Increasing Sponsorship Revenue

When:  Jan 15, 2020 from 5:45 PM to 8:30 PM (IDLW)
Associated with  Seattle Chapter

Rob Leslie, Director of Partnership at Visit Seattle
, will lead a panel of industry leaders for a discussion on increasing sponsorship revenue. Learn how to rethink assets, realign benefits, and reconsider your sales approach to drive results and increase stakeholder value. 

Meet our Panel
Rob Leslie, Director of Partnership & Destination Services at Visit Seattle leads a panel of industry leaders for a discussion on event sponsorship. Learn how to rethink the marketing assets you already have, get ideas for realigning sponsor benefits, and increase value for everyone in the conversation.

Lauren Burkle is the Director of Sales and Service at the Museum of Pop Culture (MoPOP), where she oversees tickets, groups, memberships, sponsorships, private events, the food and beverage program, retail, and guest services. Since joining the MoPOP team in 2017, she has helped achieve record-setting revenue goals across all areas, including increasing sponsorship revenue by 95 percent.
Prior to MoPOP, Lauren was the Director of Partnership Marketing for the Portland Trail Blazers. Six years there gave her a tremendous amount of sponsorship experience and, between working at both organizations, she has a unique perspective on both for-profit and non-profit sponsorship programs.

Jeff Webster, VP, Corporate Partnerships, Oak View Group | NHL Seattle
started out in wheeled sports, in his case at Daytona International Speedway where he was a corporate account executive.  From there he went on to manage partnership sales for the International Speedway Corporation also in Daytona Beach. 
Later, Jeff worked with the Detroit Lions to create corporate partnerships and then joined AEG, the world's leading sports and live entertainment company, working his way up from Director to Senior Director of Global Partnerships in Los Angeles.
Most recently Jeff has been Vice President for Corporate Partnerships for both the Oak View Group - in charge of renovating Seattle's Key Arena - and for Seattle's HIGHLY anticipated NHL team.

Warm Clothing & Blanket Drive at the Meeting 
Start off 2020 with a spirit of giving! Bring gently used or new hats, gloves or blankets to the with you on January 15fh.  For each item you donate, we will give you a raffle ticket for an amazing New Years' prize! All items donated will go to Lifelong. 

The Venue:

Element 79 is Seattle’s newest hot spot for luxe photo and video shoots, intimate private events and productive business meetings. Element 79 was built to be the unique setting you’ve been searching for. You’ll fall in love with our high, exposed ceilings, extravagant reclaimed wood wall, durable stained concrete floors and 10-foot vintage bar.
With 3000sf of wide open space, AC, dedicated free parking and unique funishings, Element 79 located in the historic neighborhood of Georgetown Seattle, will give you the swanky look you desire, in a variety of fresh and unique ways.

This past year, Element 79 launched a new option for the non-profits of our community to host their events in our space – FOR FREE! We want everyone to feel welcome at Element 79 – to spread out, grow their business, host regular gatherings of all kinds, and feel at home. We should know what that’s like, Seattle is home to all of us here at Element 79.

The Caterer:

Northwest Events and Catering has been in the business of professional, high-quality catering for many years. With our incredibly talented Executive Chef, Daniel Green, our experienced Events and Catering Director Savannah Fabroa, and our seasoned Owners, Lance and Shelbey Sawyer, we are more than prepared to help you execute an event you will remember for years to come. Our professional operations team is ready to manage your event whether you choose our place our yours! Taste for yourselves at this ILEA event!


Element 79
5506 6th Ave S
Seattle, WA 98108
Event Image