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Mar 27 Monday | 1:00 pm

Venue Tour

Speaker: Showcasing Event  (Catersource + The Special Event)

Pass Type: Ticketed Event

Mar 27 Monday | 7:30 pm

Connect Live

Speaker: Showcasing Event  (Catersource + The Special Event)

Location: Big Fin Seafood Kitchen

Pass Type: All Access, CS Premium Pass, TSE Premium Pass, Ticketed Event

Mar 28 Tuesday | 8:30 am

5 Mistakes to Avoid When Planning a Six-figure Festival

Speaker: Amanda Mora  (EVENT GROUP HOUSTON)

Location: 230C

Pass Type: All Access, Combined CS/TSE Education Pass, TSE Conference Pass, TSE Premium Pass

Track : TSE-Event Planning, TSE-Event Mgmt & Production

5 Must-Have Marketing Moves for Catering Salespeople

Speaker: Margaret Brower  (Rainmaker Sales & Marketing Group)

Location: 331B

Pass Type: All Access, CS Conference Pass, CS Premium Pass, Combined CS/TSE Education Pass

Track : CS-Marketing, CS-Sales

Building & Developing a Successful Events Team

Speaker: Matthew Regan  (Boston University Questrom School of Business)

Location: 224G

Pass Type: All Access, Combined CS/TSE Education Pass, TSE Conference Pass, TSE Premium Pass

Track : TSE-AEP, TSE-Event Mgmt & Production

Associations & Accreditations: AEP-approved

Creating Cooking Competitions for Corporate Team Building Experiences

Speaker: Lee Anderson  (Sugar Beach Events)

Location: 240A

Pass Type: All Access, CS Conference Pass, CS Premium Pass, Combined CS/TSE Education Pass, TSE Conference Pass, TSE Premium Pass

Track : CS-Culinary Arts

Associations & Accreditations: LCA member

Doing What It Takes to Win Today!

Speaker: Cindy Novotny  (Master Connection Associates)

Location: WF3 Bridge stage

Pass Type: All Access, CS Conference Pass, CS Premium Pass, Combined CS/TSE Education Pass, TSE Conference Pass, TSE Premium Pass

Track : CS+TSE Bridge

High-End Interactive Virtual Events with 3D Stage Entertainment & Live Auctions

Speaker: Michael Israel  (michael israel inc)

Location: 230A

Pass Type: All Access, Combined CS/TSE Education Pass, TSE Conference Pass, TSE Premium Pass

Track : TSE-Event Mgmt & Production, TSE-Event Safety & Technology

Increase Your Closing Ratio

Speaker: Meryl Snow  (SnowStorm Solutions)

Location: 231C

Pass Type: All Access, Combined CS/TSE Education Pass, TSE Conference Pass, TSE Premium Pass

Track : TSE-Sales, TSE-Marketing

Associations & Accreditations: LCA member

Leadership Durability: The 5-Star Approach to Creating Top-Tier Leaders

Speaker: Colleen Hauk  (The Corporate Refinery)

Location: 224D

Pass Type: All Access, Combined CS/TSE Education Pass, TSE Conference Pass, TSE Premium Pass

Track : TSE-Business & Professional Development

Negotiating Internet and AV Services: A Primer for Meeting Professionals

Speaker: Jay Klein  (M-Plus Global Events)

Location: 224E

Pass Type: All Access, Combined CS/TSE Education Pass, TSE Conference Pass, TSE Premium Pass

Track : TSE-MeetingsNet, TSE-Event Safety & Technology

Revisiting Your Event Lifecycle

Speaker: Francisco Christian  (Taylored Hospitality Solutions, LLC)

Location: 340B

Pass Type: All Access, CS Conference Pass, CS Premium Pass, Combined CS/TSE Education Pass

Track : CS-Off-Premise Catering, CS-Culinary Business & Operations

Sharing the Lift: Balancing Coordination & Logistics within a Sales Team

Moderator: Colbert Callen  (Footers Catering)

Speakers: Jason King  (PEJ Events), Chris Ilias  (Groovin' Gourmets), Steve Sanchez  (The JDK Group)

Location: 240C

Pass Type: All Access, CS Conference Pass, CS Premium Pass, Combined CS/TSE Education Pass

Track : CS-Sales, CS-Business & Professional Development

Shock & Awe: Experiential Marketing at Your Wedding Venue

Speaker: Ian Ramirez  (Madera Estates)

Location: 331A

Pass Type: All Access, CS Conference Pass, CS Premium Pass, Combined CS/TSE Education Pass

Track : CS-Marketing, CS-Events

Stop Selling Food & Start Selling the Experience!

Speaker: Alan Berg  (Wedding Business Solutions LLC)

Location: 330A

Pass Type: All Access, CS Conference Pass, CS Premium Pass, Combined CS/TSE Education Pass

Track : CS-Sales

Transform Your Fundraising Gala from Tired to Terrific - A Follow Up

Speakers: Vicki Brydon  (Peace Arch Hospital Foundation), Ashleigh Morriss  (Peace Arch Hospital Foundation), Joelle Paleologou  (Peace Arch Hospital Foundation), Anthony Vade, CED+  (Encore Global)

Location: 232C

Pass Type: All Access, Combined CS/TSE Education Pass, TSE Conference Pass, TSE Premium Pass

Track : TSE-Event Planning, TSE-Marketing

Associations & Accreditations: AEP-approved

Treat Your Clients Like Gold, Treat Your Team Even Better

Speaker: David Porto  (Blue Plate Catering)

Location: 340A

Pass Type: All Access, CS Conference Pass, CS Premium Pass, Combined CS/TSE Education Pass

Track : CS-Business & Professional Development

Associations & Accreditations: LCA member

Veg-"Abilities": Curating Plant-forward & Plant-based Menu Items that are Cravable, Flexible & Forgivable

Speaker: Pam Smith, RDN  (Pamsmith.com)

Location: WF4 Culinary Main Stage

Pass Type: All Access, CS Conference Pass, CS Premium Pass, Combined CS/TSE Education Pass

Track : CS-Culinary Arts

Mar 28 Tuesday | 10:00 am

A Chef's Approach to Mixology

Speaker: Ryan Manning, ACF  (MX Taco Restaurant / Cookies & Cream)

Location: WF4 Culinary Main Stage

Pass Type: All Access, CS Conference Pass, CS Premium Pass, Combined CS/TSE Education Pass

Track : CS-Culinary Arts, CS-Trends & Design

Best Technology to Organize Your Business

Speaker: Liza Roeser  (FiftyFlowers)

Location: 230A

Pass Type: All Access, Combined CS/TSE Education Pass, TSE Conference Pass, TSE Premium Pass

Track : TSE-Event Safety & Technology

Catering Shark Tank: To Taste or Not To Taste?

Speakers: Margaret Brower  (Rainmaker Sales & Marketing Group), Roy Porter  (ENGAGE WORKS INC.), Suzi McMerty Shands  (Mintahoe Catering & Events), Jonathan Jennings  (CT Wedding Group), Lisa Ware  (Catering by Michaels)

Location: 340A

Pass Type: All Access, CS Conference Pass, CS Premium Pass, Combined CS/TSE Education Pass

Track : CS-Culinary Business & Operations, CS-Sales

Associations & Accreditations: ICA-approved

Conflict Resolution Skills for Leaders

Speaker: Christy Foley  (E-Mediation Services)

Location: 224D

Pass Type: All Access, Combined CS/TSE Education Pass, TSE Conference Pass, TSE Premium Pass

Track : TSE-Business & Professional Development

Associations & Accreditations: AEP-approved

Creating Diversity, Equity & Inclusion in Events: More than Words

Speaker: Angie Senter  (Washington State University)

Location: 224G

Pass Type: All Access, Combined CS/TSE Education Pass, TSE Conference Pass, TSE Premium Pass

Track : TSE-AEP, TSE-Event Mgmt & Production

Associations & Accreditations: AEP-approved

DAVID MERRELL PRESENTS: Live Event Trends 2023

Speaker: David Merrell  (AOO Events, Inc.)

