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Catersource and The Special Event
Feb 24 – 27, 2025
Broward County Convention CenterFort Lauderdale, FL

The Event Escape

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

Wednesday, March 29th: 10am – 5pm

Thursday, March 30th: 10am – 3pm

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

Event Escape Details

Location: Prefunction space at the OCCC in the West Concourse near Hall F up on level 3. Additionally, the walkway from Rosen Plaza walks you directly to this level.

CS+TSE 2024: Uncover Austin, TX

Location: W332

It’s no longer a secret! Catersource + The Special Event will head next to Austin, Texas in 2024! Austin is known as the Live Music Capital of the World®, but, oh—it is so much more than that. This genuinely unique destination, the capital city of the Lone Star State, has a soundtrack all its own, weaving in art, culture, incredible food, and breathtaking outdoor activities. Step into this event escape and learn about the city, make a personalized bag tag, perhaps pick up a little Texas twang while you’re at it!

Wellness Lounge

Location: W333


Need some time to recharge your internal batteries? Head to the Wellness Lounge, where soothing music, beautiful scents, and comfortable seating awaits. This isn’t a room for chatty interaction, but a place to reflect and recharge. This escape will also be the gathering spot for morning Yoga sessions, Charessa Sawyer’s event therapy class on Thursday at 11:00 a.m., and much more. Come relax, unwind, and breathe deeply in our Zen Den before rejoining sessions and stepping onto the exhibit hall floor.

Click here to sign up for morning yoga sessions.

Floral Design Lab

Location: W334

When the door is shut, observe through the large windows as florists Michelle Howard of Flora Couture and Mylo Lopez of Mylo Fleur (both Las Vegas, NV) construct beautiful pieces they will showcase in their Tuesday afternoon session Let’s Talk Floral 1.1 (230C, 4:00 p.m.). When the door is open, come on in and converse with these two artists and their teams, or stop and smell the roses! Same goes for Wednesday, as they ready their florals for the Hands on Tablescape session on the exhibit hall floor (11:15 back right of exhibit hall). If you have ever wanted to see how florists work and/or be a part of their world, this is the escape you have been dreaming of!

Click here to sign up for the Hands on: Floral Tablescaping Design Competition.