5 Event Planner Conferences to Sharpen Your Professional Skills in 2022

June 9, 2022 Jessica Stewart

If you're a seasoned professional event planner with 20 years of experience, or just starting in your career, event planner conferences in 2022 are a great resource to grow your business.  

Lifelong learning is one of the keys to a successful business. The industry is changing constantly, and more competition is coming on the scene than ever before. Attending top event planner conferences can help you continue to learn and improve your business.

If you are looking to grow your network and event planning skills, it is important to choose the right event planner conferences 2022.

Why Attend Event Planner Conferences in 2022

One of the best things you can do for your business is to learn new ways to make it successful. At an event expo, you’ll learn from some of the brightest minds in the industry. Whether that is from a keynote speaker, or by meeting attendees who are rocking it in their field.

Expos help you stay on top of the latest event planning trends that will keep your business relevant. If you have a goal for growth, other industry leaders can give you ideas that will work best for you. Overall, you will feel inspired and ready to implement the new ideas you’ve gathered after you leave an event expo.

For those who aren’t comfortable in a crowd just yet, many expos are continuing to offer hybrid options so you can still learn from the best but from the comfort of your couch or home office. Keep in mind that safety is still important for these types of events, and some are requiring proof of vaccination before attending. Check the event page or with the event coordinator ahead of time. 

The Event Planner Expo

Celebrate 10 years with us at the Event Planner Expo in New York City. For three days, October 11-13, 2022, you’ll hear from amazing speakers who will motivate you and get you excited about your business goals. Hear from Keynote speakers, best-selling author and motivational speaker Mel Robbins, owner of Atlanta Hawks and serial entrepreneur Jesse Itzler, and editor-in-chief of Entrepreneur Magazine Jason Feifer.

Throughout the event, you’ll network and make connections with other event planners, marketers, business owners, and top executives. This is a great time to share your stories and ideas with others in your field, as well as to get inspiration for your business.

This event will also feature exhibitors on two trade show floors, more than 50 speakers, live entertainment, and gourmet appetizers and desserts. With more than 2,000 attendees expected, you’ll have countless networking opportunities. There are in-person and hybrid options for this conference.

The Special Event Show

The Special Event Show focuses on professionals in the event planning and catering industry. Its goal is to bring together people, ideas, and trending innovations. Guest speakers and various networking events will help you learn what you need to know to stay competitive in your business. 

This 3-day conference features topics including food safety, tips on networking, how to update your website, and trends in the food industry. Chat with other wedding professionals at networking events such as the welcome reception, opening night party, and closing night celebration. 

A fundraising event will also take place supporting the SEARCH Foundation. This non-profit organization assists those in the special event, catering, and hospitality industries who are faced with a life-threatening illness or crisis. 

Biz Bash Puerto Rico

Head to gorgeous Puerto Rico for this boutique gathering of event planners. At Biz Bash, you'll find ideas for future events and leave rejuvenated and inspired.  

Event planners will sit down for one-on-one appointments with industry professionals from around the world. It provides an exclusive networking opportunity in one location. Planners will have a few minutes to talk with suppliers in “business speed dating” sessions.  

Educational sessions will help event planners find creative solutions for their business, especially now that the industry is booming once again. Past topics have included charting the path into live events, burnout proof your event planning, the secret to building your brand, and how marketing has changed in the last 10 years.


Whether you're moving forward with in-person events, sticking to mostly virtual, or anywhere in between, techsytalk is a great conference to check out. The event focuses on finding the right hybrid model for your business, as well as providing the best tools and partnerships to do so. 

This tech-driven conference strives to help planners transition from in-person to virtual events. It also helps to equip planners with ways to measure success and communicate their value to clients. The event features thought leader roundtable discussions and various networking opportunities.

Techsytalk is a group of planners with more than a decade of experience planning events, both live and virtual. Event attendees will hear from Liz King Caruso, CEO of Liz King Events and techsytalk. During her career, she has helped countless businesses grow their audience through in-person and virtual events.

Wedding Salon

This luxury showcase of vendors isn't just for engaged couples, but also event planners. You will meet other industry professionals and see the top tips and trends for this year. You might even run into celebrity stylists and planners to stars, including Christina Aguilera, Demi Moore, and Jessica Simpson. 

The event features live wedding entertainment, lavish floral displays, reception tables decorated with the latest décor trends, and a myriad of wedding professionals ready to talk about their services. 

Fashion previews throughout the event include couture wedding gowns. You'll also find the latest creations from Victoria's Secret, David Tutera, and Godiva. Also, make sure to get a coveted swag bag full of bridal magazines, beauty products, and other wedding goodies.  

Register for Event Planner Conferences 2022

We hope you can see how beneficial it is for you and your business to attend event planner conferences 2022. This investment can help your company grow, keep you up to date on trends and motivate you. There are so many amazing speakers sharing their knowledge throughout various conferences this year.

There is still time to pre-register for the Event Planner Expo. Click here to get your tickets today.

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