provider Program, please visit www.conventionindustry.org.

ILEA Approved - CSEP Program
ILEA endorses and manages the voluntary CSEP program for those who meet established standards. The CSEP examination was developed by current CSEP subject-matter experts under the guidance of a full-service international professional testing agency, Schroeder Measurement Technologies, Inc. (SMT).  Professionals at SMT ensure the integrity of the exam, and exam results, with the most appropriate psychometric and technological approaches available. More info, visit www.ileahub.com/csep

CPCE Certification
Certified Professional in Catering and Events elevates your credibility in the hospitality industry and increasing your marketability for career advancement. More info, visit www.nace.net/cpce

AEP Approved Sessions:*
AEP is pleased to partner with The Special Event Show (TSE) to provide our academic planners with suggested "AEP Approved" sessions during the conference. AEP's committee has worked closely with the TSE team to recommend conference sessions to greatly benefit our academic planners. Plan out your conference experience now, but don't forget to look for the "AEP- Approved" stickers on session signage! (Don't forget to add the AEP Panel to your schedule!) More info, visit www.aep-edu.com/aep--tse.html

* Note: The Committee has selected these sessions based on the speaker's knowledge of the proposed content and its relevance to campus planners. We cannot verify the content of any of these sessions.