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. It also supports the Bill Stafford Intern Fund, which provides opportunities to students in the region to gain practical experience in international trade.

2014 International Trade Bracket: Winners of Round One

First Round: September 30th, 2014 – Stay Tuned!

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.

Winners of the 2013 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

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
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


Dana Rubin
+1 (206) 389-7289
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