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The Consular Association Reception (CAR) is an annual event hosted by the World Affairs Council of Tacoma to honor members of the Washington Consular Association -- individuals who serve their home country's interests and further global development across Washington. Hosted since 1988, this event celebrates the relationships that position Washington State as a leader in economic, trade and cultural exchange. The CAR honors the ties that bind us and the individuals dedicated to this work.

Mark Gantar, President, Consular Association of Washington State and Lieutenant Governor Denny Heck

The 2023 Annual Consular Association Reception

Thank you to all who joined us to make our 2023 CAR a success!

A Special Thank you to our 2023 Event Sponsors!


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Interested in sponsoring next year's CAR?

Promote your brand with the state's consuls, business leaders, regional government officials, and an engaged group of global travelers by becoming a Consular Association Reception sponsor! Learn more about the benefits of sponsorship and how to register.

Past Keynote Speakers

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