Get thousands of ideas while you take advantage of the many show specials, meet with your vendors face-to-face and discover new suppliers that want to do business with you. You’ll also sample some of the best foods and beverages you won’t find anywhere else.
Join us on the Expo floor at the Las Vegas Convention Center on Tuesday 11:00am - 6:00pm and Wednesday 9:00am - 2:00pm for these exciting opportunities:
Event Solutions Lounge
Stop by the comfy Event Solutions Lounge and relax and recharge during your days on the Expo floor. You'll meet other event pros, network and enjoy discussions at the cash bar.
Browse the entry materials from the 2013 Spotlight Awards finalists and Mix & Mingle with the winners at 11:00am on Wednesday.
Ask the Experts
Join the Event Solutions Advisory Board in the Event Solutions magazine lounge for an intimate discussion about issues facing you and your business.
AFR Design Challenge
Join us on the Expo floor for the exciting AFR Design Challenge. Having gained a popular following in past years, you're not going to want to miss any of the excitement as we pit an industry icon against an up-and-coming Rising Star for the ultimate design face-off. Click here to learn more.
presented by Chef Rubber
Back for a second year, the Spectacular Sweets Pastry Showcase will highlight some of the sweetest creations in sugar, chocolate and more. Last year a World Record was broken during the Tradeshow, get ready for even more exciting surprises this year!
|11:30am||Chef Michelle Garcia||Chocolate and Sugar Amenities for the Modern Pastry Chef|
|12:30pm||Flora Aghababyan||Textures & Sculptures with Fondant|
|1:30pm||James Rosselle||All Things Cake|
|2:30pm||Chef Jin Caldwell||Chocolate Décor with Colored Cocoa Butter|
|3:30pm||Chef Alicia Boada||Today's Trends: a Presentation on Who is Doing What Where|
|10:00am||Chef Vinny Garcia||Fondant Figures|
|11:00am||Chef Robert Teddy||Quick and Creative Petit Fours|
|12:00pm||Ramon Perez||Creative with Chocolate|
|1:00pm||Chef Charity||Sweet Magic: Sugar Work with the Sugar Sorceress|
View, vote and get ready to be inspired. This contest is always a must-see on the show floor! Dozens of event pros have pulled out all the stops to compete. You’ll see on display some of the most inventive and original ideas from planners from coast to coast. Celebrity event planner David Tutera will once again comment on each tabletop design and award his favorite pick - you and your camera don't want to miss this exciting display!
Interested in competing? Click here to enter
Ice Carving Demonstrations
presented by The National Ice Carving Association
You’ll get chills as you watch five exciting ice carving demos. Take in the talents of these artists and browse many more precarved display pieces on the show floor!
Learn even more at the Tradeshow by taking in short presentations throughout the two days on one of the Exhibition Stages. Topics to be covered include:
• Corporate Event Entertainment
• Cool cocktails
• Dazzling Desserts
• Seated dinner plate up styles
• Wedding packages
• Exit plans
• Family dynamics
• Company culture
...and so much more!
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