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

Showcasing Events

Creating breathtaking, delicious, seamless moments that clients can enjoy and share unites us all. Get ready for an opportunity to see updated event design curated for 2023.

Catersource + The Special Event Showcasing Events

Venue Tour

Get an exclusive look into the event features of some of the most unique venues in the Orlando area. 

Monday, March 27th, 1:00 pm - 5:00 pm

Connect Live

Kick off your week right by connecting with friends and colleagues at our opening welcome reception. 

Monday, March 27th, 7:30 pm - 10:30 pm

Opening Night Party

Immerse yourself in a trends showcase with food and beverage highlights that will change your menus. 

Tuesday, March 28th, 7:00 pm - 10:00 pm

Opening & Closing General Sessions

Reinvigorate your creative juices with inspiration from the industry on the mainstage. 

SEARCH Foundation Annual Signature Event

The annual SEARCH fundraising event is designed to help the Foundation’s ongoing mission of supporting event companies in need.

Wednesday, March 29th, 8:00 pm - 11:00 pm

Leadership Lunch

Leadership Lunch is where industry leaders discuss current and future issues to help drive the industry forward.

Thursday, March 30th, 11:45 am - 1:45 pm

Awards Ceremony

Join Catersource + The Special Event in honoring industry leaders on Thursday evening, March 30 at our awards gala, featuring keynote Michael Cerbelli. Admission to this event is free with any pass type. 

Nominee Reception: 4:30 pm - 5:30 pm OCCC Lobby

Ceremony: 5:30 pm - 7:00 pm Keynote Stage 

Closing Night Celebration

Celebrate with colleagues amidst an entertainment-filled experience as we wrap up a great week for our industry.

Thursday, March 30th, 7:30 pm - 10:30 pm

The Event Escape

Enjoy our new “Event Escape” rooms. Watch florists in action, take a relaxing break, pop a flower into your lapel, or take a Texas-sized selfie with colleagues.

Tuesday, March 28th: 8:30am - 5pm

Wednesday, March 29th: 10am – 5pm

Thursday, March 30th: 10am – 3pm

Would you like to get involved in the Showcasing Events?

Are you looking for experience in the industry? Do you have a product or service you want to showcase? Or are you just looking to connect with your peers and have fun?

Here’s how you can get involved in the Catersource + The Special Event Showcasing Events.