About 400 people, representing more than 100 companies, attended the inaugural Seattle Biz-Tech Summit at the Hyatt Regency in Bellevue on Oct. 19. Hosted by Nan Hai Co., Inc., the purpose of the event was to “establish an annual international summit in Seattle to highlight and promote business and technology exchanges between American and Chinese companies, technological organizations, governments and academia.”
Organizers said they chose the greater Seattle area for the summit because it is known as the “portal to Asia,” and as such they deemed it the ideal geographic location for the event. Participants were also encouraged to “go green.” Summit partners included businesses here and in China.
Keynote speakers included Gov. Jay Inslee, Consul General of the P.R. China Nansheng Yuan, and Lt. Gov. Brad Owen.
Participants attended sessions on marketing, software and Internet trends and developments, clean technology, biotech, entrepreneurship and more. (end)