2007 Annual Dinner


World Trade Club Annual Dinner


Thank You To Our Sponsors


Banner Bank


Brooks Sports




Port of Seattle

Schwabe, Williamson & Wyatt


SUPERVALU International






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December 4, 2007, from 5:30 to 8:30pm
Seattle University, Campion Tower Ballroom
901 12th Avenue, Seattle, WA 98122

The World Trade Club's annual dinner has a long history as one of Washington States foremost business gatherings and is consistently attended by hundreds of professionals with an interest in international business and our global community.

We are pleased to announe that our keynote speaker for this special event will be Dr. Pankaj Ghemawat, author of a newly published book entitled Redefining Global Strategy: Crossing Borders in a World Where Differences Still Matter.  In “Why the World isn’t Flat,” this year's most widely discussed article in Foreign Policy, Dr. Ghemawat dared to question the extent of globalization and provoked vigorous responses from everyone from Thomas Friedman to Frances Cairncross.  Dr. Ghemawat will address the importance of how to manage cross-border differences in the global market place.  If your company competes for business across borders, you won't want to miss this event!

Dave Ross, from KIRO Radio, will serve as our Emcee for the evening's program.



Speaker’s Biography

Pankaj Ghemawat, Ph.D., is the Jaime and Josefina Chua Tiampo Professor of Business Administration at Harvard University's Graduate School of Business Administration and Head of the Strategy Unit. He has also been a consultant with McKinsey & Company. In 1991, at age 23, he was appointed the youngest full professor in the history of Harvard Business School. He has written forThe Wall Street Journal and The New York Times and one of his Harvard Business Review articles won their award for best article published in 2005. He has been featured in Harvard Business School's Faculty Seminar Series: "Great Ideas from Business Thought Leaders."  For more information please visit: www.ghemawat.org.


Table Sponsorship Levels:
(Note: Table seats 8 people)

Corporate Sponsorship:
$1,500, or $2,000 with WTC annual membership

Non-profit table Sponsorship:
$1,000 or $1,250 with WTC annual membership

Download Information on Benefits of Sponsorship

$95 for WTC members or $125 with WTC annual membership

$45 student rate


Recommended parking in the Murphy Garage, at 11th Ave and E. Cherry St. on Seattle University Campus