World Trade Center Alaska

"Display Alaska" Project Inaugurated in Taipei

November 3, 2006

On 3 November 2006, at an unveiling ceremony at the World Trade Center Taipei office and exhibition center complex, World Trade Center Alaska’s "Display Alaska" project was inaugurated. Alaska Governor Frank Murkowski and Joe Henri, the chairman of World Trade Center Alaska (WTCAK), conducted the unveiling as a group of Alaskan and Taiwan officials looked on. The Alaska display highlights Alaska’s attractiveness as a place to do business and as a destination to visit. The sign measures approximately 9-feet wide and 3-feet high. It is on display in the prominent World Trade Center Taipei Building in the downtown area and is situated in a high-traffic location within the facility at one of the entrances to the popular exhibition center.

Just prior to the unveiling, WTCAK and World Trade Center Taipei signed an Agreement of Mutual Assistance that outlines areas of cooperation between the two organizations. Joe Henri signed on behalf of WTCAK and Yuen-Chuan Chao, the president and CEO of World Trade Center Taipei, signed on behalf his organization.

WTCAK will be installing "Display Alaska" signs in three other cities-Tokyo, Seoul and Beijing. The goal is promote Alaska for trade and investment and to encourage people in these markets to visit Alaska.

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Alaska Governor Frank Murkowski and Joe Henri, the chairman of World Trade Center Alaska, prepare to unveil the “Display Alaska” sign at the entrance to the World Trade Center Taipei office and exhibition
center in downtown Taipei. The ceremony took place on 3 November 2006.

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Yuen-Chuan Chao (left), the president and CEO of World Trade Center Taipei and Joe Henri (right),
chairman of World Trade Center Alaska, shake hands as Alaska Governor Frank Murkowski
congratulates them.