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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.

Patrick Peel, CHESenior Producer / DesignerMC&A

A trend influencer in lifestyle settings Peel is described as a creative visionary. Patrick  an international award-winning designer's work has been recognized by Special Event Magazine, International Live Events Association (ILEA), Luxury Magazine,  Las Vegas and Dallas World Market Design Centers and the El Cortez Hotel and Casino in Las Vegas just to name a few. A former professional dancer, Peel recently graced the stage in a Las Vegas production of “Kinky Boots” as a dancing Drag Queen.  With his love and extensive background from the performance world, he knows the stage and the creative process to be able bring forth a great experiential evening that engages the senses with utilizing décor, lighting, props and entertainment. With his vast experience Peel has shared his leadership and design with the Las Vegas events community being appointed as the ILEA Chapter President and served as an instructor at The International School of Hospitality (TISHO) in design and production. Originally from Texas, he is a graduate of San Francisco State University with an AA in Business Management and a BA in Performance and Choreography. Patrick enjoys working on projects of all sizes but specializes in creating large-scale event productions. Currently, Peel serves as a Senior Producer / Designer for MC&A and still manages to get his Namaste on. He is inspired by this motto: “Love what you do, put your heart into it and you will be rewarded.”