The Special Event is the only annual event of its kind. A show of unrivaled influence and inspiration, it’s a spirited gathering of all the people, ideas, and trending innovations shaping the events industry.
The Opening General Session during Catersource + Special Event last year at Mandalay Bay in Las Vegas. Photo courtesy WASIO Photography
Our goal is to create the most meaningful and impactful gathering of the event and catering industries in July 2021. It is really important that we all get together in a safe environment to share best practices, discuss world changing challenges and opportunities, and grow stronger together for a more profitable future. As we always do, we will want to lean on each other and learn new tactics for success.
Hear from the best
This year’s Catersource + The Special Event conference program will feature all of the strategies and original ideas transforming the event industry.
We will have 100 sessions bringing you topics ranging from diversity and inclusion, to post-pandemic business practices, trends and of course some appetizing cooking demonstrations. Check out the full 2021 agenda now. Dozens of industry trailblazers will be presenting, including...
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Party with the rest
And what Catersource + The Special Event would be complete without the parties? We are so thrilled to announce that this year's Opening Night Party will be held July 20 at the Fillmore Miami Beach.
The Fillmore Miami Beach will host the Opening Night Party on July 20. Photo courtesy The Fillmore Miami Beach.
With a seamless blend of Miami Beach art deco and rock and roll ambiance, this classic 1950 theater is the perfect location the Opening Night Party as we come together to celebrate the industry's rejuvination.
This year's full lineup of Showcasing Events include:
Connect Live – July 19
2020 Connect Live at the Cat's Meow in Las Vegas. Photo courtesy WASIO Photography.
Kick off your week right by connecting with friends and colleagues at our opening welcome reception.
Opening Night Party – July 20
2020 Opening Night Party at Area 15. Photo courtesy WASIO Photography.
Rejuvenate with the industry at our premier evening event featuring top entertainment.
Venue: Fillmore Miami Beach, the Gleason Room. The original Fillmore is one of this country's most storied venues. Originally opened in 1965, that intimate Fillmore was the epicenter of the American music scene during the 1960s and 70s, promoting the who’s who of iconic musical acts such as Aretha Franklin, Grateful Dead, Miles Davis, Jefferson Airplane, Cream, Santana, The Doors, Janis Joplin; and many, many others which helped it grow into the legend it is today.
The Event Experience – July 21
2020 The Event Experience at The Industrial. Photo courtesy WASIO Photography
Immerse yourself a trends showcase with food and beverage highlights that will change your menus.
Michael Cerbelli’s: The Hot List: 2021™ - July 22
Michael Cerbelli’s: The Hot List: 2020™. Photo courtesy WASIO Photography
Michael Cerbelli's: The Hot ListTM: 2021 will feature a high-energy presentation of the hottest new ideas, products and entertainment from around the globe.
Leadership Lunch - July 22
2020 Leadership Lunch at Keep Memory Alive Event Center. Photo courtesy WASIO Photography
Join industry leaders to discuss current and future issues to help drive the industry forward.
Closing Night Party – July 22
2020 Closing Night Party at House of Blues Las Vegas. Photo courtesy WASIO Photography.
Celebrate with colleagues amidst an entertainment-filled experience as we wrap up a great week for our industry. So, don't miss your chance to party with your industry peers and get your conference pass today!
Miami here we come!