Registration is Now Open for the 2019 PNWER Economic Leadership Forum!
Join your fellow business leaders, legislators, and decision-makers in Seattle, November 17-19, as we discuss key economic issues of the region and work toward strengthening our vital cross-border ties.
PNWER's Economic Leadership Forum in Seattle will feature in-depth sessions focused on "The City of the Future" and "Building Connections."

Take a look at our preliminary agenda, and check back for updates on expert speakers, sessions, and policy tours.
The City of the Future

Smart Cities
Edge Computing
Washington State Space Clusters
Autonomous and Electric Vehicles
Building Connections

Economic Development
Columbia River Treaty
Border and Trade
Natural Gas and Electricity
The Economic Leadership Forum will be held at the Grand Hyatt located at 721 Pine St. in
Downtown Seattle, WA.

Use the link below to access the PNWER block and negotiated rate of $189 USD + tax/night. The PNWER block expires October 29
so book soon!
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Mark Your Calendars!
PNWER's 30th Annual Summit will be held next July 19-23, 2020
in Big Sky, Montana!

The PNWER Annual Summit is the leading forum where people in the policy world and the business world come together to figure out solutions to regional challenges. Over 500 regional legislators, business leaders, and key decision makers will come together in Big Sky, Montana on July 19 - 23, 2020 to explore shared challenges in the region, discuss best practices, strengthen regional relationships, and develop action plans for addressing these challenges in the future. 

PNWER is recognized as the model for regional and bi-national cooperation, providing a platform for collaboration among public, private, academic, and non-profit stakeholders to work together as a region in pursuit of common goals. ​ 
A Word from Our Sponsor
The Business of Business is No Longer Just Business
Chuck Magro, Nutrien’s President & CEO, welcomes delegates
to the PNWER Annual Summit in Saskatoon in July.
Nutrien was honored to be a sponsor of the PNWER’s Annual Summit in Saskatoon in July. More than 500 regional legislators, business leaders, and key decision makers came together to explore shared challenges, discuss best practices, strengthen regional relationships and develop action plans for the future – and it was our privilege to help make it happen.

Nutrien is a global company, with more than 20,000 employees and operations and investments in 14 countries – but our roots are in Saskatchewan. We have close to 4,000 employees in this province, operating six potash mines and about 140 retail facilities, which provide farmers with everything they need to grow food in a more profitable and sustainable way. From the bottom of the mine to the top of the silo, we’re proud to partner with more than 15,000 farmers in Saskatchewan, to help feed the world.

But lately, our mission of feeding the world is getting more and more difficult. It’s getting harder to do business globally. Geopolitics and trade uncertainty have caused major headwinds across almost every industry, including agriculture – from the farmer trying to sell crops, to the supplier trying to source raw materials. Well-established global trade patterns and flows are in upheaval.

In a global economy, no company can win by making the world smaller. That’s why events like the PNWER Summit are so important. We were encouraged to see a genuine willingness in Saskatoon to develop solutions to enhance collaboration – to take steps on the path to make business easier, not harder. Progress was made, but we can’t let up: we owe it to the next generations to get this right.

From our perspective, the solution needs to include prosperity for all stakeholders – because the business of business is no longer just business. We need to work together to ensure that trade and globalization aren’t just good for companies, but that families, communities, and society are also better off.

The key to success will be for us to demonstrate the connections in clear and tangible ways that people understand. Both business and government share in this responsibility.

At Nutrien, we are committed to a deep, transparent and regular dialogue with all stakeholders, and we were encouraged to see a similar a similar spirit at work among Summit delegates in Saskatoon. We look forward to seeing you again next year in Big Sky, Montana for the 2020 PNWER Summit.
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