Upcoming Events & Seminars

Discover Global Markets: Health Care Connections

Dates: Tuesday, September 13, 2016 to Thursday, September 15, 2016
Location: Bellevue, WA

Featuring global updates on healthcare opportunities, regulations, and best practices for success. This conference will equip you to compete and win internationally. You will hear directly from industry leaders and connect with international buyers, network with healthcare companies from around the country and get breaking news on country market intelligence.

Who Should Attend?

One-on-One Consultations with U.S. Commercial Diplomats:

Meet the Buyer:

More information: http://export.gov/discoverglobalmarkets/healthcareconnections/index.asp

Small Business Exporter Forum

Date: Wednesday, September 21, 2016
Time: 8:00am - 10:30am
Location: Microsoft Event Center at the Seattle Metro Chamber
Cost: $20.00

Grow Your International Sales

Expand your business’ customer base by exporting to new markets. Nearly 98 percent of companies that export to global markets are small or medium-sized companies. Grow your company and access new customers!

Industries such as aerospace, ICT, advanced manufacturing, maritime, clean-tech and others will learn public and private sector resources to finding success by going global.

For questions contact Samantha Paxton at 206-389-7289 or samanthap@seattletradealliance.com

More information: http://www.seattletradealliance.com/schedule/trade-alliance-events/small-business-exporter-forum/2016-09-21-


EFACW Event: Upcoming EFACW Training Schedule

Sponsored by the Export Finance Assistance Center of Washington
Dates: Monday, October 3, 2016 to Wednesday, May 31, 2017
Location: Western and Eastern Washington

Between the Fall of 2016 to Spring of 2017, EFACW will be holding the following training classes, subject to approval of Federal Funding:

Financial Aspect of Gaining an Edge by Exporting into Canada, The European Union and JapanOctober

Tools to increase export competitiveness: Foreign Exchange
November and December

Advanced Exporting: Finance for the Global Entrepreneur
January and March

Export Letter of Credit, Methods of Payment and the Digitization of Trade

Financial Rules and Regulation for International Trade within Incoterms Code and VAT


EXIM/SBA/U.S. Department of Agriculture Export Programs
April and June

Financial Aspect of Gaining an Edge by Exporting into China and Other Emerging Markets


Emerging Trends in International Banking Products and Services for Community Bankers

2016 Governor's Trader of the Year Awards

Date: Thursday, October 20, 2016
Location: Governor's Mansion- Olympia, WA

Join the World Trade Club Please celebrate companies who have demonstrated leadership in their ongoing or growing international sales.

Keynote Speaker

John Melin of Brown & Haley will be this year’s keynote speaker. A past winner of the Trader of the Year award, Brown & Haley is a leader in the export community.

Who Should Attend

This annual event is attended by professionals representing international business, federal and state government, chambers of commerce, economic development organizations, and others interested in engaging in the international business community in Washington State.

Registration opening soon!

More information: http://www.worldtradeclub.net/index.php

Export Finance Assistance Center of Washington
The Westin Building, 2001 6th Avenue, Suite 2600, Seattle, WA 98121 US
Phone (206) 256-6115