The Special Event is the premier destination where you can network and connect with leaders and professionals in the events industry; learn and gain knowledge from industry experts in our events education program; experience and revel in the latest trends at exciting showcasing events; and browse and explore the latest products and services in the exhibit hall to incorporate into your next event.
In 2020, The Special Event, the premier conference and tradeshow for event professionals, and Catersource, the world's premier educational resource and expansive network for the catering and events industry, comes together in a co-located experience for event and catering professionals. The combined event will bring over 8,500 professionals and 500 suppliers together to provide an unmatched opportunity to source, network and learn in one-sensory stimulating environment.
If you are an event planner, wedding planner, corporate planner, caterer, business owner, event entertainment company or any other professional working in events, this is your show. It is the industry’s largest conference and tradeshow where you can network with event professionals, learn from industry experts in our education program, experience the latest trends from exciting showcasing events, and explore the latest event products and services.
Our newly expanded tradeshow floor, spanning 100,000 square feet will feature a broad array of suppliers and brand activations spanning décor, lighting, entertainment, food and beverage, technology, business services, tableware and linens, kitchen equipment and transportation, among others. It will be filled with live entertainment, world-class education, culinary and beverage competitions, and more.