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It's Here! Catersource + The Special Event Kicks Off TODAY!

Catersource + The Special Event has finally arrived! 

Kick off your week by attending Connect Live, held at The Ranch, starting at 7:30 p.m. and ending at 10:30 p.m. End your week by joining us at the Closing Night Celebration. In between, you won’t want to miss a thing.

Schedule at a Glance


Venue Tour  (USTA, The MEZZ, Vu, ICON Park) 

1:00 p.m.­ to 5:00 p.m.

Connect Live at Big Fin Seafood

7:30 p.m.­ to 10:30 p.m.


Conference education

8:30 a.m. to 5:00 p.m.

Opening Night Party at Hampton/ Social/Kavas/Pointe Orlando

7:00 p.m. to 10:00 p.m.


Opening General Session 

9:00 a.m. to 10:00 a.m. (doors at 8:30 a.m.)

Tradeshow floor

10:00 a.m. to 5:00 p.m.

DICED competition

11:00 a.m. to 12:15 p.m.

Conference education

1:00 p.m. to 4:30 p.m.

Hall Happy Hour

4:00 p.m. to 5:00 p.m.

SEARCH’s Annual Signature Event

8:00 p.m. to 11:00 p.m.


Closing General Session

9:00 a.m. to 10:00 a.m. (doors at 8:30 a.m.)

Tradeshow floor

10:00 a.m. to 3:00 p.m.

Conference education

11:00 a.m. to 2:45 p.m.

Leadership Lunch at the Dr. Phillips Center for the Performing Arts

11:45 a.m. to 1:45 p.m.

ACE/Gala/CATIE Awards Reception

4:30 p.m.­ to 5:30 p.m.

ACE/Gala/CATIE Awards on the Keynote Stage 

5:30 p.m.­ to 7:00 p.m.

Closing Night Celebration at ICON Park

7:30 p.m. to 11:00 p.m. 


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