The British American Business Council
of the Pacific Northwest

1.9.14 - BABC-PNW is terribly saddened by the events and tragedy that unfolded in France last week. We share in the sadness and shock, and extend our condolences to the families of the Charlie Hebdo attack, our many French colleagues and compatriots including our friends at the French American Chamber of Commerce-PNW, and to the people of France.

"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 Drive: Keep Your Benefits Active

January is our annual membership renewal period. Look for your renewals coming to your email soon. Not a member? Now is a great time to consider joining the 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


2nd Annual Euro Seattle Startup Weekend

Jan 23-25, at, Seattle


EuroSeattle Startup Weekend is back…

Don't miss this opportunity to trade your European expats routine for an exciting new experience, meet new people and have fun! All Startup Weekend events follow the same basic model: anyone is welcome to pitch their startup idea and receive feedback from their peers. Teams form around the top ideas (as determined by popular vote) and then it’s a 54 hour frenzy of business model creation, website creation, and market validation. The weekends culminate with presentations in front of local entrepreneurial leaders with another opportunity for critical feedback. EuroSeattle adds a new twist by bringing expats from Europe and all around the world into the equation to mingle with their Seattleite counterparts for a win-win experience! Whether this experience is to launch a startup, participate to the creation of one, make connections, meet future partners or friends, or gain entrepreneurship experience, you are guaranteed to leave the event better prepared to navigate the chaotic but fun world of startups! For details, information and registration go to the EuroSeattle Startup Weekend website, visit on FB page and LinkedIn, or follow on Twitter.

Register now.


BABC-PNW is a proud supporter of EuroSeattle Startup Weekend.



Save the Date: The BABC Transatlantic Conference is May 13-14, 2015

Mark your calendars and make plans now to join us at the BABC Transatlantic Conference this May in New York City.





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.

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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).



CBI's Sterling Assets Report

cbi According to the annual report, the UK is the largest foreign investor in the US, supporting nearly 1M jobs across the country. The report also dives down into state level detail, including important facts such as "one-fifth of all US exports to the UK come from Washington state," $2.7B of goods were exported from Washington the UK in 2013. Read the press release and access the full report.



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
Jan 23-25

2nd Annual Euro Seattle Startup Weekend
At, Seattle.


Feb. 10-12

PNAA’s 14th Annual Aerospace Conference

Details | Register


Six Nations Rugby

Fixture details courtesy of The Telegraph

Feb 28

Seattle English Country Dance Event
Mercer Island

Details &; register



Annial General Meeting.


April 24

Seattle Saracens Golf Tournament
Jackson Park Golf Course, Seattle.

More details

May 13-14, 2015

BABC 2015 Transatlantic Conference
New York.


BABC-PNW Aerospace Conference
Details coming soon


Dec 4

BABC-PNW Christmas Luncheon
Details coming soon.



SEE more Events...


The British Consul in Seattle's News.

December, 2014


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.



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




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


Out thanks for their ongoing support goes to these sponsors and associations:


UKTI US Bank Expeditors International



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Contact Catherine Filippini at the BABC-PNW


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

By phone: 206 769-7194