The Show for People Who Plan Events

Produced by the award-winning team at Canadian Special Events Magazine, CSE Live 2018 is a conference and show created exclusively for people who plan events, meetings and brand experiences. CSE Live brings together creative event people from all over North America to network, learn and share ideas on the business of planning events.

The Conference
CSE Live offers education designed for planners at every level. From Power Talks* to skills building workshops to deep dive discussions and celebrity keynotes, the conference offers relevant topics and real-time tools you can use tomorrow to impact the success of your events. This creative, out of the box conference experience offers planners a chance to spend time with industry leaders, sharing their stories, insights, and strategies for planning, marketing and executing high-level events.


Open ONLY on March 20th from 11:00 am – 5:30 pm, CSE Live’s IMAGINARIUM is designed to mirror the pages of Canadian Special Events Magazine. The 30,000 sq. ft space is filled with one-of-a-kind experiences, creative suppliers and BIG ideas. Discover hundreds of fresh ideas, find affordable new products and meet people with the expertise to provide solutions for your biggest event challenges.

Opening Night Party
Hosted each year by a prestigious Toronto venue and produced by a team of leading local planners, designers, and caterers, this event has become a must-attend during CSE Live. This year’s event – “A Good Old Fashioned Kitchen Party” features a casual and relaxed vibe with all sorts of creative of POP up innovation and unexpected experiences around every corner. Tickets for this event are limited so don’t wait and miss out.

Readers Choice Awards
The only industry awards in Canada where the winners are chosen based on votes from their industry peers. Now in its 7th year, the RCAs are a great opportunity for event professionals and suppliers to win bragging rights as the industry’s favourites. Nominate your favourite supplier, planner or colleague or have your client nominate YOU. It’s a great way to not only get exposure but to show thanks to your hard-working event suppliers!
Late Night Hubs
For guests staying at the host hotel, CSE Live is hosting “Late Night Hubs”. Each night after the conference and events wind down, feel free to stop by the HUB from 8:00-12:00 pm for a nightcap, some snacks, and great informal networking. Who knows where the conversation may go and you never know who may show up!

Canadian Event Industry Awards Gala
The Canadian Event Industry Awards are the hallmark of achievement in the Canadian event and meeting industry and the gala is the most prestigious event of the year. Honouring 40 of the most talented event professionals and events in Canada, the black-tie gala takes place on March 21, 2018, in Toronto. Join hundreds of event professionals across Canada as we celebrate YOUR success. Visit the CEIA Website to learn more.

Learn From the Experts, Get Inspired By New Ideas & Meet the Right Professionals to Empower Your Next Event