2018 Seattle Innovation Summit was held last week. This event was organized by the World Affairs Council of Seattle, Mayor Durkan and former Governor Gregoire attended the opening session. Carlton Vann, Seattle's director of international business development, opened the event, and Washington State Deputy Governor Habib highly praised of Seattle's development and future plans for more than a decade.
The Summit presented a stronger sense of the Seattle region’s strengths in health innovation, global health, information technology, e-commerce, infrastructure development, aerospace, and workforce training.
More than 50 representatives from over 30 countries and regions participate in the summit, from the local Seattle region, as well as from San Francisco and Los Angeles. Members from CCCWA and local community also participated the event, took the expanded opportunities for networking.
Recently, Chinese Chamber of Commerce in Washington State hosted a dinner banquet to warmly welcome Consul General Wang dong Hua, Consulate General of P.R.China in San Francisco to visit Seattle.
王东华总领事和总领馆经济商务参赞杨依杭等领馆官员，与华盛顿州副州长Cyrus Habib、华盛顿州国际事务及办公厅厅长Schuyler Hoss、贝尔维尤市长John Chelminiak、西雅图国际业务发展总监卡尔顿·凡Carlton Vann、华盛顿州前州长、也是联邦商务部前部长，美国前驻华大使骆家辉 Gary Locke、西雅图市商会首席执行官兼总裁Marilyn Strickland，以及来自大西雅图地区政界、商界及社区代表等近百位嘉宾出席晚宴
Consul General Wang dong Hua; Economic & Counselor Yang Yi Hang from Chinese Consulate in San Francisco; Lieutenant Governor Cyrus Habib of Washington State; , Director of International Relations and Protocol Schuyler Hoss, State of Washington; Mayor of Bellevue John Chelminiak; Economic and Trade Director Carlton Vann, City of Seattle; Former Governor of Washington State, Former Commercial minister of Federal Government, Former US ambassador to China, Gary Locke; , CEO Marilyn Strickland of Seattle Metropolitan Chamber of Commerce, and approximately 100 guests who are political, business and community representatives from the greater Seattle region attended the banquet.
The President of Chinese Chamber of Commerce in Washington state, Ms. Cathy Zhou was the host of the banquet。Consul General Wang Dong Hua gave the keynote, he had made strong and firm comment on the relation and recent economic and trade development between the two nations. The remark of Lieutenant Governor Habib highly confirmed the importance that Washington state attached to China-US relation, and its endeavor which is full of promising prospects.
Consul General Wang Dong Hua emphases that, Washington state is a close partner of China. For many years, both sides carried out continuous and deep exchange in the areas of economy, trade and culture. Microsoft, Boeing, Starbucks, Amazon, Costco are stationed in Washington state, they accelerated the growth and expansion of the economy of Washington state. Next year would be the 40th anniversary of China & US established diplomatic relation, under current background, China and Washington state should keep close partner relationship, to maintain and continue develop relations further.
Habib也强调了华盛顿州与中国之间的密切关系: 多年来, 华盛顿州与中国的贸易额一直位居美国所有州之首。虽然我们面临着当前的严峻挑战,但华盛顿州政府将继续致力于推动中美省州间的多领域、全方位的合作。
Habib also stressed the close relation between Washington state and China：for many years, the trade volume of Washington State to China always ranked as the top among all US states. Although we are facing current rigorous challenge, but Washington state government would continue to dedicate to promote the province-state cooperation between China and US.
During the interview, Consul General Wang Dong Hua expressed that, during this trip, five members of consulate general, and over 20 entrepreneurs from various industries of California State came to Seattle. Besides visiting famous enterprises of Washington State, they are looking for new opportunities to better enhance the exchange and cooperation in various fields between China and US.
Mayor Mr. Chelmeniak, City of Bellevue and Former Mayor of Tacoma, Present of Seattle Metropolitan Chamber of Commerce, Ms. Strickland both expressed their warm welcome on Chinese enterprises to strengthen the exchange with various cities of Washington state, and expected more deep cooperation.
Mr. Yang Yi Hang, the commercial counselor had close conversations with all the guests. Gary Locke carried out friendly communication with the audience.
Political, business and community representatives from the greater Seattle region attended the banquet.