Find your AHA moment as BizBash Live: Florida returns to the Fort Lauderdale Convention Center on Thursday, May 4. Packed with incredible new activations, innovative new vendors, inspiring education, and so much more, this once-a-year experience is the perfect opportunity to connect, collaborate, and create lasting relationships.

The Event Innovation Forum

11:00 am - 12:30 pm | 1:30 pm - 3:00 pm | Floridian Ballroom A/B
The most notable names in the event industry have graced the Event Innovation Forum stage, and now it’s back for its fifth year with an even more incredible lineup.
Covering everything from event design and sponsorships, to social media, technology, and more, these captivating 15-minute TED-inspired presentations will motivate you (and provide actionable takeaways) to create breathtaking live experiences. 
One room. Two sessions. Six speakers. Infinite new ideas.

The Exhibit Floor

Exhibit Floor Open | 11:00 am - 6:00 pm | Grand Ballroom
Returning for its 8th year, the Exhibit Floor is filled with new moments, networking lounges, and exciting activations that allow you to connect with hundreds of event professionals, finding everything you need for your events under one roof.
- Lounge & Learn Educational Sessions from Stormz, Eventbots (by Sciensio), and Swell Fundraising
- BizBash Trends Report from Executive Editor Beth Kormanik
- Exhibit Floor Stage Entertainment
- Pre and Post Event Parties
- AHA Moment Activations

Workshop Series

9:00 am - 9:50 am | 10:00 am - 10:50 am | Choose 2 Sessions
Rooms 304, 305, 315, 316, 317
Spark your creativity with intensive, interactive workshops from key players in the event industry. Covering today’s hottest topics —technology, social media, design, business strategy, and more —you’ll hone the skills you need to advance your career with these hands-on sessions.
New for 2017, we’ve added a Spanish-language workshop during the second session of the Workshop Series.
With the opportunity to attend two different sessions, you’ll leave inspired and ready to tackle any challenge that comes your way.

Food for Thought Luncheon

12:30 pm - 1:30 pm

Every company, from fast-food chains to boutique catering firms, is transforming its menus and opting for locally sourced, fresh ingredients—and the results are incredible. But when transitioning to a more farm-to-table approach, where do you begin? Join chef Brian Aaron of Aaron’s Catering as he chats with Savor...Catering, the in-house caterer for the Greater Fort Lauderdale Convention Center, to uncover the astounding measures their brands go through to ensure they are using the freshest products from local farmers and vendors. Aaron will also reveal the importance of post-event food plans, covering everything from donations to composting. Also during this intriguing discussion, attendees will enjoy a special preparation demonstration of a three-course plated meal designed by Savor...Catering’s executive chef Marcel Martinez. At the end of the luncheon, attendees will have the opportunity to gather edible and sustainable table decor to donate to families in need, thanks to Feeding South Florida.

2017 BizBash Live: Florida Speakers

David Adler
Brooke Battle
Swell Fundraising
Michael Blatter
Robert Caldwell
Eventbots (by Sciensio)
Cassandra Clark
Alexandre Eisenchteter
Melissa Katz
Black Flower Agency
Beth Kormanik
Gladys Mezrahi
Indigo Events
Bruce Orosz
ACT Productions
Christopher Pastor
Pérez Art Museum Miami
DJ Saul
Michael Schwartz
Michael Schwartz Events
David Sinopoli
III Points Festival
Telsys Tarallo
Afterglow Marketing
Vince Thompson