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Venue Information

Canadian Special Events is proud to announce Sheraton Centre Toronto Hotel as the official HOST of CSE Live 2018 and host hotel for the 21st Annual Canadian Event Industry Awards Gala.

The conference runs March 19-20 and the Trade Show (called the IMAGINARIUM) is open ONLY on March 20th.

Sheraton Centre Toronto Hotel offers Valet Parking at a rate of $50.00 CAD with unlimited in and out privileges. Availability is limited to 200 spots which are distributed on a first come, first served with a maximum of 20 oversized vehicles.

Local Downtown Toronto Pay Parking Lots: Within close proximity of the hotel, there are several pay-lots that offer parking options from the half hour – overnight.

March 20, 2018
6:00 pm – 10:00 p.m.
Hosted each year by a prestigious Toronto venue and guest produced by a team of leading local planners, designers and caterers, this event has become a must-attend during CSE Live. This year’s event – “A Good Old Fashioned Kitchen Party” features a casual and relaxed vibe with all sorts of creative of POP up innovation and unexpected experiences around every corner.

The Reader’s Choice Awards will be presented at 7:30 p.m. at this event. Dress is casual. Shuttles will be available from the Sheraton to the venue; pre booking of a shuttle seat is required and available at the registration desk on March 19 from 8:00 am – 3:00 pm on a first come first served basis.

Hotel X Toronto
March 21, 2018 – 6:00 pm – 11:00  + the after party

The CEIA Gala is the most prestigious event of the year for Canadian event professionals and their clients. The event features a 2.5 hour awards show with celebrated talent and performances, celebrity presenters and a whole lot of excitement as the best in the industry are crowned for another year in epic successes. Tickets are $165 each. This event sells out early. The dress is cocktail attire. Shuttles will be provided for this event from the Sheraton Centre Toronto Hotel.
One MUST pre-book the shuttle to this event when you register.

Frequently Asked Questions

Click on any pink Register button found at the top or bottom of every page to take you to the registration page where you can buy a number of different passes to CSE Live.

NOTE: Tickets to the Opening Night Event are very limited due to venue capacity so please register early.

Yes, one-day conference registration is available for each day of the event. Please note that your registration is valid only for sessions and events on that day and badges will be actively checked throughout the conference to ensure that participants have registered properly.

The IMAGINARIUM is our version of a trade show and turned it into an experiential event so that most of the exhibits are not static but they are interactive with BIG ideas to discover, food and drink to sample, products to try out and all kinds of new experiences you can provide for your event clients. We call it the IMAGINARIUM because its where Imagination Comes to Life. It’s open March 20 from 11:30-5:30 p.m. People planning events are invited to attend.

No, if you buy a conference pass it will include a ticket into the Imaginarium.

CSE Live is designed to connect people planning events, with our CSE Live Exhibitors. It is not a career fair, student expo or for NON exhibiting suppliers. You CAN attend the trade show on March 20 and the full day of education on March 20, if you are an independent or corporate event professional or are involved in planning events for your organization where you have to book venues or hire event resources.

HOWEVER: If you are a supplier and you supply goods or services to planners, such as flowers, decor, AV, food, gifts, photos, websites, trophies, signs, competing media, communications… You are considered a SUPPLIER and the cost is $99.  If you need assistance in determining your status please call our office.

WHO CAN ATTEND MARCH 20 FOR FREE? see list below

• Corporate Meeting Planners
• Independent Planners from Event Firms
• Fundraising Executives
• Wedding Planners
• Social Event Planners
• Tourism Professionals
• Event Planners or Banquet Staff from Hotels or Venues (not sales agents)
• Event Planners from Catering Firms (not sales agents)
• Event Designers (not rentals or decor companies)
• Government Meeting Planners
• Brand Executives * Ad Agency Creative Teams
• Association Executives
• Brand Managers
• Incentive Planners & DMC’s
• Secretaries, Human Resources Staff, and Admin Staff from Corporate or Non-Profits, Schools, Medical Centres and alike organizations.
• Anyone who is assigned to plan an event or meeting on behalf of their company, organization or client is invited to attend.

May attend IF they you volunteering or are part of a PRE Registered tour group. There is a 100 student limit for the entire show so students showing up trying to register with a non-registered business name and or anon-reserved tour pass will not be granted admission. We understand the value of this event for students and we offer many opportunities to get involved, but walking the floor without a proper pass is not permitted so please register using one of our student options.

No, we do not publish the list. It is a privacy issue.

Yes, some sessions are worth CMP and CSEP Points, See the session descriptions for details on which ones.

Food and beverage (F&B) is offered on March 19 as part of the VIP Planner Pass.

MARCH 19: Includes light breakfast, coffee breaks, lunch, and snacks.
MARCH 19: The Opening Night Kitchen Kiki offers light appetizers and a cash bar. One Complimentary beverage is included.
MARCH 20: VIP Planner Pass holders will be given lunch vouchers. Food for purchase will be available right outside the conference space in the PATH and for purchase in the event space.
MARCH 21: The Canadian Event Industry Awards Gala 2018 is ticketed event and includes dinner with wine. Other beverages can be purchased.

Seating is not assigned for any event. Its first come first seated in all meeting rooms and events.

You may cancel your conference pass in writing before February 28, 2018 and you will receive a 50% refund or a 100% credit for a future event. No other refunds are provided after March 1, 2018. You may transfer your ticket if you can find a replacement guest.

Sponsorship is an amazing way to generate huge exposure for your brand and really make a BOLD statement at the event. . To become a sponsor and for more information, please contact info@canadianspecialevents.com

If you want to become an Exhibitor at CSE Live please click here to request a vendors package.

Conference is Business Casual, the CEIA Gala is formal.