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Annual Dinner Archive

The Trade Development Alliance Annual Dinner brings together the global trade community of Greater Seattle and Washington state to celebrate and foster our region’s international connections. The dinner kicks off a year-long competition on the future of the global economy between a panel of experts and the audience. The winners receive prizes, accolades and major bragging rights.

The Trade Development Alliance Annual Dinner supports the key international organization that promotes, connects and educates the Puget Sound region internationally for trade and business. 

2015 International Trade Bracket

See who your table is pitted aganist in our year-long competition here!

Thank you to our wonderful annual dinner sponsors: 


2014 International Trade Bracket: Winners!

Congratulations to winners of the 2014 International Trade Bracket!

1. Washington State China Relations Council

2. University of Washington

3. The Commerce Bank

2014 Annual Dinner Information

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Past Annual Dinners

2013: The 2013 Annual Dinner was a great success! We were delighted to feature Governor Jay Inslee as our keynote speaker, who made his first major international trade speech on the eve of his trip to the Paris Air Show. Thanks to everyone who participated in support of the Trade Alliance and the Bill Stafford Internship Fund.

2013: Winners of the International Trade Bracket Competition

  1. Washington State Department of Commerce
  2. Nyhus / Move Forward Washington
  3. Table 26

Winning panelist: Jon Talton, Seattle Times

REVIEW the International Trade Bracket

ANSWERS to Round One

ANSWERS to Round Two

2013 Annual Dinner Gold Sponsors:

  • The Boeing Company
  • Microsoft

2013 Annual Dinner Silver Sponsors:

  • Highline Community College

2013 Annual Dinner Table Sponsors:

  • K & L Gates
  • Key Bank
  • The Commerce Bank
  • US Bank
  • Port of Seattle
  • Port of Tacoma
  • Wells Fargo
  • AdSage
  • Nyhus Communications / Move Forward WA
  • WA State Department of Commerce
  • Seattle Metro Chamber of Commerce
  • Port of Everett
  • Perkins Coie

2012: Winners of the 2012 Annual Dinner Competition

  1. Microsoft Corporation Table
  2. Swedish Medical Center Table
  3. KeyBank Table

Winning panelist: Len Jordan, Madrona Ventures. Len defended his title on June 6th.


Relive the glory!

2014 Annual Dinner

2013 Annual Dinner

2012 Annual Dinner

2011 Annual Dinner