The Seattle International Press Center assists international journalists with their coverage of the vibrant and diverse landscape that is Greater Seattle and Washington state. We do this by providing logistics assistance, background and research information and meeting coordination for journalists who are writing stories about the region. The Trade Alliance hosts the Seattle IPC at the request of the U.S. State Department, and is one of three privately managed press centers in the nation.

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About the International Press Centers

International Press Centers operate at the request of the U.S. Department of State and are managed by private entities, helping foreign journalists cover different regions of the United States.

In addition, the U.S. Department of State operates Foreign Press Centers in Washington, D.C. and New York. The Foreign Press Centers coordinate news-gathering tours on major economic, political and cultural themes, briefings by government officials, advice on coverage plans and help setting appointments and information services.

New York Foreign Press Center

799 U.N. Plaza, 10th floor
(enter on 45th St.)
New York, NY 10017
Phone: (646) 282-2830
Fax: (646) 282-2847

Washington D.C. Foreign Press Center

Suite 800, National Press Building
529 14th Street, NW
Washington, DC 20045
Phone: (202) 504-6300
Fax: (202) 504-6334

IPC Houston

℅ Greater Houston Partnership
1200 Smith, Suite 700
Houston, Texas 77002-4309 USA
Contact: Micah Hirschfield
(713) 844-3642
[email protected]

IPC Oklahoma

University of Oklahoma, Gaylord School of Journalism and Mass Communication
395 W. Lindsey, Suite 3000
Norman, OK 73019-2051
Contact: David Craig, Associate Dean
David Craig, Associate Dean
Celia Perkins, Public Affairs Officer
J. Gibbs Robinson, Student Newspaper Advisor
Kathy Adams, Assistant to Dean of College Joe Foote
(405) 325-2721
[email protected]


IPC Seattle
℅ Trade Development Alliance
Samantha Paxton
+1 (206) 389-7319
[email protected]