Location: WF3 Bridge stage

Pass Type: All Access, CS Conference Pass, CS Premium Pass, Combined CS/TSE Education Pass, TSE Conference Pass, TSE Premium Pass

Track : CS+TSE Bridge

Eating at a Meeting: Top Food Trends for 2023 & How You Can Use them to Enhance their Inclusiveness

Speaker: Tracy Stuckrath, CSEP, CMM, CHC, CFPM  (thrive! meetings & events)

Location: 224E

Pass Type: All Access, Combined CS/TSE Education Pass, TSE Conference Pass, TSE Premium Pass

Track : TSE-MeetingsNet

Associations & Accreditations: AEP-approved

Every Second Counts: How to Level Up Your First Impression

Speaker: Renee Dalo  (Moxie Bright Events)

Location: 230C

Pass Type: All Access, Combined CS/TSE Education Pass, TSE Conference Pass, TSE Premium Pass

Track : TSE-Business & Professional Development, TSE-Sales

Fashion & Function. Dressing for Your Brand, Your Budget, & Your Body Type

Speaker: Jamie Lee Quickert  (Hospitality Cloud)

Location: 340B

Pass Type: All Access, CS Conference Pass, CS Premium Pass, Combined CS/TSE Education Pass

Track : CS-Business & Professional Development

Future-proof Your Marketing: How to use analytics & data for sustainable success

Speaker: Christie Osborne  (Mountainside Media)

Location: 331B

Pass Type: All Access, CS Conference Pass, CS Premium Pass, Combined CS/TSE Education Pass

Track : CS-Marketing

Get Off the Couch & Join the Party!

Speakers: Darrin Roberts  (University of Southern California), Clint Upchurch  (Tres LA Catering), Megan Conlin  (University of Notre Dame)

Location: 331A

Pass Type: All Access, CS Conference Pass, CS Premium Pass, Combined CS/TSE Education Pass

Track : CS-Events, CS-On-Premise Catering

Associations & Accreditations: AEP-approved

Maximizing the Venue/Creative Partner Relationship

Speaker: Kevin Dennis  (Fantasy Sound Event Services / WeddingIQ)

Location: 224B

Pass Type: All Access, Combined CS/TSE Education Pass, TSE Conference Pass, TSE Premium Pass

Track : TSE-Event Mgmt & Production

Right Person, Wrong Position: Putting People in the Right Seats on the Bus

Speaker: Anthony Lambatos  (Footers Catering)

Location: 240C

Pass Type: All Access, CS Conference Pass, CS Premium Pass, Combined CS/TSE Education Pass

Track : CS-Business & Professional Development

The Ultimate Guide to Flawless Multilingual Events

Speaker: Gabriela Siebach  (Cesco Linguistic Services)

Location: 231C

Pass Type: All Access, Combined CS/TSE Education Pass, TSE Conference Pass, TSE Premium Pass

Track : TSE-Event Planning, TSE-Event Mgmt & Production

Upselling After The Fact!

Speaker: Geoffrey Barker  (Simply Fresh Events)

Location: 330A

Pass Type: All Access, CS Conference Pass, CS Premium Pass, Combined CS/TSE Education Pass

Track : CS-Sales

Mar 28 Tuesday | 11:15 am

5 Tips For Showing Up On Short Form Video

Speaker: Shaun Gray  (Shaun Gray Events, LLC)

Location: 232C

Pass Type: All Access, Combined CS/TSE Education Pass, TSE Conference Pass, TSE Premium Pass

Track : TSE-Marketing, TSE-Sales

A Candid Give and Take Conversation with Roy Porter!

Speaker: Roy Porter  (Engage Works Inc.)

Location: 240A

Pass Type: All Access, CS Conference Pass, CS Premium Pass, Combined CS/TSE Education Pass

Track : CS-Business & Professional Development

Associations & Accreditations: ICA-approved

Are You Really Making a Profit?

Speaker: Carl Sacks  (Leading Caterers of America)

Location: 240C

Pass Type: All Access, CS Conference Pass, CS Premium Pass, Combined CS/TSE Education Pass

Track : CS-Culinary Business & Operations, CS-Business & Professional Development

Associations & Accreditations: LCA member

Building a Profitable & Sustainable Off-Premises Catering Brand

Speaker: Jim Rand  (Act III Holdings, LLC)

Location: 340B

Pass Type: All Access, CS Conference Pass, CS Premium Pass, Combined CS/TSE Education Pass

Track : CS-Off-Premise Catering

Ceremony Magic: How Wedding Ceremonies Can Launch The Party

Speaker: Christopher Shelley  (Illuminating Ceremonies)

Location: 230C

Pass Type: All Access, Combined CS/TSE Education Pass, TSE Conference Pass, TSE Premium Pass

Track : TSE-Wedding

Culinary Theatrics: How To Get the Most Action Out of Your Station

Speakers: Jason Sutton  (Footers Catering), Jay Varga  (JDK Group), Andy Krause  (Frederik Meijer Gardens & Sculpture Park)

Location: WF4 Culinary Main Stage

Pass Type: All Access, CS Conference Pass, CS Premium Pass, Combined CS/TSE Education Pass

Track : CS-Culinary Arts, CS-Trends & Design

Associations & Accreditations: ICA-approved

Drag Queens, Taylor Swift, & House of the Dragon, OH MY! A pop-centric approach to relationship building & sales

Speaker: Miro Arguijo (He/They)  (Accent Indy, A DMC Network Company)

Location: 331B

Pass Type: All Access, CS Conference Pass, CS Premium Pass, Combined CS/TSE Education Pass

Track : CS-Sales, CS-Marketing

Emergency Preparedness for Creative Pros: What to Do When "Stuff" Hits the Fan

Speaker: Kawania Wooten  (Howerton+Wooten Events and The Enlightened Creative)

Location: 224B

Pass Type: All Access, Combined CS/TSE Education Pass, TSE Conference Pass, TSE Premium Pass

Track : TSE-Event Safety & Technology, TSE-Event Planning

Associations & Accreditations: AEP-approved

Five Wellness Trends Meeting Planners Need to Follow

Speaker: Justin Ball, CMP  (Bespoke Event Group LLC)

Location: 224E

Pass Type: All Access, Combined CS/TSE Education Pass, TSE Conference Pass, TSE Premium Pass

Track : TSE-MeetingsNet, TSE-Event Planning

Leveraging a Trust & Inspire Approach to Build Better Teams

Speaker: Ryan Hanson, CSEP, CED, DES  (BeEvents)

Location: 224D

Pass Type: All Access, Combined CS/TSE Education Pass, TSE Conference Pass, TSE Premium Pass

Track : TSE-Business & Professional Development

Managing Up! How the @#$% Do I Handle it All?

Speaker: Jennifer Perna  (Fulton Market Consulting)

Location: 340A

Pass Type: All Access, CS Conference Pass, CS Premium Pass, Combined CS/TSE Education Pass

Track : CS-Business & Professional Development, CS-Sales

Associations & Accreditations: ICA-approved

Planning South Asian Weddings

Speaker: Rajan Mistry  (District Events & Catering)

Location: 331A

Pass Type: All Access, CS Conference Pass, CS Premium Pass, Combined CS/TSE Education Pass

Track : CS-Events, CS-Culinary Business & Operations

Associations & Accreditations: LCA member

Revenue Driven Events in a Hybrid Environment

Speaker: Alexandra Schrecengost  (Culture With Us)

Location: 230A

Pass Type: All Access, Combined CS/TSE Education Pass, TSE Conference Pass, TSE Premium Pass

Track : TSE-Event Planning, TSE-Event Mgmt & Production

Selling Painkillers: How to Identify a Customers Pain Points & Present Solutions

Speaker: Meryl Snow  (SnowStorm Solutions)

Location: 330A

Pass Type: All Access, CS Conference Pass, CS Premium Pass, Combined CS/TSE Education Pass

Track : CS-Sales, CS-Marketing

Associations & Accreditations: LCA member

Top Ten Tips For Proposals That Pop!

Speakers: Heather Rogers  (Curated Entertainment), Velia Amarasingham  (Curated Entertainment)

Location: 231C

Pass Type: All Access, Combined CS/TSE Education Pass, TSE Conference Pass, TSE Premium Pass

Track : TSE-Sales, TSE-Business & Professional Development

You Did What!?: The Real Reason Your Referrals Have Dried Up

Moderator: Terrica  (Cocktails & Details® / Terrica Inc.)

Location: WF3 Bridge stage

Pass Type: All Access, Combined CS/TSE Education Pass, TSE Conference Pass, TSE Premium Pass

Track : TSE-Event Mgmt & Production

Mar 28 Tuesday | 1:15 pm

All in the Family Style

Speakers: Colbért Callen  (Footers Catering), Conner Black  (Footers Catering)

Location: 331A

Pass Type: All Access, CS Conference Pass, CS Premium Pass, Combined CS/TSE Education Pass

Track : CS-Events, CS-Culinary Business & Operations

Bringing Your Popular Product to Market

Speaker: Boris Seymore, ACF  (BDS Catering and Productions LLC)

Location: 340B

Pass Type: All Access, CS Conference Pass, CS Premium Pass, Combined CS/TSE Education Pass

Track : CS-Culinary Business & Operations, CS-Culinary Arts

Five Hacks to Ensure Your Conference (Emcee) is a Hit!

