2014 WCIT Washington Trade Conference

2014 WCIT Washington Trade Conference

  • Date(s): Mon, Nov 10, 2014
  • Time(s): 07:30 AM - 01:30 PM
  • Location: Westin Hotel
  • Address: 1900 5th Avenue, Seattle, WA, USA (Get Directions)
  • <b>Online registration is closed. Tickets can be purchased at the event.</b><br> Members:$120<br> Non-members:$145
  • Questions: Contact Harry Cheema at 206-389-7215

15737Each November, The Washington Council on International Trade (WCIT) hosts over 300 business, government and community leaders for the Washington Trade Conference - the only trade policy-focused conference in the state. Through a half day of panels and keynotes, conference attendees learn about major trade policy issues impacting Washington state and identify key strategies to address those issues and increase Washington's competitiveness.

Washington's U.S. Senators and Representatives join ambassadors and high-profile leaders from international trade organizations, Fortune 500 companies, and local businesses to dialogue about trade policy challenges and opportunities facing our state. This year discussions will cover diverse issues such as port competitiveness, free trade agreement negotiations, China trade policy, transportation policy and more. These topics significantly impact Washington state's economy, where over 40 percent of jobs are tied to trade. If your business is engaged in international trade, you don't want to miss out on the chance to join us for these strategic discussions.
Click here to view the draft agenda
Speakers include:

  • Adam Smith

    U.S Congressman Adam Smith

  • Peter Rogoff

    Peter Rogoff, Under Secretary for Policy, U.S. Department of Transportation

  • Derek Kilmer

    U.S. Congressman Derek Kilmer

  • Rick Larsen

    U.S. Congressman Rick Larsen

  • Sen Patty Murraya

    U.S. Senator Patty Murray

  • Rich McArdle

    Rich McArdle, Managing Director for Global Operations Policy, UPS Corporate Public Affairs

  • Mark Szakonyi

    Mark Szakonyi, Senior Editor, Journal of Commerce

  • Joe Ritzman

    Joseph Ritzman, Vice President, Business Development, SSA International

  • Paul Griffiths

    Paul Griffiths, Deputy Head of the Transatlantic and International Unit, UK Department for Business, Innovation and Skills

  • Gael Tarleton

    Representative Gael Tarleton, Washington State Legislature

  • Philip J. Romero

    Philip J. Romero, Professor Business Administration, University of Oregon

  • Suzanne DelBene

    Congresswoman Suzanne DelBene, Washington's 1st Congressional District

Stay tuned for more speaker announcements!

Thanks to our sponsors!

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Event Sponsors:

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  • 6327 COE Global Trade
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Want to sponsor this event? Contact Erik Adair with the Washington Council on International Trade at (206) 389-7295.

Cancellations are nonrefundable. However, substitutions are always welcome.

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