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!


Alibaba CTO Headlines WSCRC Banquet

Tuesday, December 9th, 2014

Alibaba’s Chief Technology Officer, Mr. Jian Wang (left) shares a laugh during a dialogue with WSCRC President, Ms. Kristi Heim


WSCRC Banquet this Friday!

Tuesday, December 2nd, 2014

We are looking forward to WSCRC’s Annual Banquet this Friday evening, featuring the Chief Technology Officer of Alibaba Group, Mr. Jian Wang, and the Group President of Starbucks Coffee China & Asia Pacific, Mr. John Culver. Tickets are still available! For more info and to register, click here


TDA Meets with Boeing President of EU & NATO in Brussels

Monday, November 24th, 2014

From left to right: Sam Kaplan; Brian Moran, President of Boeing EU & NATO; Tamara Thorhallsson; Annalisa Monaco, Director of EU & NATO Relations for Boeing

Sam & Tamara had a very successful trip to Amsterdam & Brussels last week advancing the 2015 International Leadership Mission (done in partnership with the Seattle Metro Chamber). Among the many meetings included a visit to Boeing’s offices in Brussels to meet with the President of Boeing EU & NATO and discuss the developing agenda.

For more information on the 2015 ILM and to register, click here!


Come meet the boss! LAUNCHING January 2015

Tuesday, November 18th, 2014

Save the date! The Trade Alliance is excited to announce Breakfast with the Boss, a new series with CEOs and executives of global companies. Join us for the LAUNCH of this new series on January 22nd – with Ted Baseler, President & CEO of Ste. Michelle Wine Estates!

Registration coming soon! Questions? Contact Samantha Paxton (206) 389-7319 / .