Hosts Global Alliance Announces New Member in Seattle


Hosts Global Alliance (HGA) expands their service locations with the addition of NXTevent in Seattle, Washington.

HGA adds the coastal metropolis of Seattle to their repertoire with the onboarding of NXTevent in Seattle. Ally O’Connor, CEO and Founder of NXTevent, comments, “Our goal is to serve the Seattle marketplace with a world class destination management product.  We have hired the best of the best in Erik Franklin, CMP as General Manager for the Seattle office. We were seeking a unique individual who has a professional, collaborative approach, blended with passionate commitment to Seattle and Washington. Erik’s client centric focus and commitment to the destination and event industry makes this an easy decision with NXTevent’s continued growth and expansion”.

The NXTevent offices in both Boston and Seattle will be overseen and directed by 15 year industry veteran Joanne O’Connell, Vice President. Ms. O’Connell was recently promoted from General Manager of the Boston office to Vice President. Ms. O’Connell will be working side by side with the executive team in the area of business management and development.

Marty MacKay, DMCP, HGA President, adds, “We are overjoyed that such a strong Hosts Global Alliance member has the opportunity to expand into Seattle, and it is great to see it led by an experienced team in the global events industry. Hosts looks forward to supporting them in this new venture.”

Hosts Global Alliance (HGA), is a worldwide consortium of select Destination Management Companies. We believe that every destination holds the promise of an inspiring experience. Hosts Global Alliance delivers on that promise with unparalleled service, fresh thinking, and a global network of local experts. HGA currently represents 55 Destination Management Companies, servicing over 190 locations. Hosts Global Alliance provides a full service approach for customers planning group programs in the meetings, convention, and incentive industry for corporations, associations, meeting management, and incentive travel companies. There is always a Hosts solution. Every time. Everywhere.

Global Reach. Local Experts.

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