Catersource + The Special Event 2024 Sponsor & Exhibitor

Our team is excited to experience Catersource + The Special Event for the first time this year!

Being the paramount gathering for catering and events professionals, this annual three-day conference, complemented by two full days of immersive trade show exhibitions, enlightening keynote sessions, a prestigious awards ceremony, and engaging networking opportunities, is an absolute must-attend for the events industry. And let’s not forget the array of thrilling Showcasing Events!

The event is this week! Catersource + The Special Event will grace the halls of the Austin Convention Center in Austin, Texas, from February 12-15.

Why do meeting and event planners attend Catersource + The Special Event?

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Expand your event industry expertise

For those entrenched in the events industry, the value of staying abreast of trends is paramount, and that’s precisely the insight this event offers. With more than 35 years of annual conferences, Catersource + The Special Event are able to attract the best speakers so meeting and event planners find the industry knowledge they need, all in one place.

  • 3 Days of conference sessions
  • 150 Sessions
  • Topics from Event Management & Production, to Safety & Technology, and Marketing & Sales

Community Brands Event Technology Solutions is Sponsoring Highly Anticipated Session at Catersource + The Special Event!

We are thrilled to join two event industry superstars David Merrell and Susie Perelman on Tuesday, February 13th at 10:00 AM for their annual session: Current Trends in the Event Industry. We will be there to learn more about what is inspiring the events industry right now. This is a can’t miss session to keep stay on top in the events industry.

Keep up with your Continuing Education at Catersource + The Special Event

All educational sessions featured at this year’s conference have received approval from The Events Industry Council, ensuring they contribute towards your CMP certification. Stay current in your professional standing while immersing yourself in an enriching experience, learning from our exceptional lineup of speakers.

Conference CE Credits

CMP Certification

Catersource and The Special Event are recognized as CMP Preferred Providers. Programs displaying the CMP Preferred Provider logo fulfill the criteria for receiving continuing education (CE) credits for the Certified Meeting Professional (CMP) credential. The presence of the CMP Preferred Provider Course logo does not imply endorsement by the Events Industry Council of session quality. For further details about the CMP credential or CMP Preferred Provider Program, please visit

CPCE Certification

Earning the Certified Professional in Catering and Events (CPCE) certification enhances your credibility within the hospitality industry and augments your opportunities for career progression. For additional information, visit

AEP Approved Sessions

The Association of Event Professionals (AEP) is delighted to collaborate with The Special Event Show (TSE) to offer our academic planners suggested “AEP Approved” sessions throughout the conference. AEP’s committee has collaborated closely with the TSE team to recommend conference sessions that offer significant benefits to our academic planners.

Expand your network at Catersource + The Special Event

Catersource + The Special Event doesn’t just connect you with the industry’s foremost speakers; it also presents an opportunity to accrue continuing education credits across a diverse spectrum of sessions covering catering, design, weddings, business development, sustainability, health & safety, and much more!

Moreover, you’ll find ample occasions to forge genuine connections and network with peers and luminaries within the field.

Be more innovative

Immerse yourself in inspiration! Merely attending will expose you to novel experiences that can ignite fresh ideas, enhancing your ability to dazzle clients at your next event.

Michael Cerbelli’s: The Hot List™

Don’t miss out on this spectacular showcase of performers and vendors that are sure to take your event to new heights! It is an exhilarating, can’t miss part of the conference on Thursday, February 15th at 8 AM . Be sure to arrive early, this is a highly attended session.

Showcasing Events

If you are able to attend the Opening Night Party or Closing Night Celebration (tickets must be purchased separately from conference passes) be ready to dazzled by spectacular events put on by local event planners and their partners to show off the best that Austin has to offer.

Source products and services at Catersource + The Special Event

Discover all your meeting and event essentials in one place! Reconnect with familiar faces, immerse yourself in the festivities, and dive into the heart of business matters. Whether you’re seeking the latest trends, engaging with industry leaders, or cultivating new alliances, you will find everything your business needs on the Catersource + The Special Event tradeshow floor.

The tradeshow fosters both new and established vendor relationships, enriching your event management capabilities. By welcoming event planners and caterers alike, this event unites the entire events industry, fostering an environment where everyone can thrive.

Stop by the Community Brands | Event Technology Booth #1236

With our event solutions from Community Brands, we empower event planners to effortlessly streamline every facet of their events. Equipped with the tools necessary for comprehensive conference management, you’re poised to deliver heightened value to attendees, sponsors, and your organization, ensuring each event surpasses the last.

Attendee Interactive

A user-friendly platform designed to streamline event content planning, enhance learning programs, and manage logistics for abstract submissions and reviews, speakers, sessions, room logistics, continuing education, and accreditation.


Create personalized and scalable online registration experiences through a highly configurable registration system for all event types, all year round.


Maximize attendee engagement with a user-friendly mobile solution that transforms session support, networking, and enhanced sponsorships from imagination to reality.

Expo Logic

Seamless in-person event experience from start to finish with contactless check-in, badge printing, attendee tracking, interactive floor plans, lead retrieval, and more.

TripBuilder Media

Extend engagement year-round with an intuitive mobile app to help your community connect with each other, engage on hot topics, get committee work done, or generate revenue.

In Conclusion

Catersource + The Special Event is a conference where the entire events industry gathers to gain knowledge, grow networks, and build business relationships. We hope to see you there.

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