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ALL ABOARD The Special Event 2001

EN ROUTE: EDUCATION, EXHIBITS AND EXTRAORDINARY EVENTS THE SPECIAL EVENT 2001 promises four days filled with an exciting mix of education and extraordinary events.

More than 50 educational seminars will cover seven disciplines: Business and Professional Development; Design; Food Services; Event Management; ISES; Rental; and Sales and Marketing. Industry professionals also will appreciate the five specialized tracks included within those disciplines: International, Internet, Hotel, Master and NACE.

Also vying for guests' attention will be more than 300 exhibitors, showcasing everything from the latest in linens to innovative decor items. Additionally, roundtable discussions and mini-seminars held on the trade show floor will highlight specific areas of interest. The exhibit floor will be open from 10:30 a.m. to 4 p.m. Thursday and Friday, and 10:30 a.m. to 1:30 p.m. Saturday.

Save the date for 2002: The Special Event 2002 will be held Jan. 9-12 in Arizona at the Phoenix Civic Plaza Convention Center. The Hyatt Regency Phoenix serves as the host hotel.

RESOURCES: The Special Event, 800/288-8606, 303/741-2901; www.the

Special Event photos TODAY! Now you can capture all the ideas and excitement from The Special Event 2001. Our official photographer, Cyberpix, will have event photos online and ready to order.

Look for the interactive CD-ROM in your attendee bag and go to to order your favorite shots TODAY! For more information call Cyberpix at 800/844-4599.

Special Events Magazine and Intertec Exhibitions thank the hundreds of volunteers and sponsors that make The Special Event 2001 such a success. Please introduce yourself and thank the committee chairs as you see them at the events. We honor the following chairs:

OPENING/CLOSING GENERAL SESSIONS Larry Dusich, Quantum Productions Cara Harting, Shapiro & Co. Pam Navarre, Quantum Productions

WELCOME PARTY Kellie Mathas, USA Hosts Rick Vita, Royal Sonesta Hotel


OPENING NIGHT PARTY Brian Kern, Blaine Kern's Mardi Gras World Blaine Kern, Mardi Gras Productions

WOW! WEDDINGS FOR ANY SEASON LUNCHEON Chuck Barletta, Ballyhoo Events Denise Boudreaux, I Dream of Genie Events Stacy Jones, The Ritz-Carlton, New Orleans

GALA AWARDS AND CELEBRATION Sam Cavell, The Vega Group Marie Long, The Vega Group Mary Vega, The Vega Group Special Consultant: David Spear, Classic Fireworks Local Sponsorship Task Force: Richard Buchsbaum, CPCE, Audubon Institute Special Events

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