2012 World Trade Club Annual Dinner

2012 World Trade Club Annual Dinner

Wednesday, November 14, 2012  |  5:30 - 8:30pm  |  Pan Pacific Hotel Seattle

Come spend an exceptional evening of festivity, fun and great networking with members of the international business community. If you’re knowledgeable, passionate, or just starting out in international trade, you’ll have a great time.

• Dinner catered by celebrity Chef John Howie’s Seastar Restaurant - the most highly awarded Northwest Seafood restaurant! 
• Raffle - proceeds go to the World Trade Club Education Fund
• Featured wines from Claar Cellars, a family owned estate winery in the Columbia Valley appellation producing award-winning premium wines. Claar Cellars is a new World Trade Club member.

A Splendid Exchange: How Trade Shaped the World
This year's dinner will feature keynote speaker William J. Bernstein, award-winning author of A Splendid Exchange: How Trade Shaped the World, as well as the Investor's Manifesto; The Four Pillars of Investing; Birth Of Plenty: How The Prosperity Of The Modern Work Was Created; and other titles. In a lively presentation, he will share some of his many insights, including how the events from the past shape where world trade is today…and tomorrow.

Mr. Bernstein is big believer in the value of the creative nonfiction process in helping to organize his leisure-time reading. During the past six years, he has written two volumes of economic history, The Birth of Plenty and A Splendid Exchange. The former about the economic growth inflection of the early nineteenth century, and the latter a wide-angle look at the history of world trade. He is currently working on a title exploring the effects of access to technology on human relations and politics. His ultimate life goal is being able to convey a suitcase full of books and a laptop to Provence for six months and call it “work.”


Here is Mr. Bernstein's talk:


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