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The Most Impactful Industry Gathering of the Year

Catersource and The Special Event Conference & Tradeshow marks the first and best chance to meet live with your industry, create new relationships, and to get ahead of your competition. Our attendees will only be serious buyers seeking the products and solutions their businesses need today.

Join us in Anaheim, May 2-5, 2022 and put your company at the center of the catering and events world!

Catersource + The Special Event 2021 Recap

Why You Can’t Miss Catersource + The Special Event

Full of live entertainment, world-class education, culinary competitions, and more, this is a marketplace connecting the industry's biggest buyers and sellers.

Real Connections

In our world, relationships are everything! Don’t miss your chance to trade ideas and contact information.

Meet Motivated Buyers

After the past year, our community is eager to get their businesses back on track with the help of your new products!

Industry Leadership

Can you wait until 2023? Get ahead of the competition by participating in the first industry gathering of the year.

Booth Pricing

Exhibitors get many opportunities throughout the week to meet influential buyers. Check out other benefits exhibitors will enjoy at Catersource 2022.


Receive high visibility through powerful branding and exclusive opportunities with event participation, education, and product launches.


The Catersource portfolio of products delivers fresh ideas & business strategies, and reveals techniques used by successful industry professionals.

What Are You Waiting For?

Contact the sales team today to learn how exhibiting in 2021 will take your company to the next level!

2022 Exhibitor Schedule by Day

Monday, May 2:  Exhibitor Set Up:  8:00 a.m. – 5:00 p.m.

Tuesday, May 2:  Exhibitor Set Up:  8:00 a.m. – 4:00 p.m.

Wednesday, May 4:  Trade Show open 10:00 a.m. – 5:00 p.m.

Thursday, May 5:  Trade Show open 10:00 a.m. – 5:00 p.m.;  Exhibitor tear-down 5:00 p.m. – 9:00 p.m.

Friday, May 6:  Exhibitor tear-down 8:00 a.m. – 1:00 p.m.

Case Study: Staffmate Online

As the only company in the catering industry to have exhibited at all four 2018 major industry tradeshows (Catersource, The Special Event, the NACE Experience and ILEA Live), StaffMate Online indeed has a rare perspective.

What makes StaffMate Online’s relationship with Catersource deeper is a history of symbiosis.

Read on to learn how a chance encounter at Catersource led to a 14+ year partnership!