As we all know, Washington state is tied to the international economy like no other. Whether it is the goods flowing through our ports, international customers who buy our planes, software and apples, international students in our schools, tourists at our hotels, theaters and museums or the rich international cultures that infuse the state, Washington is international. In a time of constrained resources, the international organizations of Washington state continue to work together for the benefit of our community as a whole.
On behalf of the members of many of Washington state’s international organizations, we invite you to come celebrate International Washington at the Governor’s Mansion on Tuesday, February 15 from 5:30 p.m. – 7:00 p.m. with Governor Chris Gregoire and State Legislators. This is a unique opportunity to remind ourselves of just how international our state is. We will note the hundreds of sister city relationships in our state, the foreign companies employing Washington state workers, the exchange programs with countries all over the world and all the contributions that international entities make to our economic, cultural and social welfare. With 2011 being the hundredth anniversary of the passage of the Ports District Act that led to the creation of today’s marine ports, this year we especially note the importance of ports to our state. Governor Gregoire has opened up the Mansion for this special event and will be giving brief remarks.
Light appetizers and beverages will be provided. We look forward to seeing you on the 15th.
African Chamber of Commerce of the Pacific Northwest
British-American Business Council (BABC) – Pacific Northwest
City of Seattle, Office of Intergovernmental Relations
Export Finance Assistance Center of Washington (EFACW)
Foundation for Russian-American Economic Cooperation (FRAEC)
French-American Chamber of Commerce
International Trade Alliance, Spokane
Japan-America Society of the State of Washington
National Center for APEC
Pacific Northwest Economic Region (PNWER)
Trade Development Alliance of Greater Seattle
University of Washington, Office of the Provost
US Export Assistance Center (USEAC)
Washington Council on International Trade (WCIT)
Washington Global Health Alliance
Washington State China Relations Council
Washington State Coalition for International Education
Washington State Department of Commerce
Washington State Associations of Sister Cities
Washington State University
World Affairs Council Seattle
World Affairs Council Tacoma
World Trade Center Tacoma
World Trade Club
Registration for this event is now closed. Please contact Thaihang Vu at 206-389-7301 or firstname.lastname@example.org for more information or to add your name to the wait list. Space is not guaranteed until we have received your payment. Please bring picture ID with you to the reception.