TDA Hosts Delegation from UAE

Monday, May 4th, 2015

Ryan McFarland, Port of Seattle speaks to the audience at the offices of the Seattle Metro Chamber

Ryan McFarland from the Port of Seattle presents to a delegation of rising  leaders from the UAE. The Trade Alliance has assisted with the delegation’s 3 day visit to Greater Seattle including arranging visits to Microsoft, Boeing, and the Bullitt Center.


Shenzhen Day in Washington State

Tuesday, April 28th, 2015

Members of the Shenzhen delegation and a select number of local representatives, including the Mayor of Seattle, celebrate an MOU signing on Shenzhen Day in Washington State


Guangdong Delegation Visits Seattle

Monday, April 20th, 2015

Official banner for the Business Conference on China (Guangdong) – US (Seattle) Cooperation

The Trade Alliance and WSCRC welcomed a high-level government and business delegation from Guangdong to Seattle last week and organized an invite-only business conference at the Fairmont Olympic Hotel. Leading the delegation was Mr. Ma Xingrui, Deputy Secretary of the CPC Guangdong Provincial Committee. Brian Bonlender, Director of the Washington State Department of Commerce, opened the program with welcoming remarks.


Trade Alliance meets with Delegation from Mexicali

Monday, April 6th, 2015

Photo provided by Industrial Development Commission of Mexicali

Dana Rubin and Tamara Thorhallsson from the Trade Alliance (3rd and 4th from the left) meet with a delegation representing the Industrial Development Commission of Mexicali. The delegation was visiting Greater Seattle to learn more about our regional economy, particularly our aerospace industry, and promote Mexicali as an aerospace and manufacturing center.


TDA Hosts IT Delegation from Vietnam

Tuesday, March 31st, 2015

Members of an IT Delegation from Vietnam connecting with Greater Seattle attendees at TDA’s offices

The Trade Alliance was happy to host an IT Delegation from Vietnam yesterday, featuring participants from Vietnam’s Ministry of Planning and Investment, Tan Thuan Corporation, and VINASA. TDA arranged a program for the delegation to meet and present to the Greater Seattle business community on opportunities in Vietnam.


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.