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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.

Ijaz JamalProfessor - Event ManagementGeorge Brown College

Ijaz Jamal is an Event Management Professional with 25 years of event experience. He is a tenured Professor in Event Management at George Brown College in Toronto, where he teaches core Event courses such as Event Operations, Event Logistics, Event Marketing and Event Sponsorship. He has worked for brands such as Coca-Cola, Best Buy, and the NBA and even spent time managing game day presentation at the Commonwealth Games. In 2015, Ijaz founded the largest cider festival in Canada, The Toronto Cider Festival. Ijaz is a certified fundraising professional and he has also received his wedding planner certification from the WPIC.