Bigger & Better in 2020!

2020 Showcasing Events Preview

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Connect Live

Date: Monday, March 9, 2020
Time: 7:30 PM – 10:30 PM
Location: To be announced
Event Chair: Erika Watson, Principal Designer/Owner, White Hot Events, LLC

Kick off your week right by connecting with friends and meeting new colleagues at a networking cocktail event!

Venue Tour

Date: Tuesday, March 10, 2020
Time: 3:00 PM – 6:30 PM
Location: Multiple Locations to be announced soon!
Event Chair: Chuck Salem, CEO, Unique Venues

Get an exclusive look into the event features of some of the most unique venues in the Las Vegas area.

Opening Night Party

Date: Tuesday, March 10, 2020
Time: 7:30 PM – 10:30 PM
Locations: AREA15
Event Chairs: Pam Howatt, Owner, Divine Events & Patrick Peel, Sr. Event Designer/Producer, Hello! Las Vegas

Be there at the biggest show event, at one of the town’s newest and coolest event venue and join in the fun and entertainment at the event everyone is talking about!

Opening General Session

Date: Wednesday, March 11, 2020
Time: 8:30 AM – 10:00 AM
Location: Oceanside Ballroom, Mandalay Bay
Event Chairs: Michael Cerbelli, CEO & President, Cerbelli Creative & Scott Frankel, Owner, Animatic Media

Kick-off your day energized and ready to take home ideas and new connections to drive your business into the future with a keynote from Cyndie Spiegel.

The Event Experience

Date: Wednesday, March 11, 2020
Time: 6:30 PM – 9:00 PM
Location: To be announced
Event Chair: Kellie Hanley, Owner/Partner, Sktch Events

Dive into our immersive event showcase and see the newest trends in Corporate, Fundraising, Social and Wedding events for 2020!

SEARCH White Party - featuring the Jordan Kahn Orchestra

Dates: Wednesday March 11, 2020
Time: 9:30 PM - 12:30 AM
Location: To be announced

The SEARCH Foundation is a non-profit that assists special events, catering, meetings & hospitality professionals faced with a life threatening illness or catastrophy. These proceeds help fund the Foundation

Michael Cerbelli's: The Hot ListTM: 2020

Date: Thursday, March 12, 2020
Time: 8:00 AM – 10:00 AM
Location: Oceanside Ballroom, Mandalay Bay


Michael Cerbelli will take center stage, featuring a high-energy, fast-paced, jam-packed presentation of the hottest new ideas, products and entertainment from around the globe.

Leadership Lunch

Date: Thursday, March 12, 2020
Time: 11:45 AM – 1:45 PM
Location: Keep Memory Alive Event Center
Event Chairs: Debi Kinney, GM & Director of Sales, CSI DMC & Inbal Simhayoff, Account Executive, CSI DMC

Join industry leaders in this thought-provoking event to discuss the current and future issues and opportunities we all will encounter, and how to help to drive the industry forward.

Awards Reception & Ceremony

Date: Thursday, March 12, 2020
Time: 6:00 PM – 9:30 PM
Location: Oceanside Ballroom, Mandalay Bay
Event Chair: Scott Frankel, Owner, Animatic Media

Mix, mingle and celebrate with the industry's best, who produced spectacular events over the past year. Find out who takes top honors at this year's ceremony.

Closing Night Celebration

Date: Thursday, March 12, 2020
Time: 9:30 PM – 12:00 AM
Location: House of Blues Las Vegas
Event Chair: Shelle Hedrick, Director of Special Event Sales, House of Blues Las Vegas

One last chance to connect, celebrate and experience even more entertainment as we wrap a great week for the industry!

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