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CS Spotlight: Showcasing Events

Creating breathtaking, delicious, seamless moments that clients can enjoy and share unites us all. Get ready for an opportunity to see updated event design curated for the new 2021 normal during this year's Showcasing Events.

Every evening during Catersource + The Special Event features a different venue and event theme, all developed to bring you the latest trends in a setting that also grants you the time and space to connect with friends, peers, and colleagues.

Fillmore Miami will serve as the venue for this year’s opening night party. Photo courtesy AVABLU / Ryan Forbes

Monday July 19 - Connect Live

Chair: Tracy Davis-Fox, Party Artistry

On Monday evening, Kick off the Catersource + The Special Event Conference in true Rockstar Style by Recharging, Resetting and Reconnecting with creative partners and associates by beautiful Biscayne Bay. Join us at The Hard Rock Café for a night of networking, music, entertainment and fun at the Bayside Marketplace. See more details here

Food & Beverage: Light appetizers and 1 drink ticket

Attire: Casual Attire to celebrate a great week ahead

Tuesday July 20 - Opening Night Party

Chairs: Jeniffer Bello, JB Experiences; Shalisa James, Entertainment Central Productions; Cari Petroselli, Otherwise Production Group

The Opening Night Party at the Fillmore Miami Beach (shown above), titled Euphoria, will offer an immersion into the senses of sight and sound. This evening will be highlighted by high energy, fresh entertainment, and an ambiance where guests are surrounded by rich lighting, lush foliage, and colorful bursts of floral accents. Taste buds will intensify via succulent culinary eats accompanied by signature cocktails that will be sure to push the bounds of flavor. 

Friends and colleagues can gather together during the Opening Night Party. Photo courtesy WASIO Photography

Photo courtesy WASIO Photography

Wednesday July 21 - The Event Experience

Chairs: Oniki Hardtman, Oh! Niki Occasions; Christi Carey, Your Destination Connect 

The Event Experience places a keen eye on food and beverage trends in the lush setting at Jungle Island in Miami. Transportation will be provided to and from the event from the Miami Beach Convention Center, as well as the Loews hotel property. Look for an F&B showcase that will inspire your upcoming menus!

Photo courtesy WASIO Photography

Living World Entertainment was one of the vendors featured during the 2020 Event Experience.

Thursday July 22 - Closing Night Party

Chair: Chad Everett, Events by Galaxy

James Keller said, “…a candle loses nothing by lighting another candle,” and that is the inspiration for a gathering like no other. The Closing Night Party, held in Ballrooms B & C at the Miami Beach Convention Center will certainly wow you with its transformation from conference rooms to over-the-top industry celebration! Join us as we reignite our precious industry, darkened for too long. Celebrate with colleagues amidst an entertainment-filled experience as we wrap up a great week for our industry and embark on our industry rebuild. The time has come to celebrate the hope, love, and light that we instill with steadfast dedication into every event we create.

If there is one thing this past year has taught us, it’s that: “The future of our industry belongs to the power of WE. We are creation machines and we have the power to ignite the light of a thousand dreams.” After this challenging year, we are thrilled to debut “Ignite Your Light,” an immersive experiential journey chronicling the event industries greatest endeavor: the Global Shutdown. See More details here.

Food & Beverage: Passed tray, bite and hors d’oeuvres options, and open bar

Attire: Dress to impress to wrap up the week celebrated with the industry

Register now to join us during Catersource + The Special Event and gather with your friends and colleagues! 


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