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

Official Publication:

Updated: June 2018

Complete or review your company’s description and select up to ten product categories for your company to be indexed in the TSE 2019 show information.  TSE 2018 exhibiting companies averaged over 300 click-throughs last year from TSE show materials to individual company websites prior to the show.  Partner with us to market the 2019 show and your company at the same time – make sure your information is up to date on your TSE listings!  Go to www.thespecialeventshow.com and click on Exhibitor Resources, log into your Exhibitor Account using your password, and click the first option “Edit Booth Info” to access, review and update your company’s information.

Did you know that you can upload all of your company’s news releases to your TSE booth account, so that show attendees and over 60,000 prospective attendees can see them when they click on your company’s name in the TSE 2019 show information?  Another free benefit of your participation as a TSE 2019 exhibitor!  To upload your company’s latest information, go to www.thespecialeventshow.com and click on Exhibitor Resources, log into your Exhibitor Account using your password, and click the option “Manage Press Releases” to upload your company’s latest news.  

The TSE 2019 Exhibitor Services Kit (ESK) is now being assembled, and will be available this summer. The ESK includes information on inbound and outbound shipping, booth set up/strike, booth furnishings and floor coverings, electric and internet service, and much more.  The ESK and all show order forms will be posted into all exhibitors’ online show accounts as soon as they are ready.  In the meantime, if you have any questions about booth logistics, please contact me at 312/635-9138 or kevin.hacke@knect365.com and I can assist you.

If you’re planning to include food and beverage in your exhibit booth, we now have the Booth Catering Guide from the San Diego Convention Center.  It includes menus, pricing and required forms for ordering from the Center’s Food and Beverage Department.  Contact me at 312/635-9138 or kevin.hacke@knect365.com to get a copy of the Guide for your planning purposes.

Upgrade your presence at TSE with a sponsorship package carefully orchestrated to provide you with maximum exposure for your company in print, online and on-site. Whether you're focused on promoting your brand, adding new clients to your prospect list, or boosting traffic to your booth you'll find many opportunities at TSE 2018 that are perfectly aligned with your goals. You will find a broad range of pricing to accommodate any budget. If you have other ideas please contact us, we're always open to them. Check out the TSE 2019 Sponsorship Opportunities Handbook which details all of the options available to you as a TSE exhibitor.

New this year for TSE exhibiting companies!  Book a spot in our new TSE Event Resources E-Deck, featuring products and services from leading companies in the event industry.  Each listing includes your company name, image file and your website URL, and the accompanying E-Blast also includes your company logo and web link.  The Pre-Show E-Deck deadline is November 15, 2018 and the Post-Show E-Deck deadline is January 3, 2019.  Participation investment is $500 per spot in the Pre-Show E-Deck, and $700 per spot in the Post-Show E-Deck.  Participation and position on both the E-Deck and E-Blast is on a first-come, first-served basis. Contact me at 312/635-9138 or kevin.hacke@knect365.com with any questions or to confirm your participation.

TSE has a limited number of electronic and print advertising opportunities available to exhibiting companies for the forthcoming show promotion cycle.  From show website advertising, to individual Product Showcases, to TSE Show Directory and Mobile App ads – there’s a promotion option available at almost every budget level.  Check out the TSE 2019 Sponsorship Opportunities Handbook which details all of the options available to you as a TSE exhibitor.

The planning process for all eight of our TSE 2019 Showcasing Events is underway, and our Event Chairs are looking for products and services to feature at their events.  This year, we have instituted an “Expression of Interest” online form so that companies who would like to be considered for showcasing at one (or more) of the TSE 2019 conference events can provide their information directly to our Event Chairs.  If participating during our Showcasing Events would be of interest, just complete the quick online form.  Our Event Chairs will reach out to you directly if there is a fit with their respective TSE 2019 events.

Do you have experience and event industry knowledge?  Then consider joining the TSE 2019 teaching faculty.  You no doubt have a great variety of potential presentation topics, so submit at least a couple of them for consideration by the Education Team.  Help us to train and educate your clients and prospective business partners planning signature events around the world.  Submit your ideas and session outlines/overviews to the TSE Education Team.

The TSE 2019 Planning Team will be hosting an informational meeting on Wednesday, June 20 from 10:00 a.m. – 11:30 a.m. at the San Diego Convention Center, 111 West Harbor Drive in San Diego, California.  Join us to learn more about this incredible opportunity for event professionals to gain exposure and demonstrate expertise within the industry.  Many of our Event Chairs will be forming their planning teams to produce TSE’s signature events.  If you are in the area, please stop by to participate and hear about show plans and meet the 2019 teams.  For additional information, contact Jesse Parziale at jesse.parziale@knect365.com or 813/789-3866.