World Trade Center
Alaska invites you to attend our next Luncheon
When: Wednesday, April 6, 2005
Where: Wells Fargo
Bank (Northern Light and "C" Street), Fifth Floor
Time: 12 noon (doors open 11:45 am)
Fee: $20- WTCAK member,
$25 - non-member
For more information
WTCAK at 278-7233 or e-mail: firstname.lastname@example.org
Ted Stevens Anchorage International Airport presented "Airport Update 2005" on Wednesday, March 2,
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
431 West Seventh Avenue, Suite 108, Anchorage, Ak 99501
Phone: (907) 278-7233,
Fax: (907) 278-2982,
Alaskas international trade continues to grow. The numbers are in, and for the full
year ending 2004, exports totaled $3.1 billion, an increase of 15 % over the previous
year. Japan remained the number-one destination for the states exports, followed by
Korea, Canada and China. Seafood maintained its position as the Alaskas largest
export, followed by energy (coal and LNG), minerals and fertilizers.
Among the states major trading partners, growth was strongest with China. During
2004, exports to this country jumped 57%. We anticipate that in 2005, China will emerge as
the states third largest export market, assuming the position long held by Canada.
Recognizing the importance of the growing trade and other business relationships
developing between Alaska and China, in 2005 WTCAK will focus on China and how members can
get involved and benefit from Chinas rise to economic prominence. We are in the
early stages of planning an Alaska-China Business Conference to take place this summer and
then plan to conduct a trade mission to Hong Kong and Shanghai in the fall. Stay tuned for
more details in the weeks ahead.
I would like to remind members to check the WTCAK web site on a regular basis to find out
about upcoming events and to access special reports. Take a few moments now to book mark
our site: www.wtcak.org
A new addition to our website is the Currency and Commodity Corner that provides real-time
quotes on the currencies and commodities of interest to Alaskas international trade
Finally, if you havent already, be sure to purchase your copy of the 2005
Statewide Economic Forecast Report.
We have just a few copies remaining and you order them by phone
(278-7233) by using your credit card (we accept MasterCard, Visa and American Express).
until next week,
Many thanks to new or renewing members. It
is the support of our membersthat enables WTCAK to provide the
information and services that help make trade happen
Kumin and Associates
Alaska Interstate Construction, Inc.
Consul of Czech Republic
Consul of Germany
Air Land Transport
Hawk Construction Consultants, Inc.
One of a Kind Design
Horizon Lines of Alaska, LLC.
International Travel Consultants, Inc.
Aleut Enterprise Corporation
Downtown Deli Cafe
Hilton Anchorage Hotel
US China Build, a non-profit government/industry
partnership to help US companies export building products and construction services to
China, is pleased to announce the availability of advertising space in its
Chinese-language US Housing & Building Materials Newspaper.Issue 7: May
2005 Chinese-language US Housing
& Building Materials Newspaper Advertising
Order Deadline: March 14, 2005
Reach thousands of readers by advertising in the Chinese-language US Housing &
Building Materials Newspaper. The 16 page newspaper is mailed to our database of 8,000
companies, posted on the Chinese language website, and distributed at trade events. Issue
7 will receive excellent distribution to key buyers, developers, and building materials
specifiers. In addition to direct mailing, the newspaper will be distributed at:
The US Pavilion at the Shanghai International Construction & Building Materials Trade
Fair, May 24-27, 2005 Attended by 50,000 construction professionals in 2004.
Shanghai Expo/Worlds Fair 2010 meeting/seminar with short listed contractors (June
American Hardwood Export Council China Convention (June 2005) 2004 Attendance: 700+
Pro-Golf Association Show Asia (June 2005) - luxury developments and golf course supply
Topics featured in Issue 7 include:
Selecting Energy Efficient Building Products
Introduction to Insulation Types
Selecting Architectural Coatings for Concrete Buildings
Moisture Control Methods in Residential Construction
Softwoods Products for Interior Design
Glulam Timber Bridges Introduction and China Project Profile
Q&A Column, product profiles, and more
Ad prices include professional translation and ad design services.
Each company placing a ¼ pg ad or larger will receive a free 250 word.