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Catersource and The Special Event
March 27-30, 2023
Orange County Convention CenterOrlando, FL

About Catersource + The Special Event

Connect with the Entire Event Industry

Nothing goes together like food and events. Event planners and caterers need each other. Catersource + The Special Event brings the entire event industry under one roof for an unparalleled immersive experience. Attendees have the opportunity to connect and have conversations with everyone within the events & catering ecosystem to help move the industry forward.

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

What is Catersource?

The Catersource Conference & Tradeshow is the only annual event of its kind. A show of unrivaled influence and inspiration, it’s a spirited gathering of all the people, ideas, and trending innovations shaping the catering and events industry. 

The Catersource tradeshow is a bustling marketplace—a vibrant agora bringing together thousands of the catering and event industries’ most invested professionals and solution providers. This is where welcoming exhibitor booths, relaxed happy hours, community-building receptions, award ceremonies, and bonus education all converge to celebrate our industry and drive it forward. 

We could all learn from proven industry vets—and from fresh new voices. The education opportunities at Catersource feature presentations from more than 100 industry luminaries who have been there, done that, and are armed with content that’s trendy, thought-provoking, and always influential.

What is The Special Event?

The Special Event (TSE) is an event that celebrates the industry. Bringing the best speakers together for top education, means you’ll learn everything critical to stay competitive. Along with the highest caliber suppliers, awards that celebrate you and events bursting with ideas, this is your annual place to make industry connections and find business solutions. 

If you are an event planner, wedding planner, event rental company, caterer, florist, event entertainment company or any other professional working in events, The Special Event is for you. 


Meet the Catersource + The Special Event 2023 Team

Registration Inquiries

Sponsor and Exhibitor Requests

Customer Success Team

CSTSECustomerSuccess@informa.com

 

Tara Melingonis

Kathleen Stoehr

Director of Community & Content Strategy

Kathleen.stoehr@informa.com

Jesse Parziale

Katrina Phillips

Kacey Anderson

Marketing Director

kacey.anderson@informa.com

Kevin Hacke

Account Executive, The Special Event

Kevin.Hacke@informa.com

312-859-7774

Devin Barnes

Account Executive, Catersource

Devin.Barnes@informa.com 

Kari Strolberg

Hands-On-Hundred

ekstro@yahoo.com

317-423-3590