Seventh Avenue, Suite 108, Anchorage, Ak 99501
Phone: (907) 278-7233,
Fax: (907) 278-2982,
World Trade Center Alaska invites you to attend a Luncheon with
Mr. Mort Plumb
When: Wednesday, March 2, 2005
Ted Stevens Anchorage International Airport
Where: Wells Fargo Bank, Fifth Floor (Northern Light and "C"
Time: 12 noon (doors open at 11:45 am)
Cost: $20 members, $25 non-members
RSVP: 278-7233 or e- mail: email@example.com
Premium Level Members
Horizon Lines of Alaska L.L.C.
Wells Fargo Bank Alaska
Lynden International Alaska Railroad Corporation ConocoPhillips Alaska Russia
Alaska Business Publishing Co.
Alaska Interstate Construction L.L.C.
Arctic Slope Regional Corporation
Northern Air Cargo
UBS Financial Services
United Parcel Service
The New Year is well underway. Its hard to believe that its already February.
Time passes quickly when you are busy and January was a very busy month at the Center,
highlighted by the 2nd Annual Statewide Economic Forecast Luncheon that
was held on 13 January.
Nearly 500 business and government leaders
gathered for this years event to hear the 2005 forecast as well as the other
presentations on China and the states export performance. We were honored this year
to have Alaska Governor Frank Murkowski make the opening remarks.
Governor Murkowski and Joe Henri, Chair of WTCAK Board
If you are interested in having a printed copy of the 2005
forecast, we will have them available in about a week from now. The printed
version contains all of the graphs and charts presented at the luncheon but also a
comprehensive narrative that outlines the outlook for each of the states major
industries and economic drivers.
The reports are available for $30 and you can
order your copy(ies) now by calling 278-7233 or by e-mailing us at firstname.lastname@example.org. You can purchase the report using a
cheque or credit card (MasterCard, Visa or American Express).
In early January we had an excellent presentation on economic development strategies by Lance
Miller, the executive director of the Juneau Economic Development Council. Lance
spoke about his views on how to approach economic development and also updated us on new
developments in Southeast Alaska.
Also last month we were very pleased to partner with the Japan-America Society of Alaska,
the Alaska World Affairs Council and the Export Council of Alaska to present a special
luncheon featuring Japanese Consul- General Akihiro Aoki. A sold-out
audience filled the Chart Room of the Hilton Anchorage Hotel to hear Aokis
presentations on socio-economic challenges facing Japan now and into the future. Our many
thanks to Consul-General Aoki for making this timely and informative presentation.
Mark your calendar now for our monthly luncheon meeting on Wednesday,
2 March 2005. Our guest speaker will be Mort Plumb, Director of
the Ted Stevens Anchorage International Airport. He will provide a report on facility
developments as well as an update on cargo and passenger service. The luncheon will be
held in the fifth floor conference at Wells Fargo Bank Building (corner of Northern Lights
and "C" street). The luncheon gets underway at 12 noon. Call the Center at
278-7233 to RSVP.
Remember to visit our web site (www.wtcak.org)
on a regular basis for updates, announcements and special reports.
Until Next Week,