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Laura places event and catering leaders in the spotlight to preview CSTSE24

Chicago, IL — Laura Schwartz Live is proud to announce that Laura Schwartz, Professional Emcee, Television Host and Keynote Speaker has collaborated with Catersource + The Special Event by Informa to host and produce a series featuring leaders for their upcoming conference in Austin. Laura has also been announced as the programs opening keynote 14 February 2024.

In this preview to Catersource + The Special Event, Laura Schwartz interviews event and catering professionals to discuss their journey into the events and experience marketing industries as well as where they find their inspiration.


Spotlight Interviews can be watched here and include:

Michael Cerbelli, Cerbelli Creative and presenter of “The Hot List with Michael Cerbelli”

Mary Crafts of “Culinary Crafts” the 2024 Michael Roman Lifetime Achievement Award Recipient



About CSTSE by Informa Connect

Informa Connect delivers content-rich live and on demand events, training and specialist digital content to businesses and professionals. Catersource + The Special Event is the only annual event of its kind. A show of unrivaled influence and inspiration, it’s a spirited gathering of all the people, ideas, and trending innovations shaping the catering and events industry.

About Laura Schwartz

Professional Emcee, Keynote Speaker and Author Laura Schwartz knows how to make live events succeed.  Whether hosting a corporate event or delivering a keynote on stage, Laura brings the experience and energy to make your message resonate with any audience! Laura was voted yearly as one of the 100 Most Influential People in the International Events Industry 2023, 2022, 2021, 2020 and 2019. Along with her cast of ITV London, Laura and team won the prestigious Drum Awards “Podcast of the Year” in 2021.

For more information on or to schedule Laura to speak, please contact Ashley Brooks at or 312-767-7415.