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Featuring the biggest exhibit floor its 20-year history, The Special Event 2005 trade show and conference was the hot ticket in Miami Beach, Fla., Jan. 5-8.

According to advance estimates, attendance equaled the record attendance of the 2004 event, which took place in Las Vegas, with more than 6,000 guests.

Much of The Special Event’s success can be attributed to the quality of its educational conference program, with more than half of all show visitors attending seminars. This year, attendees could select from more 150 hours of education sessions-—many of which were standing room only--organized into eight conference tracks. Note: Recorded sessions are available from Sound of Knowledge; call 858/635-5969.

Complementing the exhibits and education program were the show’s signature slate of showcasing events, including the NACE Welcome Party, Opening Night Party, Leadership Luncheon, Wedding Luncheon, Theme Luncheon, and Gala Awards and Ceremony.

For the complete recap of the show, see the March issue of Special Events Magazine.

The Special Event 2006 takes place Jan. 10-13 at the Dallas Convention Center in Dallas. For details, visit

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