Archive for the ‘Upcoming Industry Events’ Category

  • September 10, 2015
    11:00 a.m. – 1:00 p.m.
    Wenatchee Valley College
    1300 Fifth Street
    Wenatchee, WA

    Attend this outreach event to learn more about the Make it in Washington initiative. The event will be held in Room 5015A in VanTassel Hall, just off the café.

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  • September 15, 2015
    11:00 a.m. – 1:00 p.m.
    Walla Walla Community College, Clarkston Campus
    1420 Bridge Street
    Clarkston, WA

    Attend this outreach event to learn more about the Make it in Washington initiative. The event will include a pizza lunch for all attendees.

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  • September 14-18, 2015
    Western Washington University
    Bellingham, WA

    Imagine a world where every individual in your organization:

    • Understands the urgent need to accelerate innovative products, services, and systems – and has the skills to do so.
    • Is committed to a clearly communicated innovation strategy and understands the link between innovation and organization success.
    • Embraces the need to have a continual pipeline of innovation where teams have the systems, processes, and tools to develop and successfully deliver new innovations.

    Contact the Western Washington University IDEA Institute for a complimentary personal overview of how Innovation College can impact your organization.


  • September 16, 2015
    12:00 p.m. EDT (9:00 a.m. PDT)

    Export LCs serve as an efficient means of payment and reliable means of credit assurance, however, if the documents are noncompliant, it can delay your payment up to six (6) weeks. This webinar discusses the details of unconfirmed LCs, confirmed Lcs and standby LCs.

    Sherri Lane, Director of Consulting and Insurance Services, and Charlie Kelly, vice president of Trade Technologies Inc., will help you sharpen your basic understanding of letters of credit. Learn how to accelerate cash flow and streamline trade, details about the nuts and bolts of the LC process, how to avoid discrepancies and how to make LCs an effective payment mechanism or a major headache and how you can avoid the latter.

    We will review the basic principles and mechanics of letters of credit. How do you structure the flow, what are the guiding principles of LCs and how do you use them to mitigate risk?

    Also discussed will be Confirmed Letters of Credit. How does the flow change when you add a fourth party to the structure? What additional risk mitigation steps do you need to take? What are the possible problems with confirming banks and what can you do to solve those problems?

    Do you know about the rules that govern an International Letter of Credit? How are letters of credit made available, where do you go when you need one? What are the steps to take when adding an advising bank, a nominated bank and a reimbursing bank? Do you validate the bank? What are the rights of a negotiating bank? Is there any negotiation available with recourse? How do you identify discrepancies and how do you resolve those discrepancies?

    What is SWIFT? We will briefly review and dissect a typical LC in the SWIFT format. Hear about practices on managing your LCs. How can you save your company money by centralizing collection of letter of credit payments?

    Who Should Attend
    International Credit Professionals, Trade Finance Professionals, Export Compliance Professionals, Exporters, Importers, Sales Managers, Purchasing Managers, Customs Brokers, Attorneys, International Bankers, Trade Advisors & Consultants.

    To register for this event, please visit

  • November 4-5, 2015
    Washington State Convention Center
    Seattle, WA

    Welcome to Aircraft Interiors Expo America showcasing the latest designs and your opportunity to network with visitors and exhibitors from a range of aircraft interiors businesses and airlines all in one place.

    The show enables you to network and build relationships with key-decision makers in the industry, whilst staying ahead of the curve by updating your industry knowledge, understanding trends and discovering new product & partners.

    Visit to find more information and register.

  • September 22-24, 2015
    Washington State Convention Center
    Seattle, WA

    Biennially, thousands of the world’s top aerospace professionals gather at the SAE AeroTech Congress & Exhibition – the essential aerospace event where the aerospace community prepares for future challenges and opportunities. This exclusive event provides an invaluable opportunity for attendees to renew and develop important business relationships within the international aerospace industry.

    Planned by the AeroTech Executive General Committee and AeroTech Technical Committee, this 2015 event will be one that is relevant, timely and future focused. Comprised of top aerospace representatives, the Committee lends their broad expertise to the development of the information-packed technical program. We invite you to join us for this important global forum.

    For event program information and updates, please visit