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Conference Tracks
Educational coursework at this conference can be submitted for ISES & CSEP certification credit.

Business and Professional Development
Focusing on the business angle of event planning can seem challenging or even tedious when you're absorbed in the creative details of producing the perfect event. The practical and exciting education sessions will unleash your creativity and show you tried and true tricks to managing profitable business.

Design Track
Ambiance, décor, atmosphere...whatever you call it, design is crucial for a successful event. Whether your event is big budget or small, whether your focus is floral or food presentation, you'll see, hear and smell, yes, smell, a multitude of ideas.

Event Management Track
Production. Technology. Security. Fundraising. Entertainment. Venue. Impact. Apply your creative talents to the hints you'll pick up in these sessions and you'll be one of our next Gala Award winners!

Event Tools and Resources Track
The Special Event's Event Tools and Resources Track offers practical, useful information and technical tools for everyone involved in the events industry in order to enhance the marketing and branding of your business. Social mediums, mobile tools, and Apps are just a few of the burning issues addressed. Don't miss it!

Food Services Track
Food quality and presentation are the essence of any event, but it's not easy. Learn every aspect of food service, including linens, tabletops, staffing, marketing, cutting-edge catering tips and much, much more.

ISES Track
ISES is the event professional resource to share ideas, best practices, and keep apprised of the latest event news and regulatory changes. Stay ahead of the curve with an ever increasing network of colleagues who can help you enhance your client base, advance your career and rethink the way you work every day.

NACE Fast Track
At the conclusion of these food services focused education sessions students will be versed in all areas covered in the CPCE Fast Track Training.

Sales and Marketing Track
The heat is on. The sales and marketing pros in the event industry have developed plans to succeed in today's business climate and they understand what works for the event industry. Best of all, they're anxious to teach you their secrets! Learn from the best, brightest and most successful sales and marketers in the industry.

Wedding Trends
The Special Event offers the most current and best of everything - including critical updates on the hottest wedding trends, destination weddings, floral design and color use. Don't miss this opportunity to learn from Master Bridal Consultants and the other top industry professionals.

Workshops - Half-Day
This is the kind of training you have been waiting for!!! By far the industry’s best hands-on, in-depth training with the industry’s leading experts.

Exhibit Hall: There’s No Substitute for Meeting Exhibitors Face-to-Face and Actually Testing Their Products Successful event professionals leave nothing to chance. Seeing, touching and testing is the most reliable way of determining whether a product will work in your events. The Special Event 2014 exhibit hall floor gives you the unique opportunity to experience all the event products and services you are considering in a hands-on environment. Plus, you’ll see thousands of new products that you haven’t already thought of… to make your events even more spectacular.


The Special Event (TSE) is the world’s largest trade show and conference for event professionals. TSE is your best annual opportunity to reach thousands of event industry pros from 56 countries in one venue. The Event Professionals that attend The Special Event work in a variety of markets including sporting event planners, caterers designing social events, wedding specialists, in-house planners for major corporations, or creators of extraordinary extravaganzas such as the Oscars, Super Bowl and the Olympics.

There may be many networking opportunities at the 2014 TSE - The Special Event. Find out more in the event details below.

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Conference/Event Dates: 01/07/2014 - 01/10/2014
Expo/Exhibit Dates: 01/08/2014 - 01/10/2014
Expo/Exhibit Hours: Wed. & Thur. 10:30am - 4pm; Fri. 11am - 2:30pm
Classification: B2B
Primary Industry: Tradeshow & Conference Management
Other Industries: Business, Tradeshow & Conference Management
Audience: Event Industry Professionals
Notes: Attendee Statistics:

Event Products - % With Plans to Rent

Staging 66%
Tables/Chairs 63%
Tents/Tent Accessories/Canopies 62%
Power/Generators 72%
Flooring, portable, carpet, dance 61%
Executive Restrooms 68%
AV Equipment 65%

Please Contact Penton Media for Estimated Attendance

2012 Attendee Statistics:

-Approximately two thirds (63%-70%) of attendees place a high level of importance on face-to-face interaction during the pre-purchasing stages on the continuum
-After attending TSE, 61% of attendees said they will be purchasing a product or service from a TSE 2013 exhibitor within the next year
-98% of TSE attendees are
involved in the purchasing process
-81% of event professionals
attending TSE expect their budgets to stay the same or increase in 2013
-53% of the event professionals that attend do not attend any other tradeshow or conference throughout the year
Venue: Gaylord Opryland Resort and Convention Center
Venue Phone: (615) 889-1000
Venue Type: Indoor - Convention Center
Official Conference Hotel:Gaylord Opryland Resort and Convention Center
Conference Hotel URL:
Number of Exhibitors:150+ (As of 11/8/13)
Exhibit Floorplan:Click Here
Show Manager:Penton Media
Exhibitor Prospectus:Click Here
Sponsorship: Yes
Sponsorship Details:

Booth Size Booth Cost   Available Amenities
10' x 10' $2,150   Electricity: Yes - Unknown Price
Corner Additional $100 Each   Water: n/a
  Generator: n/a
  Marketing Vehicles Allowed: Yes
Other Booth Sizes Available: Yes

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