The 2012 Washington Trade Conference took place on Monday, November 12, 2012. Over 275 business, government and community leaders from across Washington state joined U.S. Senator Maria Cantwell, U.S. Senator Patty Murray, Washington Governor Chris Gregoire, U.S. Representative Adam Smith and USITC Commissioner Meredith Broadbent to discuss trade policy issues and develop a shared trade agenda. View the conference agenda here.
Conference topics included major free trade opportunities like permanent normal trade relations with Russia and the Trans-Pacific Partnership, as well as port competitiveness and support for international services exports like software, architecture and finance. Special thanks to our event sponsors: the Boeing Company, the Ports of Seattle and Tacoma, Livingston International and BNSF Railway.