Speaker: Jen Salerno, CMP, DES  (JTS Connect, LLC | The Room Block Podcast)

Location: 224E

Pass Type: All Access, Combined CS/TSE Education Pass, TSE Conference Pass, TSE Premium Pass

Track : TSE-MeetingsNet, TSE-Event Planning

How To Crush Your Next Pop Up Dinner

Speaker: Keith Sarasin, ACF  (www.thefarmersdinner.com)

Location: 240C

Pass Type: All Access, CS Conference Pass, CS Premium Pass, Combined CS/TSE Education Pass

Track : CS-Culinary Business & Operations

How YOU Wow!

Speaker: Rob Barber  (ATOMIC)

Location: 230A

Pass Type: All Access, Combined CS/TSE Education Pass, TSE Conference Pass, TSE Premium Pass

Track : TSE-Trends & Design

How to Capture & Create an Intimate Wedding Experience for Your Client

Speaker: Jaclyn Watson  (Jaclyn Watson Events)

Location: 230C

Pass Type: All Access, Combined CS/TSE Education Pass, TSE Conference Pass, TSE Premium Pass

Track : TSE-Event Planning, TSE-Wedding

Hybrid+: The Case for Asynchronous Content

Speaker: Heather Mason  (Caspian Agency)

Location: 224B

Pass Type: All Access, Combined CS/TSE Education Pass, TSE Conference Pass, TSE Premium Pass

Track : TSE-Event Mgmt & Production, TSE-Event Planning

Key Business Insights I Learned Working in Finance

Speaker: Paulina Corvi  (Events by Paulina)

Location: 224D

Pass Type: All Access, Combined CS/TSE Education Pass, TSE Conference Pass, TSE Premium Pass

Track : TSE-Business & Professional Development

No Dozing on the Closing: 4 Closing Techniques to Make the Sale and Referrals

Speaker: Terrica  (Cocktails & Details® / Terrica Inc.)

Location: 330A

Pass Type: All Access, CS Conference Pass, CS Premium Pass, Combined CS/TSE Education Pass

Track : CS-Sales, CS-Events

Posting for Profit!

Speaker: Alexis Amato  (Manifest with Alexis)

Location: 231C

Pass Type: All Access, Combined CS/TSE Education Pass, TSE Conference Pass, TSE Premium Pass

Track : TSE-Marketing, TSE-Business & Professional Development

Proactive Not Reactive: 6 Steps to Bring in NEW Business NOW

Speaker: Meryl Snow  (SnowStorm Solutions)

Location: 331B

Pass Type: All Access, CS Conference Pass, CS Premium Pass, Combined CS/TSE Education Pass

Track : CS-Sales, CS-Marketing

Associations & Accreditations: LCA member

Sous Vide in the Field Kitchen

Speakers: Mark Ellis  (The Chef's Table), Maria Phillips  (The Chef's Table), John McLallen  (The Chef's Table)

Location: WF4 Culinary Main Stage

Pass Type: All Access, CS Conference Pass, CS Premium Pass, Combined CS/TSE Education Pass

Track : CS-Culinary Arts

Take Better Marketing Photos of Food with an Iphone

Speakers: Meredith Ryncarz  (The Restart Specialist), Bobbi Brinkman  (Bobbi Brinkman Consulting)

Location: 240A

Pass Type: All Access, CS Conference Pass, CS Premium Pass, Combined CS/TSE Education Pass

Track : CS-Marketing, CS-Business & Professional Development

Transform your Cocktail Program

Speaker: Justin Pasha  (The Cup Bearer)

Location: WF3 Bridge stage

Pass Type: All Access, CS Conference Pass, CS Premium Pass, Combined CS/TSE Education Pass, TSE Conference Pass, TSE Premium Pass

Track : CS+TSE Bridge

What Veteran Marketers Want You Know, But Are Too Polite to Say

Speakers: Anna Coats  (Marry Me Tampa Bay), Meghan Ely  (OFD Consulting), Christie Osborne  (Mountainside Media), Renee Dalo  (Moxie Bright Events), Shannon Tarrant  (Wedding Venue Map)

Location: 232C

Pass Type: All Access, Combined CS/TSE Education Pass, TSE Conference Pass, TSE Premium Pass

Track : TSE-Marketing, TSE-Business & Professional Development

Winning Business & Keeping Your Funnel Full: Modern Sales Management

Speakers: Amy Iserman  (Forte Belanger), Christopher Warnack  (Continental), Kate Berris  (Forte Belanger)

Location: 340A

Pass Type: All Access, CS Conference Pass, CS Premium Pass, Combined CS/TSE Education Pass

Track : CS-Sales, CS-Events

Mar 28 Tuesday | 2:30 pm

"To Build a Bar" - Profitable Beverage Centers 101

Speaker: Dean Mistretta  (Johnson & Wales University)

Location: 340B

Track : CS-Off-Premise Catering, CS-Trends & Design

2023/2024 Global Wedding Trends

Speaker: Dixie Bagley  (Southern Wedding Collective)

Location: 230C

Pass Type: All Access, Combined CS/TSE Education Pass, TSE Conference Pass, TSE Premium Pass

Track : TSE-Wedding, TSE-Trends & Design

Adventures In AR - Adding The WOW Factor With Smartphones

Speaker: Rolando Espinoza  (Champagne Creative Group)

Location: 230A

Pass Type: All Access, Combined CS/TSE Education Pass, TSE Conference Pass, TSE Premium Pass

Track : TSE-Event Safety & Technology

Directors of Sales - Back at it Again!

Speakers: Jennifer Perna  (Fulton Market Consulting), Heidi Brice  (Puff 'n Stuff Catering), Steve Sanchez  (The JDK Group), Margaret Brower  (Rainmaker Sales + Marketing)

Location: 330A

Pass Type: All Access, CS Conference Pass, CS Premium Pass, Combined CS/TSE Education Pass

Track : CS-Sales, CS-Business & Professional Development

Associations & Accreditations: ICA-approved

Engagement: A new way to create and sustain powerful relationships

Speaker: Robert Turner Jr  (MJM Innovations)

Location: 224D

Pass Type: All Access, CS Conference Pass, CS Premium Pass, Combined CS/TSE Education Pass, TSE Conference Pass, TSE Premium Pass

Track : CS+TSE Bridge, TSE-Sales

Extraordinary Communication Leads to Extraordinary Business for your Events

Speaker: Christopher Salem  (Westchester Community College SUNY)

Location: 231C

Pass Type: All Access, Combined CS/TSE Education Pass, TSE Conference Pass, TSE Premium Pass

Track : TSE-Sales, TSE-Marketing

Green is the New Black: Sustainable Design for Boutique Experiences

Speakers: Airika Gigas  (LEO Events), Kelly Hunt  (LEO Events), Kristina Johnson  (LEO Events)

Location: 232C

Pass Type: All Access, Combined CS/TSE Education Pass, TSE Conference Pass, TSE Premium Pass

Track : TSE-Sustainability, TSE-Event Planning

How to Create Better Standard Operating Procedures

Speaker: Roy Porter  (Engage Works Inc.)

