A.C.E. President David Woodward traveled with the Trade Development Alliance and the Seattle Metropolitan Chamber of Commerce’s International Leadership Mission delegation on its trip to Vietnam between February 28 and March 7. The 25-member delegation representing private and public sectors at the city, county, and state level in Washington State, spent Sunday through Tuesday in Ho Chi Minh City, and then Wednesday through Friday in Vietnam’s capital, Hanoi. President Woodward was greatly impressed by the beauty of the country, its rapid economic development, and the vitality and graciousness of the Vietnamese people. A particularly poignant experience was the visit to a local orphanage that is supported by Rotary International. A.C.E.’s intention is to expand and strengthen its educational and cultural ties across Vietnam in the years to come.
Follow the link below to access the Seattle Chamber’s 2014 ILM to Vietnam photo album. Photos courtesy of Joe Massey.