Catersource + The Special Event is the ultimate gathering for catering & events professionals. It's a week full of spirited people, ideas, innovations and trends shaping the catering and events industry. Don't miss the opportunity to meet live with your peers, create new business relationships, and learn the secrets for a successful 2023 and beyond!
When: March 27-30, 2023
Where: Orange County Convention CenterOrlando, FL
Mark your calendar so you don't miss these two panel presentations sponsored by ILEA:
Putting Your Professional Designation to Work for You
Tuesday, March 28, 2023, 2:30-3:30 p.m. (EST)
This session will examine the why/how you can put your certification designation to work for you to increase credibility, marketability, promotion, and opportunities for advancement.
Panel Members: Morgan Connacher, CSEP, Vice President, Events & Special Programs, Haute; Heather Pilcher, CSEP, CMP, MS, CEO-Executive Producer, Blue Spark Event Design
Moderator: Elizabeth Nutting, CSEP, Account Director, TK Events Inc.
The Role of Leadership: Building A More Equitable and Inclusive Events Industry
Tuesday, March 28, 2023, 1:15-2:00 p.m. (EST)
Join industry leaders as they share their insights on the future of diversity, equity, and inclusion within the events industry and the responsibility of industry leaders to make it happen. Panelists will share personal stories, provide practical strategies for creating and leading through allyship, and demonstrate ways to foster an open environment for meaningful industry change.
Panel Members: Oniki Hardtman, Owner & Creative Director, Oh Niki Occasions; Charlene Liu, CMP, DMCP, Director of Meetings & Events, Higher Education User Group; Steve Moore, Director of Special Events, The Fox Theatre
Moderator: Gwendolyn McNutt, CSEP, President-Elect, ILEA Board of Governors & Regional External Affairs Manager, Comcast
ILEA Members can receive a complimentary pass to the Exhibit Hall floor, just use this code (ILEA23) during registration checkout.
ILEA Member Meetup at TSE/Catersource
Join us for some great conversations, reconnect with old friends and make some new ones at our next Member Meetup on Wednesday, March 29, at the Rosen Plaza Hotel. ILEA will provide some light food and plenty of fun. Complimentary for ILEA members, although your RSVP is required.