Location: 340A

Pass Type: All Access, CS Conference Pass, CS Premium Pass, Combined CS/TSE Education Pass

Track : CS-Culinary Business & Operations, CS-Off-Premise Catering

Associations & Accreditations: ICA-approved

Kristin Banta's Design to Impact in 2023

Speaker: Kristin Banta  (Kristin Banta Events Inc)

Location: 331A

Pass Type: All Access, CS Conference Pass, CS Premium Pass, Combined CS/TSE Education Pass, TSE Conference Pass, TSE Premium Pass

Track : CS+TSE Bridge

Perfection is the Enemy of Profitability

Speaker: Alan Berg  (Wedding Business Solutions LLC)

Location: 331B

Pass Type: All Access, CS Conference Pass, CS Premium Pass, Combined CS/TSE Education Pass

Track : CS-Marketing, CS-Business & Professional Development

Post to Profit for Reel Success

Speaker: Greg Taylor  (Black Fox Company)

Location: 240C

Pass Type: All Access, CS Conference Pass, CS Premium Pass, Combined CS/TSE Education Pass

Track : CS-Marketing, CS-Business & Professional Development

Saved by Zero: Put Your Event on a Carbon Diet

Speakers: Suzanne Morrell  (Creating Environments), Candice Tulsieram  (The Sustainable Events Forum)

Location: 224B

Pass Type: All Access, Combined CS/TSE Education Pass, TSE Conference Pass, TSE Premium Pass

Track : TSE-Sustainability, TSE-Event Planning

Seven CRAZY Creative Stations

Speakers: Todd Annis  (CRU Catering), Alicia Smith  (Cru Catering), Ross Bock  (Cru Catering)

Location: WF4 Culinary Main Stage

Pass Type: All Access, CS Conference Pass, CS Premium Pass, Combined CS/TSE Education Pass

Track : CS-Culinary Arts

Talkin' Trash: A Candid Conversation about Zero Waste

Speakers: Dana Buchanan  (Primal Alchemy), Paul Buchanan  (Primal Alchemy)

Location: 240A

Pass Type: All Access, CS Conference Pass, CS Premium Pass, Combined CS/TSE Education Pass

Track : CS-Sustainability & Safety, CS-Culinary Business & Operations

The Power of Leadership & Team Development

Speakers: Robin Selden  (Marcia Selden Catering), Cindy Novotny  (Master Connection Associates), Jeffrey Selden  (Marcia Selden Catering)

Location: WF3 Bridge stage

Pass Type: All Access, CS Conference Pass, CS Premium Pass, Combined CS/TSE Education Pass, TSE Conference Pass, TSE Premium Pass

Track : CS+TSE Bridge

Associations & Accreditations: LCA member

What Would You Do? An Interactive Risk Management Panel

Speakers: Jay Klein  (M-Plus Global Events), Terry Matthews-Lombardo, CMP  (TML Services Group, LLC), Sharon Fisher  (Play with a Purpose)

Location: 224E

Pass Type: All Access, Combined CS/TSE Education Pass, TSE Conference Pass, TSE Premium Pass

Track : TSE-MeetingsNet, TSE-Event Planning

Associations & Accreditations: AEP-approved

Mar 28 Tuesday | 4:00 pm

5 Reasons Why Planning an Event on a University or College Campus is a Wise Business Strategy

Speakers: Mark Williams  (Event Guru Software), Norma Jean Charette  (Sodexo University Division), Dave Mccandless  (Sodexo at Hobart & William Smith Colleges)

Location: 224E

Pass Type: All Access, Combined CS/TSE Education Pass, TSE Conference Pass, TSE Premium Pass

Track : TSE-MeetingsNet, TSE-Event Planning

Associations & Accreditations: AEP-approved

Check Your Ego: Chefs & Mental Health—A Discussion

Speakers: Jeffrey Schlissel, ACF  (The Bacon Cartel), Peter McCaffrey  (Leading Caterers of America)

Location: 340B

Pass Type: All Access, CS Conference Pass, CS Premium Pass, Combined CS/TSE Education Pass

Track : CS-Culinary Business & Operations

Culinary Inspiration & Trends with Andrea Correale

Speakers: Andrea Correale  (Elegant Affairs Caterers), Nicole Phillips  (Elegant Affairs Caterers)

Location: 331A

Pass Type: All Access, Combined CS/TSE Education Pass, TSE Conference Pass, TSE Premium Pass

Track : CS-Trends & Design, CS-Culinary Arts

Associations & Accreditations: LCA member

Event Industry Advocacy; What's Next?

Moderator: Alicia Falango  (California Events Coalition)

Panelists: Julia Kendrick Conway  (Assaggiare Mendocino, Inc.), Jamie Adams  (Paisley & Jade), Bobbi Brinkman  (Bobbi Brinkman Consulting), Marcie Booth  (Avasant)

Location: 232C

Pass Type: All Access, CS Conference Pass, CS Premium Pass, Combined CS/TSE Education Pass, TSE Conference Pass, TSE Premium Pass

Track : CS+TSE Bridge

Executive Presence as a Creative Professional

Speaker: Marti Winer  (MGM Resorts International)

Location: WF3 Bridge stage

Pass Type: All Access, CS Conference Pass, CS Premium Pass, Combined CS/TSE Education Pass, TSE Conference Pass, TSE Premium Pass

Track : CS+TSE Bridge

Experiential Cocktails

Speakers: Justin Pasha  (The Cup Bearer), Pedro Belandria  (The Cup Bearer)

Location: WF4 Culinary Main Stage

Pass Type: All Access, CS Conference Pass, CS Premium Pass, Combined CS/TSE Education Pass

Track : CS-Culinary Arts, CS-Trends & Design

Let's Talk Floral 1.1

Speakers: Michelle Howard  (Flora Couture), Mylo Lopez  (MyloFleur)

Location: 230C

Pass Type: All Access, Combined CS/TSE Education Pass, TSE Conference Pass, TSE Premium Pass

Track : TSE-Event Planning, TSE-Trends & Design

Level Up Your Sales Force

Speaker: JC York  (Classic Entertainment / Wise Guys InterACTive)

Location: 224G

Pass Type: All Access, Combined CS/TSE Education Pass, TSE Conference Pass, TSE Premium Pass

Track : TSE-Sales

Metaverse - the Ultimate Operating System for Hybrid Events

Speakers: Colja Dams  (VOK DAMS Events & Live Marketing worldwide), Claudia Koehler  (VOK DAMS Events & Live-Marketing worldwide)

Location: 230A

Pass Type: All Access, Combined CS/TSE Education Pass, TSE Conference Pass, TSE Premium Pass

Track : TSE-Marketing, TSE-Business & Professional Development

Networker, He Wrote

Speaker: Jordan Heller  (Suncoast Wedding & Event Leaders (SWEL))

Location: 224B

Pass Type: All Access, Combined CS/TSE Education Pass, TSE Conference Pass, TSE Premium Pass

Track : TSE-Marketing, TSE-Business & Professional Development

No is a Full & Complete Sentence

Speaker: Brian Green  (By BrianGreen)

Location: 330A

Pass Type: All Access, CS Conference Pass, CS Premium Pass, Combined CS/TSE Education Pass

Track : CS-Business & Professional Development, CS-Sales

Relationship Selling - 10 Tips to Sell Better & Close More Sales

Speaker: Ryan Corvaia  (Dish Food & Events LLC)

Location: 331B

Pass Type: All Access, CS Conference Pass, CS Premium Pass, Combined CS/TSE Education Pass

Track : CS-Sales

Associations & Accreditations: ICA-approved

The Evolution of Pricing + Food Costs & Its Impact on Your 2023 Clients

Speakers: Clint Elkins  (SB Value), Rajan Mistry  (District Events & Catering), Steve Sanchez  (The JDK Group)

Location: 240C

Pass Type: All Access, CS Conference Pass, CS Premium Pass, Combined CS/TSE Education Pass

Track : CS-Culinary Business & Operations, CS-Business & Professional Development

Associations & Accreditations: ICA-approved

The Ins & Outs of Selling an Event Business

Speaker: Amber Anderson  (Refine for Wedding Planners)

Location: 224D

Pass Type: All Access, Combined CS/TSE Education Pass, TSE Conference Pass, TSE Premium Pass

Track : TSE-Business & Professional Development

The WOW Factor

Speaker: Deborah Elias  (Elias Events)

Location: 231C

Pass Type: All Access, Combined CS/TSE Education Pass, TSE Conference Pass, TSE Premium Pass

Track : TSE-Event Planning

They Sold It, Now What Do We Do?

