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Partner Events

Connect with more than 1,000 Visit Seattle Partners to celebrate and flourish together

Maximize your partnership by getting involved in events that are always relevant, effective, interactive and memorable.We offer workshops, networking events and year-round activities designed to help you maximize your impact and make the most of your partnership. Seasonal Visit Seattle events connect you with tourism experts and other Visit Seattle partners who share our passion to keep tourism flourishing.

Annual Events

Andrew McCarthy at the 2015 Visit Seattle Annual Meeting

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Visit Seattle Annual Meeting

Each year, partners are invited to an inspiring and informative event that attracts hundreds. Our annual meeting unveils the Visit Seattle Annual Report. We review what was accomplished the year prior, hear from our president and a relevant and engaging guest, and kick off the year in style with fellow partners.

April 25, 2016 | 11:30am – 1:00pm (This event has passed.)
Sheraton Seattle Hotel
View our presentation and Annual Report >>

Photo: Shark & Yeti Event Photography

Photo: Shark & Yeti Event Photography

Visit Seattle Open House

During National Travel & Tourism Week each May, Visit Seattle invites its partners to celebrate at its annual open house. Partner restaurants, vintners and craft brewers showcase their best. Partner entertainers present their talents. Old and new friends mingle. And each of us – regardless of industry segment – discuss the week’s issues, initiatives and success stories.

May 4, 2016 | 3:00 – 6:00pm
Visit Seattle Office
Registration now open >>

Get Involved

Interested in promoting your company to over 700 partners of Visit Seattle?  Consider providing event services or hosting reception space at Visit Seattle’s Annual Meeting or Open House. Limited space available.

Contact Kate Kurkjian, Director of Special Events, for more details at kkurkjian@visitseattle.org.

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Visit Seattle Hotel Symposium

This is a great program for Seattle-area Hotel General Managers, Directors of Sales & Marketing and Directors of Revenue Management. The presenters at this program provide rich historical data defining short-term trends that assist members in the development of annual budgets. Information is used to support assumptions on potential demand in defined market segments and possible sales strategies. Market Segments to be discussed are Group Meetings, Leisure and Corporate Travel. Information is specific to our region, but put into the context of national trends that our owners and management companies are familiar with. Two to five year trends might be conveyed if deemed critical information for longer-range strategic plans.

July 18, 2016 | 7:30am – noon
Grand Hyatt Seattle
Registration to open June 1

Rockers Ivan & Aliyosha kill it at the 2014 Visit Seattle Holiday Breakfast

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Visit Seattle Holiday Breakfast

No one misses this one. Tourism industry veterans and new professionals alike look forward to this December event. Recent entertainment includes the Radio City Rockettes, local improv troupes and community choirs. Giveaways and prizes also help warm the winter chill. It’s a fun get-together and a great way to celebrate the local hospitality industry’s success and look forward to the New Year.

December 7, 2016 | 7:30 – 9:30am
Westin Seattle Hotel
Registration to open in late October

Quarterly Events

Get face-to-face with marketing experts, travel media and key hospitality, travel & tourism personnel to learn timely trade tips that could help you improve your business.

Educational Seminars

Our informative lunches, workshops and seminars are designed to inspire and appeal across our wide partnership. We rotate where events are hosted. We cover timely topics that range from the economic downturn and how to maximize your marketing dollars to how to make your social media posts engaging and effective.

Tourism Day in Olympia

Each winter, Visit Seattle and other destination marketing organizations across Washington gather partners to meet with our state legislators and host a reception at the Governor’s mansion in Olympia. Our voices are many, but our message is the same: Tourism Matters to our economy, tax base and employment.

Networking Events

Partners find these events to be one of the greatest benefits of Visit Seattle, as they provide the chance to network with other partners. You never know who you’ll meet, what insight they can offer and what new business opportunities can be created by partnering with other partners.

Showcase your Business

These are Partner-only opportunities to get your business in front of Visit Seattle staff so we can discover your business' unique features and more readily help to promote you to visitors.

Partner Presentations

Each Thursday at 10 a.m., the Visit Seattle staff stops what we’re doing to attend an in-house presentation by a Visit Seattle partner. We learn all about your offerings, audience, and business and marketing goals. Once we know more about your needs and abilities, we can more readily help promote your products and services to visitors, meeting planners and travel trade professionals.

 

 

Partner Event Question?

For questions on upcoming events or if you are interested in hosting a Visit Seattle Partner event, please let us know.

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