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Feb 2018


Las Vegas Convention Center 3150 Paradise Road Las Vegas , Nevada 89109
Tel: (702) 892-0711
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Catersource 2018






Event Overview:

Education. Networking. Events. Products. Inspiration.

Multiple package options are available, from Conference & Tradeshow access to daily visitor passes. View all our options and choose what's right for you. 

Reasons to Attend

Ambassador Program

Catersource ambassadors know the ins and outs of Catersource. They’ll be available to answer your questions pre- and on-site, provide tips for getting the most out of your experience and help you find the most relevant products for your needs at the tradeshow. 

Award-Winning Tradeshow

The tradeshow, located at the Las Vegas Convention Center, is filled with 400+ trendsetting exhibitors and sponsors, culinary competitions, happy hours, world-class education, and delicious tastings

Cutting-Edge Education

The catering and events industry is constantly evolving. Our redesigned education program will give you the latest trends and takeaways. 

Lasting Connections

Catersource attracts over 5,500 attendees from around the globe in all aspects of the catering and events community. We listened to your feedback in our survey, and designed enhanced networking opportunities to connect with other attendees and exhibitors.

Exhibitor Information:

Why Exhibit?

Our Industry

Over the past decade catering has expanded from a niche market to the fastest growing sector of the food service industry. At $54 billion dollars strong, the catering and special events industries continue to thrive. 

Our Buyers

The highly engaged Catersource attendees are ideal buyers: they purchase in large volume, and because of ever-evolving consumer interests, require varied products and services to address trends and market needs.

Our Show

Catersource is the premier show for the catering and event industries. The Tradeshow offers face-to-face interaction, networking, and relationship-building with over 5,500 culinary and event professionals.


Feb 18   

Education: 8:30am- 11:45am

Lunch: 11:45am-12:45am (on Own)

Education: 12:45pm – 3:00pm

Spread Joy Break: 3:00pm-3:30pm

Education: 3:45pm- 4:30pm

Keynote Opening Session: 4:45pm – 6:15pm

Wine’d Up Mix & Mingle: 6:15pm-7:30pm

Feb 19   

Education: 8:00am – 11:30am

Lunch: 11:45am-1:30pm (on own, or Culinary Conversation or The Joe Mineo “Take & Tweak” Experience

Education: 1:45pm-2:45pm 

Attitude of Gratitude: 2:45pm-3:15pm

Education: 3:30pm-5:30pm

Spark! Awards Gala: 6:30pm-9:30pm

Spark! After Party: 9:30pm – 11:30pm

Feb 20   

Education at Caesars Palace: 9:15am – 10:30am

Tradeshow: 11:00am – 5:00pm

Education at Tradeshow: 11:00am – 4:00pm

Diced Competition: 11:00am – 1:00pm

Happy Hour: 4:00pm – 5:00pm

Feb 21   

Tradeshow: 9:30am – 3:00pm

Education at Tradeshow: 9:30am – 2:45pm

Last Call Prize Crawl: 9:30am – 2:00pm (Winners announced at 2:45pm)

Beyond the Plate Contest: 9:30am – 11:30am

Find My Favorite Things: 10:00am & 1:00pm

Catersource Swizzle Competition: 1:30pm – 2:45pm

Red Carpet Departure Service: 2:45pm

Keynote Speakers

Michael Levin

CEO, Custom Solutions Inc.

Michael Levin is a dynamic trainer, coach and public speaker. He shares what he has learned over his 30 years as an Entrepreneur, an Executive, a Consultant and a Coach. Michael delivers his own material and his own life lessons from the heart. He engages his audience not through Powerpoint but through interaction and connection. Michael is President and CEO of Custom Solutions Inc. He has launched product and service companies and turned them into multi-million dollar entities. His products, including those he has patented, have been sold in every major retail drug, grocery and mass chain in the country. His patented products have been featured in O Magazine. Along with the success of his own businesses, he has a prestigious list of clients he's worked with including Pepsi Cola, Oracle, Clorox, McKesson, Hexcel and New Belgium Brewery along with a significant number of small to mid-size companies. He is the author of "Sitting on the Same Side of the Table: The Art of Collaborative Selling". He is an award-winning co-author of Jack Canfield's book (author of Chicken Soup for the Soul) "The Road to Success." Michael's latest book "Let Them See You Sweat: Lessons I've Learned on My Personal Journey with Stress" became a three time #1 international best-seller in January of 2017. Michael has spoken on TV and radio shows around the country sharing his business and sales knowledge. He has appeared numerous times on Home Shopping Network and has also been featured in Entrepreneur Magazine.


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