Speakers: Francisco Christian  (Taylored Hospitality Solutions, LLC), Syd Sexton  (Catering By Design/Colorado), Jonathan Jennings  (CT Wedding Group), Bryan Neuschaefer  (Saz's Hospitality Group)

Location: 340A

Pass Type: All Access, CS Conference Pass, CS Premium Pass, Combined CS/TSE Education Pass

Track : CS-Off-Premise Catering, CS-Business & Professional Development

Associations & Accreditations: ICA-approved

Mar 28 Tuesday | 7:00 pm

Opening Night Party

Speaker: Showcasing Event  (Catersource + The Special Event)

Location: Kavas Tacos + Tequila, Hampton Social & Pointe Orlando

Pass Type: All Access, CS Premium Pass, TSE Premium Pass, Ticketed Event

Mar 29 Wednesday | 9:00 am

Opening General Session with Keynote Marcy Blum: The Old Razzle Dazzle: Tips on Reaching the Next Level of Hospitality

Speaker: Marcy Blum  (Marcy Blum Associates)

Location: Keynote Stage

Pass Type: All Access, CS Conference Pass, CS Premium Pass, Combined CS/TSE Education Pass, Exhibit Hall Only, TSE Conference Pass, TSE Premium Pass

Track : CS+TSE Bridge

Mar 29 Wednesday | 10:30 am

The Rise of a New Industry Standard: How to Adjust Your Staffing Strategy

Speakers: Andreina Morales  (Instawork), Jamie Adams  (Paisley & Jade), Bill Hansen  (Bill Hansen Hospitality Group)

Location: Ignite Stage

Pass Type: All Access, CS Conference Pass, CS Premium Pass, Combined CS/TSE Education Pass, Exhibit Hall Only, TSE Conference Pass, TSE Premium Pass

Track : CS-Business & Professional Development, CS-Culinary Business & Operations

Mar 29 Wednesday | 11:00 am

DICED Competition

Competitors: Justin Lee  (Snoqualmie Casino), David Kinney  (Catering Creations), Joshua House  (The JDK Group), Bryce Cherven  (Footers Catering), Holly Sheppard  (Fig & Pig Catering)

Emcee: Robin Selden  (Marcia Selden Catering)

Judges: Nettie Frank  (Chef Nettie Frank), Mike Bicocchi  (Elegant Affairs Caterers)

Location: WF4 Culinary Main Stage

Pass Type: All Access, CS Conference Pass, CS Premium Pass, Combined CS/TSE Education Pass, Exhibit Hall Only, TSE Conference Pass, TSE Premium Pass

Track : CS+TSE Bridge

Associations & Accreditations: LCA member

Mar 29 Wednesday | 11:15 am

Hands on: Floral Tablescaping Design Competition

Speakers: Michelle Howard  (Flora Couture), Mylo Lopez  (MyloFleur)

Location: Exhibit Hall

Pass Type: All Access, CS Conference Pass, CS Premium Pass, Combined CS/TSE Education Pass, Exhibit Hall Only, TSE Conference Pass, TSE Premium Pass

Track : TSE-Trends & Design, CS-Trends & Design

Mar 29 Wednesday | 12:00 pm

Optimizing Your Hourly Workforce

Speaker: Nicholas Lillios  (Nowsta)

Location: Ignite Stage

Pass Type: All Access, CS Conference Pass, CS Premium Pass, Combined CS/TSE Education Pass, TSE Conference Pass, TSE Premium Pass

Track : CS-Business & Professional Development, CS-Events

Mar 29 Wednesday | 1:00 pm

16 Things Buyers Really Want from a Salesperson

Speaker: Meryl Snow  (SnowStorm Solutions)

Location: 330A

Pass Type: All Access, CS Conference Pass, CS Premium Pass, Combined CS/TSE Education Pass

Track : CS-Sales, CS-Marketing

Associations & Accreditations: LCA member

Building your Culinary Depth Chart

Speakers: Jason Sutton  (Footers Catering), Jay Varga  (JDK Group)

Location: 240C

Pass Type: All Access, CS Conference Pass, CS Premium Pass, Combined CS/TSE Education Pass

Track : CS-Culinary Arts, CS-Culinary Business & Operations

Associations & Accreditations: ICA-approved

Carpe Per Diems! A Close (& Fun) Look at Managing Speaker & Entertainment Contracts

Speaker: Adam Kahan  (Empire Entertainment, Inc.)

Location: 224E

Pass Type: All Access, Combined CS/TSE Education Pass, TSE Conference Pass, TSE Premium Pass

Track : TSE-MeetingsNet, TSE-Event Planning

Associations & Accreditations: AEP-approved

Caterers, Assemble! - Tantalizing Trends, Captivating Concepts, Inspired Interactivity

Speaker: Stavros  (M Culinary Concepts)

Location: 331A

Pass Type: All Access, CS Conference Pass, CS Premium Pass, Combined CS/TSE Education Pass

Track : CS-Trends & Design, CS-Events

Customizable Event Timelines

Speaker: Brian Green  (By BrianGreen)

Location: 230C

Pass Type: All Access, Combined CS/TSE Education Pass, TSE Conference Pass, TSE Premium Pass

Track : TSE-Event Planning, TSE-Event Mgmt & Production

Death to the Post & Pray Method: Turn Social Media Followers into $$$

Speaker: Shannon Tarrant  (Wedding Venue Map)

Location: 232C

Pass Type: All Access, Combined CS/TSE Education Pass, TSE Conference Pass, TSE Premium Pass

Track : TSE-Marketing

Designing Through Crises – Stories of Adaptive Experiential Event Design

Speaker: Jeniffer Bello, CMP  (JB Experiences)

Location: 224G

Pass Type: All Access, Combined CS/TSE Education Pass, TSE Conference Pass, TSE Premium Pass

Track : TSE-Event Mgmt & Production, TSE-Event Planning

Embracing the Future: Food, Inspiration & Adventure

Speakers: Cristian Hernandez  (Rosendale Events), Rich Rosendale, Master Chef  (Rosendale Collective), Christopher Rieloff  (Rosendale Collective)

Location: WF4 Culinary Main Stage

Pass Type: All Access, CS Conference Pass, CS Premium Pass, Combined CS/TSE Education Pass

Track : CS-Culinary Arts, CS-Events

Future Fog: Business growth lessons to prevent future sales slumps

Speaker: Trish Simitakos  (Trish Star Events)

Location: 231C

Pass Type: All Access, Combined CS/TSE Education Pass, TSE Conference Pass, TSE Premium Pass

Track : TSE-Sales, TSE-Business & Professional Development

Go Slow to Go Fast - Utilizing Slow Seasons to Drive Profits

Speakers: Julie Ellis  (The Chef's Table), Mark Ellis  (The Chef's Table), Meghan Kates  (The Chef's Table)

Location: 340B

Pass Type: All Access, CS Conference Pass, CS Premium Pass, Combined CS/TSE Education Pass

Track : CS-Off-Premise Catering, CS-Culinary Business & Operations

Hands-on: Plates from the Pass to Tables

Speaker: Roy Porter  (Engage Works, Inc.)

Location: 240A

Pass Type: All Access, CS Conference Pass, CS Premium Pass, Combined CS/TSE Education Pass

Track : CS-Culinary Business & Operations, CS-Off-Premise Catering

How To Get Your Business on TV & Promoted in the Media

Speaker: Alan Katz  (Great Officiants)

Location: 224B

Pass Type: All Access, Combined CS/TSE Education Pass, TSE Conference Pass, TSE Premium Pass

Track : TSE-Marketing, TSE-Business & Professional Development

Is It Time for a Legal Tune-Up? A Guide for Wedding + Event Pros

Speaker: Leah Weinberg  (Color Pop Events)

Location: 224D

Pass Type: All Access, Combined CS/TSE Education Pass, TSE Conference Pass, TSE Premium Pass

Track : TSE-Business & Professional Development

Social Media & Self Care

Speaker: Jamie Lee Quickert  (Hospitality Cloud)

Location: 331B

Pass Type: All Access, CS Conference Pass, CS Premium Pass, Combined CS/TSE Education Pass

Track : CS-Sustainability & Safety, CS-Business & Professional Development

State of the Industry - Workplace Culture

Speaker: Anthony Lambatos  (Footers Catering)

Location: WF3 Bridge stage

Pass Type: All Access, CS Conference Pass, CS Premium Pass, Combined CS/TSE Education Pass

Track : CS-Culinary Business & Operations

The Science Behind Event Experience: Elevating for Improved ROI & Attendee Satisfaction

Speaker: Rayven Crisafulli, CMP, CMP-HC  (University of Florida)

Location: 230A

Pass Type: All Access, Combined CS/TSE Education Pass, TSE Conference Pass, TSE Premium Pass

Track : TSE-Event Planning, TSE-Event Mgmt & Production

Associations & Accreditations: AEP-approved

Venue Brokering: The Next Big Lucrative Thing

Speakers: Fausto Pifferrer  (Blue Elephant Events and Catering), Laurie Andrews  (Laurie Andrews Design)

Location: 340A

Pass Type: All Access, CS Conference Pass, CS Premium Pass, Combined CS/TSE Education Pass

Track : CS-Business & Professional Development

Associations & Accreditations: LCA member

Mar 29 Wednesday | 2:30 pm

4 events, 5 weeks notice, 6 locations

Speakers: Joann Roth-Oseary  (Someone's in the Kitchen), Tony Conway  (Legendary Events), Danny Bergold  (About Entertainment)

