Join us for a special meeting as Britain's Consul General from San Francisco discusses how the UK’s economy is transforming as the UK prepares to leave the European Union, the effects that Brexit will have domestically and regionally, and the opportunities that lie ahead. What's on the horizon for trade and export relations between Oregon and the UK? Presented in conjunction with Celebrate Trade Week, this is an excellent opportunity to explore the past, present and future of Oregon, U.S., and UK relations.
Andrew Whittaker is the British Consul General in San Francisco, where he is responsible for delivering the UK government’s objectives across the Northwestern United States. Since arriving in the Bay Area in 2016, Andrew also works to promote closer political, economic, trade and cultural ties between the UK and his consular region, in particular strengthening the business relationship across sectors from technology and venture capital to cyber security and aerospace. Andrew actively supports the innovation ties between the two regions, helping create the climate for UK and US researchers to cement important collaborations in key areas of future technological development. Andrew was previously Deputy Head of the Crisis Management Department in the Foreign Office, handling the UK response to incidents ranging from conflict in the Middle East, the sinking of the Costa Concordia, and hostage taking in Algeria. Andrew’s Foreign Office career, which began in 1998, also includes postings in Madrid, Jerusalem and Basra.
Copresented with Portland State University and the Oregon Consular Corps.
Cosponsored in conjunction with Celebrate Trade Week with the support of
* Note this is event is free for PSU Students & Faculty with ID