The Washington State Convention Center Sales Team is gearing up to meet the sales needs of an additional facility that is expected to break ground in late 2017. WSCC National Sales Managers are partnered with Visit Seattle National Sales Directors on targeted convention sales market segments in preparation for selling the Additional facility late 2017.
“This partnership sales approach will enhance speed-to-market services to our clients in response to the high demand for Seattle as a destination,” said Michael McQuade, director of sales for the WSCC. “Preparing to sell an additional convention facility in Seattle is exciting and the entire sales team is focused on developing the tools needed to ensure our future sales launch provides clients with the information and details they need to consider Seattle for their future event.”
Recently promoted to the position of National Sales Manager are Pei-Hua Yen-Roy and Bruce Gyger, both of whom have extensive convention sales knowledge and expertise. WSCC continues to recruit for open positions in preparation for an additional facility.
The additional facility is planned one block from the existing facility and will be able to successfully attract and accommodate the size of national conventions that want to come to Seattle. The overall development is currently envisioned with up to 250,000 square feet of heavy-load exhibition space on two levels, 125,000 square feet of meeting rooms, a full service kitchen and 60,000 square feet of ballroom, freight loading and support space. If the signs remain positive, the additional facility has a projected opening in 2020.
For more than 28 years, Washington State Convention Center has been the Northwest’s premier meetings and events facility. We welcome thousands of visitors from around the globe each year, offering industry-leading service, award-winning catering and a comprehensive range of services for event planners, exhibitors and guests. Located in the heart of Seattle, a city resonating with innovative minds and a vibrant arts scene, WSCC is within walking distance of world-class hotels, restaurants, entertainment and attractions. With a longstanding commitment to sustainability, public art and modern technology, WSCC serves its surrounding community and provides visitors with a truly unique Northwest experience. For more info, visit www.wscc.com.