Don't dawdle—you can get the best rates for The Special Event 2015, slated for Jan. 6-8 at the Anaheim Convention Center in Anaheim, Calif., if you register by Nov. 20.
GET SMART The Special Event education program delivers more than 100 education sessions organized into six different tracks: Business & Professional Development, C-Level Executives, Event Management, Event Technology, Catering and the ever popular Wedding Trends. Each session topic is carefully crafted to meet the educational needs of the event industry and presented by the industry's most talented leaders who are willing to share their best practices, lessons learned, and innovative ideas with industry peers.
SPECIAL SHOWCASES Along with education, The Special Event will offer its unforgettable showcasing events.
Jan. 6 will bring the Spotlight Event "Get Your Tweet On," offering secrets of social media from the experts, along with our first-ever Food Truck Festival and not-to-be missed Opening Night Celebration.
Jan. 7 kicks off with the Opening General Session, brand-new Event Galleries and breathtaking Wedding Event, followed by the SEARCH Event @TSE, where our industry supports colleagues in need.
Jan. 8 is our grand finale, with the ever-exciting Michael Cerbelli's Hot List 2015, the Leadership Lunch, and the Gala Awards Ceremony, honoring outstanding event work from throughout the world. The good news: the event is free to all attendees. And don't miss the Closing Night Party.
EXCITING EXHIBITS A mainstay of The Special Event has always been the show floor, which will give attendees the opportunity to meet face-to-face with some 250 to 300 potential vendor partners who can help make events even more effective. The exhibits will be open Jan. 7-8 from 10 a.m. to 5 p.m. to offer a one-of-a-kind display of products and services to keep events on the cutting edge.
"No other event industry exhibition offers the thousands of event products and ideas for attendees to review that The Special Event does," says exhibit sales manager Wanda McKnight.
FAVORITES RETURN Other longtime favorites returning to The Special Event 2015 show floor are Tabletop Gallery—a showcase of terrific tabletop designs—and the Gala Boards, an insider's look at this year's Gala Award nominees. The Special Event 2015 will also bring back its popular Hands-on Hundred program, enabling volunteers to work side-by-side with event producers on the show's major events. For more information, contact HOH manager Kari Strolberg at 317/423-3590.
To register or for more information, visit thespecialeventshow.com or call 708/486-0731 or 866/486-0731 (toll-free).