Today @ #CSES2014

Daily recaps throughout the 2014 Conference & Tradeshow from the Catersource editor...

Thanks for making #CSES2014 a huge success!

Wow, what a week! To say the past four days have provided an unforgettable experience is something of an understatement. I have 20 minutes until hotel check-out and wanted to share a few quick thoughts to round out #CSES2014...

"Go back to the same things and do them in different ways." That's one of many quotes I scribbled down during Peter Callahan's closing presentation, and I think it's a good way to summarize the past few days.

Catering and event pros are in the business of innovation, and this Conference & Tradeshow provides a rare opportunity to learn entirely new, yet timeless, ways to innovate.

As a writer/editor, I'm going home with dozens of new contacts and new angles for stories, and I know my colleagues will have a wealth of fresh ideas as well. (I'm also going home with this awesome photo of me and my new pal Oscar Goodman, former Las Vegas mayor and one of our 2014 Diced judges :)

On behalf of everyone at Catersource and Event Solutions, I want to extend a huge thanks to all the wonderful people who participated in this year's big event. More than 7,000 industry professionals gathered together to make the 2014 Conference & Tradeshow a stunning success.

Oh yeah, and the social media buzz was unbelievable! As of 10pm Wednesday night, we were up to more than 18,200 tweets and more than 6,800 Instagram photos with the hashtag #CSES2014 (and the buzz is still going strong today). We'll announce our social media contest winners next week, so stay tuned.

We'll also announce the winners of our many other contests and industry awards, and we'll share more photos from Wednesday on Facebook and in the next issue of Catersource magazine.

I hope everyone will join us again next year at Caesars Palace, March 8-11, 2015. Watch for more details on next year's show, along with the Art of Catering Food event this summer. In the meantime, be sure to watch this beautiful recap of the past four days.

To our attendees, sponsors, vendors, partners, speakers, staff, interns, volunteers and the city of Las Vegas... thank you so much. We couldn't have done this without you!

- Eve Daniels

See the Facebook photo album from Saturday | Sunday | Monday | Tuesday | Wednesday
Keep up with the show buzz via Twitter, Facebook and Instagram.

Today @ #CSES2014 Archive:

• Sunday, March 23
• Monday, March 24
• Tuesday, March 25
• Wednesday, March 26