The British American Business Council
of the Pacific Northwest

Welcome 

The organization in the Pacific Northwest for everyone with business, personal, cultural or other links to the UK. Join today.

Come to the BABC 2015 Transatlantic Conference: May 13-14 in New York.

"Fostering commerce, friendship and economic growth between the United States and the United Kingdom"

Welcome To The BABC-PNW

The BABC-PNW promotes trade and other links between the UK and the USA. It is one of 25 chapters of the British American Business Council in the UK and USA. Our active business and social programs provide an enjoyable and productive business atmosphere at seminars, after-hours networking events and social meetings.

 

BABC-PNW Membership: Keep Your Benefits Active

BABC-PNW membership renewals have been sent out via email. If you have not received your renewal invoice, please contact membership@babcpnw.org.

Renew online today to keep your benefits active through 2015.

Not a member? Now is a great time to join BABC-PNW. Business membership includes access to the BABC International Database with more than 2,500 business and professional contacts. Learn more about our member levels and benefits.

 

 

UK Expats Can Vote Online in the General Election says Electoral Commission

voteBrits living abroad can still have their vote count by registering as an overseas voter. Just five minutes is all it takes to complete the Overseas Registration and it will ensure your voice is heard. Read the full press release and access the Overseas Registration page.

Click here for our handy 10 point guide for British expats on how to register to vote in the UK general election. 

 

 

ny BABC Transatlantic Conference: May 13-14

Don't miss the BABC Transatlantic Business Conference in New York City

Come explore "The Innovation Imperative - Strategy, Technology and Growth," network with national and international colleagues, and take advantage of many learning opportunities. Generous hotel and airfare discounts are provided. View the program, travel & accommodations and register today. 

This is one event you don't want to miss.

 

BABC-PNW Annual General Meeting & After-Hours with Seattle Sounders' Steve Zakuani

The BABC-PNW Annual General Meeting (AGM) is March 18

BABC-PNW Members are invited to attend our AGM on Wed., March 18 from 4:30-5:30pm at the offices of Miller Nash Graham & Dunn, 2801 Alaskan Way, Ste. 300, Seattle. Come hear about our progress over the last year, meet our Board of Directors, network with colleagues, and learn more about what’s in store for the Council in 2015. No charge to attend. Pre-registration is required; registration closes on March 15. Sign up now.

And don’t miss our AGM After Hours with Steve Zakuani immediately following the meeting. Registration for this event is separate and a fee applies.

 

BABC-PNW AGM After-Hours With Steve Zakuani: March 18 from 6:00-8:00pm

szBABC-PNW is pleased to welcome Steve Zakuani, the former Seattle sounders FC number one pick in the 2009 SuperDraft - now author and speaker, as the featured guest at our AGM After-Hours event hosted and sponsored by Miller Nash Graham & Dunn at their offices at 2801 Alaskan Way, Ste. 300 in Seattle, WA 98121. Steve will share his insights into the coming Sounders’ season, discuss the challenges he faced after a life-changing injury, and share how he took a positive approach to the next chapter in his life. Steve’s new book, 500 Days: What I learned from the moment that changed everything, will be featured and available for purchase. Don’t miss this opportunity to mix-n-mingle with colleagues over beautiful views of Puget Sound, learn about the game from a seasoned soccer professional and leave inspired to face any adversity you encounter head on. Light appetizers and beverages served. $15 members/$25 non-members. Register now.

 

 

 

NFL VS Rugby Dinner Extravaganza: May 8

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Scrimmage or Scrum… NFL vs Rugby Dinner is May 8: Learn more about sponsorship and registration opportunities

It’s a Rugby World Cup Year and time to celebrate! Join BABC-PNW and Seattle Saracens Rugby at Union Station in Seattle for a dinner and lively discussion on which mighby sport is truly the best – NFL or Rugby. The evening includes special international sporting guest from both sides of the scrimmage/scrum, opportunities to mix-n-mingle, a raffle and silent auction, and a chance to learn more from popular experts about what makes their game the only one to watch and play. It’s the discussion and party of the season you won’t want to miss.

Visit the events page for sponsorship and table/individual registration opportunities.

 

USA Rugby Academy High Performance Training Camps

rugby-mnOpportunities for ages 14+ with activities that emphasize execution, decision making, attacking patters, defensive strategies and more.

