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Hillbilly Jigs…

Jun 30 - 30, 2015
Join us at the Irish House for Hillbilly Jigs Bluegrass Jam. more

Lydia's Purple Cloth…

Jun 30 - Jul 28, 2015
Quilting continues! We're excited to have more time to work on creations… more

NASA Week to Blast…

Jun 30 - Jul 5, 2015
Audubon Aquarium of the Americas will host a week of space exploration… more

New Orleans Museum of…

Jun 30 - Sep 7, 2015
Ten Years Gone brings together six artists whose work engages with the broad… more

Purchased Lives: New…

Jun 30 - Jul 18, 2015
The Historic New Orleans Collection's newest exhibition, "Purchased… more

Remembering Jeffrey…

Jun 30 - 30, 2015
Join Carol Bebelle, Ron Bechet, Stella Jones, Margaret Slade Kelly, Martin… more

The Foundation…

Jul 1 - 3, 2015
The Foundation Gallery is thrilled to present Sea and Soil a group exhibition… more

ESSENCE Festival…

Jul 2 - 2, 2015
The 2015 #BRINGTHELOVE Citywide Day of Service in New Orleans! Join… more

ESSENCE Music Festival

Jul 2 - 5, 2015
The ultimate party weekend is highlighted by performances from a variety of… more

Ogden After Hours…

Jul 2 - 2, 2015
Join us for Ogden After Hours for Alvin Youngblood Hart. more

Yappy Hour in the…

Jul 2 - 30, 2015
Join us for  Yappy Hour in the Courtyard at Rare Form, to benefit the… more

Red, White, and…

Jul 3 - 5, 2015
In a most unusual salute to Independence Day, Audubon Butterfly Garden and… more

Ashe Cultural Arts…

Jul 4 - 4, 2015
Ashé Cultural Arts Center proudly presents the 15th Annual Maafa… more

Go 4th On The River

Jul 4 - 4, 2015
The Go 4th on the River Dueling Barges Fireworks Extravaganza is the annual… more

Saturday Farmers…

Jul 4 - Dec 26, 2015
We are excited to announce the Saturday Farmers Market at the French Market!… more

St. Bernard Salutes…

Jul 4 - 4, 2015
The St. Bernard Salutes America Committee will host the 31st Annual Celebration… more

The Makeup & Martini…

Jul 4 - 4, 2015
Join us for the 3rd Annual Beauty and Entertainment event The Makeup &… more

Ogden Museum Book…

Jul 7 - 7, 2015
Join us at the Book Club for  Their Eyes Were Watching God by Zora Neale… more

Gambit’s 2015…

Jul 8 - 8, 2015
Gambit's 2015 Emerging Chefs Challenge recognizes the next generation of… more

San Fermin in Nueva…

Jul 9 - 12, 2015
The 9th Annual Running of the Bulls at San Fermin in Nueva Orleans (SFNO) is… more

Hillbilly Jigs…

Jun 30 - 30, 2015
Join us at the Irish House for Hillbilly Jigs Bluegrass Jam. 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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