Tuesday, September 03, 2013
Sept. 2 was the first day of the Albuquerque-Bernalillo County Trade Alliance’s 2013 Trade Mission to Taiwan. Led by Bernalillo County Commission Chair Maggie Hart Stebbins, the trade mission is comprised of representatives from POSLavu, the University of New Mexico’s Science and Technology Corporation (STC@UNM), Rio Grande Regional Investment Center, Used Equipment Sales LLC, the State of New Mexico Office of International Trade, and the Albuquerque Sister Cities Foundation.
“We’ve identified Taiwan as a strategic market for the Greater Albuquerque Area,” said Commissioner Hart Stebbins. “The doors we are opening and new relationships we are developing aren’t just helping those companies that are participating on this trade mission, they will help us assist many more New Mexico companies in the future.”
The trade mission was organized in collaboration with the State of New Mexico’s Greater China Trade Office, the Taipei Economic and Cultural Office (TECO) in Los Angeles and the Albuquerque Sister Cities Foundation. Meetings with potential Taiwanese customers were pre-arranged on behalf of the trade mission participants in addition to the opportunity to attend SEMICON, Taiwan’s premier semiconductor tradeshow. Additional meetings were also arranged for POSLavu in Hong Kong and for STC@UNM in Japan.
“The companies and organizations participating on this trade mission are to be commended,” added Albuquerque Mayor Richard J. Berry who led the 2012 Trade Alliance Mission to Mexico. “International business development isn’t easy, but every win is a win for the community as it brings new money into our economy.”
Commissioner Hart Stebbins will be meeting with Taiwanese trade development officials and with the Hsinchu Science and Industrial Park, one of the world’s leading science parks and a partner of the Sandia Science and Technology Park in Albuquerque. Prior to her departure, the Commissioner will make a special stop in Hualien City as this year marks the 30th anniversary of the Sister City Relationship between Hualien and Albuquerque.
The Albuquerque-Bernalillo County Trade Alliance is an award-winning public partnership created to expand the region’s international trade promotion efforts. The Trade Alliance offers international business assistance to local companies and actively promotes the City/County as a strategic location for foreign industry to set up operations.
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