Event planning conferences you won’t want to miss in 2023!

What’s the perfect excuse to get out of the office and away from your computer? An event planning conference! 

These events give you the chance to make real connections with like-minded people, learn from industry experts, and come up with fresh new ideas. It’s a chance to take a break from the normal daily grind and unwind.

In this article, we share our list of event-planning conferences in 2023 that you won’t want to miss out on!

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1. Catersource + the Special Event.

Going to an event planning conference gives you the chance to make real connections with others in your industry!

At Catersource + the Special Event, the opening night party lets you eat food, drink, and mingle with others. Walk around to chat with different vendors (and sample products) to see who you vibe with. In this feel-good space, it’s easy to relax, be yourself, and get to know cool people! Who knows? You might meet a new friend, business contact, or something in between. Don’t underestimate the power of good conversation!

Catersource + the Special Event also offers the option to earn continuing education (CE) credits and receive the Certified Meeting Professional (CMP) credential. You can learn more about the requirements here.   

Catersource + the Special Event will take place on March 27-30, 2023 at the Orange County Convention Center in Orlando, FL.

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2. The Event Planner EXPO.

Knowledge is power, right!? So it’s important to keep learning and stay on the cutting-edge of your industry!

Event planning conferences are THE place to learn from influential people. They’re also an opportunity to get up-to-date on the latest trends or news! The annual Event Planner EXPO conference in NYC hosts a wide variety of guest speakers – with past lineups including Martha Stewart, Daymond John, and Mel Robbins.

These successful entrepreneurs, investors, and authors are titans in their field and have value to share from their years of experience. The Event Planner EXPO offers Speaker Series and Fireside Chats (discussion panels) on the trade show floor. 

The Event Planner EXPO will take place on October 10-12, 2023 in NYC.

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3. Experiential Marketing Summit.

Sometimes it’s good to take a step back and think about things from a different perspective – like as the guest of an event rather than the host.

The Experiential Marketing Summit in Las Vegas centers around showcasing out-of-the-box event marketing and branding. You’ll be totally surrounded by fresh new ideas and THE experts on brand experience. 

While enjoying the conference, take note of anything that stands out, and brainstorm ways to add your own spin. If you’re searching for new inspiration in your own business or brand, you definitely won’t want to miss this one.

The Experiential Marketing Summit will take place on May 9-11, 2023 at Caesar’s Palace, NV.

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4. IMEX America. 

Searching for ways to stay ahead of the curve in the ever-changing event industry?

IMEX America is the perfect place to build your knowledge and skills. It is the largest trade show in the US geared towards the global meetings, events, and incentive travel industry. It is a great way to get a year’s worth of work done in one place and network with professionals from all industry sectors.

Stay on top of the industry and get a jump start on the year’s goals.

Participate in the IMEX Run and accomplish your fitness goals while connecting with industry leaders! You’ll have the chance to participate in VIP receptions, listen to inspiring speakers, and select educational events that will benefit you the most. It’s also free to attend, so don’t miss out on the chance to learn and make connections!

IMEX America will take place on October 17-19, 2023 at Mandalay Bay in Las Vegas.

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5. Event Tech Live.

From virtual reality to AI-powered chatbots, the event tech industry is rapidly evolving and provides endless possibilities for event planners. Event Tech Live is the only exclusively event technology show in the US.

The show provides a unique opportunity to explore the newest and most innovative event technology tools and ideas. Attendees can interact with industry experts and vendors to discover the latest trends and explore the possibilities of technology in the event space.

The lineup of speakers includes event organizers, corporate events teams, and event tech suppliers. Offering exciting sessions that you won’t want to miss. Such as The future of brand experiences and the technology powering human connection and What artificial intelligence can do for the event industry, and the benefits it can provide. With so much to explore, Event Tech Live is the perfect place to get a glimpse into the future of event tech!

Event Tech live will be taking place on April 26-27, 2023 in Las Vegas. 

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Attending events is a great way to stay in the know and ensure your next event is a success. It’s important to remember that no two events are the same, and taking notes on what works and what doesn’t is key.

Our round-up is an amazing way to learn about the latest trends, meet vendors, gain knowledge, network, and stay connected. Make sure to mark these dates in your calendar, so you can stay ahead of the curve and be the first to implement new ideas and trends.

Good luck with your event planning and have a great time!

January 25, 2023

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January 25, 2023

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