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Join the World Trade Center Tacoma on their May Trade Mission to China, including stops in Shanghai, Hangzhou, and Fuzhou.

Industries of focus:

  • Food & Beverage (chocolates, fresh or dried fruits, fresh meat, seafood, dairy products, eggs, canned food, frozen products, health food, snack food, etc.)  
  • Wines and spirits
  •  Innovative fast-moving consumer products
  • Construction and building equipment and materials

STEP and WUSATA grants available! 
Get grant information and answers to questions on applying for up to $5,000 in trade mission support at a workshop at the WTC Tacoma offices on March 22, 2017 at 11:00 a.m. Trade mission delegates can complete the application during this workshop. Call the office to register for this event at 253.396.1022.

Trip Itinerary*

May 15 – 16  Departure from SeaTac, arrive in Shanghai, rest, sightsee, or prep for SIAL

May 17 – 19  SIAL China International Food Fair in Shanghai

The WTC Tacoma will participate as VIP guests at Asia’s largest food innovation exhibition. This trade show is the ideal place to meet new contacts face-to-face, find reliable China-side distribution partners or suppliers, and/or discover new products from trendsetting market players. Come with us to grow your business!

May 19- 21  Leave Shanghai for Hangzhou, Alibaba HQ in Hangzhou for Dream Tour

The world’s largest business to business and business to consumer Internet platform has invited us to visit their Hangzhou headquarters to show us new opportunities for US small- and medium-size enterprises to sell directly into the Chinese consumer market. Learn of Chinese consumer search and purchasing behavior, how to attract them, the eco-system of cross-border trade, and what it takes to be successful online in China. Visit the beautiful West Lake and get a taste of the mystical by experiencing Tai Chi at the Zen House temple.

May 21- 23  Travel to Fuzhou from Hangzhou, visit and PFTZ business meetings with Linca Group in Fuzhou

Through Tacoma’s 23-year old award-winning Sister City relationship with Fuzhou, the WTC Tacoma has been offered an opportunity to participate in Fuzhou’s Pilot Free Trade Zone. We will explore our prospective partnership with Linca Group with a tour of their warehousing and retail facilities. These could serve as a base of operations to promote your products to Chinese distributors and consumers as well as the world’s largest and fastest-growing pool of e-commerce customers.

May 23  Depart from Fuzhou for SeaTac via connecting flight in Shenzhen; arrival in SeaTac 

*Itinerary subject to change


Monday, May 15, 2017 through Monday, May 23, 2017

WTCSE Members:
$3,500 through April 15
$4,000 after April 15
$4,000 through April 15
$4,500 after April 15

World Trade Center Tacoma
950 Pacific Ave #310
Tacoma, WA 98402 map

Contact Michael Fowler at mfowler@asiaacess.us or

NOTE: Registration includes meeting and event materials, hotel accommodation, most meals, and ground transportation to and from the airport in Shanghai and Fuzhou. Does not include international or domestic airfares.