Daniela Grafman, CSEP, of Vision Event Co. (far right), welcomes newcomers to The Special Event as part of the "Global Meet and Greet" panel.
A beautiful mermaid makes a splash with a happy attendee at the Opening Night Party at the Aquarium of the Pacific.
Having a whale of a time at the Opening Night Party, produced by Bravo Events.
Opening General Session speaker Oz Sanchez stuns the crowd by showing he overcame paralysis by sticking to his principle of "know no limits."
The event was produced by Bollotta Entertainment and Animatic.
Melissa Fromento, managing director of the meetings group at Penton/Informa, announces that the show floor is open.
The busy exhibit floor at the Long Beach Convention and Entertainment Center.
Attendees admire the finalists at the 2017 Design Gallery.
See all six design vignettes here.
The Wedding Event features four design areas keyed to famous singers--here, the opulent Pavarotti area.
The event was led by CL22 Productions.
Beautiful gowns at the Wedding Event.
The day ends with the annual SEARCH fundraiser, benefiting event professionals in need.
The Special Event 2017 kicks off in Long Beach, Calif., with a packed schedule including education sessions, exhibit booths, the Wedding Event, and the annual SEARCH fundraiser.
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