Alaska Business Forum: The Billion Dollar Tourism Industry

Alaska Business Forum: The Billion Dollar Tourism Industry

  • Date(s): Thu, Mar 05, 2020
  • Time(s): 08:00 AM - 09:30 AM
  • Location: Microsoft Events Center at the Seattle Metro Chamber
  • Address: 1301 Fifth Avenue, 15th Floor , Seattle, WA, 98101 (Get Directions)
  • Members: $25 pre-paid ($35 as of 2/27)
  • Non-Members: $40 pre-paid ($70 as of 2/27)
  • Additional Information: The presence of novel coronavirus in our community is a rapidly evolving situation which we are following very closely. Depending on recommendations from Seattle & King County Public Health going forward, we may choose to cancel or postpone this event. Be assured that if we do need to take these measures, your registration fee will be held as a credit and can be applied when we reschedule this event or used at any future Chamber event. Your safety and health are our top priority. Click here for coronavirus resources for you and your colleagues.
  • Questions: Contact Felisha Willis at 206-389-7263


Tourism to Alaska has steadily increased every year over the past decade - over 26% since 2010. This year, more than 2.26 million visitors are expected to travel to the 49th state, spending more than $1.4 billion and generating more than $126 million in state revenues.

Besides creating one in ten jobs in Alaska, tourism indirectly impacts other sectors of the business community as well. Industries ranging from construction to finance make their living by supporting the tourism industry, and tourism employees themselves use their wages to add back into Alaska's economy.

Join us to hear from tourism leaders in Alaska as they break down the latest trends, share challenges of their industry, and forecast what the future of Alaska tourism will mean for Pacific Northwest businesses.

Speakers:
  • Julie Saupe
    Julie Saupe
    President & CEO
    Visit Anchorage
  • Don Striker
    Don Striker
    Superintendent
    Denali National Park

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