World Trade Center Alaska

In January 2008, WTCAK conducted the 5th Annual Statewide Economic Forecast Luncheon in Alaska's three largest cities: Fairbanks (Carlson Center - January 22), Anchorage (Egan Center - January 23), and Juneau (Baranoff Hotel - January 24). Please see the presentations from the event below:

Alaska Economic Outlook 2008 by Pat Burden, President of Northern Economics (presented in Fairbanks, Anchorage, and Juneau).

How Exports Benefit Alaska's Economy by Greg Wolf, Executive Director of World Trade Center Alaska (presented in Fairbanks, Anchorage, and Juneau).

Economic Rise of China and India by Gary Isham, Senior Vice President of Wells Fargo HSBC Trade Bank (presented in Juneau).

Watch a video broadcast of the Juneau 2008 Statewide Economic Forecast Luncheon with opening remarks by Governor Sarah Palin, and presentations by Pat Burden, Gary Isham and Greg Wolf. Produced and used with permission of True North Video Productions, LLC.


Sanjiv Sanghvi, President and CEO of HSBC Wells Fargo Trade Bank in San Francisco, provided a Pacific Rim update that focused on the impact of the economic rise of China and India.


Emil Notti, Commissioner of Commerce, Community, and Economic Development, welcomed attendees and made the opening remarks at the Anchorage luncheon.


Pat Burden, President of Northern Economics, presented the 2008 Statewide Economic Forecast in Anchorage and Juneau.


Greg Wolf, Executive Director of World Trade Center Alaska, presented a report on Alaska's international trade performance in all three cities.


Some 500 business, government, and civic leaders from across the state gathered at the Anchorage Egan Convention Center to hear the 2008 forecast.