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View, browse, and sort the ever-growing list of sessions by pass type, track, and format.

If you are seeing varied colors of session titles, here is your guide:
Dark teal = Catersource education sessions
Dark orange = TSE education sessions
Black = those sessions or events that can be attended by anyone with a Catersource or TSE pass, or requires a separate ticket.
Find your best experience by first choosing the pass type you have purchased. This will weed out all other extraneous sessions.

Sessions do fill up and seating is first come, first served. Note: Individual presentations may also be on this website shortly before the published show dates. They may or may not be the final presentation.

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.

Michael CerbelliPresidentCerbelli Creative

Michael Cerbelli began his journey into the events industry at just 13-years-old as a DJ in Brooklyn, New York. With his quick-wit, natural charisma, & fierce determination, Cerbelli has cultivated his passion for the extraordinary into making his client’s dream’s a reality for over 47 years.

Cerbelli strives not only to create memorable experiences for his clients, but also to share his knowledge with the events community as an established industry leader. In 2019, Michael was inducted into the event industry Hall of Fame by BizBash for his decades of experience working in event design & production, meetings, hospitality, & more.

He has recently been honored as this year’s recipient of The Special Events Gala Lifetime Achievement Award, presented by Catersource + The Special Event 2023.

Michael is the CEO & president of Cerbelli Creative, an industry-leading events & entertainment company headquartered in New York City. The Cerbelli Creative team of planners, designers and entertainment specialists produces social, non-profit and corporate events world-wide.

Michael’s passion is giving back to the industry. One way he does so is through The Hot List™, peeling back the curtain and revealing his most trusted and favorite vendors and entertainers, sharing the wealth among event professionals. Michael Cerbelli’s: The Hot List™ is an annual show held at Catersource + The Special Event for thousands of event professionals. Michael also travels across North America with The Hot List™ in-hand, speaking to local chapters and industry associations.