Event professionals from throughout the world are gathering in Nashville, Tenn., for The Special Event 2014, which opens officially tomorrow at the Gaylord Opryland Resort and Convention Center. The event runs through Jan. 10.

The slate of education programs begins today, with seminars including "Are You Leading the Way in Food Trends," "Learn the Secrets from Hollywood's Top Award Show Producers" and "How to get the Most from Your Rental Company."

The Spotlight Event—"Music, Moonshine and Moonpies"—will take attendees to the legendary Country Music Hall of Fame and the new Omni Nashville for a moonshine tasting and a visit with some of Nashville's song writers.

The day will end with "TSE Starts Here: Whatever Makes you Feel Like a Rock Star" at the Gaylord Opryland hotel.

Coming back this year are popular features including the Wedding Galleries, Master's Brunch, Tabletop Gallery and Gala Awards. See a preview of all Gala Award nominees here.

For more information about education sessions, showcasing events and exhibits, visit The Special Event.

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