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September 2019

Coffee And Conversation with Rufus Yerxa

September 20, 2019 @ 8:30 am - 9:30 am UTC+0
Free

Join us on September 20 as we host Ambassador Rufus Yerxa, President of the National Foreign Trade Council (NFTC), for an intimate and trade-focused conversation over coffee. Before NFTC, Yerxa served as Deputy United States Trade Representative and Deputy Director General of the WTO.Yerxa will share his latest insights from D.C. and around the globe, including what we might expect from USMCA and the ongoing trade dispute with China. We hope you will carve out the time to join us…

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2019 WCIT D.C. Fly-In

September 23, 2019 - October 1, 2019
$500 – $1680

Fighting for Trade From Washington to Washington Now more than ever, it is vital that WCIT members advocate for Washington's global competitiveness. Improving U.S.-China relations, thwarting escalating tariffs, and passage of the USMCA are crucial for our state. Fortunately, WCIT Members have an outsized ability to impact policy because of our strong business leadership, diverse industries, and bipartisan support for smart trade policy. Please join us in Washington, D.C. to meet with Hill leaders, Administration officials, diplomats, and thought leaders.

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October 2019

Small, Women, and Minority-Owned Business Exporting Workshop

October 29, 2019 @ 7:30 am - 12:00 pm UTC+0

DISCLAIMER: Photographs and/or video will be taken at this event. By registering for and/or attending this event, you consent to be photographed, filmed and/or otherwise recorded. You also grant the event organizers (Washington Council on International Trade (WCIT) and UPS and those acting on their behalf) full rights to use the images(including your likeness) resulting from the photography/video filming, and any reproductions or adaptations of the images for publicity or other purposes without compensation or acknowledgement. This might include (but…

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January 2020

Europe’s Economic Outlook: Challenges and Policy Priorities: A Roundtable Breakfast Discussion

January 16

By Invitation Only Leading European Union economists Kris Orsini and Ben Carliner will discuss the recently released EU economic forecast, the major challenges facing EU policy makers, and the likely policy priorities of the new EU leadership. Kris Orsini is Counsellor for Economic and Financial Affairs and Ben Carliner is the Senior Economist at the EU's embassy in Washington, DC. They cover the US and EU economies, focusing on monetary and fiscal policies; international economic coordination including the G-7 and G-20; Multilateral Financial Institutions, particularly the IMF; and trans-Atlantic…

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A Members-Only Tour of Sea-Tac Airport

January 24 @ 11:00 am - 1:00 pm UTC+0

Seattle-Tacoma International Airport has been one of the fastest-growing airports in the country over the last decade, and the airport has been undergoing major infrastructure upgrades to be able to accommodate that massive increase in passenger volumes. Join other WCIT members for a VIP, behind the scenes tour to get more information about what to expect from your airport over the coming years. In particular, the fastest growing portion of that increased travel has been international flights and passengers, with 13…

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May 2020

POSTPONED: WCIT Young Professionals Event

May 14 @ 5:00 pm - 7:00 pm UTC+0
K&L Gates, 925 4th Ave
Seattle, Washington 98104 United States
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EVENT POSTPONED Check back soon for more details! Save the date to join WCIT for our second annual Young Professionals Networking event! Learn about trade issues impacting early and mid-career professionals and Washington's local economy at large. Stay tuned for speaker and event details to come!

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June 2020

WCIT Advisory Board Meeting

June 10 @ 1:00 pm - 2:00 pm UTC+0

Advisory board members are welcome to join via conference call or Zoom to review WCIT’s policy work in 2020 and discuss advocacy strategy for next quarter. A detailed invitation has been distributed via email.

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2020 Virtual WCIT Trade Summit

June 22 @ 10:00 am - 1:00 pm UTC+0
Amazon Meeting Center, 2031 7th Avenue
Seattle, Washington 98121 United States
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$125 – $150

We're going virtual! Connect with the state's business, government, and community leaders and learn about key issues in international trade. This information-packed virtual conference will center around 2020's trade policy outlook and COVID-19's impact on global trade. Current Attendees: Your in-person registration has been automatically applied to a virtual ticket! Confirmed Speakers: Angela Ellard, Chief International Trade Counsel (R), Ways and Means Committee, U.S. House of RepresentativesKatherine Tai, Chief International Trade Counsel (D), Ways and Means Committee, U.S. House of RepresentativesNasim Fussell, Chief International Trade Counsel (R), Finance…

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July 2020

Virtual Coffee + Conversation with Congressman Newhouse

July 28 @ 11:00 am UTC+0

Save the date for a members-only conference call with Congressman Newhouse. Stay tuned for more details!

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August 2020

Virtual Coffee + Conversation with Congresswoman DelBene

August 6 @ 11:00 am - 12:00 pm UTC+0

Save the date for a members-only conference call with Rep. Suzan DelBene (D-WA, 1). Stay tuned via email for more details to come!

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