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. 

 

 

It’s a Rugby World Cup Year and Time to Celebrate! May 8

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Join BABC-PNW and Seattle Saracens Rugby on Friday, May 8 from 6:00-10:00pm at Union Station Great Hall for a dinner and lively discussion on which mighty sport is truly the best – American Football or Rugby. The evening includes special international sporting guests from both sides of the scrum/scrimmage, 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 that you won’t want to miss!

Get the details, learn about sponsor opportunities and register today!

 

 

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.

 

 

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.

 

 

 

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.

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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).

 

 

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
April 3

Seattle Reign vs University of Washington.

complimentary seats at this pre-season friendly. 7:00pm at Memorial Stadium.

Register.

(Via a registration process, however there is no charge for the tickets. )

April 8

PNAA Breakfast Meeting

Going Global: Insights into Expanding Your International Footprint at Everett Community College.

Register

April 24

Seattle Saracens Golf Tournament
Jackson Park Golf Course, Seattle.

More details

May 6

PNAA Breakfast Showcase

Aerospace Executive of the Year: Mike Brown at Red Lion Hotel, Renton.

Register

May 8

American Football vs. Rugby Dinner
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

Nov 3

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.

March, 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.

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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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BA

UKTI US Bank Expeditors International

TDA

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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