2012 Events


Holiday Magic 
A Collaborative Networking Reception

Wednesday, December 5, 2012  |  5:00 - 8:00pm
South Lake Union Discovery Center | 101 Westlake Ave. N, Seattle, WA 


Celebrate the magic of the holidays with the World Trade Club and the Pacific Northwest Aerospace Alliance. Bring your business cards and mingle with representatives from the international trade and aerospace industries while you enjoy the magic of the holiday season with:
  • Special Holiday Drawings
  • Hors d'oeuvres by Portage Bay Catering
  • Local beers and wine
Magic by Doktor Strange
Enjoy the street magic of Canadian Magician Stephen Kaplan. You will be amazed and entertained by his strolling magic.

Click Here to Register:
$45 WTC & PNAA Members
$75 Non-Members

HOSTED BY:
    PNAA

SPONSORED BY:
   

 



2012 World Trade Club Annual Dinner


Wednesday, November 14, 2012  |  5:30 - 8:30pm  |  Pan Pacific Hotel Seattle


Come spend an exceptional evening of festivity, fun and great networking with members of the international business community. If you’re knowledgeable, passionate, or just starting out in international trade, you’ll have a great time.

• Dinner catered by celebrity Chef John Howie’s Seastar Restaurant - the most highly awarded Northwest Seafood restaurant! 
• Raffle - proceeds go to the World Trade Club Education Fund
• Featured wines from Claar Cellars, a family owned estate winery in the Columbia Valley appellation producing award-winning premium wines. Claar Cellars is a new World Trade Club member.

A Splendid Exchange: How Trade Shaped the World
This year's dinner will feature keynote speaker William J. Bernstein, award-winning author of A Splendid Exchange: How Trade Shaped the World, as well as the Investor's Manifesto; The Four Pillars of Investing; Birth Of Plenty: How The Prosperity Of The Modern Work Was Created; and other titles. In a lively presentation, he will share some of his many insights, including how the events from the past shape where world trade is today…and tomorrow.

Mr. Bernstein is big believer in the value of the creative nonfiction process in helping to organize his leisure-time reading. During the past six years, he has written two volumes of economic history, The Birth of Plenty and A Splendid Exchange. The former about the economic growth inflection of the early nineteenth century, and the latter a wide-angle look at the history of world trade. He is currently working on a title exploring the effects of access to technology on human relations and politics. His ultimate life goal is being able to convey a suitcase full of books and a laptop to Provence for six months and call it “work.”

 

Here is Mr. Bernstein's talk:


 

SPONSORS    
Executive
Sponsor: 
 
     
Supporting
Sponsors: 
 
     
PARTNER
ORGANIZATIONS:
 
 
 
Consular Association
of Washington
   

 



The World Trade Club's October 2012 program:

U.S. Immigration & the Washington Technology Workforce:
Issues for Senior Management

Nelson Dong, senior partner and co-head of the Asia Practice Group at the Dorsey & Whitney, will engage in dialogue and share knowledge, ideas and expertise on how to identify, recruit and sustain a multi-national workforce in light of current U.S. legal constraints.  Nelson is a director of the Washington State China Relations Council in Seattle and of the National Committee on U.S.-China Relations in New York City and a member of the President’s Export Council Subcommittee on Export Administration (PECSEA), the senior policy advisory body to the Secretary of Commerce on U.S. export control policies.

This information and networking event will give you the opportunity to mingle with other professionals and listen to knowledgeable members of the international business community while enjoying light appetizers.  Members and non-members are welcome!

Click here for copies of Nelson Dong's slides.

Tuesday, 2 October 2012 | 4:30 - 7:00pm

The Offices of Dorsey & Whitney, 61st Floor, Columbia Center, 701 Fifth Avenue, Seattle
 

Special thanks to our event sponsor:

Supporting Organizations:

                       


 


 


 

   

Money for Small Business Exports
World Trade Club business Lunch

Thursday, September 20, 2012 | 11:30am - 1:30pm
World Trade Center Seattle | 4th Floor Boardrooms A&B | 2200 Alaskan Way, Seattle
 

CLICK HERE TO REGISTER - EARLY BIRD DISCOUNT ENDS TODAY!

