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Earn CMP credits!

ALL education sessions at this year's conference are approved by The Events Industry Council to count toward your CMP certification. Keep your professional status up-to-date while enjoying and learning from this incredible lineup of speakers.

Ask Us Anything!

Reuben Bell  (President/Owner, Blue Elephant Events and Catering)

Fausto Pifferrer  (Vice President, Blue Elephant Events and Catering)

Suzi McMerty Shands  (Co-President, Mintahoe Catering & Events)

Melissa Tibben  (Client Relations Success Manager, Total Party Planner)

Location: Ignite Stage 2 (in Exhibit Hall)

Date: Wednesday, February 14

Time: 3:15 pm - 4:00 pm

Pass Type: All Access, CS Conference Pass, CS Premium Pass, Combined CS/TSE Education Pass, Exhibit Hall Only, TSE Conference Pass, TSE Premium Pass - Get your pass now!

Track: CS-Off-Premise Catering, CS-Events

Theme: ICA-approved, LCA member

Vault Recording: TBD

Audience Level: All

Leading Caterers of America

This 45 minute session is a follow up to last year's popular candid Q & A with 4 industry professionals: Fausto Pifferrer, Reuben Bell, Suzi Shands, and Melissa Tibben. The audience will once again be invited to as ask anything -no holds barred- in a safe space. Honest answers will be provided.