Europe - June 23-24
- From the Governor's travel blog- June 24, 2011: Productive trip for life sciences… From Chris Rivera – WBBA
- "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
- From the Governor's travel blog- June 23, 2011:
- "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
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.