Come celebrate our 25th anniversary with us at the NWES Welcome Reception! We invite you to join us on Wednesday, November 13 at 5:00 pm as we kick off the show with amazing food, drinks and the upbeat sounds of TWO live bands filling the dance floors! Don’t miss this exclusive opportunity to engage one-on-one with event and tradeshow experts, rub elbows with some of the best industry vendors in the business, connect with esteemed speakers, and interact with fellow attendees. Be our guest as complimentary shuttles provided by Butler Seattle will be on standby at the Convention Center, ready to whisk you away to Block 41, a unique Seattle venue that is contemporary cool and industrial chic.  

Welcome Reception admission is exclusive for registered attendees, speakers, exhibitors and sponsors of the Northwest Event Show only. The event is not open to the public. 21+ Only.


  • Wednesday, November 13, 2019

  • 5:00pm – 8:30 pm

  • Block 41 (115 Bell Street, Seattle, WA, 98121)

  • NWES Show Pass must be worn for admittance

  • Shuttles will leave the Washington State Convention Center at 4:30 PM & 4:45 PM

  • Return Shuttles to WSCC begin at 6 pm

  • Return Eastside Shuttle (Hyatt Regency & Microsoft Building 33) leaves at 6:30 pm from Block 41




Kalimba – The Spirit of Earth, WinD & Fire 

The nationally touring show Kalimba, The Spirit of Earth Wind and Fire provides an Earth, Wind & Fire experience so satisfying it transports audiences back to the excitement of the first time they heard these unforgettable songs. 


Eagle Eyes

Eagle Eyes – Eagles tribute is ‘THE’ tribute to the legendary California country rock band. Audiences are mesmerized by this group of Vancouver, B.C. musicians’ precise vocal harmonies and service to the smallest of details in performing songs spanning the extensive Eagles’ Rock N’ Roll Hall of Fame Career (including a few selections from Eagles’ solo careers!).




Sterling Talent inc. Presents

Entertainment Sponsor 

Sterling Talent, Inc. is a full service talent agency with a 35-year history of providing exceptional entertainment for corporate events, concert series, festivals, and other special events. Sterling boasts an impressive talent roster that includes bands, corporate shows, DJ’s, comedians, interactive entertainment, keynote speakers, novelty acts, and more.



Venue Sponsor 

Located in the heart of Downtown Seattle’s bustling Belltown neighborhood, Block 41 is an award winning, unique, industrial chic event venue ideal for weddings, fashion shows, conferences, fundraisers, photo shoots and so much more. 


206 Events

Production SPONSOR 

206 Events is a Production and Entertainment Company providing A/V Services around the Greater Puget Sound Area. Offering award-winning Show Management, DJ and Emcee Talent, Performance Entertainment, Custom Lighting Design, and Professional Audio Installations to create spectacular Corporate Galas, Holiday Celebrations, Weddings and Parties for all Occasions.

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Diversified Sound

Audio Sponsor

We provide quality equipment and operators to make sure your event sounds amazing!

Diversified Sound provides equipment and operators for all of your event production needs. Based in Tacoma, WA we source our select team represented by IATSE Local 15. We are Union Shop #253 and proudly support the values of IATSE Local 15. Our goal is to make your event flow smoothly and is enjoyable for your audience. With our support in Audio, Video, Projection, and Lighting your event can be exemplary.

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Production Sponsor

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Wilkinson Events


Wilkinson Events helps companies alleviate the stress of planning and design by partnering with the best in the business and choreographing your complete event experience. Our goal is that you enjoy the planning process, almost as much as the event itself!

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Proletariat Wine Company

Wine Sponsor

Proletariat Wine Company brings high quality, otherwise expensively priced wines to restaurant diners everywhere... and at very reasonable prices. Washington states first keg only winery. Proletariat Wine Company is based in Walla Walla, WA and focuses bringing premium wine to your table at an affordable price with an emphasis on sustainability.




By Event Pros, For Event Pros. We provide financial help for event, meetings, catering and hospitality professionals in crisis.The SEARCH Foundation was formed in 1997 and exists to assist special event, meetings, catering and hospitality professionals faced with a life threatening illness or any catastrophic occurrence.


The Northwest Event Show is a private event. By purchasing a ticket to the Northwest Event Show, you confirm that you are a meeting or event planner, hospitality professional, or a business owner looking to build business through events. The Northwest Event Show is NOT open to the general public.