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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.

Matt FranksCEOThe Special Event Co

Matt Franks has over 25 years of experience in live events and communications, collaborating with a variety of well-known brands worldwide. As the CEO of The Special Event Company and Group Director of Events for DRPG, Matt is responsible for the global full-service offerings. Starting his career in hospitality, he has always had a passion for making a difference to others, and that’s why the events world is a perfect fit for Matt; it allows him to harness his ability to design memorable experiences that land with impact.
Over his 19 years with DRPG, Matt has held various senior roles across all key service lines, providing him with a solid foundation for leading our live teams in the growth and delivery of our services. Recently recognized as one of the Eventex Top 100 Most Influential People in the Event Industry and a member of the Conference & Incentive Travel A-List Alumni, Matt is a well-known and respected figure in the industry.