 

Camps are held a locations across the U.S. Learn about the camps, where they will be held and participation requirements.

 

Also announced... a Seattle high school August camp at the University of Washington August 2-6. Get the details here.

 

 

The IT Summit May 12: A Special Invitation for BABC-PNW members & supporters

itIf you hold an IT professional title (CIO, CTO, CISO, VP of IT, etc.) you can take advantage of complimentary registration (a $499 value) to the upcoming IT Summit on Tues., May 12 from 9:00-3:00pm at the Meydenbauer Center – returning for its 4th year to the region. BABC-PNW is a proud supporter of The IT Summit and members and supporter can use registration code BABC2015 when signing up for the event. Don’t miss your opportunity to get educational and networking resources, learn about real world opportunities and challenges faced by today’s executives, and engage in face-to-face interaction and networking with technology peers.

Register | Directions & Parking.

 

Take Advantage of BABC Member Discounts!

Membership has its rewards. If you are a BABC member, log into the global BABC website with your member ID and Password and select “member benefits” to gain access to special discounts including ticket discounts from British Airways and rate discounts from Semiahmoo Resort.

Semiahmoo BA

 

 

Trade and Investment Resource Portal

If you are actively involved in trade and investment, you will want to check out the British American Business Trade and Investment portal featuring three informative sites including Investing in the UK, Investing in the USA, and TTIP News & Views. You can request a hard copy of the 2014 Guide to Investing in the UK today by emailing your request (a nominal mailing fee applies).

 

 

American British Trade & Investment 2015 is now available

 

Access the lastest copy of ABTI (click on either “Investing in the UK” or “Investing in the US”), including the digital version.

 

 

Networking Nights

A great time to meetup with members, friends and new contacts

networkEach quarter the BABC organizes a Networking event where members, guests and friends of the BABC can meetup and network. Look for detalis online or sign up to get email updates about our future events.

Click here for pictures from our recent networking night at the Elephant & Castle in downtown Seattle.


 

BABC-PNW is a registered 501(c)(6) Not for profit organization. ID 911688885.

 

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About BABC-PNW Events

Our events are open to all and feature interesting speakers, topics and locations. More details are on our events page.

 

Month Events Calendar
March 3

Free tickets to Second Best Marigold Hotel

A special pre-screening on March 3 at 7pm at Seattle's Oak Tree theater.  Limited tickets are available and provided on a first-come, first-served basis. 

Apply

March 4

Euro Business Mingle

5:30 to 8:30 pm @the Daily Grill in downtown Seattle. $15

Register at SACC

March 18

BABC-PNW AGM And After Hours Event

Annual General Meeting at Miller Nash Graham & Dunn, 2801 Alaskan Way.

AGM: Free. Register

After-hours: $15. Register

 

Mar 18

French American Aerospace Dinner

Hyatt Olive 8, Seattle.

Details

April 24

Seattle Saracens Golf Tournament
Jackson Park Golf Course, Seattle.

More details

May 8

NFL VS Rugby Dinner Extravaganza
Join BABC-PNW and Seattle Saracens Rugby at the beautiful Union Station in Seattle. Register.

May 12

IT Summit

Bellevue. Register

May 13-14

BABC 2015 Transatlantic Conference in New York

Details & Register

October

BABC-PNW Aerospace Conference

 

Dec 4

BABC-PNW Christmas Luncheon
Details coming soon.

 

 

SEE more Events...

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The British Consul in Seattle's News.

February, 2015

 

Read more from Robin Twyman...

Robin Twyman The British Embassy in Washington DC has created an interactive trade map showing the wealth of trade and investment between the UK and the US, including at state level. Click on the map to see it in action.

Map

 

The map shows that Washington State exports to the UK are worth over $2bn, working out at $299.9 per capita. And UK investments here support 14,000 jobs.

New Website on EU-US Trade

The Transatlantic Trade & Investment Partnership agreement (TTIP) could be of huge benefit to our member companies on both sides of the Atlantic.

Visit the EU-US Trade Website

 

UK FCO

 

Robin Twyman
British Consul (Business & Government Affairs) Seattle.

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Contact Catherine Filippini at the BABC-PNW

By email:membership@babcpnw.org

By mail: PO Box 2677, Seattle, WA 98111-2677.

By phone: 206 769-7194