About Us

"Ours is a very controlled chaos with a lot of variables. We doubled our crowd expectations in Tacoma and the staff at GTCTC met each challenge with great smiles and great attitudes. They helped make our stay a complete success and a pleasure!  After crossing the country over 4 months, GTCTC is our MVP!"

America's Got Talent Auditions

-Christine Evey, Production Manager


Our trademark glass walls, breathtaking mountain and water views, impressive architectural details and high quality interiors anchor us in the heart of a vibrant city. Just a short drive south of Seattle, the Greater Tacoma Convention & Trade Center is the second largest meeting location in the Pacific Northwest. Surrounded by the beauty of the Northwest, the GTCTC offers an impressive selection of usable event space including our 50,000 square-foot column-free exhibition hall, 25,000 square feet of ballroom & meeting space and more than 42,000 square feet of additional event space.  New to the GTCTC in 2010 is Commerce Room. Over 1,800 sf of high-tech features, an outside entrance and window wrapped views of downtown and Mt. Rainier. More detail here.

The GTCTC offers event planners an upscale, attractive and contemporary space that is ideal for Northwest meetings and events. If golf is on the agenda, Chambers Bay, voted best new golf course for 2008 by Golf Digest, home to the U.S. Golf Association's Amateur Open  August 23-29,  2010 and the U.S.G.A. Open in 2015. Chambers Bay is just a 20 minute drive from the GTCTC.

Located within walking distance of over 400 hotel rooms (more than 2,200 rooms located in the nearby Tacoma region), the GTCTC is also surrounded by world-class museums, impressive dining, shopping, day spas, art, golf and other attractions for event attendees to enjoy.

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