Outlook for regional, national and international economies focus of discussion at BABC Annual Econom


(SEATTLE) – The Pacific Northwest Chapter of British-American Business Connections (BABC-PNW), in partnership with Verus, will host their annual Economic Breakfast on Thursday, March 15 from 8:00 a.m. to 9:30 a.m. at the offices of the Seattle Metropolitan Chamber of Commerce in Seattle. A dynamic panel of experts will discuss the outlook for the regional, national and international economies, and share insights on what’s in store this year and into 2019 amidst financial, policy and regulatory shifts.

Panelists include: • Ross Allen, UK Director North America, Department for International Trade • Aya Hamilton, Managing Director, Goldman Sachs • Len Jordan, Managing Director, Madrona Ventures • Ian Toner, Chief Investment Officer, Verus

“The U.S. and UK not only share strong transatlantic business ties; the two nations have also experienced major shifts in leadership and policies, which are influencing each economy in various ways,” notes Gareth Wade, Chairman of BABC-PNW. “There are rapid changes taking place and our annual Economic Breakfast provides a forum of discussion for the international business community to engage in important conversations on what lies ahead.”

In addition to exploring economic forecasts from around the world and their likely impact on the U.S. and UK economies, speakers will also examine current conditions in the U.S. and PNW region and expand on the venture capital environment, including its opportunities and challenges. Bringing it into Washington state’s backyard, presenters will review the local economy and opportunities and risks that businesses might anticipate in 2018.

This year’s breakfast sponsors include Verus and GCI. Additional sponsorships are available and all levels include complimentary tickets. Registration is available at https://goo.gl/VTi1zP. Cost is $40 for BABC members and $55 for non-members, inclusive of breakfast.

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About British-American Business Connections The Pacific Northwest chapter of British-American Business Connections (BABC-PNW) fosters a robust and collaborative business network. The chapter has been successfully connecting people, companies and organizations engaged in business, trade and transatlantic interests for more than 20 years. As a premiere forum for British and American companies and professionals, BABC-PNW fosters relationships, helps build networks and engages a regional and international community exchange. BABC-PNW is part of the global network of BABC, the largest transatlantic business network, with 22 chapters and 2,000-member companies, including many of the worlds largest multinationals, based in major business centers throughout North America and the UK. www.babcpnw.org

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