Have you submitted your proposal to speak during Catersource + The Special Event 2024 (being held February 12-15 in Austin, TX) yet? You have just over a week to get your submission in, so don't delay!
Take a moment and submit your great idea and topic for Catersource + The Special Event 2024. It's going to be a wild conference loaded with fresh and impactful content and we want to hear from you now so we can build our best program yet!
Where & When: February 12-15, 2024 in Austin, TX at the Austin Convention Center. You can immerse yourself in a spectacular event that encompasses everything catering and event related. The alliance of these powerful, established brands will bring unique industry all-stars from both worlds under one roof for four momentous days.
Our Audience: Our audience is in the business of helping people celebrate the most important milestones in their lives. They are on and off-premise, doing drop off delivery, executing private parties to multiple day festivals, driving food trucks, and setting up field kitchens and events in the most unlikely of places. Caterers and event planners are some of the hardest working people in business today. Our audience is comprised of top-level professionals who have been in the industry a long time, but also may bring new hires, and/or recently promoted chefs, managers, and salespeople. Attendees may be representing a small company in a big town, a big company in a small town or a $500 million dollar company in a densely populated metro area. But they are all at Catersource for the same reason: to connect and learn from each other.
How to Apply: Go to https://cs2024.catersource-cfp.com/ for all the details, and some ideas to get you thinking about the kind of session you'd like to present.
The Education: Over 120+ sessions will span the length of the conference, within tracks such as:
- Culinary (culinary techniques, F&B trends, demos, industry concerns such as food waste)
- Event Trends & Production (events, wedding trends, destination events, more)
- Business & Professional Development (best business practices, business growth, C-Level operational strategies)
- Trends & Design (related to colors, floral, lighting, venues)
- Off-Premise Catering (drop off, corporate catering, events)
- On-Premise Catering (colleges & universities, hotels, casinos, stadiums, wedding & event venue catering)
- Sales & Marketing (client-facing ideas and strategies)
- Health & Safety
New this year! 30-minute Fast Chats–no powerpoint, no traditional presentations–have been added to the schedule. One topic, raise a discussion with your audience, get some answers or solve a problem!
The best food & beverage, the hottest decor, the most beautiful venues, the best events, making a sale, marketing your company, retaining and rewarding your employees, building a new revenue-generating sector–all explained to our audience in a way that doesn't pander or promote, but educates. Please try to stick to your top three ideas/proposals only.
Note: if reading this makes you feel as if your proposal might be a better fit for The Special Event Show, click here to be taken to that Call for Session page. Sessions will be vetted by both staffs, however.
Your Deadline: The deadline for speaker/session submissions is June 16, 2023 at 11:59 pm CST.
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