This month, exhibit at the catering and events industry’s most impactful tradeshow of the year—Catersource + The Special Event 2023 show in Orlando, Florida. Now in their 31st year, Catersource is the premier gathering for catering and event professionals. It combines the food and catering industry with the special events industry (i.e., event planners and vendors) to help move the industry forward.
Over three days of conference sessions and two days of exhibitions, attendees can connect and have conversations with others making their career in food and play. Whether it’s suppliers or top industry professionals, everyone will have the chance to source new products and services, network, and learn the latest trends in the trade.
Anyone who’s anyone in catering and special events will be there—will you?
If the answer is yes, then there are a few things you’ll need to know so that you can take full advantage of this packed event.
Looking for a local Orlando tradeshow booth builder for the upcoming Catersource + The Special Event 2023 show? Contact Exhibit Experience for your complimentary consultation.
Where and when is the Catersource 2023?
Date: March 27-30, 2023
Location: Orlando, Florida
Venue: Orange County Convention Center
Trade show hours:
- Wednesday, March 29: 10:00 am – 5:00 pm
- Thursday, March 30: 10:00 am – 3:00 pm
Accommodations and Hotels
Convention Housing Partners is the official housing provider for Catersource 2023, and they offer exclusive hotel room rates on Orlando area hotels. Find out more about their discounted hotel rates on their Hotel & Travel page.
Who will be at Catersource 2023?
Catersource + The Special Event 2023 is the intersection of two very closely related industries: catering and event planning. Both industries involve more than just, well, caters and event planners. And all these different parts will be represented on the tradeshow floor.
Curious about where, exactly, these highly engaged attendees come from?
According to the show website:
- 44% Catering
- 23% Event planning
- 17% Venue and clubs
- 9% Entertainment
- 4% University and college
- 2% Contract business and industry
This varied selection of industry sub-sectors means exhibitors can extend their reach. In fact, 68 percent of all attendees have significant purchasing power. That’s because they hold management and decision-making roles:
- 30% Event professionals
- 28% Owner/executive
- 16% Sales/marketing professional
- 14% Culinary professional
- 12% Operations professional
Now, understanding which part of the industry attendees come from is helpful—and knowing that they likely have purchasing power is great. But to truly grab their attention, you need to give them what they want.
Here’s what they’re buying this year:
- Audio-Visual Equipment and Services
- Bar/Beverage Service
- Buffet Equipment
- Business Services (staffing, scheduling accounting payment systems, insurance)
- Cooking Appliances
- Event Entertainment
- Event Equipment Rentals (power, rigging, lifts, fencing, restrooms, crowd control)
- Event Marketing/Branding/ Promotional Services
- Event Technology/Computer Hardware/Software
- Event Sites/Venues
- Floral/Plant Material
- Furnishings, Tables, Chairs and Décor Products
- Food and Beverage
- Kitchen Equipment/Serving ware/Food Prep
- Lighting and Special Effects
- Linens/Chair Covers/Draperies/Fabrics
- Outdoor Cooking Equipment
- Portable Flooring/ Carpeting/Turf/Dance Floors
- Tablescapes (flatware/glassware/décor, centerpieces)
- Tents/Tent Accessories/ Portable Structures/ Inflatables
- Transportation/Group Travel Services
- Health and Safety Equipment and Supplies
Now that you know who you’ll meet and what they want, it’s time to build a tradeshow booth that will grab their attention and transform them into long-term customers.
How can you stand out at Catersource + The Special Event 2023?
Success at Catersource 2023 depends on you and your exhibit team’s ability to draw in a crowd. Having the right booth size can help. Here are two booth sizes available and their specific advantages:
10 x 10 Exhibit Rentals
10 x 10 Exhibit Rentals are ideal for exhibitors who want to highlight or promote a single product or service. You have room for product display cases, 3D graphic wall, custom light display and flooring, and one seating configuration.
10 x 20 Exhibit Rentals
10 x 20 Exhibit Rentals are a good solution for those showing multiple products and services. You have 20 feet of graphic back wall, multiple seating configurations for demonstrations and lighting education, in addition to custom light and flooring that come standard with our exhibit rentals.
If you want to really ensure your booth has a presence at Catersource 2023, Exhibit Experience can help. Our dynamic LED walls with video reels, private projection rooms for closing, overhead projections, new underlit flooring, and much more will catch the eye of those buyers and draw them into your booth.
Curious about how much booths cost? Read our Costs of Exhibiting After 2023 article.
Decide if you will rent or D-I-Y your booth.
Experience is key when it comes to standing out at large-scale tradeshows. Catersource 2023 exhibit booth rentals require expert administration, management, and design, with the show and brand needs in mind. Local tradeshow exhibit rentals from experienced booth builders, like Exhibit Experience, for the upcoming Catersource 2023 will help you go that extra mile.
Need a reliable booth builder for the Catersource + The Special Event 2023 show?
Exhibit Experience is the preferred trade show booth builder for the Catersource 2023 show. We produce state-of-the-art exhibits within a variety of budgets. From custom to pre-certified exhibits, we’ll have the booth you need to show your company the right way.
- Design and build your exhibit to the right specs
- Provide 24-hour support throughout the trade show.
- Set up and take down your booth
The Exhibit Experience team has over two decades of experience delivering custom exhibits and custom modular exhibits that see instant results. Our exhibit management services are all-inclusive, from design to delivery. We will deliver your exhibit on time, on budget, and following all safety protocols.
If you are looking for a Catersource + The Special Event 2023 trade show booth builder, look no further than Exhibit Experience! Contact us today for a complimentary consultation.