Registration, along with our popular “Confidence” rate (that is, you are so confident you will benefit that you are buying the pass without seeing the full conference and tradeshow line up), is now open!
We can't wait to see you in Anaheim, CA, May 2–5, 2022!
It has been a few years since The Special Event was held in California (San Diego, January 2019) but indeed we are goin’ back to Cali and the beautiful, welcoming city of Anaheim for The Special Event 2022!
A few wonderful things to report as we build our show.
Announcing our 2022 keynote
We are delighted to announce that Ms. Christina Matteucci, Executive Director for David Beahm Experiences, will keynote our Opening General Session. Ms. Matteucci received a standing ovation for her keynote at our Leadership Lunch in 2021 (at the W South Beach), attended primarily by owners and upper-level executives of some of the most important companies in the hospitality industry. Her message of teambuilding and support resonated incredibly well for our times, her anecdotes so wrapped into the fabric of what it means to be in hospitality…we knew she would be an apt choice to speak to the entire assembly. Mark the date for our Opening General Session: May 4, 2022 at the Anaheim Convention Center.
Open of registration: Registration, along with our popular “Confidence” rate (that is, you are so confident you will benefit that you are buying the pass without seeing the full conference and tradeshow line up), will soft launch on November 12. Keep up with details at thespecialeventshow.com.
All of the extras
In 2022, we will be bringing back the popular Venue Tour. We will also add a Catering Tour! Enjoy an afternoon of behind the scenes visits on Monday, May 2 and receive actionable ideas to bring back to your own business.
Our very popular Showcasing Events will return once again on all four nights of the conference, as well as the return of the Gala Awards, presented on Thursday evening, May 5. Applications for the Gala Awards are now open through (Early Bird) 12/31/2021 and (Late Bird) 1/15/2022. Submit an entry in the ACE/Gala Awards platform here.
As for the event venues, the Catersource + The Special Event team will be in Anaheim toward the end of October to visit spaces and talk to venue owners. If you are interested in having your venue considered for one of our flagship evening events, contact [email protected].
Referencing the Leadership Lunch, our pool of candidates is being considered for the Special Event Lifetime Achievement Award and the Richard Carbotti Award celebrating volunteerism. We are delighted to note that we will once again offer this incredible luncheon and ceremony in 2022, on May 5. Location TBD.
Join us in Anaheim this May 2–5 to celebrate another year of bringing industry leaders together!