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14th Annual Saints…

Mar 25 - 26, 2017
Join us for the 14th annual Saints and Sinners Literary Festival. The festival… more

19th Annual…

Mar 25 - 25, 2017
Travel the world in a single day at the 19th Annual Children's World's Fair -… more

Bach Around the Clock

Mar 25 - 25, 2017
Come join us for the Annual Bach Around the Clock. There will be over two… more

Backyard Grooves

Mar 25, 2017 - Jan 10, 2026
In The Voodoo Garden, All Ages.   more

Cecilia Vicuña: About…

Mar 25 - Jun 18, 2017
Cecilia Vicuña: About to Happen traces the artist’s long career to… more

Clarence John…

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

Dividing the Estate

Mar 25 - Apr 15, 2017
The third regional premiere of our season is the winner of the Outer Critics… more

Double Dose

Mar 25, 2017 - Jan 10, 2026
ActionActionReaction and friends keep the dance floor energized with mixes of… more

Drafts for Crafts -…

Mar 25 - 25, 2017
Joinus for the official launch party of PT-305. After nearly a decade of… more

Exhibition to feature…

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

Louisiana Children's…

Mar 25 - 25, 2017
Travel the world in a single day at the 19th Annual Children's World's Fair -… more

Louisiana Music…

Mar 25 - 25, 2017
Join us for some live music featuring Alfred Banks. more

Louisiana Music…

Mar 25 - 25, 2017
Join us for some live music featuring Black Laurel. more

Louisiana Music…

Mar 25 - 25, 2017
Join us for some live music featuring Extended Trio. more

New Orleans Bourbon…

Mar 25 - 26, 2017
Laissez les bon temps rouler. Let the good times roll. The motto of a city that… more

New Orleans…

Mar 25 - 26, 2017
Come join us in a spring celebration featuring sugar blowing demonstrations and… more

New Orleans Mission…

Mar 25 - 25, 2017
The New Orleans Mission will host Cruisin' for the Mission, a one-day event… more

New Orleans Museum of…

Mar 25 - May 21, 2017
NOMA is organizing A Life of Seduction: Venice in the 1700s in cooperation… more

New Orleans Museum of…

Mar 25 - Oct 1, 2017
In celebration of beloved chef, civil rights activist, and art collector Leah… more

New Orleans Spring…

Mar 25 - Apr 2, 2017
New Orleans Spring Fiesta Association celebrates the cultural heritage… more

14th Annual Saints…

Mar 25 - 26, 2017
Join us for the 14th annual Saints and Sinners Literary Festival. The festival… 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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