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,┬áSenior 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.


Trade Alliance Hosts Ambassador of Thailand to the U.S.

Tuesday, September 16th, 2014

His Excellency Mr. Vijavat Isarabhakdi, Ambassador of the Kingdom of Thailand to the United States, speaks at a business luncheon organized by TDA at the offices of the Seattle Metro Chamber. The event took place last Thursday, September 11th


Boao Forum Conference in Seattle a Success

Tuesday, September 9th, 2014

Tian Wei from CCTV News (furthest left) moderated the last session of the conference: “New Alliances on the Subnational Level” featuring Jay Inslee, Governor of the State of Washington; Chen Wenhua, Vice Governor of Sichuan Province; Wang Lu, Vice Governor of Hainan Province; Wang Shushan, Senior Advisor for Xuchang City; and Ed Murray, Mayor of City of Seattle


TDA meets with WTA

Tuesday, August 26th, 2014

The Trade Alliance met with leadership from the World Technopolis Association (WTA), including Mr. Han Sic Cho, currently Deputy Secretary General for the WTA (and former Trade Alliance intern!)


TDA preps for Minister Wan Gang visit to South Lake Union

Monday, August 18th, 2014

View of South Lake Union from Lake Union Park

Source: Adbar, Wikipedia

The Trade Alliance welcomed the advance team for Minister Wan Gang, China’s Minister of Science and Technology last week. The Minister is interested in visiting South Lake Union to learn about the recent developments in the area and its transformation into a life sciences and tech hub. The Minister will arrive next month and will meet with a variety of companies and organizations such as Vulcan, and Northeastern University.