Why Exhibit?

As an exhibitor or sponsor of NWES, you’ll have the opportunity to meet face-to-face with myriad event professionals throughout the week. Our attendees are your market, and they’re all in one place at NWES. What could be more efficient?  

This year, the Northwest Event Show has evolved to include business leaders and corporate strategists. It is the perfect opportunity for exhibitors to cultivate connections with business professionals planning their events for the year. It is designed to provide the opportunity for attendees to learn, from their suppliers within their trusted communities, about best practices that will enable them to transform their event initiatives and ultimately launch new and innovative ideas for their clients as a result.

For 2019, NWES is moving to a two-day show, expanding our exhibit floor, increasing advanced education sessions, experiential tech activities, and featuring renowned guest speakers. Our audience consists of independent and corporate event planners, marketing and advertising executives, association and non-profit planners, HR and administrative professionals. Attendees will have the opportunity to catch up on the latest event trends, network, and most importantly to shop the floor for valued new suppliers they can count on. 

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.

Invitation Only

4,000+ Connect with local subject matter experts, including corporate marketers, event technology professionals, social media gurus, and event vendors of all kinds – all under one roof. 


Celebrating 25 Years!  Produced by Butler Events, NWES will deliver inspired buyers through its thriving network.

NEW for 2019

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.

Advanced Education

Don’t miss an opportunity to advance your education. Attend our educational programs that will give you an extra edge to remain current and competitive in today’s marketplace.

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

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