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Catersource 2020 is next week!

Hopefully you are giddy with anticipation for Catersource 2020 next week! As you check off your final to-dos in advance of the conference, below you will find everything you need to get the most out of your time.

Make Connections

Networking is one of the biggest takeaways at this show, and we encourage you to say hello to someone new.

The Trade Show Floor is a great chance to network with your fellow professionals. Photo courtesy of Harley Bonham Photography.

Throughout the conference, you’ll have the opportunity to network at all of the evening parties, on the tradeshow floor, and even during the Collaborative Matchmaking Social on Wednesday at 12:30pm.

Dress to Impress

Since you will have so many opportunities to network with your fellow professionals, make sure to bring a few different clothing options to ensure that you are putting your best foot forward. If you are heading out to any of the evening parties, make sure to take a look at the recommended attire:

Map it Out

If you are new to the Las Vegas area, take some time to map out your destinations for the week, and give yourself plenty of time to get where you need to be. Even though all of the Catersource events will take place in the Mandalay Bay Events Center, it’s important to know where to park, and the fastest route from your starting point, whether that’s the airport or you place of business. Also, take a look at the evening parties that you will be attending so that you know where to meet.  And don’t underestimate the importance of mapping out the conference day. Review the conference floorplan to figure out the locations of your sessions, as well as any particular vendors you hope to see on the trade show floor.

Stay Healthy

Even though Catersource will continue go off without a hitch despite the Coronavirus, we want to make sure that everyone who is attending has the best possible experience. To ensure the health and safety of everyone, we are taking specific control measures and consistently monitoring details. You can read full details and precautions taken here.

Get Educated 

Take time to review this year’s Education Sessions to see which ones you are most interested in, or most relevant to you.  Once you have selected which sessions you would like to attend, make sure to set up your schedule, either online or through the conference app.

Download the App

Get the most out of Catersource 2020 by downloading the conference app, available in both the Apple and Google Play stores. The app features everything you need to know about the conference: maps, speaker bios, session overviews, daily schedules and presentation downloads.

Have Fun

Above all else, make sure that you take the time to have some fun at Catersource 2020! Check out the competitions, sample some food or beverages, connect with old friends, or maybe make some new ones.

Catersource 2020 will feature a variety food and beverage samples. Show here are some of the samples from Catersource 2019. Photo courtesy of Harley Bonham Photography.

We hope that you, like us, look forward to attending Catersource all year long.  We can’t wait to see you next week!


Amber Kispert

Content Producer

Amber is the Content Producer for Catersource. Amber previously worked as a Communications Specialist for LeClair Group and a reporter for the Woodbury Bulletin, both located in Woodbury, Minn.  As a self-described "foodie," Amber loves to experience the world of food and beverages, and is excited to help share the stories of Catersource and the world's caterers.