Location: 230C

Pass Type: All Access, Combined CS/TSE Education Pass, TSE Conference Pass, TSE Premium Pass

Track : TSE-Event Mgmt & Production, TSE-Event Planning

Book Additional Five Figures Per Month with a Simple 5 Step Strategy

Speaker: Zohe Felici  (Felici Events // Zohe Felici)

Location: 231C

Pass Type: All Access, Combined CS/TSE Education Pass, TSE Conference Pass, TSE Premium Pass

Track : TSE-Business & Professional Development, TSE-Marketing

Capital Allocation Practices to Expand Catering Margins

Speaker: Vijay Goel  (Bite Catering Couture)

Location: 340A

Pass Type: All Access, CS Conference Pass, CS Premium Pass, Combined CS/TSE Education Pass

Track : CS-Business & Professional Development, CS-Culinary Business & Operations

College Catering: Balance Service & Business

Speakers: Danielle Shapiro  (Yale University), Adam Millman  (Yale University)

Location: 240C

Pass Type: All Access, CS Conference Pass, CS Premium Pass, Combined CS/TSE Education Pass

Track : CS-Off-Premise Catering

Elevate Guest Experience with the Power of Scent

Speaker: Tiffany Rose Goodyear  (Scentex)

Location: 224B

Pass Type: All Access, Combined CS/TSE Education Pass, TSE Conference Pass, TSE Premium Pass

Track : TSE-Trends & Design

Generating Additional Revenue Via Outdoor Festivals & Special Events

Speaker: Winston Willams  (Pres- Owner)

Location: 331A

Pass Type: All Access, CS Conference Pass, CS Premium Pass, Combined CS/TSE Education Pass

Track : CS-Off-Premise Catering, CS-Events

Goodbye to an Icon...Closing a 60-year-old Venue

Speakers: David Lombardo  (Lombardos), Francesca Lombardo  (Lombardos)

Location: 224G

Pass Type: All Access, Combined CS/TSE Education Pass, TSE Conference Pass, TSE Premium Pass

Track : TSE-Business & Professional Development

How to Start an Event or Wedding Business

Speaker: Annette Naif  (Naif Productions LLC)

Location: 224D

Pass Type: All Access, Combined CS/TSE Education Pass, TSE Conference Pass, TSE Premium Pass

Track : TSE-Business & Professional Development, TSE-Wedding

Jedi Mind Tricks: Mastering Words and Communication to Lead Your Clients to Yes

Speaker: Jennifer Trotter  (Lip Service Makeup)

Location: 331B

Pass Type: All Access, CS Conference Pass, CS Premium Pass, Combined CS/TSE Education Pass

Track : CS-Business & Professional Development, CS-Sales

Misconceptions & History: An exploration of Indian cuisine with chef and cookbook author Chef Keith Sarasin

Speaker: Keith Sarasin, ACF  (www.thefarmersdinner.com)

Location: WF4 Culinary Main Stage

Pass Type: All Access, CS Conference Pass, CS Premium Pass, Combined CS/TSE Education Pass

Track : CS-Culinary Arts

ROAS, CTR, KPI…Oh My! Decoding Digital Marketing Musts from the Top Online Marketers in the World

Speaker: Renee Adams  (R.Collective)

Location: 330A

Pass Type: All Access, CS Conference Pass, CS Premium Pass, Combined CS/TSE Education Pass

Track : CS-Marketing

Social Proof: Understanding it, Earning it + Leveraging it in the Event Industry

Speaker: Meghan Ely  (OFD Consulting)

Location: 232C

Pass Type: All Access, Combined CS/TSE Education Pass, TSE Conference Pass, TSE Premium Pass

Track : TSE-Marketing

Stop taking sh*&%y food photos!

Speaker: Lindsey Leichthammer  (Lindsey Leichthammer Events)

Location: 340B

Pass Type: All Access, CS Conference Pass, CS Premium Pass, Combined CS/TSE Education Pass

Track : CS-Marketing, CS-Culinary Arts

The Art of Balance: Building Your Brand While Living Your Life

Speaker: Terrica  (Cocktails & Details® / Terrica Inc.)

Location: WF3 Bridge stage

Pass Type: All Access, CS Conference Pass, CS Premium Pass, Combined CS/TSE Education Pass, TSE Conference Pass, TSE Premium Pass

Track : CS+TSE Bridge

The Evolution of Today's Meeting Planner: Where Logistics & Marketing are Becoming One

Speaker: Agnes "AC" Canonica, CMP, CMM, HMCC  (MCI USA)

Location: 224E

Pass Type: All Access, Combined CS/TSE Education Pass, TSE Conference Pass, TSE Premium Pass

Track : TSE-MeetingsNet

Mar 29 Wednesday | 3:30 pm

Brace Your Event Budget: Expert Tips to Ease Inflation's Impact

Speaker: David Kenyon  (LEO Events)

Location: 224D

Pass Type: All Access, Combined CS/TSE Education Pass, TSE Conference Pass, TSE Premium Pass

Track : TSE-Event Mgmt & Production, TSE-Event Planning

Cocktail Trends with Pasha & Jeff

Speakers: Jeffrey Selden  (Marcia Selden Catering), Justin Pasha  (The Cup Bearer)

Location: Keynote Stage

Pass Type: All Access, CS Conference Pass, CS Premium Pass, Combined CS/TSE Education Pass

Track : CS-Culinary Arts

Associations & Accreditations: LCA member

Designing Allergy Friendly Menus Everyone Will Love

Speakers: Karen O'Connor  (Daniel et Daniel), Joanne Purnell  (Good Gracious! Events)

Location: WF4 Culinary Main Stage

Pass Type: All Access, CS Conference Pass, CS Premium Pass, Combined CS/TSE Education Pass

Track : CS-Culinary Arts

Discovering Mental Health: Why Event Professionals Should Consider Therapy

Speakers: Charessa Sawyer  (SC Visionary Planning and Production), Sierra Reed  (SC Visionary Planning & Production Services), Shaunelle Murphy  (SC Visionary Planning and Production)

Location: 240A

Pass Type: All Access, Combined CS/TSE Education Pass, TSE Conference Pass, TSE Premium Pass

Track : TSE-Sustainability, TSE-Business & Professional Development

Elements of Style - The Bridal Edition

Speakers: Adrianne Harris  (Blessed Events NY), Catherine Schuller  (Catherine Schuller Enterprises LLC), Alyssa J. Habchi  (Habchi Inc.)

Location: WF3 Bridge stage

Pass Type: All Access, Combined CS/TSE Education Pass, TSE Conference Pass, TSE Premium Pass

Track : TSE-Wedding, TSE-Trends & Design

Event Negotiations - An Interactive Session

Speaker: Ijaz Jamal  (George Brown College)

Location: 224E

Pass Type: All Access, Combined CS/TSE Education Pass, TSE Conference Pass, TSE Premium Pass

Track : TSE-MeetingsNet, TSE-Event Planning

Associations & Accreditations: AEP-approved

Leading the Scene by Keeping It Green in 2023

Speakers: Dana Buchanan  (Primal Alchemy), Paul Buchanan  (Primal Alchemy)

Location: 340B

Pass Type: All Access, CS Conference Pass, CS Premium Pass, Combined CS/TSE Education Pass

Track : CS-Culinary Business & Operations, CS-Sustainability & Safety

Lean Catering: Eliminating the Nine Wastes of Catering!

Speaker: Roy Porter  (Engage Works Inc.)

Location: 340A

Pass Type: All Access, CS Conference Pass, CS Premium Pass, Combined CS/TSE Education Pass

Track : CS-Business & Professional Development, CS-Culinary Business & Operations

Make Your Contracts Work for You

Speaker: Mollianne Hubbs  (All Occasion Catering)

Location: 331B

Pass Type: All Access, CS Conference Pass, CS Premium Pass, Combined CS/TSE Education Pass

Track : CS-Sales

Associations & Accreditations: LCA member

Negotiate Like a Pro: AV Secrets & Event Venue Contracts

Speaker: Scott Frankel  (Animatic Media)

Location: 224B

Pass Type: All Access, Combined CS/TSE Education Pass, TSE Conference Pass, TSE Premium Pass

Track : TSE-Event Safety & Technology, TSE-Event Mgmt & Production

No Topic is Off Limits!

