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2017 Washington Trade Conference

03/13/2017 @ 8:00 am - 1:30 pm

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. Stay tuned for this year’s agenda and full list of featured speakers.


  • Address: 1900 Fifth Ave, Seattle, WA, 98101
  • Members: $175
  • Non-Members: $225
  • Premier table for 10 attendees: $2000
  • Half table for 5 attendeees: $1000

Featured Speakers:

Hon. Denny Heck,
U.S. Rep. WA -10,
U.S. Congress

Hon. Denny Heck
U.S. Rep. WA -10
U.S. Congress

Mayor Marilyn Strickland,
City of Tacoma

Mayor Marilyn Strickland
City of Tacoma

Bruce Stokes, Global Economic Attitudes, Pew Research Center

Bruce Stokes
Global Economic Attitudes
Pew Research Center

Luis Mingo - Consulate of Mexico

Luis Mingo
Head of Political and Economic Affairs
Consulate of Mexico, Seattle

Hon. Dan Newhouse,
U.S. Rep. WA-4,
U.S. Congress

Hon. Dan Newhouse
U.S. Rep. WA-4
U.S. Congress

Ed Schweitzer
President, Chairman of the Board
Schweitzer Engineering Laboratories

Dr. Ed Schweitzer
President, Chairman of the Board
Schweitzer Engineering Laboratories

Megan Cassella,
Pro Trade Reporter,

Megan Cassella
Pro Trade Reporter

Hon. Dave Reichert,
U.S. Rep WA-8,
U.S. Congress

Hon. Dave Reichert
U.S. Rep WA-8
U.S. Congress

Kazuhiro Suzuki, Minister of Economic Affairs, Embassy of Japan

Kazuhiro Suzuki
Minister of Economic Affairs
Embassy of Japan

Stuart Elway,
Elway Research

Stuart Elway
Elway Research


Hon. Adam Smith
U.S. Rep. WA -9
U.S. Congress

Jim Weber,
Brooks Running

Jim Weber
Brooks Running

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

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


Washington Council on International Trade


Westin Hotel
1900 Fifth Ave
Seattle, WA 98101 United States
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