Annual must-attend event and hospitality show expected to draw more
than 2,500 corporate planners
SEATTLE–(BUSINESS WIRE)–#ButlerDrivesYourEvent–With 115,000 square feet of exhibit space, the reimagined 2018 Northwest
Event Show will have even more to offer the event and hospitality
industry at their 24th annual show on October 16, 2018 at the
Washington State Convention Center.
Presented by Butler
Events, the Northwest Event Show is the largest annual trade show in
the region, featuring the newest, most innovative event and hospitality
ideas for corporate meeting planners under one roof. This exclusive
industry show is not open to the general public.
“Our theme this year, Where Innovators and Influencers Connect,
will reflect the biggest and most connected show in our 24-year
history,” said Stuart Butler, president of Butler Seattle & Events.
“Having all these key influencers at one flagship show will allow us to
continue building a bright future for the event and hospitality
The 2018 Northwest Event Show will feature more than 300 companies and
250 booths exhibiting their services, along with event planning ideas,
team-building solutions, live entertainment options, unique catering
solutions, fresh décor ideas, and venue choices for groups of any size.
New features will include the Connection Hub, LIVE Show
Broadcast, Tech Demo Experiences, EventTALK, and Tech
Some of the most influential industry professionals will be part of the
show advisory board, and Butler Events has partnered with Supirb
Events, a web-based connection platform, to give exhibitors and
attendees a new and exciting way to plan, organize and share information
while participating at the event.
More than 2,500 of the most qualified corporate event and meeting
planners in the Northwest will be attending the show, including an
impressive number from outside the area. One-third of the attendees
currently registered are first-time visitors.
“In thinking about how we wanted to grow the show, we reached out to
hundreds of event planners to hear what they wanted to see and
experience in our expanded footprint,” added show producer Marion
Clifton, whose company Banquet & Event was acquired by Butler earlier
this year. “It’s exciting to be part of the Butler team and to join with
industry partners to bring our show vision to life.”
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About Butler Events
A division under the family-owned Butler Brands, Butler Events is the
premier provider of event- and wedding-related information and
connections. They produce the annual Event and Wedding Resource Guides,
the go-to resources for more than 25,000 wedding planners and brides in
the Pacific Northwest, as well as the annual Northwest Event Show for
corporate event and meeting planners. Butler Events is also a co-founder
of Weddings in Woodinville, Experience Corporate Woodinville, and
Woodinville Wine Tours that offer customized, private tours for small to
large groups throughout the Puget Sound and Woodinville Wine Country.