Speakers: Fausto  (Blue Elephant Events and Catering), Reuben Bell  (Blue Elephant Events and Catering), Melissa Tibben  (Total Party Planner)

Location: 240C

Pass Type: All Access, CS Conference Pass, CS Premium Pass, Combined CS/TSE Education Pass

Track : CS-Events, CS-Business & Professional Development

Associations & Accreditations: LCA member

Pan-African Cuisines: A Fine Fusion Approach

Speaker: Grace Odogbili  (Dining With Grace Inc)

Location: 331A

Pass Type: All Access, CS Conference Pass, CS Premium Pass, Combined CS/TSE Education Pass

Track : CS-Culinary Arts, CS-Off-Premise Catering

Put Your Heart into It: Secrets to creating an emotional connection with your ads

Speaker: Christie Osborne  (Mountainside Media)

Location: 232C

Pass Type: All Access, Combined CS/TSE Education Pass, TSE Conference Pass, TSE Premium Pass

Track : TSE-Marketing, TSE-Sales

Selling When You Can't Produce!

Speaker: Geoffrey Barker  (Simply Fresh Events)

Location: 330A

Pass Type: All Access, CS Conference Pass, CS Premium Pass, Combined CS/TSE Education Pass

Track : CS-Sales

Selling versus Storytelling

Speaker: Brian Green  (By BrianGreen)

Location: 230A

Pass Type: All Access, Combined CS/TSE Education Pass, TSE Conference Pass, TSE Premium Pass

Track : TSE-Sales, TSE-Business & Professional Development

Trends in Events

Speakers: Claudia Koehler  (VOK DAMS Events & Live-Marketing Worldwide), Colja Dams  (VOK DAMS Events & Live-Marketing worldwide)

Location: 230C

Pass Type: All Access, Combined CS/TSE Education Pass, TSE Conference Pass, TSE Premium Pass

Track : TSE-Event Mgmt & Production, TSE-Marketing

We're in This Together: Selling Comfort, Compassion, and Culture in Weddings

Speaker: Kristy Rice  (Momental Designs)

Location: 231C

Pass Type: All Access, Combined CS/TSE Education Pass, TSE Conference Pass, TSE Premium Pass

Track : TSE-Sales, TSE-Wedding

Your Brand is More Than Your Logo

Speaker: Alan Berg  (Wedding Business Solutions LLC)

Location: 224G

Pass Type: All Access, CS Conference Pass, CS Premium Pass, Combined CS/TSE Education Pass, TSE Conference Pass, TSE Premium Pass

Track : CS-Marketing, TSE-Marketing

Mar 29 Wednesday | 9:30 pm

SEARCH Foundation Annual Signature Event

Speaker: Showcasing Event  (Catersource + The Special Event)

Pass Type: Ticketed Event

Mar 30 Thursday | 9:00 am

Closing General Session with Keynote Chef Art Smith

Speaker: Art Smith  (Blue Door Kitchen & Garden | Southern Art & Bourbon Bar | Art & Soul | Art Bird & Whiskey Bar | Chef Art Smith's Homecomin' Florida Kitchen & Southern Shine Bar)

Location: Keynote Stage

Pass Type: All Access, CS Conference Pass, CS Premium Pass, Combined CS/TSE Education Pass, Exhibit Hall Only, TSE Conference Pass, TSE Premium Pass, Ticketed Event

Track : CS+TSE Bridge

Mar 30 Thursday | 11:00 am

Build a Better Team By Meeting Your Staff Where They Are

Speaker: Hugh Groman  (The Hugh Groman Group)

Location: 340A

Pass Type: All Access, CS Conference Pass, CS Premium Pass, Combined CS/TSE Education Pass

Track : CS-Business & Professional Development

Emergency Preparedness & Safety Planning For Outdoor Events - Are You Ready?

Speaker: Dale Hazlewood  (Independent Event Coordinator)

Location: 224B

Pass Type: All Access, Combined CS/TSE Education Pass, TSE Conference Pass, TSE Premium Pass

Track : TSE-Event Safety & Technology, TSE-Event Planning

Associations & Accreditations: AEP-approved

Event Therapy Lounge: Meditation & Self Care Session for Event Professionals

Speakers: Charessa Sawyer  (SC Visionary Planning and Production), Sierra Reed  (SC Visionary Planning and Production)

Location: 333 Wellness Lounge

Pass Type: All Access, Combined CS/TSE Education Pass, TSE Conference Pass, TSE Premium Pass

Track : TSE-Sustainability

Fresh Ideas for Strategic Meeting Room Designs

Speaker: Selina Mullenax, CMP, CPCE  (CORT Events)

Location: 224E

Pass Type: All Access, Combined CS/TSE Education Pass, TSE Conference Pass, TSE Premium Pass

Track : TSE-MeetingsNet

How Much Should I Charge?

Speakers: Sylvain Grégoire  (Sénik The event agency), Sébastien David  (Sénik The event agency)

Location: 231C

Pass Type: All Access, Combined CS/TSE Education Pass, TSE Conference Pass, TSE Premium Pass

Track : TSE-Sales

How to Break into the Luxury Wedding Market

Speaker: Sarah Hall  (Joel's Catering)

Location: 331A

Pass Type: All Access, CS Conference Pass, CS Premium Pass, Combined CS/TSE Education Pass

Track : CS-Culinary Business & Operations, CS-Events

Associations & Accreditations: LCA member

Learning the Lingo of Destination Weddings

Speakers: Oniki Hardtman  (Oh Niki Occasions), Christi Carey  (Your Destination Connect)

Location: 230C

Pass Type: All Access, Combined CS/TSE Education Pass, TSE Conference Pass, TSE Premium Pass

Track : TSE-Wedding, TSE-Event Planning

More Than Another Solution: Uncovering the Many Sides of Event Tech

Speaker: Katie Mast  (Rock Paper Coin)

Location: 230A

Pass Type: All Access, Combined CS/TSE Education Pass, TSE Conference Pass, TSE Premium Pass

Track : TSE-Event Safety & Technology

Off Premise Logistics

Speakers: Peter Lentz  (Elegant Affairs Caterers), Mike Bicocchi  (Elegant Affairs Caterers)

Location: 330A

Pass Type: All Access, CS Conference Pass, CS Premium Pass, Combined CS/TSE Education Pass

Track : CS-Off-Premise Catering, CS-Culinary Business & Operations

Associations & Accreditations: LCA member

Soul Foodusion with Chef Chris

Speaker: Christopher Taylor  (Chris Evans Events and Catering)

Location: WF4 Culinary Main Stage

Pass Type: All Access, CS Conference Pass, CS Premium Pass, Combined CS/TSE Education Pass

Track : CS-Culinary Arts

Tenting Trends & Styles

Speaker: Bobby Braun  (Shelter Event Equipment)

Location: 232C

Pass Type: All Access, Combined CS/TSE Education Pass, TSE Conference Pass, TSE Premium Pass

Track : TSE-Event Mgmt & Production, TSE-Event Planning

The Mysterious Properties of Food

Speakers: Paul Seaman  (PJBJ, LLC), Beverly Jones  (PJBJ LLC)

Location: 340B

Pass Type: All Access, CS Conference Pass, CS Premium Pass, Combined CS/TSE Education Pass

Track : CS-Trends & Design, CS-Marketing

The Stars Aligned! Creating Cohesiveness Between Culinary & Event Design

Speakers: Kristin Banta  (Kristin Banta Events Inc), David Merrell  (AOO Events, Inc.), Clint Upchurch  (Tres LA Catering), Darrin Roberts  (University of Southern California), Rob Pausmith  (Tres LA), Michael Stavros  (M Culinary Concepts)

Location: WF3 Bridge stage

Pass Type: All Access, CS Conference Pass, CS Premium Pass, Combined CS/TSE Education Pass, TSE Conference Pass, TSE Premium Pass

Track : CS+TSE Bridge

Associations & Accreditations: AEP-approved

The Stories We Tell - Tips & Techniques for Selling

Speaker: Jamie Lee Quickert  (Hospitality Cloud)

Location: 240C

Pass Type: All Access, CS Conference Pass, CS Premium Pass, Combined CS/TSE Education Pass

Track : CS-Sales

Mar 30 Thursday | 11:45 am

Leadership Lunch

Speaker: Showcasing Event  (Catersource + The Special Event)

Location: Dr. Phillips Center for the Performing Arts

Pass Type: All Access, CS Premium Pass, TSE Premium Pass, Ticketed Event

Mar 30 Thursday | 12:30 pm

A Candid Conversation LIVE with Footers Catering

Speakers: Anthony Lambatos  (Footers Catering), April Lambatos  (Footers Catering), Colleen Hartigan  (Footers Catering)

