U.S. Ambassador to Indonesia Speaks at TDA Roundtable

Monday, March 23rd, 2015

U.S. Ambassador to Indonesia, Robert O. Blake Jr., speaks to the audience during a roundtable discussion at TDA’s offices

The Trade Alliance welcomed The Honorable Robert O. Blake Jr., U.S. Ambassador to Indonesia, to its offices on Monday March 23rd to participate in a round table program on Indonesia. The President of Highline Community College and TDA Board Member, Dr. Jack Bermingham, introduced Ambassador Blake to the 25+ person audience.

Ambassador Blake provided an update on Indonesia’s economy and its investment climate, and elaborated on the President of Indonesia’s efforts to boost the country’s commercial maritime efforts.


TDA & WSCRC welcome Chinese real estate delegation

Monday, March 16th, 2015


Chinese E-Commerce Firms Visit Greater Seattle

Monday, March 9th, 2015

Ms. Xu Zhen (Freddie) from the USDA Agricultural Trade Office in Shanghai speaks to the audience at the offices of the Seattle Metro Chamber

The WSCRC, with support from the Trade Alliance, welcomed a delegation of e-commerce firms from China last week and organized both a seminar and matchmaking meetings with local companies.


TDA Hosts Under Secretary of Commerce for Industry and Security

Monday, March 2nd, 2015

From left to right: Mr. Sam Kaplan, President, Trade Development Alliance; Ambassador Gary Locke; The Honorable Eric Hirschhorn, Under Secretary of Commerce for Industry and Security; Mr. Nelson Dong, Partner, Dorsey & Whitney 

The Trade Alliance organized a program at the offices of Dorsey & Whitney with the Under Secretary of Commerce for Industry and Security, The Honorable Eric Hirschhorn, to discuss President Obama’s Export Control Reform Initiative. Ambassador Gary Locke also provided welcoming remarks. The program was sold-out with over 40 people in attendance.


TDA & WCIT organize joint program

Monday, February 23rd, 2015

TDA & WCIT organized a program last Tuesday on increasing U.S. access for international tourists, students, and workers. Shown above, the President of WCIT, Mr. Eric Schinfeld, introduces the panelists.


Register today for the Schmooze!

Tuesday, February 10th, 2015

The TDA annual Schmooze is one of our most fun events of the year. Don’t miss out and sign up today!


Greater Seattle Global Trade & Investment Team

Monday, February 2nd, 2015

Recently released photo from the 43rd Annual Economic Forecast Conference. Featuring Washington State Governor Inslee and the team behind the Greater Seattle Global Trade & Investment Plan

Credit: Todd Gardiner for Team Photogenic © 2015


Breakfast with the Boss – Mr. Ted Baseler

Tuesday, January 27th, 2015

TDA President Sam Kaplan interviews Mr. Ted Baseler, President & CEO of Ste. Michelle Wine Estates at the Washington Athletic Club. The interview was the first of the new TDA program series, Breakfast with the Boss.


TDA President Speaks at EDC’s 2015 Conference

Tuesday, January 20th, 2015

Sam Kaplan presents the Greater Seattle Global Trade & Investment Plan at the Economic Development Council of Seattle & King County’s 43rd Annual Economic Forecast Conference


Breakfast with the Boss: Ted Baseler, President & CEO, Ste. Michelle Wine Estates

Monday, December 15th, 2014

Ever wanted to sit down, have a meal and talk with the CEO of a major Washington-based international company? Now is your chance with our Breakfast with the Boss series!

Our series kicks off with the CEO of Chateau Ste. Michelle Winery, Ted Baseler, on Thursday, January 22 at 8 am. During his time as CEO, Mr. Baseler has turned around company profit growth by increasing quality, focusing on Washington vineyards, and expanding distribution worldwide.

Don’t miss out on this chance to hear from The Boss of one of the most successful wineries in the nation. Registration is open now!https://www.eventbrite.com/e/breakfast-with-the-boss-ted-baseler-president-ceo-ste-michelle-wine-estates-tickets-14909705330