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Deadline Extension: Apply to Speak at Catersource + The Special Event!

Call for Speakers for CS+TSE 2025 closes Monday, June 24, 2024 at 11:59 p.m. CST

Deadline Extension! Apply by Monday, June 24, 2024 at 11:59 p.m. CST


Do you have experience and wisdom to share with the event world? Now is your chance!

If you want to take the stage at Catersource + The Special Event 2025, it's time for you to participate in the 2025 Call for Speakers! Take a moment and submit your topic for this ultra-creative conference loaded with fresh and impactful content. We want to hear from you now so we can build our best program yet. 

Where & When: February 24–27 in Fort Lauderdale, FL at the Broward County Convention Center. We are partnering once again with Catersource Conference & Tradeshow, with a combined tradeshow floor that will bring over 5,000 professionals and 300 suppliers together to provide an unmatched opportunity to source, network, and learn in one-sensory stimulating environment. You can immerse yourself in a spectacular event that encompasses everything catering- and event-related. The alliance of these powerful, established brands will bring unique industry all-stars from both worlds—under one roof for four momentous days. 

Our Audience: Our audience is in the business of helping people celebrate the most important milestones in their lives. They are on and off-premise, executing private parties to multiple day festivals, hiring food trucks, and ensuring a safe and successful day for all. Those in the event industry are some of the hardest working people in business today.   

Our audience is comprised of top-level professionals who have been in the industry a long time, but also may bring new hires, and/or recently promoted planners, managers, and salespeople. Attendees may be representing a small company in a big town, a big company in a small town, or a 500-million-dollar company in a densely populated metro area. But they are all at The Special Event Show for the same reason: to be wowed with new products, new education, new ideas—and network, too. 

The Education: Over 120+ sessions will span the length of the conference, within tracks such as: 

  • Business & Professional Development 
  • Design
  • Event Management
 & Production 
  • Event Safety & Technology
  • Sales & Marketing
  • Weddings
  • Sustainability & DEI 


Your Deadline: The deadline for speaker/session submissions is Monday, June 24, 2024 at 11:59 p.m. CST

We can hardly wait to see you next year in Fort Lauderdale! 

Click here to apply to speak at The Special Event.

If you feel better suited to speak on all things catering, apply to speak at Catersource here.

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