Delegation Services

Inbound Delegation Services

The Trade Development Alliance of Greater Seattle recruits and assists inbound international business delegations and guarantees the professional management of these productive visits. Depending on the needs of the delegation, we can assist in a variety of ways: 

  • Creating a comprehensive visit agenda 
  • Organizing a public or private event, program or roundtable discussion
  • Matchmaking delegates with Greater Seattle businesses and organizations
  • Scheduling business meetings
  • Providing recommendations for restaurants, hotels, event spaces, cultural activities and transportation
  • Recommending interpreters or translation services
  • Advising and educating delegates on the Greater Seattle region 

We have a wide network of Greater Seattle contacts, and thus are able to assist with connections across many sectors.  Examples of sector concentrations and interests from past visitors:

  • Innovation 
  • Clean Technology
  • Aerospace
  • Smart Cities/Sustainable Building
  • Information and Communications Technology
  • Life Sciences
  • Biotechnology
  • Maritime 
  • Global Health/Healthcare
  • Workforce Training & Development
  • Real Estate
  • Agriculture

Examples of some delegations and visitors that we have previously assisted:

  • H.E. Phan Văn Khải, Prime Minister of Vietnam and business delegation
  • H.E. Ólafur Ragnar Grímsson, President of Iceland and business delegation
  • Minister of Economy for the Republic of Turkey Zafer Çağlayan and business delegation
  • The Honorable Rafidah Aziz, Minister of International Trade and Security, Malaysia and business delegation
  • Gaming delegation from IE Singapore
  • Mayor’s delegation from Dalian, China
  • World Bank and International Finance Corporation delegation
  • China City Leadership Program, coordinated by Guanghua Leadership Institute with Stanford University and CISCO Systems
  • Mohammed Bin Rashid Programme for Leadership Development
  • Study tour conducted by The President of Azerbaijan Council on NGOs
  • Advance planning for Crown Prince of Bahrain delegation

If you would like more information or want to discuss your particular international delegation needs to see how we can best help you, please contact Samantha Paxton at or 206.389.7319.