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Success at The Special Event in Orlando; Next Stop, Austin, TX

CS+TSE 2023 brings event professionals together for education and inspiration

It was a week of laughter, tears of joy, seeing old friends, meeting new ones, and gathering inspiration in sunny Orlando, FL. Catersource + The Special Event made its annual return with its biggest and best show since the pandemic. The week kicked off with a tour of venues around Orlando, ran a jam-packed schedule of educational and motivational sessions, got heated with a tablescape competition, mingled the best industry brands on a mixed catering and events tradeshow floor, and ended with a bang of fun Florida-inspired events. 

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A costumed exhibitor on this year's tradeshow floor. Photo courtesy WASIO Faces

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This year's Event Escape Rooms included an aromatic floral room. Photo courtesy TSE Staff.

Over the next month, we at Special Events will be sharing all our favorite highlights from the week. Be sure to follow us on socials to see all the photos and videos from this year’s event! Thank you to every speaker, sponsor, attendee, volunteer, and more who made this show such a rejuvenating success. And for those who didn’t make it out this year: mark your calendars and join us next year in Austin, from February 12-15, for another spectacular show.  

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The Company Men got the crowd dancing at this year's Closing Night Party at Ole Red Orlando. Photo courtesy WASIO Faces

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! 

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

We are certainly feeling inspired and energized for the year ahead. In that spirit, we'd like to share our 2024 Call for Speakers! 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.

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