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.
Register now for The UK Political, Economic, and Business business breakfast with Simon Moore on Sept. 17
Join BABC-PNW and the World Affairs Council next Wednesday, Sept. 17 from 7:30-9:00 am at Russell Investments in downtown Seattle, for a lively and relevant international business breakfast discussion featuring keynote speaker Simon Moore, International Director of the Confederation of British Industry. If you are a company or individual with an interest in UK business, economic, and political issues, this is an event you will not want to miss. $25 BABC-PNW & WAC members/$35 non-members. Seats are extremely limited. BABC-PNW members, Enter code BABCPNW under non-member registration to take advantage of the $25 member rate.Register this week to reserve your spot!
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
Business to Business Networking - European Style
On Sept. 25, from 5:30-8:30pm, you are invited to join with European friends and colleagues, including the British American Business Council, Swedish American Chamber of Commerce and French American Chamber of Commerce, for an evening of happy hour business networking at the Daily Grill, 629 Pike Street.
Come gather in the Pike Lobby Room to mix-n-mingle, talk business and make connections. Light appetizers served. No host bar. Enter to win a special door prize!
Cost: $10. Sign up here to participate.
September 24, 2014, 7:30-9:30 a.m.at Seattle's Rainier Club, 820 Fourth Ave.
Discover what it takes for your business to compete internationally and drive future growth. Join PSBJ and HSBC Global Connections for breakfast as trade experts discuss how to achieve working capital efficiencies. The featured panel includes:
- Tay Yoshitani, CEO, Port of Seattle (one of his last appearances before he leaves his position as CEO)
- Michael C. McDonough, Senior VP, Head of Product, Global Trade & Receivables Finance, HSBC Bank USA
- Christopher Ruettgers, VP Business Development, Icicle Seafoods
BABC Member Discounts Now Include The Semiahmoo Resort
BABC 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
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.
Delta Air Lines launches inaugural Seatac to London Heathrow flight
BABC-PNW joined Delta executives, the Port of Seattle, local business leaders and the community on Saturday, March 29 at SeaTac Airport for the launch of the airline's non-stop service between Seattle and London. It was commemorated with an official ribbon cutting ceremony and water-spray send off.
|Ceremonial ribbon cutting at the gate.||A water spray send-off.||Executive Director Catherine Filippini provides remarks at the launch.||Catherine and Board Vice Chair Gareth Wade represent BABC-PNW at the launch event.|
A great time to meetup with members, friends and new contacts
Each 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.
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.
BABC-PNW is a registered 501(c)(6) Not for profit organization. ID 911688885.