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In Review: Catersource + The Special Event 2023

A look back at this year's CS+TSE

It’s hard to believe that Catersource + The Special Event was only a few months ago. As the summer approaches and event season kicks into high gear, we at Special Events are already preparing for next year’s conference in Austin, TX. As we reflect on this year’s show in Orlando, FL, it’s easy to see that the events industry is back in business. Between themes of collaboration, exciting new trends, inspiring sessions, and crowded evening events, showgoers were reminded of all they accomplished to survive the pandemic, and everyone left recharged with energy to make this year one of the best yet. 

It is for these reasons and many more that this year's Catersource + The Special Event was a great success. We are so grateful to everyone who helped make this year’s conference one of the strongest post-pandemic. Every speaker, every sponsor, every attendee, and every volunteer made this show a grand accomplishment. We at Special Events magazine, as well as Catersource + The Special Event, are glad you came. 

Opening Keynote Speaker Marcy Blum (Marcy Blum Associates Inc.) spoke to event professionals about industry collaboration,
herself coming from both catering and event planning backgrounds. Photo courtesy WASIO Faces/SpotMyPhotos

Relive all the fun of Catersource + The Special Event 2023 with the following articles: 

Next stop: Austin  

An attendee shows off a handcrafted leather design from the Event Escape: Uncover Austin, TX Room at CS+TSE 2023.
Photo courtesy WASIO Faces/SpotMyPhotos

They say, “everything is bigger in Texas,” and we hope that’s true when Catersource + The Special Event heads to the Lonestar State for what we hope will be the biggest and best conference yet. Catersource + The Special Event 2024 will be held February 12-15, 2024 at the Austin Convention Center.   

For more information about Catersource + The Special Event 2024, keep an eye on our show website, follow us on social media, sign up for our weekly newsletter, and follow our blog. We can’t wait to see you next year!  

2024 Call for Speakers for CS+TSE 2024 is now open! 

Take a moment and submit your topic for Catersource + The Special Event 2024, which will be held Feb 12-15 in Austin, TX. It's going to be an ultra-creative conference loaded with fresh and impactful content and we want to hear from you now so we can build our best program yet!  

See more from this year's Catersource + The Special Event in the summer issue of Special Events magazine! 

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