Agenda at a Glance

Monday, June 15

Don Alfonso, 19 Toronto St, Toronto

8:00 a.m. – Gourmet coffee bar, luxe gifting experience, welcome and check in

8:30 a.m. – 5:00 p.m– The Business of Events Forum
Experience an engaging and inspiring day full of interactive workshops, small group discussions, powerful keynotes and surprising pop up treats throughout the day. The Business of Events Forum is an opportunity to share your ideas, learn from industry leaders and build rewarding new connections with event profs across a dozen genres of event management. Educational content will cover planning, event and business strategy, design, production, creativity and concept development, technology, sponsorship, marketing, personal branding. Take in the entire day with the group or split off for an intensive three-hour, fundamentals of planning workshop then rejoin for a fabulous gourmet lunch and the rest of the days activities.

12:00 p.m. – 1:00 p.m. – Gourmet Lunch & Learn – Enjoy a fabulous gourmet lunch while you take part in informal dialogues on crowd sourced ideas and topics most relevant to today’s event pros such as wellness, ethics, marketing, client management and trends. 

Monday Night, June 15

Arcane, 461 King St W, Toronto

5:30 p.m. – The CSE Live Opening Night Party – Produced by MBE Group, this is not just another industry party. This fabulous industry event is a live showcase of the top food & entertainment trends for 2020. Enjoy one exquisite culinary creations, trending entertainment, prizes, pop up surprises and the best networking event of the year.

Tuesday, June 16

Liberty Grand Entertainment Complex, 25 British Columbia Road, Exhibition Place, Toronto

8:00 a.m. – Coffee House & Registration (Only paid pass holders have access before 11:00 a.m.)

8:30 a.m. – 12:00 p.m. – Morning Icons & Influencers Keynotes (Only paid pass holders have access to the morning keynotes.)

During these high impact keynotes, you will learn from award-winning industry leaders giving you real-world insights and actionable tools you use to skyrocket your event creative AND your business success. The keynotes range in duration and all take place on the EventFest Main Stage. The sessions in the morning run with no breaks.

11:00 a.m – 5:30 p.m.  – EventFest Show Hall Opens to everyone (Morning keynotes starting after 11:00 can be viewed in the Streaming Lounge)

EventFest is a festival of innovation with 50,000 sq. ft. of interactive experiences designed to get you plugged in to the latest trends, newest technologies and most cutting-edge event concepts. From design and decor, video production to venues, florals to flooring, craft distilleries to custom chairs, EventFest is packed with one-of-a-kind creativity. Discover fresh ideas and participate in learning experiences like Sake tasting and app creating; listen to brilliant celebrity planners on the Main Stage, catch up with industry colleagues in the wine bar, sample amazing event food in the Tasting Room and relax in the Zen Spa. Join the best event professionals in Canada at EventFest to connect, learn and share your passion for the business of events.

1:00 p.m. – 4:30 p.m.   Afternoon Icons & Influencers (open to all attendee)

The afternoon educational program features a series of moderated conversations with world renowned industry leaders giving you real-world insights and actionable tools you use to skyrocket your event success. The keynotes range in duration and all take place on the EventFest Main Stage.

5:30 p.m. CSE Live Closes

5:30 p.m. – 7:00 p.m.  – Closing Reception (ticket required)
Join us for cocktails and canapes, closing remarks and an opportunity to celebrate a successful show with your colleagues and industry friends.

Wednesday, June 17

Liberty Grand Entertainment Complex, 25 British Columbia Road, Exhibition Place, Toronto

6:00 pm. – 10:00 p.m. Canadian Event Industry Awards Gala Dinner & Show. 
Join Canada’s event elite as they gather to celebrate the best of 2019. Awards, entertainment, custom themed gourmet dinner, incredible design and elaborate productions make up this star studded affair as we recognize the highest mark of achievement in Canadian events.