Join us at the 2012 Catersource Conference & Tradeshow February 26-29, 2012 at Ceasars Palace and the Las Vegas Convention Center for comprehensive education, evening events, networking, facility tours, an award-winning tradeshow, contests, chef demos and more.
With more than 100 educational sessions, 1,000+ tradeshow booths and networking opportunities with thousands of catering and event professionals from across the country, the Catersource Conference & Tradeshow is an indispensible resource for you and your business.
Make plans now to attend this growing event and take advantage of a $50 discount for WIPA members. Visit for more information.
Event Solutions
Event Solutions, the leader in event industry news and information, is proud to bring you the 2012 Idea Factory in Las Vegas. Join event planners, producers, designers, marketers and suppliers in an environment of learning, sharing and experiencing all the industry has to offer. Join us at Caesars Palace, February 26 – 29, 2012 for the Event Solutions Idea Factory. Visit for more information.
The Special Event
2012 will be a special year for wedding planners –why not  start it off right by attending the industry’s biggest tradeshow and conference, the Special Event 2012 (TSE) in Tampa, FL (January 24-27, 2012)? TSE’s theme is Event 3.0- a reflection of the show’s dedication to staying ahead of wedding industry trends and finding every edge for its attendees.
You’ll see the Event 3.0 theme repeated throughout all aspects of the show. TSE’s world-recognized conference program will quickly get you up-to-speed on much more than the latest trends. You’ll learn how to harness the power of social media for marketing yourself and enhancing your wedding services. See how to use all of the newest technologies to save you time and money and make your life much easier.   Event 3.0 is also about new ways of relating to clients and the necessity of making them valuable partners in the process of creating their own wedding.
On the show floor, you’ll be able to see thousands of the very latest event tools, ask questions, see how things work and establish in-person relationships with exhibiting companies.  As you know, this process often makes or breaks your ability to find the exact product you want at the right price.
TSE’s spectacular showcasing events will show you how it’s all done by top event planners: the products they use, the tabletop designs, the décor, the food-basically, you’ll come away with a real understanding for how event maestros are designing their weddings in 2012. Click here for more information.


BizBash Expos & Awards are the largest one-day event planning gatherings in local markets. Held annually in New York, Los Angeles, Chicago, South Florida, and Boston, the shows attract thousands of meeting and event planning professionals eager to see what’s new and what’s next in the event industry. Through education sessions on relevant topics, entertainment, and exhibits, attendees learn, network, share ideas, and most importantly, are inspired to create incredible events. BizBash honors the very best of the industry with two very unique awards opportunities. Event Style Awards acknowledges the very best in event creativity in 16 categories ranging from “Best Overall Event Decor” to “Best Lighting Design.” Entries are judged by a distinguished panel of event planners, suppliers, and BizBash editors. The BizBash Readers Choice Awards are the only awards where you help choose the finalists and winners in ten categories including "Best New Venue of The Year" and "Caterer of the Year". WIPA members receive 20% off the Trade Show Floor Pass and Conference Program. Visit for more information.

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