Past Events



Past Events 

ESP Symposia History



ESP16 Oct. 30, 2023 • Seattle Convention Center

Program: Handling Objectives, Disagree Agreeably & Attitudes for Service featuring Nikki Kloeppel from Dale Carnegie


ESP15 June 1, 2023 • Meydenbauer Center

Program: Social Selling, Sales Training & LinkedIn Training, presented by Leanne Calderwood, CMP


ESP 14 September 20, 2022 • Greater Tacoma Convention Center

Program: "Booking the Business: A Rapid-Fire Sales Toolkit for Booking Events and Meetings" presented by Leanne Calderwood, CMP


ESP13 June 23, 2022 • Seattle Convention Center

Program: "Managing Burnout in Your Career & Life" presented by Rachel Sheerin


ESP12 September 28, 2021 • Lynnwood Convention Center

Program: "Thriving in the New Game of Business" presented by Dan Haygeman

ESP11 September 26, 2019 • Meydenbauer Center

Program: "Rock Your Pitch" and "Rock Your Brand Story" presented by Melanie Spring


ESP10 June 5, 2019 • Greater Tacoma Convention Center

Program: "Converting Casual Conversations Into Sales" and "The Secrets to Selling with Body Language" presented by Nikki Rausch


ESP9 September 27, 2018 • McCaw Hall

Program: Your Personal Brand; presented by Kevin Iwamoto, GLP, GTP


ESP8 May 17, 2018 • Washington State Convention Center

Program: Build the Sales Pipeline; A 4-hour session presented by Bob Anderson


ESP7 September 28, 2017 • Microsoft Visitors Center

Program: Prospecting for New Business – “Misuses” and “Must Do’s”; Presented by Bob Anderson. Think Different. Sound Different. SELL Different!; Presented by Bob Anderson


ESP6 May 3, 2017 • Meydenbauer Convention Center

Program: Meetings Beyond Logistics: Becoming Consultative Sales & Marketing Professionals; Presented by Joan Eisenstodt. What’s Ethics Got to do With It? Selling and Marketing with Reputations in Mind; Presented by Joan Eisenstodt


ESP5 September 15, 2016 • Meydenbauer Convention Center

Program: HOT TECHNOLOGIRES; Presented by Jim Spellos

In partnership with the MPI/PCMA Meetings Industry Summit


ESP4 May 11, 2016 • Washington State Convention Center

Program: Naked Negotiating: Revealing Successful Negotiating Maneuvers for Convention Center and Venue Professionals. Strip Away Old Habits, Develop New Strategies and Start Creating a Difference in the Negotiation Process; Presented by Deborah Gardner

In partnership with the IAVM’s Region 4 Conference


ESP3 October 20, 2015 • Oregon Convention Center

Program: What’s Hot and What’s Not in Group Contracting: Take a Deeper Dive into Planner & Supplier Negotiations; Presented by Greg Duff.

In partnership with Meeting Professionals International - Oregon Chapter


ESP2 April 22, 2015 • Greater Tacoma Convention Center

Program: Becoming Preferred; How to Outsell your Competition, Presented by Michael Vickers

Following IAVM’s Region 4 Conference


ESP1 September 17, 2014 • Washington State Convention Center

Program: Convention Center 101; The What, Who, When, Where and Why of Public Facilities. Presented by managers from five convention center representing different governmental and management structures.

In partnership with the MPI/PCMA Meetings Industry Summit


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