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Catersource + The Special Event is a Preferred Provider for CMP credits, CPCE Certification and AEP Approved sessions. We attract the best speakers in the events and catering industry and put them all under 1 roof to help you find the solutions you need right now. 

Choose from more than 100 sessions on imperative topics like Event Health & Safety, Event Management, Event Technology, and Sales & Marketing.

This is the education you need.

Events Industry Council

Catersource and The Special Event is a CMP Preferred Provider. The program(s) identified with the CMP Preferred Provider logo meet the requirements to receive continuing education (CE) credit for the Certified Meeting Professional (CMP) credential. The use of the CMP Preferred Provider Course logo is not an endorsement by the Events Industry Council of the quality of the session. For more information about the CMP credential or CMP Preferred Provider Program, please visit

CPCE Certification
Certified Professional in Catering and Events elevates your credibility in the hospitality industry and increasing your marketability for career advancement. More info, visit

AEP Approved Sessions:*
AEP is pleased to partner with The Special Event Show (TSE) to provide our academic planners with suggested "AEP Approved" sessions during the conference. AEP's committee has worked closely with the TSE team to recommend conference sessions to greatly benefit our academic planners. Plan out your conference experience now, but don't forget to look for the "AEP Approved" stickers on session signage! (Don't forget to add the AEP Panel to your schedule!) More info, visit*


*NOTE: The Committee has selected these sessions based on the speaker's knowledge of the proposed content and its relevance to campus planners. We cannot verify the content of any of these sessions.

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