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Call for Speakers 2019 is Now Open!

Catersource, AOCF education session application available

NOTE: This article has been updated to include information on our 2020 show. 

Are you ready to impart your knowledge upon the 5,000+ attendees at Catersource and The Special Event 2020? Well then, read on! We have the details for you.

WHEN & WHERE: March 9–12, 2020 in Las Vegas, NV at Mandalay Bay. We’re excited to be back in Las Vegas with both tradeshow and conferences under the same roof. We are also co-locating Catersource with The Special Event, with a combined tradeshow floor that will bring over 8,500 professionals and 500 suppliers together to provide an unmatched opportunity to source, network and learn in one-sensory stimulating environment.

An attendee at Catersource 2018.

OUR AUDIENCE: 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 be wowed with new products, new education, new ideas—and network, too.

A food & beverage class at Catersource & the Art of Catering Food 2018

In 2019, education was rated the highest it has ever been within the show app. We’re over the moon with all of the requisite happiness that goes along with a job well done. What we’re saying is, you have big shoes to fill, but we know you can do it!

Chef Eric LeVine at Art of Catering Food 2018

HOW TO APPLY: Go to for an expanded version of this notice, full of ideas and prompts to get you thinking about the kind of information you’d like to impart, and how you’d like to convey it. Then, create an account and get started with your session proposal.

Color specialist Kate Patay at Catersource 2018.

DEADLINE: The deadline for submissions is JULY 2, 2019.

Business owner Anthony Lambatos discusses hiring and firing employees at Catersource 2018.



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