Have you let your favorite vendor, event planner or venue know how much you appreciate them by voting for them in Northwest Meetings + Events Best of  2019 readers’ choice awards? No? Well, what are you waiting for? Show them some well-deserved love!

You can choose from one of the prepopulated nominees from past awards OR write in another favorite. Only one ballot is allowed per email address, and voters must vote in at least 10 categories. Vote now and then forward this to all of your coworkers and friends and have them vote, too.

The nominees will be announced this summer and the winners will be announced at the annual Best of Awards Party to be held this fall (more details on the celebration to come).

Congratulations to the finalists for Northwest Meetings + Events Best of 2019 readers' choice awards. We won't be hosting an awards celebration this year, but check back in a few months when the winners will be announced online. 

* Connect with us on social media to celebrate the finalists with the hashtag #NWBestof


Best Convention/Conference Venue


It’s one of our favorite times of the year—when we tabulate the ballots and discover our readers’ choices for the best of everything in the Northwest. It’s always a great list and terrific resource. Some winners are perennial favorites; others are new to the honored list. Join us in celebrating this year’s best! 


This year, Northwest Meetings + Events is introducing a new Hall of Influencers. The honor recognizes those individuals who have spent at least 20 consecutive years of service in the hospitality industry as planners, vendors or connectors. I am thrilled to add this special recognition to our readers’ choice “Best of” issue and delighted to introduce you to four of our region’s biggest champions (although, let’s be honest, you probably know them already). 


Niki McKay
Principal, Blue Danube Productions