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An Event Designed for You

We know you are reopening your doors and rebuilding.

We know events are an investment.

That’s why we’ve stacked the deck. We are crystal clear on the enormous value you need to justify the investment and we promise to deliver.

We have created the most meaningful, impactful gathering of the event and catering industries designed specifically to share the new best practices, discuss world changing challenge and opportunities and grow stronger together for a more profitable future. As we always do, we will lean on each other and learn new tactics for success.

One of the most important Return on Investments is the relationships you build on site. You will meet new people, trade ideas and business cards – and afterward you will have a new friend to dial up when you need advice about a challenge you are facing. In our world, relationships are everything and we’ll be creating a safe space for you to reconnect, laugh and learn together.

The Catering + Event Experience Designed to Ensure You Rebuild and Rise

Conference Education

Conference Education

Over 200 sessions await you!

Why Attend The Special Event Conference

Why Attend

An event filled with creativity and connections

Show Safety

Show Safety

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Showcasing Events at The Special Event

Showcasing Events

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Michael Cerbelli's: The Hot List™ at The Special Event

Michael Cerbelli's: The Hot List™: 2021

Relive the inspiration

The Tradeshow Floor at The Special Event

Tradeshow Floor

The best of the best in ideas and resources

Co-located with Catersource

Co-location with Catersource

Two Conferences in One

The Special Event's virtual event in 2021

Virtual Event 2021

Join the NEW Virtual Experience

Partner with The Special Event

Partner With Us

Meet new customers

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Looking for all the event informaiton in one place?

It’s all here! Find the pass that’s right for you, plan your evening event schedule, see our safety details and get ready for Miami as our industry reopens for business.

10 Ways Events Will Be Better in the Post-COVID World whitepaper

10 Ways Events Will Be Better in the Post-COVID World

In 2020, the COVID-19 pandemic caused unexpected challenges for the catering and events industry that impacted livelihoods around the world. With stay at home orders, event cancellations, and safety measures, large gatherings ultimately came to a complete halt. However, catering and event professionals are resilient enough to make it through anything.

The talented people that comprise our community have learned so much through the extraordinarily challenging times of the past year. But, we are no longer looking back. Now, we are looking ahead to brighter days full of renewed strategies, fresh innovations, increased inclusiveness, and of course, much healthier and more sustainable ways to run events.

Find out how by reading our new whitepaper, “10 Ways Events Will Be Better in the Post-COVID World.”

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