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The complete agenda will be posted in late January.

Monday, April 20

8:00 a.m. – Coffee House & Registration

8:30 a.m. – 4:30 p.m– The Business of Events Forum™ Certification Courses
A full day of interactive sessions, hands-on workshops and foundational courses. Content will cover planning, event and business strategy, design, production, creativity and concept development, technology, sponsorship, marketing and risk management. (full session descriptions coming in January)

12:00 p.m. – 1:00 p.m. – The Big Idea Luncheon – Enjoy a gourmet lunch while you experience a fast paced pitchfest on the most innovative and cutting edge ideas emerging in events today.

5:30 p.m. – The EventFest Back Stage Bash – The CSE Live Opening Night Bash  is the hottest ticket in town and sells out every year. Enjoy event food, entertainment, prizes, pop up surprises and the best networking event of the year. Stay tuned for more information on the venue and this year’s guest Producer. Want a hint? What’s on YOUR Rider?

Tuesday, April 21

8:00 a.m. – Coffee House & Registration

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 25,000 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 Saki 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.

11:00 p.m- 5:00 p.m. The Experience Learning Lab

Let your creative mind come alive in the Experience Learning Lab. Participate in unique learning experiences like saki tasting and app creating, chocolate making and floral design. Learn to master Instagram, Canva, Hootsuite and the most popular social apps in our new Social School”.

1:00 p.m- 4:30 p.m. Afternoon Icons & Influencers

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

6:00 p.m. – 10:00 p.m. Inspired Spaces Design Event & Reception @ Seneca College (ticket required)
Seneca College hosts this spectacular event in collaboration with the industry’s finest event partners. Check out last years event here 

Wednesday, April 22

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.