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

"Coastal Fiesta Block Party"

Opening Night Party
Tuesday, March 28th
7:00pm - 10:00pm

Inspired by the coastal & playful atmosphere fo The Hampton Social and the vibrant & cultural experience of Kavas, this block party at The Pointe will be designed to delight the senses. Be sure to move throughout the three indoor and outdoor locations where you’ll find exciting entertainment, delicious small bites, and plenty of rose & reposado. This evening reception will allow you to choose your own adventure and connect with fellow industry professionals to create an unforgettable experience!

Event Details

Suggested Attire: Dressy Casual
Transportation: Bus will be provided from DoubleTree by Hilton Orlando at SeaWorld and Tru by Hilton Orlando Convention Center). Subject to change. 
Tickets: Required for entry. Included with All Access, Premium Pass, or purchase separately.

Venue

Hampton Social

9101 International Drive
Orlando, FL 32819

Venue

Kavas Tacos + Tequila

9101 International Drive
1st level of Pointe Orlando
Orlando, FL 32819

Venue

Pointe Orlando

9101 International Dr.
Orlando, FL 32819

Event Co-Chair

Gabrielle "Gabby" Mourino, CPCE, Imprint Events Group

Say hello to Gabrielle “Gabby” Mourino, Senior Account Manager and Relationship Rockstar with Imprint Events Group. A 12-year veteran in the world of events and graduate of the Rosen College of Hospitality Management with a degree in Event Management, Gabby loves to share her passion for custom entertainment and has a keen eye for design. Because of her longevity in the industry and passion for continuous learning, she hasn’t met a problem that she can’t find the creative solution for! As a Certified Professional in Catering and Events (CPCE), her calm demeaner and warm personality will make you feel as if you’ve known her for years. When not selling event dreams, she’s visiting new destinations, enjoying a good happy hour (ask her for her local recommendations), and finding adventure in everyday life!

Event Co-Chair

Selina Mullinax, CMP, CPCE, CORT Events

Selina is an Account Executive for CORT Events representing Nashville, New Orleans, Orlando and Miami. She earned her Bachelor's degrees from Rosen College of Hospitality Management at the University of Central Florida in Event Management and Hospitality Management and is currently pursuing her graduate degree there with a Master’s in Event Leadership. Selina’s passion is giving back and does so by volunteering on the Executive Board of Directors for the Greater Orlando chapter of MPI as the President, the Rosen College of Hospitality Management Alumni Chapter as the Chair, the Orlando chapter of National Association for Catering and Events (NACE) as Secretary, the Central Florida Hospitality and Tourism Advisory Board, the Rosen College Dean's Alumni Advisory Board, and the Rosen College Events Advisory Board (to name a few). She is a past recipient of UCF’s 30 Under 30 as well as Rosen College's Alumna of the Year. In her spare time, Selina is a co-host of the weekly industry podcast #SwagAndRepeat and is the Founder of The Glittering Hour – a sales mastermind group for meeting and event professionals. Instagram: @selinawithcort @cortevents 

Opening Night Party Attendee

Awesome. Lower music levels allowed great networking and helped me get deals done and establish new relationships. No long lines for food and drink. Modular spaces allowed intimate feeling but spread across a large area. One of the best events at TSE yet.