Seattle businesses to learn tricks of the trade

November 16, 2013 by  

The Washington Council for International Trade (WCIT) is holding its Washington Trade Conference in Seattle next week, expected to attract over 300 business, government, and community leaders.

The aim of the conference is to help local business leaders and other professionals to set their priorities and improve trade practices. The agenda for the day will include several keynote speeches, panel discussions, and a luncheon. A closing reception will allow guests to talk about what they have learned with their business peers. Attendees will also have the chance to win a door prize.

Some of the topics of discussion are set to include new trade agreements, trading with China, and making the state more competitive in business. The luncheon will feature a keynote speech from Scott Price of Walmart Asia. Other guests of the conference also include William Reinsch of the National Foreign Trade Council and David Dollar from the Brookings Institution.

Conferences such as this often attract people from all industries. It is entirely possible that attendees will include some representatives of Seattle printing companies who wish to increase trade with other countries.

The Washington Trade Conference is taking place at the Westin Hotel on Monday, November 18, from 11:30 am – 5:30 pm. Admission prices are $95 for members of the WCIT or the Seattle Metropolitan Chamber of Commerce, or $125 for non-members. Tables of 10 are available for $1,100. To find out more about the event, contact Larry Pike at 206-389-7215.