The British American Business Council
of the Pacific Northwest


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

BABC 2015 Transatlantic Conference: Save the Date: 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.



MGF Seattle

October 21-22, 2014, Bell Harbor International Conference Centre, Seattle

MGF is the world’s premium mobile games event.


After 12 years of delivering the leading show in Europe, MGF is arriving in USA in the high tech innovation hub of Seattle, WA. This is where the top people in the industry meet to get down to business – discussing strategy and doing deals with their peers.

MGF Seattle kicks off with on Tuesday October 21 & Wednesday October 22, with a NexGen Developer Day also occurring on Tuesday October 21, at the spacious Bell Harbor International Conference Centre. Visit the website for full details:

BABC-PNW members can enjoy an exclusive 20% discount. Sign into your member account, click on Membership Benefits, then Business Services to access your 20% discount code.




BABC-PNW Aerospace Event: Oct 28, 2014


With a focus on the Northwest’s robust aerospace cluster and international connections across the pond to the UK’s burgeoning aerospace industry, this premier event attracts senior and executive level industry professionals from across the region and beyond. Technology displays and information tables are also featured, along with generous opportunities to network and mingle with industry colleagues.


Register and learn more about the conference on the Aerospace page



BABC Christmas Luncheon Invitation

Friday, December 5, 11:30am – 2:00pm, at Seattle's Rainier Club, 820 Fourth Ave.


We are pleased to announce that tickets and tables are now available for purchase for the BABC-PNW Christmas luncheon! You are cordially invited to join us for this flagship social event of the winter season. This signature highlight of the region’s holiday scene, attracts more than 200 members from the Northwest’s international business community. It’s an ideal event for your office Christmas party.


The Luncheon will once again be held in the spectacular Rainier Club in downtown Seattle. Tickets include a Pre-Luncheon Champagne Reception and a sumptuous traditional British Christmas lunch with plenty of wine, Christmas Crackers and more!

  • A unique way to entertain friends and business guests
  • Fantastic raffle prizes: Tickets from British Airways & Delta Air Lines
  • New for 2014: Optional after-party add-on
  • Individual tickets start at $150. Tables of 8 and VIP tables available
  • New members welcomed with special memberhip offer


Register today! | More details | See photographs from the 2013 Christmas luncheon

Photography by Laura Smith Photographer



BABC Member Discounts Now Include The Semiahmoo Resort

SemiahmooBABC members can take advantage of 15% off best available rates at Semiahmoo Resort. To book your stay, log into the global BABC website  with you member ID and password, and access "member benefits."


Click here to learn more about the Semiamhoo Resort.



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.


Calling UK University Alumni Living in the US

Register for British Government Events


The British Embassy wants to meet you! If you are a UK university alumni in the US, the British Embassy wants to meet you. Learn more about how you can sign up to receive invitations to events at the British Embassy in Washington, DC and at Consulates around the country.

Click to learn more and register.




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
Oct 21 & 22

MGF: The world’s premium mobile games event.

Bell Harbor International Conference Centre, Seattle


Oct. 28

BABC Aerospace Conference Museum of Flight.


Dec. 5

Christmas Luncheon
Rainier Club.

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SEE more Events...


British Consul in Seattle's News.

October, 2014

Read more from Robin Twyman...

See SeattleTimes Op-ED by Robin Twyman on the EU-US Trade Agreement. 

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