Join Us in China- October 2014
China- November 2013
WBBA President & CEO Chris Rivera and Seattle-owned StratusG LLC President and CEO, Jary Krauser, joined Governor Jay Inslee’s Washington State Delegation to China. The Delegation’s mission was to establish and strengthen business and trading ties between Washington State and Chinese businesses.
Europe - June 23-24, 2011
"We are winding down our trade mission in France and Germany today. It has been an extremely productive trip, and I am confident will lead to many new and ongoing collaborations with many of our Member organizations."
"As soon as we landed in Germany, we wasted no time getting to work. I joined our life-sciences delegation to attend an international summit on life sciences in Hannover. There – the Washington Biotechnology and Biomedical Association’s Chris Rivera not only celebrated his 50th birthday (happy birthday Chris!), but I also witnessed as he signed a memorandum of understanding to collaborate with his counter-parts in Germany to ensure advancement and job-growth for both regions. And they’re wasting no time collaborating! Life science leaders from Germany have agreed to visit Washington state in July, 2012 for our annual life sciences summit."
India and Korea - September 30 - October 11, 2011
WBBA President Chris Rivera joined Washington Governor Chris Gregoire on a trade mission to India and Korea from Sept. 30 - Oct. 11. During the mission, WBBA and Washington State signed MOUs (memoranda of understanding) with the Korean International Trade Association, India's Association of Biotechnology Led Enterprises and the Federation of Indian Chambers of Commerce & Industry.
Read more about the trade mission at Gov. Gregoire's online travel journal.