The Special Event – Why I Attend by Debra Roth

I began to exhibit and attend The Special Event – or TSE as most in the industry call it-around 1993 or 1994 (what is a year among friends?) and it has become a staple in my show schedule.

The Pink Powered by Moss team views TSE as the beginning of the new season, the new year with new product offerings and a large outpouring of our energy. It sets the tone for our direction of our marketing and production into the year ahead.

Event professionals gather from around the world, and this year we are in Tampa. The Education Program – with over 10 tracks to choose from – and Showcasing Events kick off on January 24th. The Exhibit Hall with over 200 vendors opens on the 25th and the entire conference runs through the 27th.

While at TSE, we will meet new people and cavort with old friends. We will take in new information from formal education sessions and conversations with colleagues. In addition to the elaborate events and parties produced in association with TSE, we will view new ideas and trends via the trade show floor.

On January 23rd, ISES officers meet for Leadership Training. Both the training and meeting with fellow ISES leaders from all over the world are invaluable and inform my work throughout the year.

My role as Chapter President of ISES New York Metro has renewed my excitement for TSE. From the ISES Education Track to the powerful and lasting connections we make with one another, I am proud to say that ISES adds value to TSE.


Join us to meet, tweet & mingle! We would love to see all the ISES New York Metro and ISES Northeast Region members. We welcome any NY region event professionals that would like to attend.

The ISES New York Metro Chapter Gets Together
Tuesday, January 24th
5:30 pm – 7:30 pm
Lobby Bar of the Tampa Marriott Waterside Hotel & Marina

ISES NY Chapter Hosts:

Debra Roth – President 2011-2012 @pinkdeb
Morgan Steele Connacher – VP of Membership 2011-2012 @morganfwe

I look forward to seeing YOU in Tampa!

Debra Roth
President, ISES New York Metro
Creative Director, Pink Powered by Moss

For a recap of Pink Powered by Moss at The Special Event 2011, check out their blog HERE

    About the Author:

  • Debra Roth began her artistic expression as a student at the School of the Museum of Fine Arts Boston in the early 1980?s.  From sculpting in metal to performance art movement, Debra combined postmodern dance production with abstract-shaped costumes made of stretch-fabric that she, literally, performed within.  And to enhance the theatrical experience, she designed and sewed brightly-colored, highly imaginative stretch-fabric stage elements — complete environments, all of which became the basis of her business, Pink Inc. almost thirty years ago. Seeing a viable outlet for her work, Debra entered the special event marketplace where her innovative stretch-fabric structures andRead the Rest…


  1. Jill Taub Drury 26. Jan, 2012 at 4:16 am #

    Sounds like a very worthwhile event, disappointed I wasn’t able to attend. Looking forward to hearing everyone’s take aways when they return.

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