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Your Destination for Event Inspiration: The Special Event 2019 in San Diego
The premier conference and tradeshow for event professionals

NEW YORK, July 10, 2018 /PRNewswire/ -- The Special Event (TSE), the premier conference and tradeshow for event professionals, is heading to San Diego, CA January 8-10, 2019. The conference and tradeshow is going back to the original location where it made its debut in 1985. TSE brings together over 4,000 event industry professionals from around the world including sporting event planners, caterers designing social events, wedding specialists, producers of corporate meetings, creators of extraordinary extravaganzas and more.

Your Destination for Event Inspiration: The Special Event 2019 in San Diego

TSE will debut two new Showcasing Events: the TSE Venue Tour and The Event Experience.

  • The TSE Venue Tour takes participants on an exclusive look at some of the best venues in the San Diego area while enjoying a taste of their menu and beverage pairing.
  • The Event Experience is a new, immersive event that showcases all of the newest trends in corporate events, fundraising, social and weddings.

In addition to the new events, TSE 2019 will host new interactive peer-to-peer campfire sessions on the Exhibit Hall that is guaranteed to be packed.

"These new elements to TSE will give event professionals new levels of inspiration, increased peer-to-peer sharing, and opportunities to build new connections, " says TSE Show Director Tara Melingonis.

Be INFORMED. TSE features over 100 educational sessions across nine conference tracks: Business & Professional Development, Design, Event Management, Event Technology, C-Level Executives, Catering, Sales & Marketing, Wedding Trends and Event Safety. Event professionals who attend the live sessions will receive continuing education credit toward their CMP certification or recertification as TSE is a CMP Preferred Provider with the Events Industry Council.

Be INNOVATIVE. The TSE Exhibit Hall is not to be missed. Jam-packed with products and services from exhibitors including decor, entertainment, equipment, floral, furniture, lighting, linen and more, it's a must visit destination for event professionals looking for the latest and greatest to incorporate into their own special events.

Be INSPIRED. TSE will host a variety of Showcasing Events, all designed to provide attendees with a wealth of creative ideas to use for their own special events. Showcasing Events include TSE Connects, TSE Venue Tour, Opening Night Party, Opening General Session, The Event Experience, Michael Cerbelli's: The Hot List™: 2019, Leadership Lunch, Gala Awards and Closing Night Celebration.

The Special Event 2019 early-bird registration and housing is now open. For more information, visit Use discount code ILOVETSE to save on an exhibit hall pass.

For information on exhibiting or sponsorships, please contact Kevin Hacke at or (312) 635-9138.

For media attendance, please contact Jesse Yeung at

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The Special Event (TSE) is the industry's largest conference and tradeshow for event professionals where you can connect with 4,000+ event colleagues, exhibitors, and mentors; learn from more than 100 education sessions across multiple tracks; attend exciting showcasing events to experience the latest trends; and explore the latest products and services in the exhibit hall to incorporate into your next event. For more information, visit

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Jesse Yeung
The Special Event

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