Seattle: Bring It Home

Seattle Needle

Last year, I shared a table with representatives from Seattle's Visitor and Convention Bureau at IMEX America on Smart Meetings Day. I was pleased to discover that, in addition to brochures and maps, through the Bring it Home initiative, conference chairs of national or international associations can access:

  • assistance with conference logistics
  • a customized online web portal for your event
  • printing visitor's badges
  • temporary on-site support
  • a planning toolkit
  • Free Visitor's Packets

Each event or conference is assigned a Convention Services Manager who can walk planners through all services and let them know which ones are complimentary and for which there is a charge.

With the growing importance of corporate social responsibility, Seattle's Office of Sustainability and Environment has a number of resources to assist with green meetings. Seattle places an emphasis on hybrid transportation including its all-hybrid taxi fleet, electric trolleys and hybrid diesel-electric buses. (Seattle hotels with eco-friendly initiatives include Fairmont Olympic Hotel, Doubletree Arctic Club Hotel, and Pan Pacific Hotel Seattle.)

The Seattle tourism industry directly provides employment for 51,000 and generates $2.3 billion in annual revenue.

For more information on meeting in Seattle, consult the Cvent Destination Guide.

Photo Credits: architecturegeek, schnik

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