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Catersource & The Special Event

Catersource, the world’s premier educational resource and expansive network for the catering and events industry, in conjunction with The Special Event, the premier conference and tradeshow for event professionals, announced the launch of its inaugural co-located experience for catering and event professionals.

The combined event will bring together the most cutting edge suppliers and thousands of industry professionals together to provide an unmatched opportunity to source, network and learn in one sensory-stimulating environment.

Catersource & The Special Event in Action!

July 19 - 22, 2021 | Miami Beach Convention Center | Miami, FL

The co-located event will showcase an expanded conference program for event professionals, venue managers, chefs, caterers, restaurateurs and business owners, featuring immersive and expert-led sessions ranging from professional certification to sales and marketing strategies and artistic food presentation.

The highly experiential exhibit hall, 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.

About The Special Event

The Special Event (TSE) is the industry's largest conference and tradeshow for event professionals where you can connect with 4,000+ event colleagues, exhibitors, and mentors; learn from more than 100 education sessions across multiple tracks; attend exciting showcasing events to experience the latest trends; and explore the latest products and services in the exhibit hall to incorporate into your next event.

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Hear From the Team!

“As the catering and event planning industries evolve and increasingly intersect, we recognized the need for a single source of inspiration and expertise. We are thrilled to create the first-ever combination event with The Special Event, further enhancing the experiences of attendees and broadening the activations and conference content to better fit their needs.”

Kathleen Stoehr
Director of Community & Content Strategy, Catersource

“This is exciting news for all of our customers. By partnering with Catersource, we are creating a powerhouse event for catering and event professionals and suppliers; a true one-stop shop for education, exhibits, networking and innovation.” 

Tara Melingonis
Show Director, The Special Event

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