Guide for Meetings & Events Professionals in the Pacific Northwest

How to speak with cities and policy makers about Business Meetings & Association Events.  Watch this refresher crash course (8 minutes).

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Below is the most comprehensive picture we can paint for you on active professional and industry groups related to Meetings & Events in the PNW.  These local organizations, many volunteer-run, provide career-long learning and advancement opportunities.  We also cover national organizations with local members, but no local chapters.  Lastly, we include local, independent organizations outside the Pacific NW who set important examples.

WISE Seattle

WISE Seattle (Women in Sports + Events)

Professional association for women with careers in Sports and Events in Seattle and the Puget Sound region.

National Website

Local Chapter Website

Networking Events Calendar

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WFEA

Washington Festivals & Events Association (WFEA)

Festival organizers from around WA join hands in advancing their skills, network, and interests collectively.  WFEA is affordable for industry professionals with annual memberships starting at under $100 per year.

National Website

Local Chapter Website

no local chapter site

Networking Events Calendar

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PCMA Northwest

PCMA (Professional Convention Management Association) - Pacific Northwest Chapter

PCMA unites business event strategists and leaders to network, to learn, and to set the course for business events growth.

National Website

Local Chapter Website

Networking Events Calendar

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MPI - Washington State

MPI (Meeting Professionals International) - Washington State Chapter

National Website

Local Chapter Website

Networking Events Calendar

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ILEA Seattle

ILEA (International Live Events Association) - Seattle Chapter

National Website

Local Chapter Website

Networking Events Calendar

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WIPA Seattle

WIPA (Wedding International Professional Association) - Seattle Chapter

National Website

Local Chapter Website

Networking Events Calendar

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Greater Seattle NACE

Greater Seattle Chapter of NACE (National Association of Caterers & Events)

National Website

Local Chapter Website

Networking Events Calendar

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NACE Tacoma

NACE (National Association of Caterers & Events) - South Puget Sound Chapter

National Website

Local Chapter Website

Networking Events Calendar

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