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View, browse, and sort the ever-growing list of sessions by pass type, track, and format.

If you are seeing varied colors of session titles, here is your guide:
Dark teal = Catersource education sessions
Dark orange = TSE education sessions
Black = those sessions or events that can be attended by anyone with a Catersource or TSE pass, or requires a separate ticket.
Find your best experience by first choosing the pass type you have purchased. This will weed out all other extraneous sessions.

Sessions do fill up and seating is first come, first served. Note: Individual presentations may also be on this website shortly before the published show dates. They may or may not be the final presentation.

Earn CMP credits!

ALL education sessions at this year's conference are approved by The Events Industry Council to count toward your CMP certification. Keep your professional status up-to-date while enjoying and learning from this incredible lineup of speakers.

Jennifer PernaOwner and FounderFulton Market Consulting

Jennifer Perna started Fulton Market Consulting in May, 2017 after developing an event experience and sales management portfolio for over 25 years in the Chicago catering and special events industry. Jennifer coaches various hospitality-related owners, managers and leaders on growing their sales revenue while also increasing bottom line profitability. Besides providing new ideas on leadership, management, business development and sales strategies, Jennifer also shares valuable insight on culinary, operations, finance, human resources and general management practices. In March 2021, Jennifer co-authored and published her first book as a volume in a series called Catering Chronicles. Each book focuses on various topics related to the hospitality industry. Jennifer is a passionate and involved member of the International Caterers Association (ICA), recently concluding eight years on the Executive Board including position of President and President Council Chair. She is a member of the Cornell Hotel Society National and Chicago chapters and a proud graduate of the Cornell School of Hotel Administration, where she happily returns to Ithaca, NY each year to teach a class on Catering and Special Events. When Jennifer is not working, you can find her on a beach anywhere in the world.