Catersource Conference and Tradeshow | Catering at its Best
Caterers rejoice! The Catersource Conference and Tradeshow is coming to Las Vegas. The Mirage Hotel is playing host to this premier catering industry conference held March 10th through March 13th. In 2012 their attendees numbered more than 7,000. This is the 21st year of the annual Las Vegas conference.
Catering professionals will have an opportunity to learn new creative ideas and money saving resources to help their business succeed and flourish. Attendees will include executive chefs, managers, owners, sales staff, and food and beverage directors.
Tradeshow Exhibits to Showcase Products and Services
Businesses that specialize in selling to catering and foodservice operators will be exhibiting their products and services. Each Catersource exhibitor will receive one badge to give them access to the educations Conference. The exhibit floor is the place to be to pick up on new trends, compare and checkout new products, and get an abundance of ideas.
Exhibitors at the Catersource Conference and Tradeshow include:
- Culinary Software Services
- Candle Lamp Company
- Hollywood Event Design Group
- American Beverage Marketers
- Champagne Creative
- Global Dairy Products Group
- National Association of Catering Executives (NACE)
- Private Spring Water
- Red Dandelion Creative
- Meeting & Events Publishing Group
- The Perfect Puree of Napa Valley
- Mayesh Wholesale Florist
- Paperless Proposal Software
- Pride Distributing, LLC
There will be over 100 sessions for education opportunities at the Catersource Conference and Tradeshow. The Operations Track will help caterers learn more about how to run their operations with efficiency. The programs cover a variety of different operational items:
- The Perfect Fit: Leading Your Company from Good to Great
- 25 Ways to Cut Costs Without Sacrificing Quality
- Perfect Fit: Let’s Test Your Systems and Procedures
- Tactics to Combat Rising Food and Operations Costs
- Paper Plates and Profit: How to Produce Picnics Profitably
- And many more
Other tracks at the conferences are: Culinary track, sales and marketing, event solutions, weddings, trends, and CPCE.
Featured Speakers at the Conference
There will be a variety of great Featured Speakers for attendees to learn from. Dina Manzo and her staff will offer casual conversation where you can learn how she turned her love for design into a booming special events company.
The Hearty Boys, Steve McDonagh and Dan Smith, will be speaking on Monday at 3:45pm. These trend-setting caterers from Chicago have authored two successful cookbooks. They will share how they find inspiration, what their best advice is, and what their favorite “foodie” websites and blogs are.
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