The Special Event Show has started its session proposal search and wants you to submit ideas.

The annual trade show and conference dedicated to the meetings and events industry allows attendees to network with more than 5,000 colleagues, exhibitors and mentors. There are 100-plus education sessions, seven showcase events and thousands of products on hand at the exhibit hall floor.

Tracks for the education sessions include business and professional development, design, event management, sales and marketing, event technology, wedding trends, C-suites and catering. All proposals are reviewed on the basis of applicability, originality, conference needs and speaker qualifications. Submissions are due June 1 and those selected will be notified starting in July.

Conducting a presentation will give you the opportunity to share your ideas, and your name, with a huge audience of event professionals. Speakers receive a complimentary education package to the event, a commemorative gift and a chance to purchase a Closing Night Party ticket at a discounted price. Opening Night Celebration tickets are complimentary. Presenters also are featured in TSE marketing materials sent off to 80,000 industry members.

To submit a proposal, visit the Become a Speaker page of the TSE website.

The Special Event 2016 is taking place Jan. 12–14 2014, 2016, with exhibits slated for Jan. 13–14 at the Orange County Convention Center in Orlando, Fla. 

Results from the Incentive Research Foundation’s (IRF) 2022 Incentive Travel Destination Preferences & Their Impact on Motivation confirmed that interest in incentive travel as a motivating sales reward is at an all-time high. 91% of 405 survey respondents described group incentive travel as extremely or very motivating compared to 80% last year. Individual incentive travel was rated even higher as a motivational award at 96% versus 84% last year. 

 

Everybody loves to talk about welcoming change. Then change happens, and whew, it’s tough. After the past few years, meetings and events professionals certainly appreciate that feeling, but they’re also feeling energized by so many new ways for attendees to gather. 

 

The corporate world spends an estimated $242 billion on gifts for employees and customers, according to Forbes. Wouldn’t it be rewarding if the purchasing and giving of these types of gifts offered meaningful work for veterans, women, and their children?