Why Exhibit?

This year, we at Butler Events are setting our goals at new heights for the Northwest Event Show – already the most prominent industry trade show in the Pacific Northwest – to a production worthy of the national spotlight. For 2019 we are moving to a two-day show, expanding our exhibit floor, increasing advanced education sessions, experiential tech activities, and featuring renowned guest speakers.

Our show is focused on helping your customers meet their business goals through our industry. This year more than 2,500 professionals who plan events will gather at the NWES to catch up on the latest trends, to network, and most importantly to shop the floor for valued new suppliers they can count on.  Our audience consists of independent and corporate event planners, marketing and advertising executives, association and non-profit planners, HR and administrative professionals. Their job titles vary but their mission is the same; to be inspired, find new ideas and build new business relationships with suppliers who can help them succeed.

As an exhibitor or sponsor, you can meet face-to-face with these professionals. Our attendees are your market, and they’re all in one place at the NWES. What could be more efficient?  

Invitation Only

2,500+ qualified corporate decision makers and event planners attend


Celebrating 25 Years!  The NWES will deliver inspired buyers through its thriving network

NEW this Year 

Two full days of networking! Advanced professional education! Nationally known guest speakers! The newest technology!

Largest in the Northwest 

Over 125,000 square feet of exhibit space and more than 300 exhibitors

The Best 

The ‘Never Miss it!’ show for the Northwest’s most savvy Event Professionals

2018 was our first year in the NWES and I can’t explain how beneficial it was to our business. We met so many wonderful companies and built relationships that have boosted our business and we look forward to seeing what the next NWES will bring us!
— Table Catering Co.

Who Attends NWES?

Events Planned Per Year

Top Companies

  • Microsoft

  • Amazon

  • Boeing

  • Google

  • Facebook

  • Vulcan

  • University of Washington

  • Bill & Melinda Gates Foundation

  • Alaska Airlines

  • Columbia Hospitality

Attendee Experience

Top Job Titles

  • Executive Assistant

  • Owner

  • Event Manager

  • Event Planner

  • Administrative Assistant

  • Event Coordinator

  • Sales Manager

  • Event Director

Dockside at Duke’s is a brand new venue located on Lake Union that was in construction when we participated in the 2018 NWES. We booked a great event for summer 2019 from a contact we made at the show and we are excited to return this year to gain more business and further our exposure within the Seattle market and beyond.
— Dockside at Dukes
The NW Event Show is a one stop shop for finding unique vendors for your next event. I loved having the opportunity to chat with so many vendors in one location.  Working with the NWES team was a pleasure and our participation as vendors allowed us the opportunity to meet so many event planners and other event professionals in a fun and relaxed setting.
— Wander Event Rentals