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 / .


TDA Welcomes Malaysia Consul General

Tuesday, November 11th, 2014

City of Bellevue Councilmember, Conrad Lee, provides opening remarks at TDA’s program on Malaysia at the offices of the Seattle Chamber


Reception for Korean firms in Greater Seattle

Tuesday, November 4th, 2014

Attendees of the Appreciation Reception for Korea-owned firms in Washington State listen to remarks at Seattle Pacific University


TDA & WBBA bring Life Sciences Business Mission to China

Monday, October 20th, 2014

The WA State Life Science Business & Investment Mission met at AmCham Beijing for a meeting with Medtronic.


TDA’s India Update: Modi, Economy, Aerospace

Monday, October 13th, 2014

Professor Anand Yang speaks to the crowd (left), next to fellow speaker Dinesh Keskar, at the offices of K&L Gates

The Trade Alliance organized a successful and sold-out program giving an update on India’s current politics and economy. The program featured two speakers: Professor Anand Yang with the Jackson School of International Studies at the University of Washington and Mr. Dinesh Keskar, Senior Vice President of Sales for the Asia Pacific and India at Boeing Commercial Airplanes. Mr. Keskar was able to provide a unique business perspective with a focus on aerospace opportunities in the country going forward, while Mr. Yang provided an academic and diplomatic perspective.

The event was held at K&L Gates. Introducing the speakers was the Chair of TDA, Mr. Josh Gaul, who is also a partner at K&L Gates


World Trade Center Tacoma Globe Awards

Tuesday, October 7th, 2014

From the left: Fanghui Li, WTC (Research Associate and China Specialist), Art Scheunemann, Northwest Container (Excellence in Trade), Angela Koenes, WTC (Deputy Director) Loren Cohen, Point Ruston Developments (Innovation in FDI), Deborah Vose and Greg Vose, Vose Technical Systems (Emerging Business of the year), Louise Tieman, WTC (President and CEO) Pradnya Desh, Desh International (Service Provider of the year), Michael Fowler, WTC (Tacoma-Fuzhou Trade Program Director)
Photo Credit: Mick Klass Photography

The World Trade Center Tacoma hosted their Annual Globe Awards Gala last Thursday that gathered over 300 members of Washington State’s trade community. TDA President Sam Kaplan attended the event, which recognized and celebrated select businesses and individuals for their achievements in international trade.