New to The Special Event?
Here’s a Guide for First-Time Attendees
Catering and event professionals share a passion for delivering an above-and-beyond client experience; whether consumer or corporate, for convenience or to captivate. From the next generation of specialized event planners to the rapid growth of quick-serve restaurant catering - and everything in between - the need for a single source of inspiration and expertise has never been greater.
Catersource and The Special Event co-located provides industry professionals an unmatched opportunity to learn and source in one sensory-stimulating environment, while further enhancing the networking-rich experience customers have come to expect from each event.
Taking place March 9 – 12, 2020 at Mandalay Bay in Las Vegas, the combined event will showcase a highly-experiential exhibit hall with a broad array of suppliers and brand activations spanning décor, lighting, entertainment, food and beverage, technology, business services, tableware and linens, kitchen equipment, transportation and more. Complementing the larger supplier marketplace is an expanded educational forum providing event planners, venue managers, chefs, caterers and business owners an immersive, expert-led learning experience with courses ranging from professional certification to progressive marketing strategies and artistic food presentation. For new sole proprietors, large-scale businesses and emerging disruptors, Catersource and The Special Event 2020 brings over 8,000 professionals and 500 suppliers together to not only see the trends, but set them.
Cost saving deadlines:
- October 11 - Register by the Early Bird deadline and SAVE BIG!
- December 13 - Advance Rates Deadline
- March 8 - onsite most tickets and passes cost more - buy in advance!
- Showcasing Events tickets are limited in quanity and increase in price - get them early!
Plan your schedule before you arrive:
The conference schedule
for TSE is jam-packed, and the best way to ensure you don’t miss anything, make sure you use the handy scheduling feature on this website which will be available in September to devise your own personalized TSE show schedule. In addition, make sure you review the list of exhibitors
and create a customized list of your "must see" exhibitors to have handy at the show.
Join the team: Hands-On Hundred (HOH):
The HOH program offers newbies the chance to jump right into the thick of TSE in a big way. You'll have the opportunity to help make TSE a big success by lending us a hand in working alongside an experienced event team to ensure TSE runs smoothly. Click here
for more information on the HOH program.
Be "in the know" with our Exhibit Hall:
You can browse thousands of event products and find the perfect ones to complete your events. You'll be able to speak directly with a cross-section of industry vendors, establish face-to-face working relationships, negotiate prices and see products in-person. Access to the exhibit hall is included with all badges types.
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