Attending CSE Live 2018? Here’s what to expect!

CSE Live 2018


The wait for the Canadian Special Events (CSE) Live is almost over as the premium event starts on 19th March. Dubbed as the shopping mall exclusively for event planners, the event brings together creative and business-focused event professionals from across North America for 3 inspiring days of networking, learning and idea-sharing.

CSE Live: Background

Every year the CSE is hosted to bring the event community together for networking, sharing of best practices and to stay up to date with industry trends. The conference is designed only for event planners and draws thousands of people from all over North America. The action-packed event has three days of inspiring keynote speeches, social events and hundreds of incredible ideas sharing to make your next event more affordable, innovative and even more successful.

This year, the CSE Live is produced by the award-winning team at Canadian Special Events Magazine and will be hosted at the Sheraton Centre Hotel Toronto.

A Great Stage For Event Planners to Interact

The CSE Live universe has a little something for everyone. Whether you are an exhibitor, a sponsor or an event planner, this large interactive trade show is the place to be. As an Exhibitor or Sponsor, the three-day CSE Live offers your sales team with more than 1,500 qualified event professionals from different industries like corporations and non-profit. It is THE place to build powerful business relationships and fuel your sales pipeline.

Some of the notable exhibitors at this year CSE Live include, PSAV, Eventdex, Décor&more, Mandell, Airstar Canada, Event Leadership Institute, Le Dolci, Brand BLVD, John Doe Group, Scotia Events Inc, and The Waterside Inn.

For event planners, get inspired by the power talks of 30 speaker sessions spread across three days, participate in skill-building workshops and real-time tools that can boost the success of your next event.
Join the speakers as they share their stories, insights, and strategies for planning and marketing high impact events. Meet Julius Solaris from Event Manager Blog live at the event when he delivers the keynote or understand from Jason Once from Med-on-site the medical safety measures you need to take while planning events. Med-on-site offers premium event medical services with highly trained and certified staff.

Some of the other notable speakers of the event are:

  • Gary Krantz from PSAV, a full-service production, and global event planning company.
  • Raviv Krikunets from R5 Event Design, an award-winning full-service event decor, floral, lighting, and luxury rental company that specializes in wedding design, corporate events, and event rentals.
  • The founder of Canadian Special Events and the editor of Canadian Special Events Magazine – Stacy Wyatt. Stacy has been instrumental in helping connect event industry through her digital and print publications.

What To Expect? 3 Days of Learning, Growing and Making A Ton of New Connections

The three-day event starts on 19th March with an action-packed agenda starting from hands-on event production workshop “Event Wars 2.0.”, conducted by ILEA Toronto to Power Skills Building and networking with your new friends at the opening night “KIKI Kitchen Party.”

The next day is the start of the unique trade show called the Imaginarium. The 30,000 sq. ft. of floor is pure indulgence for attendees as it’s loaded with BIG event ideas, unique suppliers, inspiration and solutions all designed to help planners create better events. Learn from 10 inspiring speakers who share valuable strategies for planning high-level events.

The Imaginarium offers one-of-a-kind experiences and creative suppliers that makes discovering of new products easier for event planners. The show starts from 11:00 am to 5:30 pm and is absolutely free for people planning events. The trade show offers everything you need to create memorable and rewarding event experiences for clients and organizations alike – from design and décor, video production to venues, and food to flooring

And if you are a food lover then the “Tasting Room” is for you! Try delicious new products and innovative, one-of-a-kind food ideas for your events. Where else would you find all of this under one roof? Attend the Imaginarium and open your events to a whole new world of possibilities.

The last day of the event concludes with the most prestigious night for Canadian event planners at the Canadian Event Awards Gala. The star-studded event is hosted Hotel X Toronto!

We’ll surely be at the CSE Live, will you? Make sure to drop by booth #709 to win some exciting prizes from Eventdex Event Management Software!

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