The Center of Excellence for Global Trade & Supply Chain Management is a partnership with Highline College, located in the Pacific Northwest in Des Moines, Washington, USA.
The Center of Excellence for Global Trade & Supply Chain Management is a partnership with Highline College, located in the Pacific Northwest in Des Moines, Washington, USA.

Washington Trade Conference: The Outlook for the 2017 Trade Agenda

When: Monday, March 13, 2017 from 7:30 a.m. to 1:30 p.m.
Where: Westin Hotel, 1900 Fifth Ave, Seattle, 98101
Registration: Click Here to Register

Each year 300 Washington business and community leaders gather at the Washington Trade Conference, sponsored by the Washington Council on International Council, to learn about key issues in international trade policy and to identify actions to support upcoming priorities. Speakers include elected officials such as members of the Washington congressional delegation, administration officials, and industry trade policy experts.
This year the Washington Trade Conference will take place after the November elections and will feature a discussion of how the presidential and congressional election results shape the outlook for progress on the trade agenda in 2017. Doug Palmer, Senior Trade Reporter at Politico and one of the most experienced trade reporters in the U.S., will be a keynote speaker. Stay tuned for more speakers and the agenda.
Members, $125 pre-paid ($150 as of 3/9); Nonmembers, $150 pre-paid ($175 as of 3/9). Tables of 10 $1,500 ($1,700 as of 3/9).
Questions: Contact Victoria MacLellan at 206-389-7278

Securing the Supply Chain Forum: Food Safety, Transparency, and Traceability

When: Wednesday, April 26, 2017 from 8 AM to 3:30 PM
Where: Highline College, Des Moines, WA 98198

Given the demand and increased ability to trace food back to its source, it is inevitable that farm to fork traceability will become the industry standard. This year’s Forum will help lead the discussion on addressing food safety in the global trade and supply chain industry. Food manufacturers are now looking to achieve seamless traceability of products to its local growers and individual farms. Though consumers may or may not be aware of it, our food security hinges on the entire value chain functioning properly. Whether they are involved in production, supply and distribution chains or selling to the end consumer, all stakeholders have a key role to play. We must look at an integrated approach to supply chain risk management in order to mitigate supply chain disruptions, meet consumer demand, monitor supply chain performance and support growth. What solutions have agricultural industry developed for securing our increasingly global supply chain when it comes to issues food safety, tracking and traceability, support for local farming to assess and prepare for a variety of risks including natural disasters and intentional acts.