2017 WCIT Washington Trade Conference

The Outlook for the 2017 Trade Agenda

  • Date(s): Mon, Mar 13, 2017
  • Time(s): 08:00 AM - 01:30 PM
  • Location: Westin Hotel Seattle
  • Address: 1900 Fifth Ave, Seattle, WA, 98101 (Get Directions)
  • Members: SOLD OUT
  • Non-Members: SOLD OUT
  • Additional Information: If you would like to purchase a table for this event please contact Victoria MacLellan at victoriam@seattlechamber.com.
    Premier table for 10 attendees: $2000
    Half Table for 5 attendees: $1000

    Online registration for this event is now closed, but we will be talking walk-up registrations at the door.
  • Questions: Contact Victoria MacLellan at 206-389-7278


The Washington Trade Conference is WCIT’s premier event, attracting more than 300 of the state’s business, government and community leaders to learn about key issues in international trade policy and to identify actions to support upcoming priorities. This year’s conference will feature a discussion of how the Presidential and Congressional election results shape the outlook for progress on the trade agenda in 2017.For more information on the Washington Council on International Trade please visit their website

Click here for the draft agenda.

Keynotes by:

  • Hon. Dave Reichert
    U.S. Representative WA-8
    U.S. Congress
  • Marilyn Strickland
    Mayor Marilyn Strickland
    City of Tacoma

Panel Discussions
Trade & Globalization: Perceptions from the Public


  • Megan Cassella
    Pro Trade Reporter
    POLITICO

  • Stuart Elway
    CEO
    Elway Research

  • Bruce Stokes
    Global Economic Attitudes
    Pew Research Center

  • Susan Champlain (Moderator)
    Director, State & Local Gov. Operations NW
    The Boeing Company
Views from Abroad: Translating the Trump Administration's Trade Policy

  • Conul General James Hill
    Consulate General of Canada

  • Luis Mingo
    Head of Political & Economic Affairs
    Consulate of Mexico in Seattle

  • Kazuhiro Suzuki
    Minister for Economic Affairs
    Embassy of Japan

  • Robin Twyman
    Consul, Business and Gov. Affairs
    UK Government Office

  • Dorothy Dwoskin (Moderator)
    Senior Director, Global Trade Policy & Strategy
    Microsoft Corporation
Global Biz: Staying Ahead in Changing Times
Moderator: Pallavi Wahi, K&L Gates

  • Bill Bryant
    Chairman
    Bryant Christie

  • Dr. Ed Schweitzer
    President, Chairman of the Board
    Schweitzer Engineering Labs

  • Jim Weber
    CEO
    Brooks Running
Congressional Conversation: Trade Policy & Politics from D.C.

  • Hon. Denny Heck
    U.S. Representative WA -10
    U.S. Congress

  • Hon. Rick Larsen
    U.S. Representative WA-2
    U.S. Congress

  • Hon. Dan Newhouse
    U.S. Representative WA-4
    U.S. Congress

  • Hon. Adam Smith
    U.S. Representative WA-9
    U.S. Congress
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