WCIT – PMSA Seattle City Council Candidate Forum on Trade & Maritime Issues

April 29, 2015
8:00 am to 9:30 am

The Washington Council on International Trade and the Pacific Merchant Shipping Association are once again teaming up to host a candidate forum on trade and maritime issues.

Building off their successful candidate forums for Governor and Port of Seattle Commission, this event will feature candidates for the Seattle City Council in Districts 1 and 6 (two of the main maritime and trade Council districts).

Attending Candidates Include:
Brianna Thomas (Dist. 1)
Chas Redmond (Dist. 1)
Lisa Herbold (Dist. 1)
Phillip Tavel (Dist. 1)
Shannon Braddock (Dist. 1)
Catherine Weatbrook (Dist. 6)
Mike O’Brien (Dist. 6)

Candidates will have the opportunity to share their thoughts on how to grow Seattle’s trade and maritime economy, as well as to answer questions from attendees about specific issues of interest.

Breakfast will be provided.

Date: Apr 29, 2015
Time: 08:00 AM – 09:30 AM
Location: Holland America Dining Room, World Trade Center Seattle
Address: 2200 Alaska Way Seattle, WA
Cost: WCIT Members: $45


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.


Please click HERE to see this year’s DC Fly In Agenda

For more information or to participate, contact Erik Adair at

WCIT & Foster Pepper Annual Trends in Ocean Shipping Forum

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

Please join WCIT and Foster Pepper Law at a very special breakfast welcoming the Federal Maritime Commission Chairman, Mario Cordero to Seattle on May 28, 2015.

Chairman Cordero will be addressing the Seattle-Tacoma Seaport Alliance, Harbor Maintenance Tax and global shipping trends and their impacts on U.S. Ports.

FMC Chairman Mario Cordero

To RSVP for this event, please email EVENTS@FOSTER.COM or

Location: Foster Pepper Law Offices – 1111 3rd Ave. #3400 Seattle, WA
Date: Thursday, May 28th 2015
Time: 8:00am – 9:30am

2015 WCIT Summer Luncheon – Trade Policy View from D.C.

July 23, 2015
12:00 pm to 1:30 pm

Please join us for our annual trade luncheon this July! The WCIT Summer Luncheon is an annual event which attracts business executives and leaders across Washington state who come together and learn about trade policies that impact our state. This year we will be featuring a panel of trade policy experts from Washington, D.C. who will address how their industries are affected by trade and the potential impact of certain trade policy issues on Washington state.

Confirmed Speakers:

Jonathan Gold, National Retail Federation
Mary Kay Thatcher, American Farm Bureau

Alexander Boian, Outdoor Industry Association

Date: Jul 23, 2015
Time: 12:00 PM – 01:30 PM
Location: Microsoft Events Center at the WCIT / Seattle Chamber Offices
Address: 1301 Fifth Ave., Ste. 1500, Seattle, WA, 98101
Cost: Members: $60 pre-paid ($70 as of 6/21)
Non-members: $90 pre-paid ($140 as of 6/21)

To RSVP for this event, please REGISTER HERE

For Sponsorship Opportunities or for other inquiries, please contact Erik Adair at