Europe Market Forum

World Trade Club business luncheon

October 17, 2013

Thinking about expanding your business in Europe?

Join Washington State’s Europe Trade Representatives for an overview of business opportunities in the European market.

Businesses achieved over $10 million in sales in 2012, with help from the Washington Europe trade office. Representatives will be in town next week to meet with Washington companies. Don't miss this opportunity to tap their invaluable expertise and experience for your business!

Euro currency, bills and coins.

Thursday, October 17, 2013, 11:30 a.m. to 1:30 p.m.

Seattle World Trade Center, 2200 Alaskan Way, 4th floor, Seattle, WA 98121

Members: $ 34.97; Public: $ 54.97; Student: $20.97

Program includes lunch. Space is limited!

Register now for the Europe Market Forum business luncheon


11:30 am Registration and Networking
12:00 pm Participant introductions
12:15 pm Lunch served
12:30 pm Europe Market Overview
Washington State Representatives for Europe
Paul Sinclair and Lucy Atkinson
    Europe market overview with industry highlights
    Details of services in Europe
1:00 pm Question & Answer session
1:30 pm Program concludes


Paul Sinclair
Europe Trade Representative

Paul Sinclair, Washington State Trade Representative for Europe.

Paul Sinclair is with TFDI, Washington State’s trade representative firm in Europe. Paul directs Commerce’s activities in Europe through a network of in-market consultants. He also works with Commerce in identifying European companies that want to invest in Washington State. Paul and his team have worked with hundreds of Washington State companies to successfully identify business partners and business opportunities across Europe. With more than 35 years of international business and market development experience, Paul has successfully conducted business in over 30 countries in diverse market sectors from sales and market development to business partnering and acquisition.


Lucy Atkinson
Europe Trade Representative

Lucy Atkinson, Washington State Trade Representative for Europe.

Lucy Atkinson is the TFDI Project Manager for the State of Washington, working for the state’s Department of Commerce as the European Representative supporting the Aerospace, IT, Life Science, Clean Tech, and Composite sectors from her base in the UK.  Lucy has a proven track record having managed all aspects of the Washington State contract on behalf of TFDI for over two years. This has included two governors’ missions with approx. 100 delegates attending each mission, her role is wide, from arranging all aspects of an events logistics, appointment identification and associated arrangements with key European organizations as well as managing trade projects on a day to day basis and providing reports. Prior to joining TFDI Lucy’s career spanned 17 years working internationally at executive level in organizations including Goldman Sachs International, Zurich Global Energy and Texaco-Heddington.

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Thank you to our partner organizations:

Trade Development Alliance of Greater Seattle

For more information, contact Julie Bennion at julie.bennion@commerce.wa.gov.