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"12 Days of…

Dec 21 - 23, 2014
There's holiday fun for the whole family in the historic Warehouse District… more

"Prospect.3: Notes…

Dec 21, 2014 - Jan 25, 2015
Prospect New Orleans, the International Contemporary Art Biennial,  will… more

"The Victory Belles…

Dec 21 - 21, 2014
Our popular, charming vocal trio is in a holiday mood! Come jingle all the way… more

“Dirty Dancing — The…

Dec 21 - 21, 2014
Dirty Dancing - The Classic Story On Stage is an unprecedented live experience,… more

Andrew Jackson: Hero…

Dec 21, 2014 - Mar 29, 2015
THNOC's exhibition tracks Jackson's rise from humble beginnings to immortality… more

Brunch with Santa at…

Dec 21 - 21, 2014
Join historical New Orleans characters at our annual Brunch with Santa and his… more

CELEBRATE THE BLACK…

Dec 21 - 21, 2014
Get your fix of Emeril's famed contemporary New Orleans cuisine at the flagship… more

CELEBRATE THE BLACK…

Dec 21 - 21, 2014
NOLA, the casual, funky eatery located in the heart of the French Quarter, is a… more

Celebration in the…

Dec 21, 2014 - Jan 03, 2015
City Park's annual holiday lighting exhibit and festival returns with one of… more

Christmas in the…

Dec 21, 2014 - Jan 01, 2015
Celebrate the season in New Orleans' historic Warehouse District with dazzling… more

Christmas New Orleans…

Dec 21 - 31, 2014
There's no place like New Orleans for the holidays during Christmas New Orleans… more

Holiday Home and…

Dec 21, 2014 - Jan 04, 2015
Visit the festively decorated residence and courtyard of General and Mrs. L.… more

Joe Krown Trio feat.…

Dec 21 - 21, 2014
Join us for the  Joe Krown Trio feat. Walter "Wolfman"… more

New Orleans Saints…

Dec 21 - 21, 2014
The New Orleans Saints & Atlanta Falcons kick-off at 12 noon. more

NOMA & The NOLA…

Dec 21 - 21, 2014
In December, NOMA's iconic Great Hall will be transformed by The NOLA Project… more

Oak Alley…

Dec 21 - 24, 2014
Tour the historic grounds, Slavery at Oak Alley Exhibit, Civil War Exhibit and… more

Prospect.3 - Basquiat…

Dec 21, 2014 - Jan 25, 2015
Curated by Franklin Sirmans, the Artistic Director for P.3: Notes for Now,… more

Prospect.3 - Keith…

Dec 21, 2014 - Jan 25, 2015
A selection of images from Calhoun and McCormick's extensive body of work on… more

Royal Teddy Bear Tea…

Dec 21 - 22, 2014
Little Princes & Princesses are crowned as they enter into our Magical… more

Self-Processing –…

Dec 21, 2014 - Jan 04, 2015
Before the instantaneous gratification of digital photography there was instant… more

"12 Days of…

Dec 21 - 23, 2014
There's holiday fun for the whole family in the historic Warehouse District… 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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