Washington State small businesses may be eligible to receive up to $5,000 to help increase export sales, as part of the Export Washington program. Funds may be used to help pay for trade show and trade mission fees, travel, interpreter fees, translation services, training, interntional certification and other expenses. 

Don't miss this opportunity to learn more about this program and how to apply by attending the World Trade Club's September 2012 business luncheon at the World Trade Center Seattle.

AGENDA    
11:30am   Registration and networking
12:00pm   Welcome & Participant Introductions
12:20pm  

Sponsor Overviews:
   - Desh International Law
   - UPS Capital
   - Washington State Small Business Development Centers

12:35pm   Export Washington Export Voucher Program presented by
   Danielle Ellingston, Export Voucher Program Manager, Washington State
    - Export Voucher Program Overview
    - Case Studies
    - Eligibiilty
    - Application Process
12:50pm   Question and answer session
1:15pm   Networking
1:30pm   Program concludes

REGISTRATION FEES

Members Non-Members
Early Bird Special (Register by 9/15)     $29.95        $35.95
General     $34.95        $41.95
Individual Membership + Lunch        $105.00
Corporate Membership + Lunch        $360.00

 

SPONSORED BY:
                                

 

ABOUT THE WORLD TRADE CLUB:
Established in 1946, the World Trade Club is one of the oldest international trade organizations in Washington State.  Its members include the State's largest exporters and importers, as well as other service and product providers involved in international trade.  The Club's mission is to provide a forum for the business community to acquire practical skills for international business; process briefings on international trade issues; expand the understanding of business practices of U.S. trade partners; and develop long-term strategic contacts to advance international business.  The Club hosts regular events and seminars to provide in-depth information on specific issues of interest to its members.

For more information, visit the World Trade Club at www.worldtradeclub.net, or email us at info@worldtradeclub.net

   

 



 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Join the World Trade Club for our second annual Wine & Wisdom event on Wednesday, August 8, 2012 from 4:00—7:00pm in the Ballroom at Wallingford's Wine World & Spirits, the Northwest’s largest wine retailer, located on the corner of I-5 and 45th.

Mike Veseth - Wine WarsSample wine and listen to our lively speaker Mike Veseth, The Wine Econonomist and author of the wine book of the year “Wine Wars: The Curse of the Blue Nun, the Miracle of Two Buck Chuck, and the Revenge of the Terroirists." Veseth will discuss the international market trends reshaping the world wine map and explain his “grape expectations” for the future of wine with special emphasis on globalization and international trade.

Two glasses of wine & appetizers included. Network with our international business leaders. Join the World Trade Club or our co-sponsor, Wine World & Spirits! Books available for sale and signing.

World Trade Club  |  Wine & Wisdom Series
Wednesday, August 8, 2012
Wine World & Spirits
400 NE 45th Street, Seattle, WA  98105

4:00 pm - Registration & Networking
5:00 pm - Wine & Wisdom: Wine Wars Program
6:00 pm - Networking
7:00 pm - Close

Click Here to Register Today - Space is Limited!
$35 Members*
$45 Non-Members

$55 Member registration & autographed Wine Wars book
$65 Non-Member registration & autographed Wine Wars book

*World Trade Club and Contributing Sponsor Member receive the discounted Member Rate to attend

Hosted By:
World Trade Club

Contributing Sponsors:

Wine World   Seattle Uncorked     Kim Ricketts Book Events 

About the World Trade Club
Established in 1946, the World Trade Club is one of the oldest international trade organizations in Washington State.  Its members include the State's largest exporters and importers, as well as other service and product providers involved in international trade.  The Club's mission is to provide a forum for the business community to acquire practical skills for international business; process briefings on international trade issues; expand the understanding of business practices of U.S. trade partners; and develop long-term strategic contacts to advance international business.  The Club hosts regular events and seminars to provide in-depth information on specific issues of interest to its members.

