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#The Northwest Event Show Venue


Designed by LMN Architects, The Summit expansion at Seattle Convention Center is a massive, state-of-the-art facility. It’s also America’s first high-rise convention center. The $1.2 billion addition to Seattle’s classic Arch adds 1.5 million square feet of mixed use space through its connected tower, retail space, and of course its events building. It has enough room and supplies to service up to 13,000 people, and has over 9000 hotel rooms within a 6 block radius of it—perfect for bringing lots of people to the area. 

We’re proud to have this spectacular space as our event planner trade show venue.

Event Space

The Summit boasts 570,000 square feet of event space spread over its 4-story main building. Within this, there’s 149,000 square feet designated for heavy load exhibits, offering direct drive-in access. The Northwest Event Show will utilize this space for immersive attractions, allowing exhibitors to showcase significant displays and interactive setups. The convenience of 18 covered loading bays facilitates effortless logistics for West Coast vendors bringing their standout exhibits.

Elevate your experience on the 2nd level, where the Flex Hall spans a vast 98,000 square feet. Dive deep into the heart of the event industry as you discover a variety of suppliers and vendors that provide the solutions you seek, all set against the backdrop of our dynamic interactive stage.

Meeting Space

On the 3rd level of The Summit, there’s 99,000 square feet of carpeted meeting space, which can be broken up into 62 breakout rooms for speaking and education sessions, plus smaller meetups. This level will host our three tracks of Education session, for which you can earn CEUs!

Ballroom Level

On the 4th and top level of the event building, there’s the Ballroom, which covers 58,000 carpeted square feet. The stunning ceiling made up of hanging reclaimed wood planks will leave you speechless.


The Summit is LEED Platinum Certified at a minimum—but that’s just for starters. For famously green Seattle, this premier event space is a showcase of all its values. Solar panels cover the roof, reducing energy usage by 30%. Ceiling tiles throughout the building are made from sustainable materials. Reclaimed wood hangs in the sprawling ballroom. Plus, two on-site dehydrators can take any unused food from the massive events that will be hosted here and reduce its volume and weight by 90%, before turning it into fertilizer and continuing its lifecycle.

The construction project achieved Salmon-Safe certification. This is a peer-reviewed program that certifies and monitors projects to improve their benefits to the environment, particularly around restoring urban watersheds. Many materials, such as carpet and fabrics, have high levels of recycled or post-consumer materials; paints and other coatings are low VOC.

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