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.
Meet and hear from experts and top executives from our industry’s leading organizations, as well as Visit Seattle’s international representatives from Australia, China, France, Germany, Japan, South Korea, and the UK (under the leadership of the Port of Seattle).
April 10, 2018 | 7:30am – 5:00pm
Bell Harbor International Conference Center
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 12, 2018 | 11:00am – 1:30pm
Sheraton Seattle Hotel
Visit Seattle’s Open House is now the Visit Seattle Block Party. This year, we’re moving the festivities to The Sanctuary Seattle for a fun, new format, in a stunning setting. More than 30 Visit Seattle Partners make up this year’s Block Party – serving up delicious bites, beverages and fun entertainment – all in celebration of National Travel & Tourism Week.
May 10, 2018 | 3:00pm – 6:00pm
The Sanctuary Seattle
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 31, 2018 | 7:30am – 11:30am
Hyatt Olive 8
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 5, 2018
The Westin Seattle
Registration opens October 2018
As a Visit Seattle Partner, you gain access to attend our various Sales Missions and Partner Connect events. Our Sales Missions provide the opportunity to join the promotional efforts of our Convention Sales and Tourism Development teams on the road, both domestically and internationally. Partner Connect events offer local networking and educational development through discussion from industry leaders and sharing of best practices to better engage leisure and business visitors. Please click here for an updated 2018 Event Calendar
Interested in promoting your company at our annual events? Contact Kate Kurkjian, Director of Special Events, at firstname.lastname@example.org for more details on sponsoring and hosting our events.
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