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

International Tax and Trade Policy Roundtable

June 25, 2015
12:00 pm to 1:30 pm

Please join us for a special WCIT member-only panel luncheon focused on international taxation and trade policy. Join three leading experts from law, accounting and international financial management firms in the Seattle area who will discuss financial, legal and taxation implications for your company when doing business overseas. The panel will be moderated by WCIT President, Eric Schinfeld.


Alison Maxwell, Partner at DLA Piper Law

Moses Mann, Clark Nuber Accounting Firm
Moses Mann

Ian Toner, Verus Investments
Ian Toner

Cost: Free for WCIT Members
Date: Thursday, June 25th
Time: Noon to 1:30pm
Location: DLA Piper Offices 701 5th Ave. #7000 (70th Floor) Seattle, WA
**Lunch will be provided**

Please RSVP to Erik Adair at

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