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Americas Competitiveness Exchange coming to the Greater Seattle region in 2023

In May 2023, the Americas Competitiveness Exchange (ACE) will bring 60 senior-level government, business, policy and economic decision-makers from across the Americas to get a first-hand look at the Greater Seattle region’s economic, innovation and entrepreneurship ecosystem. Organized in partnership with United States Economic Development Administration, International Trade Administration and Department of State, the ACE program is the premier economic development, innovation and entrepreneurial network for leaders from across North and South America.

WATCH: ACE Greater Seattle region announcement video

The ACE Program will:

  • Showcase the region’s diverse range of projects, strategic investments, public-private partnerships, and best practices.
  • Expand international cooperation networks and promote long-term partnerships.
  • Strengthen economic development ecosystems and accelerate economic growth.

Dates: May 14-19, 2023

Who attends ACE?

In November 2022, the ACE program held in Ecuador convened leaders from more than 20 countries and a diverse array of international organizations. Representatives attended from nations throughout Latin America, including Ecuador, Argentina, Brazil, Paraguay, and Guatemala, as well as Germany, Canada and the United States. They also came from international organizations, including the International Economic Development Council, the Pan American Development Foundation and the U.S.-Mexico Foundation.