January 8 – 10, 2019
San Diego Convention Center • San Diego, California

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If you are an event planner, wedding planner, event rental company, caterer, florist, event entertainment company, corporate event planner or any other professional working in events, The Special Event is your show. Each year, over 4,000 of your colleagues gather to network, learn, and brainstorm together.

Meet face-to-face with owners and managers of the industry’s best suppliers, demo new products and network with colleagues at any of our outstanding Showcasing Events. Find new solutions and creative ideas at any of our over 100 educational sessions.

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Read What Your Fellow Event Professionals Have to Say About TSE 2018

"Attending The Special Event show armed me with the knowledge and the partners to execute my local events in a much more positive way. My clients love all of the new and innovative ideas that I bring back from each show. I'm grateful that my colleague introduced me to a place where I can actually shop for new products and services!"

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"I have been going to the special event conference for 18 years and always come back to work inspired by our industry. Each year I may be inspired in different ways. Some years it is with the sessions, other years the trade show floor with new vendors. Each host city puts their spin on the opening parties and gala party. I meet lots of great people and have a greater appreciation for this industry."

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"This is a show that anyone in the event industry should attend. If you want to be inspired, gather new and interesting information and most of all grow as an event provider, this is "must see" experience."

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Products You'll See on the TSE Exhibit Hall Floor

In addition to thousands of event essentials you'll find on the TSE exhibit hall floor, you'll also discover those rare gems that will add the perfect touch to your events. Exhibitors will be displaying linens, tents, event furnishings, event décor, floral, event lighting, software, event heating/cooling systems, catering equipment, and much more.

Event Education Beyond Compare

The breadth and quality of TSE event educational sessions and speakers is unsurpassed by any other US event conference program. You are able to select from among over 100 sessions which cover the in-demand topics including Business, Social Media, Event Tech, Food Services, Event Management, and more.