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Have You Heard?

You do not want to miss Catersource + The Special Event 2022 taking place May 2-5 in Anaheim, CA.

With fresh keynotes, new networking opportunities, eye-popping showcasing events and never-before-seen industry speakers, prepare to be wowed.

You can register now during the lowest Super Early Bird rates of the year. 

We look forward to seeing you in Anaheim and to sharing more of what's in store for 2022!

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Announcing our 2022 keynote

We are delighted to announce that Ms. Christina Matteucci, Executive Director for David Beahm Experiences, will keynote our Opening General Session. Ms. Matteucci received a standing ovation for her keynote at our Leadership Lunch in 2021 (at the W South Beach), attended primarily by owners and upper-level executives of some of the most important companies in the hospitality industry. Her message of teambuilding and support resonated incredibly well for our times, her anecdotes so wrapped into the fabric of what it means to be in hospitality…we knew she would be an apt choice to speak to the entire assembly. Mark the date for our Opening General Session: May 4, 2022 at the Anaheim Convention Center.

All of the extras

New in 2022, we will be offering a Catering Tour in addition to the popular Venue Tour offered by The Special Event! Enjoy an afternoon of behind the scenes visits on Monday, May 2 and receive actionable ideas to bring back to your own business. If you are interested in opening your catering kitchens to attendees, please contact [email protected]

Our very popular Showcasing Events will return once again on all four nights of the conference, as well as the return of the ACE awards, presented on Thursday evening, May 5. Applications for the ACE awards are now open through (Early Bird) 12/31/2021 and (Late Bird) 1/15/2022. Submit an entry in the ACE/Gala Awards platform here

As for the event venues, the Catersource + The Special Event team will be in Anaheim toward the end of October to visit spaces and talk to venue owners. If you are interested in having your venue considered for one of our flagship evening events, contact [email protected]

2022 Lifetime achievement award

Referencing the Leadership Lunch, our pool of candidates is being considered for the Michael Roman Lifetime Achievement Award. We are delighted to note that we will once again offer this incredible luncheon and ceremony in 2022, on May 5. Location TBD. 

Join us in Anaheim this May 2–5 to celebrate Catersource’s 30th anniversary of bringing industry leaders together!  


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