Each 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.
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U.S Congressman Adam Smith
Peter Rogoff, Under Secretary for Policy,
U.S. Department of Transportation
U.S. Congressman Derek Kilmer
U.S. Congressman Rick Larsen
U.S. Senator Patty Murray
Rich McArdle, Managing Director for Global Operations Policy, UPS Corporate Public Affairs
Mark Szakonyi, Senior Editor, Journal of Commerce
Joseph Ritzman, Vice President, Business Development, SSA International
Paul Griffiths, Deputy Head of the Transatlantic and International Unit, UK Department for Business, Innovation and Skills
Representative Gael Tarleton, Washington State Legislature
Philip J. Romero, Professor Business Administration, University of Oregon
Congresswoman Suzanne DelBene, Washington's 1st Congressional District
Stay tuned for more speaker announcements!
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with the Washington Council on International Trade at (206) 389-7295.
Cancellations are nonrefundable. However, substitutions are always welcome.