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Prominent NYC Event Designer David Beahm to Share Leadership Secrets at the 2016 Catersource and Event Solutions Conference & Tradeshow
David Beahm Joins Judging Panel for Tablescape Contest on the Tradeshow Floor

LAS VEGAS, Dec. 2, 2015 /PRNewswire/ -- Catersource and Event Solutions Conference & Tradeshow 2016 (CSES2016) today highlights one of its event headliners, David Beahm, founder and president of David Beahm Experiences. As the world's premier event for catering and event professionals, CSES2016 welcomes David and two other successful and inspirational industry leaders to its featured speaker lineup. CSES2016 takes place March 13-16 at The Mirage and Las Vegas Convention Center. For more information and to register for the event, visit  

Prominent NYC Event Designer David Beahm to Share Leadership Secrets at the 2016 Catersource and Event Solutions Conference & Tradeshow

Named one of the top wedding and event designers in New York City, David is responsible for staging some of the most talked about social and corporate events. He views event design as a combination of theater and art, drawing on his formal training in theater, television and grand opera. Combining tradition with inventive creations, David is an expert at incorporating a client's personal style into their event to create a memorable and unique occasion.

Although he has worked with countless celebrities and Fortune 500 clients internationally, David may be best known for designing "The Wedding of the Century" – that of Catherine Zeta-Jones and Michael Douglas. He's been dubbed "one of New York's extremely design savvy" talents by Town & Country and recognized for his work in The New York Times, The Knot, New York Magazine and numerous other publications.

The Six Cs of Event Design
In his presentation on Sunday, March 13, David will reveal his "Six Cs" of the design process while outlining the tools his company uses to get a client in the door, keep them in the door, and send them back out happy.

Leadership Lunch: Making a Living & Retaining Your Sanity in Special Events
David will also speak at CSES2016's Leadership Lunch on Monday, March 14 at 12:30pm, sharing anecdotes from his experience curating top talent and leading a team to create countless masterpieces. In his presentation, Making a Living & Retaining Your Sanity in Special Events, he'll divulge best practices for leading in the catering and events industry. David will discuss strategies for balancing personal life with building and sustaining a creative business, including maintaining customer service excellence.

"David's designs are exemplary – he and his team know how to transform any space into the perfect setting for a luxurious affair of their client's dreams," said Catersource and Event Solutions Brand Director Ron Bigley. "Culinary and event professionals attending CSES2016 have an endless opportunity to learn from David as he shares his experience building and leading effective teams." 

With his discerning eye for design, David will also judge the Tablescape Contest at the Tradeshow. The annual Tablescape Contest showcases dozens of amazing ideas for tabletop designs. Within the competition's design parameters, contestants will transform an empty table into completely styled dining space for eight. Attendees can watch the contestants' progress on the Tradeshow floor between 11:00am and 5:00pm on Tuesday, March 15, and can vote for the concept winners on Wednesday. David will join a panel of judges to name a Mentor's Choice winner from the designers.

David joins two additional featured Conference speakers, specifically chosen to ignite passion and inspire the industry, as well as introduce new ways to interact and understand clients:

  • Doug Lipp, former head of training, Disney University
  • Simon Majumdar, author, food writer and broadcaster, The Food Network

For more information about CSES2016 packages and pricing, visit Early Bird rates are available through December 8.

Apply for a Media Pass: Please email with your request and credentials.

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Catersource is the world's premier resource dedicated to the education and growth of catering and event professionals. Catersource provides the most expansive network relevant to the catering and events business, producing in-depth educational offerings at the largest industry conference and tradeshow. Catersource magazine, an award-winning B2B resource for industry professionals who are passionate about their businesses is published seven times a year and provides rich editorial content online. For more information, visit Catersource is organized by UBM Americas, a part of UBM plc (UBM.L), an Events First marketing and communications services business. For more information, visit

Jamie Miller
Catersource and Event Solutions PR

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