U.S. Travel and Worker Visa Policy Reform Roundtable

February 17, 2015
3:30 pm to 5:30 pm

Join the Washington Council on International Trade and the Trade Development Alliance of Greater Seattle for a panel discussion on the impact of current U.S. visa policies on foreign tourists, students, and workers. We will discuss the Jobs Originated Through Launching Travel (JOLT) Act, which was introduced in 2013 and could make important reforms to U.S. visa policies. Other panelists will represent the tech industry, agriculture and higher education, and we will hear their perspective on how current U.S. visa policies negatively impact their organizations and ways to resolve those issues.


David Blandford
Vice President, Communications, Visit Seattle

Visakan Ganeson
Executive Director, International Education, Everett Community College


For more information, please contact or Erik Adair at

WCIT Member Roundtable with Congressman Reichert

March 11, 2015
10:00 am to 11:30 am

Please join us for a special member roundtable trade discussion with Congressman Dave Reichert (WA-08) on March 11th from 10am – 11:30am. This is a unique opportunity for WCIT Member companies to engage and hear from the Congressman on trade topics such as the Trans Pacific Partnership (TPP) trade agreement currently being negotiated between the U.S. and 11 other Pacific Rim countries. Congressman Reichert has been a tireless advocate for trade and will talk about the potential impact the TPP could have on Washington state’s international competitiveness, and hopefully touch on other trade issues coming before Congress in 2015.

Congressman Dave Reichert
Reichert Photo

Date: March 11th – 10:00am – 11:30am
Location: WCIT Offices 1301 5th Ave #1500 Seattle, WA 98101 (Ranier Tower)

Please RSVP by email to Erik Adair – or (206) 389-7295

Save the Date: WCIT 2015 DC Fly-In

May 11, 2015 to May 13, 2015

Each year, WCIT and its members travel to Washington, D.C., to meet with our Senators, Congressmen and Congresswomen from Washington state to discuss the top trade policy issues impacting our state’s employers.


For more information or to participate, contact Erik Adair at

Save the Date: WCIT & Foster Pepper Annual Trends in Ocean Shipping Forum

May 28, 2015
8:00 am to 9:30 am

This year’s forum will feature a keynote address from Federal Maritime Commission Chair Mario Cordero.

For more information, contact Erik Adair at