Location: 240A

Pass Type: All Access, CS Conference Pass, CS Premium Pass, Combined CS/TSE Education Pass

Track : CS-Business & Professional Development, CS-On-Premise Catering

Become the Story! A Q&A for Publishing a Cookbook

Speaker: Nettie Frank  (Silver Whisk)

Location: 240C

Pass Type: All Access, CS Conference Pass, CS Premium Pass, Combined CS/TSE Education Pass

Track : CS-Business & Professional Development, CS-Culinary Arts

Catering 1,800 Miles Away from Home

Speakers: Tim Mitchell  (Mangia Catering), Matt Logan  (Mangia Catering)

Location: 340B

Pass Type: All Access, CS Conference Pass, CS Premium Pass, Combined CS/TSE Education Pass

Track : CS-Off-Premise Catering, CS-Events

Four Pillars for Taking Your Events from Good to Unforgettable

Speaker: Agnes "AC" Canonica, CMP, CMM, HMCC  (MCI USA)

Location: 224E

Pass Type: All Access, Combined CS/TSE Education Pass, TSE Conference Pass, TSE Premium Pass

Track : TSE-MeetingsNet

Go Big and Go Home: Local Solutions to Planning Circularly

Speakers: Suzanne Morrell  (Creating Environments), Sarah Gabel  (Green Girl Events), Resham Shirsat  (City of Orlando)

Location: 224B

Pass Type: All Access, Combined CS/TSE Education Pass, TSE Conference Pass, TSE Premium Pass

Track : TSE-Sustainability, TSE-Event Mgmt & Production

Is Your Website Past its Shelf Life?

Speaker: Alan Berg  (Wedding Business Solutions LLC)

Location: WF3 Bridge stage

Pass Type: All Access, CS Conference Pass, CS Premium Pass, Combined CS/TSE Education Pass

Track : CS-Sales, CS-Marketing

Loyalty isn't Dead: Creating an Atmosphere of Retention

Speakers: Courtney Hopper  (Hustle + Gather), Dana Kadwell  (Hustle + Gather)

Location: 232C

Pass Type: All Access, Combined CS/TSE Education Pass, TSE Conference Pass, TSE Premium Pass

Track : TSE-Business & Professional Development

Marketing Masters 2023: Effective Marketing Strategies for Wedding and Event Professionals

Speakers: Laura Cardo  (Kristin Banta Events Inc), Julie Novack  (PartySlate), Clint Upchurch  (Tres LA)

Location: 230C

Pass Type: All Access, Combined CS/TSE Education Pass, TSE Conference Pass, TSE Premium Pass

Track : TSE-Marketing

Mousify Your Meetings for MAGICal Results

Speaker: Lenn Millbower  (Mouse Man Consulting)

Location: 331A

Pass Type: All Access, Combined CS/TSE Education Pass, TSE Conference Pass, TSE Premium Pass

Track : CS-Business & Professional Development, CS-Marketing

Stop Leaving Money on the Table

Speakers: Roxy Quevedo  (Zeta Event Productions), Jackie Cerna  (Zeta Event Productions), Victoria Machin  (Victoria Machin Photography)

Location: 231C

Pass Type: All Access, Combined CS/TSE Education Pass, TSE Conference Pass, TSE Premium Pass

Track : TSE-Sales, TSE-Wedding

Sustainability 360: Extending Your Impact from Professional to Personal

Speaker: Tammy (Weiting) Hsu, CMP, SEPC  (S&P Global Market Intelligence)

Location: 230A

Pass Type: All Access, Combined CS/TSE Education Pass, TSE Conference Pass, TSE Premium Pass

Track : TSE-Sustainability, TSE-Business & Professional Development

Associations & Accreditations: AEP-approved

The Key to Successful Venue Sales & Management

Speaker: Craig Howard  (The Ballroom at Bayou Place)

Location: 340A

Pass Type: All Access, CS Conference Pass, CS Premium Pass, Combined CS/TSE Education Pass

Track : CS-Sales, CS-Marketing

Train to Retain! - How to Hire, Train & Retain an Awesome Event Staff

Speaker: Ryan Corvaia  (Dish Food & Events LLC)

Location: 330A

Pass Type: All Access, CS Conference Pass, CS Premium Pass, Combined CS/TSE Education Pass

Track : CS-Off-Premise Catering, CS-Events

Mar 30 Thursday | 2:00 pm

2023 Wedding Floral Designs & Trends

Speakers: Liza Roeser  (FiftyFlowers), Darin Bahl  (Tailored Twig)

Location: 331A

Pass Type: All Access, CS Conference Pass, CS Premium Pass, Combined CS/TSE Education Pass

Track : CS-Trends & Design, CS-Events

Dealing with Event Bullies

Speaker: Tracey Fricke, CSEP, MWP, CMP  (Occasion Designed)

Location: 224B

Pass Type: All Access, Combined CS/TSE Education Pass, TSE Conference Pass, TSE Premium Pass

Track : TSE-Business & Professional Development

Inspired to Lead: Essential Qualities of an Inspirational Leader, for Teams of 1 to 100!

Speaker: Bobbi Brinkman  (Bobbi Brinkman Photography/Consulting)

Location: 340A

Pass Type: All Access, CS Conference Pass, CS Premium Pass, Combined CS/TSE Education Pass

Track : TSE-Business & Professional Development, CS+TSE Bridge

Light the Fuse, Avoid the Fuzz: Firework Regulations

Speaker: Paige Mejia  (Pyrotex)

Location: 230C

Pass Type: All Access, Combined CS/TSE Education Pass, TSE Conference Pass, TSE Premium Pass

Track : TSE-Event Safety & Technology, TSE-Trends & Design

Money Matters: Don't Deny the Power of Profit

Speaker: Meredith Commender CSEP  (Significant Events of Texas)

Location: WF3 Bridge stage

Pass Type: All Access, Combined CS/TSE Education Pass, TSE Conference Pass, TSE Premium Pass

Track : TSE-Business & Professional Development, TSE-Sustainability

Simple Success Strategies: How to Live the Life You Deserve

Speaker: Delores Crum  (Premiere Events; Home-Tech Industries, Inc.)

Location: 232C

Pass Type: All Access, Combined CS/TSE Education Pass, TSE Conference Pass, TSE Premium Pass

Track : TSE-Business & Professional Development

Speaking Industry Trends From Our 2023 Benchmark Report

Speaker: Jennifer Best  (All American Entertainment)

Location: 224E

Pass Type: All Access, Combined CS/TSE Education Pass, TSE Conference Pass, TSE Premium Pass

Track : TSE-MeetingsNet, TSE-Event Mgmt & Production

The Importance of Continuing Education in Event Safety Management

Speaker: Mark Catuogno  (MC Event Consulting LLC)

Location: 230A

Pass Type: All Access, Combined CS/TSE Education Pass, TSE Conference Pass, TSE Premium Pass

Track : TSE-Event Safety & Technology

Associations & Accreditations: AEP-approved

What is Sophisticated Hospitality?

Speakers: Deborah Thomas CDP CSEP Emeritus  (School for the Service Arts LLC), Bill Hansen  (Bill Hansen Hospitality Group), Alice Conway CSEP Emeritus  (AC Event & Hospitality Inst)

Location: 330A

Pass Type: All Access, CS Conference Pass, CS Premium Pass, Combined CS/TSE Education Pass

Track : CS-Business & Professional Development, CS-Off-Premise Catering

Associations & Accreditations: LCA member

Mar 30 Thursday | 4:30 pm

ACE, Gala & CATIE Awards Reception

Location: General Session Lobby

Pass Type: All Access, CS Conference Pass, CS Premium Pass, Combined CS/TSE Education Pass, Exhibit Hall Only, TSE Conference Pass, TSE Premium Pass

Mar 30 Thursday | 5:30 pm

ACE, Gala & CATIE Awards

Keynote: Michael Cerbelli  (Cerbelli Creative)

Location: Keynote Stage

Pass Type: All Access, CS Conference Pass, CS Premium Pass, Combined CS/TSE Education Pass, Exhibit Hall Only, TSE Conference Pass, TSE Premium Pass

Mar 30 Thursday | 7:00 pm

Closing Night Celebration

Speaker: Showcasing Event  (Catersource + The Special Event)

Location: Brother Jimmy's BBQ, Ole Red & Tapa Toro

Pass Type: All Access, CS Premium Pass, TSE Premium Pass, Ticketed Event