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41st Annual Holiday…

Dec 10 - 11, 2016
Preservation Resource Center invites you to tour eight private historic homes… more

Allstate Sugar Bowl…

Dec 10 - 10, 2016
After running or walking a beautiful 2-mile course through City Park,… more

Art is the Driving…

Dec 10 - 30, 2016
Art has a power that reaches beyond personal visual expression. This exhibition… more

Backyard Grooves

Dec 10, 2016 - Jan 10, 2026
In The Voodoo Garden, All Ages.   more

Celebration in the…

Dec 10, 2016 - Jan 01, 2017
City Park's annual holiday lighting exhibit and festival returns with one of… more

Christmas in The…

Dec 10 - 31, 2016
Christmas in the Crevasse is now open featuring hayrides on 5 acres of farm… more

Christmas New Orleans…

Dec 10 - 31, 2016
There's no place like New Orleans for the holidays during Christmas New Orleans… more

Christmas on Da Bayou…

Dec 10 - 10, 2016
The annual boat parade takes place on the waters surrounding Bayou Gauche… more

Christmas with…

Dec 10 - 10, 2016
Krewe du Voix Chamber Choir, New Orleans' newest a cappella vocal ensemble,… more

Clarence John…

Dec 10, 2016 - Mar 25, 2017
A Louisiana native, Clarence John Laughlin (1905 - 1985) ranks among the most… more

Court of Two Sisters…

Dec 10 - 10, 2016
Join us for the  Jazz Brunch with Santa! There will be  both the Jazz… more

Deanie’s Holiday Kids…

Dec 10 - 18, 2016
Join us for the fourth annual Deanie's Seafood's Holiday Kids Sing-Along… more

Double Dose

Dec 10, 2016 - Jan 10, 2026
ActionActionReaction and friends keep the dance floor energized with mixes of… more

Exhibition to feature…

Dec 10, 2016 - Mar 25, 2017
 The Historic New Orleans Collection will open its next exhibition,… more

Festival of the…

Dec 10 - 11, 2016
Enjoy great food, live entertainment, crafts, Santa's Very Merry Forest and… more

Free Photos with…

Dec 10 - 17, 2016
Enjoy cocoa, cookies, and free photos with Santa. The former site of the D.H.… more

Historic New Orleans…

Dec 10, 2016 - Apr 09, 2017
The Historic New Orleans Collection is gearing up for an exciting new… more

Holiday Gingerbread…

Dec 10 - 10, 2016
Reserve Seats to Red Fish Grill's Annual Gingerbread House Building Workshops… more

Holiday Home and…

Dec 10 - 31, 2016
Just in time for the holiday season, The Historic New Orleans Collection will… more

Jefferson Performance…

Dec 10 - 11, 2016
The Ultimate Christmas Show (Abridged) is a fast paced, hysterical, whimsical… more

41st Annual Holiday…

Dec 10 - 11, 2016
Preservation Resource Center invites you to tour eight private historic homes… more

The Special Event Convenes in New Orleans for 25th Anniversary

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE
January 12, 2010


The Special Event Convenes in New Orleans for 25th Anniversary
January 12-15, 2010
In a city that excels in hosting major events, the largest group of event planners and entertainment professionals meet to discuss latest event trends and changes in the market; expo hall packed with over 300 prestigious vendors

WHAT: The Special Event

WHERE: New Orleans Morial Convention Center (NOMCC), Halls D-E

WHEN: January 12-15, 2010

DETAILS:
The Special Event, one of the largest event and entertainment expositions, will celebrate its 25th Anniversary in New Orleans January 12-15, 2010. With over 100 courses in eight relevant event tracks and 300 vendors, more than at any other tradeshow, what better place to have this meeting than in a city that excels in hosting large events. This year features the Performance Stage, with never-ending entertainment, the ever-popular Tabletop Gallery featuring some of the nation’s top designers, and much more.

With over 100 hours of learning opportunities, including hands-on workshops, case studies and panel discussions, the education offered at The Special Event is said to be the best available to event professionals in one place, at one time. And, by printing fewer and shorter program pieces, The Special Event is going green, with a goal of saving more than 190 trees this year.

MAJOR EVENTS:
· TSE Starts Here..., Tues., Jan. 12, 7:30 p.m.-10:30 p.m.
· Opening General Session, Wed., Jan. 13; featuring Earl Lennie, Catalyst Event Solutions, LLC and Patrick Theriot, SEE-Hear Productions, 9 a.m.-10:30 a.m.
· Wedding Lunch, Wed., Jan. 13, 12 p.m.-2 p.m.
· The Welcome Event co-sponsored by NACE, Wed., Jan. 13, 7:30 p.m.-10:30 p.m.
· Masters' Program/Brunch, Thurs., Jan. 14, 10:30 a.m.-12 p.m.
· The Gala Awards and Celebration, Fri. Jan. 15, 6 p.m.-1 a.m.

EXPO HALL: New Orleans Morial Convention Center, Halls D-E
Hours:
Wed., Jan. 13: 10:30-5 p.m.
Thurs., Jan. 14: 10:30-5:30 p.m.
Fri., Jan. 15: 10:30-2 p.m.

SHOW OFFICE: Room 245

To Obtain Press Credentials:
Press has limited access to showcasing events based on capacity of each event. For Press Badge as well as showcasing event availability for press, please contact Betsy Carballo at 913-981-6140 or betsy.carballo@penton.com.

MEDIA CONTACTS:
TSE: Betsy Carballo, 913-981-6140, betsy.carballo@penton.com
New Orleans CVB: Tara Letort, 504-566-5048, tletort@neworleanscvb.com; Kelly Schulz, 504-421-0962, kschulz@neworleanscvb.com; Mary Beth Romig, 504-606-8430, mbromig@neworleanscvb.com 
New Orleans Morial Convention Center: Rosalie Mortillaro, 504-582-3027, rmortillaro@mccno.com

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