Deborah Ale Flint, Port of Oakland’s acting executive director, will join the California state trade mission to China, which will be led by California’s Gov. Edmund G. Brown Jr. and coordinated by the Bay Area Council, of which the port is a member.
Ale Flint will join the mission in Beijing from April 10-11 to conduct targeted meetings focused on the development of direct air service between China and Oakland. She will then be participating in the opening of the new state trade office in Shanghai on April 12, as well as in a forum focused on agricultural exports to China. Prior to joining the mission, from April 6-9, Ale Flint will be conducting business meetings in Singapore and Hong Kong with some of Oakland’s maritime trading partners.
For the California-China trade mission, the port will be joining a delegation of many of its business partners and tenants at the seaport and airport, as well as organizations whose members move cargo through the port, including FedEx, the Almond Board of California and the Wine Institute.