Fourth quarter 2014 promises to be one of the busiest in our 27-year history! Be sure to watch your inbox for announcements and updates so that you can fully participate in our programs, events and activities. Three of our major annual events are on tap for November and December.
Alaska's transportation and export industry leaders will gather on November 13th for our annual Trade is Transportation Conference, taking place this year at the Hilton Anchorage Hotel. This one of a kind event allows you in one day, in one place, to hear about and discuss the latest trends and developments in Alaska transportation and logistics industry and to make valuable new contacts.
On Tuesday, November 18, the Export Council of Alaska and World Trade Center Anchorage will conduct the 27th Annual Export Alaska Celebration Luncheon. This is the major international trade event of the year. During the past years it featured VIP keynote speakers, including CEOs of major international companies, U.S. Senate and Government Leaders and State of Alaska officials. Stay tuned for a stand alone announcement about this year's keynote speaker. During the luncheon the Export Council of Alaska will award scholarships to student achievers pursuing a career in the international arena.
China is Alaska's largest trading partner. Last year, exports from Alaska to the Middle Kingdom exceed $1 billion. Is your company getting a piece of the action? Is your company "China ready?" Find out at our 10th Annual Alaska-China Business Conference on December 9th! Chinese & American business and government leaders meet in Anchorage once a year to participate in this important event. Meet potential customers and clients & find new partners in this dynamic market.