Catersource + The Special Event: Call for Showcasing Event Chairs!
Each year Catersource + The Special Event goes to a new location to spotlight venues, catering, entertainment, decor and suppliers to our catering and event planners who produce social and corporate events. We will be bringing thousands of decision-making professionals to Anaheim in May 2022. We provide our high caliber attendees with the opportunity to meet the best suppliers in the industry.

As a Showcasing Event Chair, on top of the onsite brand exposure to key industry executives, we offer many benefits for exposure pre-and post-event.

With the power of two industry leading events, this is the opportunity to showcase your skills and catering trends. Put your creativity on display!

Note: submission does not guarantee acceptance.

Contact Jesse Parziale at jesse.parziale@informa.com | 813.789.3866 with any questions.

Roles & Responsibilities:
Provide input and feedback on Showcasing Event venue selection.
Develop the overall event design and concept; and execute the Showcasing Event.
Will not exceed the given budget guidelines provided by Informa. Chairperson will NOT be reimbursed for expenses beyond provided budget unless pre-approved in writing for such additional expenses by Informa.
Will provide Informa with any associated invoices or expenses within a timely manner.
Work with Informa to adhere to all show policies, procedures and event standards.
Adhere to event production timeline and deadlines set forth and communicated by Informa.
Coordinate with Informa on outreach for sponsored products/services required to support event concept.
Execute all elements of the event, including décor, entertainment, staging, audio, lighting, floral, production, power, etc., as well as any permitting or union labor if applicable.
Attend all in-person Chair meetings (locally to event), as well as participate in regularly scheduled status/planning conference calls related to your Showcasing event.
Recruit committee members to help manage the event and help secure sponsorships.
Communicate regularly with Informa on progress of the event and adhere to deadlines for material, budget, check requests, creation/revisions of site diagram, timeline/production schedule and overall event management.
Develop and communicate an onsite staffing need for event for Hands on Hundred volunteer worker program, scheduling as per deadline communicated.
Develop a detailed onsite production schedule for all parties involved in your Showcasing event and communicate appropriately.
Chairs are responsible for their own expenses of travel, hotel, meals and ground transportation, but may budget for expenses for shipping and other miscellaneous office expenses incurred during this position.

Event Chair Recognition & Benefits
Announcement of the Event Chairs in Special Events magazine.
An article written by Special Events about you featured in one issue of the Eventline e-newsletter
Opportunity to contribute to the blog section of the Special Events website
Recognition with your name and company in the Attendee Marketing
One (1) complimentary Full Education Package for 2022
One (1) complimentary ticket for each of the following Showcasing Events: Connect Live, Opening Night Party, The Event Experience, Leadership Lunch and Closing Night Celebration
Recognition at Opening General Session
Opportunity to present a Special Events Gala Award
Listing in the Show App
Recognition in the sponsor section of Special Events magazine published post-show
Event Chair company sponsorship, including:
One (1) complimentary ½ color advertisement in the post-show issue of Special Events magazine
Post Show E-Blast to all 2022 attendees with logo, website link, and contact email address
Company listing in appropriate Show Sponsor signage at Convention Center
Listing in the Showcasing Event webpage
Complimentary VIP guest pass to provide to a colleague for access to exhibit floor
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