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Top Networking Groups for Event Industry Pros in PNW
The groups and organizations below have been screened by us and found to offer valuable networking and career development opportunities for professionals who work in the meeting, event and conference industry space.

ILEA (International Live Events Association) - Seattle Chapter
Established: 2000

Networking events take place primarily in Seattle

Are you a creative event professional looking to connect with like-minded peers and make a difference in the industry? ILEA Seattle is for you. Regular events provide great networking opportunities.

 

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MPI (Meeting Professionals International) - Washington State Chapter
Established: 1900

Networking events take place in Seattle and throughout Washington State

The Washington State Chapter of MPI counts a membership of over 300 meeting professionals. The group's regular lunches and other events promote the development of business relationships and are also open to non-members.

 

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Washington State Chefs Association (WSCA)

Networking events take place in Seattle and across WA state

WSCA is part of the American Culinary Association. It provides training, professional advancement and promotion of culinary communities. Distinguished chefs are members.

 

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AEO (Association of Event Organizers)

Networking events take place in London and cities globally

AEO acts as a voice of the event organising community. It serves the collective needs and promotes the interests of event organisers and the industry at large.

 

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ILEA (International Live Events Association) - Portland Chapter

Networking events take place in Portland

The Portland (pdx) Chapter of ILEA organizes regular gatherings for professionals working in the event, meeting, wedding and conference industry. Check out their Facebook page for upcoming events.

 

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International Association of Exhibitions and Events (IAEE)

Networking events take place Around the US and world

IAEE is the global association for the exhibitions and events industry, including more than 1300 show organizers, exhibitors and exhibition supplier companies.

 

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MPI (Meeting Professionals International) - Oregon Chapter

Networking events take place in Portland and throughout Oregon

MPI Oregon Chapter brings together Meeting & Event professionals to network, learn, develop and promote the industry.

 

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NACE (National Association of Catering Executives) - Greater Seattle Chapter

Networking events take place in Seattle

NACE is the oldest and largest professional association for the catering and events industry. The Seattle chapter hosts regular networking events for members, sponsors and guests.

 

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Northwest Event Show (NWES)

Networking events take place in Seattle

NWES is the largest annual trade show in the PNW for event and meeting industry professionals. Tons of networking, educational, volunteer and leadership opportunities available here.

 

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NSA (National Speakers Association) - Northwest Chapter

Networking events take place in Seattle, Eastside and Mercer Island

NSA Northwest is the regional chapter of the National Speakers Association. The group meets regularly and attracts a diverse group of authors, speakers and communications professionals.

 

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PCMA (Professional Convention Management Association) - PNW Chapter

Networking events take place primarily in Seattle and Bellevue

PCMA is a worldwide network of business events strategists with activities in 37 countries. The PNW chapter meets regularly to network and hear from leading industry speakers.

 

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Seattle Restaurant Alliance

Networking events take place in Seattle

 

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Seattle Sports Commission

Networking events take place primarily in Seattle

SSC works at the high-end of the Seattle Sports scene with a goal of attracting more people to our city for sporting events. Membership offers great business and political networking opportunities.

 

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Visit Seattle

Networking events take place primarily in Seattle

Visit Seattle offers member companies from the hospitality and tourism sectors a wide range of marketing services, educational events and opportunities for collaboration.

 

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Washington Festivals and Events Association

Networking events take place in Seattle and throughout Washington

WFEA promotes the common business interests of the festivals and events industry in Washington State. Regular events provide professional networking and educational opportunities.

 

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Washington Hospitality Association

Networking events take place in Seattle and throughout Washington

WHA is the leading business association representing the state's hospitality industry. Membership benefits include regular networking events and professional education opportunities.

 

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