For more information, visit the World Trade Club at www.worldtradeclub.net, or email us at info@worldtradeclub.net.
 


 

The World Trade Club proudly presents the Washington State

2012 Trader of the Year Awards

Monday, April 16, 2012

The Trader of the Year and the Emerging Trader of the Year Awards recognized locally-based companies that have contributed to the expansion of Washington State’s international trade through demonstrated success, industry leadership, innovation, and service to the community. In appreciation of the fact that business excellence comes in a variety of forms, the Emerging Trader of the Year Award specifically recognizes small to mid-size Washington State businesses for their contributions to the economy of Washington State.

The 2012 winners are Brown & Haley as Trader of the Year, and Enprecis as Emerging Trader of the Year.



Pictured left to right: Richard Counihan, CEO Enprecis;
U.S. Congressman Jay Inslee; Pierson Clair, CEO Brown & Haley

The audience consisted of professionals representing international business, federal and state government, chambers of commerce, economic development organizations, and others interesting in engaging in the international business community in Washington State. 

A big thank you to our sponsors and partners:

  


 

The World Trade Club Seattle with
The Export Finance Assistance Center of Washington

invite you to

A Conversation About Asia with

Ex-Im Bank Director Patricia M. Loui 

Patricia M. Loui will lead efforts to promote U.S. exports to Asia, where she has over 30 years of expertise. Director Loui served as a development planner and training officer for the United Nations Development Programme (UNDP). Based in Bangkok, she covered a UNDP region spanning from Papua New Guinea to Afghanistan, China to Australia. She was also a planning consultant with the United Nations Educational, Science and Cultural Organization (UNESCO) in Southeast Asia. Throughout her Pacific Rim-focused career, Loui has lived and worked in China, India, Indonesia, Japan, Korea, Malaysia, Nepal, the Pacific Islands, Philippines, Thailand and Vietnam.

More Information on Director Loui

Tuesday, 28 February 2012
World Trade Center
2200 Alaskan Way, Seattle, WA

5:00 pm - Registration and Networking

5:30 pm - Welcome by Johathan Bensky, Pacific Northwest Advisors, Former Foreign Commercial Service Officer, and remarks by Dr. Louie   

6:30 - 7:00 pm - Networking

Attendees are given the opportunity to meet one-on-one with Director Loui and local export development professionals to ask questions and learn more about how to effectively use government resources.

$30 for Members
$35 for Non-Members
$27 for Students
Evening Reception

     

  


 

Latin American Night!

Doing Business with Brazil, Chile & Colombia

Learn about the business opportunities and the cultures in Brazil, Chile, and Colombia while eating a Brazilian BBQ at Novilhos in Bellevue (Factoria), Thursday – January 26th!

With growing economies and the Colombian Free Trade Agreement signed, Latin America offers new export markets for Washington businesses.  Business experts Steve Murphy, Sharon Sappington and Felipe Avalos will give an overview of business opportunities and how to do business in Brazil, Chile, and Colombia.

  • Steve Murphy has over 40 years experience of doing business in Brazil and Latin America and currently is a Senior Advisor to Brazilian and US bio-energy and IT firms.  He serves on the Pacific Northwest Advisors board.
  • Sharon Sappington is the Vice President of Athena Marketing International (AMI) and worked seven years in Chile and Bolivia exporting wine.
  • Felipe Ayala was born and raised in Colombia and is a senior licensed banker at Wells Fargo.

Thursday, 26 January 2012, 5:30 - 8:30 pm

Novilhos Brazilian Steak House
12405 SE 38th Street (near Factoria Mall)
Bellevue, WA 98006

Members: $42
Non-members: $50
Includes a complete Brazilian BBQ dinner!