In a constantly evolving industry like events, it can be tough to stay on top of everything that's new and exciting. Fortunately, you don't have to look any further than Catersource + The Special Event to hear the latest with a full slate of trend-forward sessions guaranteed to put you in the know.
Here's just a few of the sessions you can expect during this year's show:
Evoking Emotions with Flowers
4:00 p.m. Wednesday, May 4
What a gift it is to be able to work with live material such as plants, flowers and foliage, it gives our day to day a whole different meaning knowing that we are handling a little piece of earth´s divinity in order to transmit positive emotions to our clients, event´s hosts and attendees.
Each flower is unique in its color, aroma, size, petal shape, etc, this is why it is vital to know how to combine them, how to take care of them and which tips to use in order for them to look their best and last longer in the floral arrangement.
Let´s dive into floral arrangement design and talk about balance, contrast, rhythm, scale, proportion, harmony, dominance, and more.
2022/2023 Global Wedding Trends
4:00 p.m. Tuesday, May 3
Presented by Tara Melvin (Founder | Creative Director, Perfect Planning Events)
Each year, a collective of the top wedding professionals globally share their insight into what's going to be big in the coming year—from food, beverage and decor to destinations, florals and colors. In this robust session, Tara Melvin will present the 2022/23 Global Wedding Trend Report, dissecting what's in around the world, what's out, and what's next.
Floral Forecast: Looking Ahead at Industry Shifts + Trends
1:15 p.m. Tuesday, May 3
Presented by Bron Hansboro (Owner, The Flower Guy Bron)
Floral design has always been a significant piece of any winning event, impacting every element from table décor to lighting design. Yet, with the pandemic leaving everyone wanting more, beautiful blooms are now playing a bigger role than ever before. Pair high demand with unprecedented shortages in the supply line and you get a tricky balancing act of keeping clients happy with what's available. In this session, The Flower Guy Bron will speak to the current state of the floral industry and how he sees it evolving. He'll reveal the must-know floral trends influencing today's couples and how to meet those expectations while navigating the challenges presented by an unpredictable market.
How To Wow with Event Trends & Technology (CS)
8:30 a.m. Tuesday, May 3
Presented by Deborah Elias, CSEP, CMP, CIS (President, Elias Events)
Experience live technology demos and discover creative tips on how to use technology and trends to wow your attendees. Find out how this clever technology can also make your day-to-day workflows more efficient. The session is engaging and showcases multiple products, trends, apps and ideas. With an emphasis on new and exciting, it will certainly provide new concepts.
What's Trending in Floral Design?
8:30 a.m. Tuesday, May 3
Join an exploration of what's hot, new products, and new design concepts as we journey through five gorgeous floral inspirations. Don't miss this mini master class which includes wedding floral trends, the latest bloom varieties and and new supplies that make it easy to wow your clients and their guests. We'll cover express setups, tips for easy on-site installations, selecting colors to complement a venue, sustainability secrets, and insights on the ever-evolving supply chain, as we share custom color palettes executed into five fabulous floral designs.
Engage, Excite, Elevate: The Latest Trends in Live, Virtual and Hybrid Events
2:30 p.m. Tuesday, May 3
Presented by Stavros (Partner | BizDev, M Culinary Concepts)