CSE Live – EventFest is a festival of innovation designed to help you create powerful events that become meaningful experiences for your clients, stakeholders and organization.
Back in person after a two-year hiatus, this event offers an innovative and unparalleled learning experience with both live and digital options to attend. It features world-class education, immersive programming, a curated collection of Canada’s premier event vendors, gourmet food experiences and high-profile B2B networking opportunities.
CSE Live is not a trade show; it’s a live experience designed to spark your creativity, reignite your passion and arm you with the tools, resources and contacts to skyrocket your event success.
Check-in at the Boho Coffee Bar, network and meet your fellow event attendees, grab a morning snack and head over to the Gift Bar for your curated CSE Live shopping experience before making your way to the Main Stage for a morning of engaging education. The morning element of CSE Live is only open for All-Access Festival Pass Holders. Admission for General Pass Holders opens at 11:00 AM.
8:45 AM - 12:00 PM
Experience an engaging and inspiring morning of interactive Master Classes, peer-2-peer discussions, powerful keynotes and pop-up surprises. All-Access Festival Pass Holders. Admission for General Pass Holders opens at 11:00 AM.
11:00 AM - 5:30 PM
EventFest Opens for Admission
EventFest is a festival of innovation bursting with interactive experiences designed to get you plugged in to the latest trends, newest event technologies and most cutting-edge event concepts. Discover fresh ideas and participate in hands-on learning experiences, shop the luxury Gift Bar, listen to brilliant event profs, test your skills in the event midway, sample amazing event food in the Tasting Room or chill out with an artisan cocktail in the Muskoka Fireside Lounge.
Flavours of the Six Street Food
Experience the eclectic flavours of some of Toronto's most popular food trucks and pop up eateries. This mini dine-around experience is complimentary for VIP Access and Full Day Festival Pass holders. Lunch is available for purchase on-site for EventFest General Admission attendees and all other guests.
1:00 PM - 4:00 PM
Icons & Influencer Power Talks
A series of conversations with global event leaders on 2022's most relevant topics to the event professionals. Attend these high-impact power talks and get real-world insights and actionable tools you use to skyrocket your event creative AND your business success. These are 20-minute keynotes running three in a row on the EventFest Main Stage with no breaks.
7:00 PM - 10:00 PM
Opening Night Party
The hottest ticket in town; come ready to mix, mingle and get to know your NEW event industry. The opening night at CSE Live EventFest features a cool, Coachella-style vibe with night market vendors, craft cocktails, great entertainment and gourmet nibbles. This is an exclusive event for All-Access Festival Pass Holders and Registered Exhibitors/Sponsors.
Business of Events MasterMinds
Join industry colleagues for a morning of mastermind conversations on the business of events in today's complex economic and political landscape. Come ready for open dialogues on everything from mental health and events to safety, risk management, liability, commissions vs kickbacks, pricing models, labour management, inclusion, client development and more.
Keynote Closing Luncheon
Finish off your CSE Live 2022 education experience with an inspiring closing luncheon with your new friends and industry colleagues, plus a special surprise guest. This event is only open to Full Festival Pass Holders—details to come.
6:00 PM - 11:30 PM
Canadian Event Awards Gala Dinner & Show
Join Canada's event community to celebrate the 25th Anniversary Event Awards and honour the best events in Canadian events at this black-tie gala dinner and celebration event. Tickets can be purchased for general admission or all new Premium VIP seating for ten at dinner with a private lounge and front row seating at the show.
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