This past May, the Emerging Sales Professionals Association (ESPA)—a Washington state nonprofit corporation that provides professional development training for sales staff from publicly owned convention and meeting venues—held its sixth Emerging Sales Professionals Symposium, ESP6, at Meydenbauer Center in Bellevue, Washington. ESPA members include sales professionals at all levels from convention and meeting venues in Oregon, Washington and British Columbia. The association organizes educational programs each fall and spring. For more information, contact Michael McQuade with the Washington State Convention Center at michael.mcquade@wscc.com.

Logistics pro Audrey Fan never loses sight of the most important detail of a meeting and event: the people. 

 

On October 17, 2018, Northwest Meetings + Events celebrated its Best of 2018 readers’ choice awards at the world-class King Street Ballroom & Perch. The event included the magazine’s first inductees to our new Hall of Influencers: Niki McKay, Julie Dodds, Maria Corvallis and Rhonda Pedersen.