On October 24, UVCC Chairman Chris Runckel spoke at a dinner presentation hosted by the Seattle World Trade Club. The dinner presentation was attended by over 55 attendees including UVCC Executive Director Trung Trinh and Seattle-based UVCC Seattle coordinator Tho Luu. Presentations at the event included those from Embassy of Vietnam, Washington, DC Commercial Counselor Ngo Van Thoan, Embassy of Vietnam, Washington, DC Economic Counselor Bui Liem, Mr. Runckel and Quang H. Nguyen, Executive Director of the Vietnamese American Economic Development Association in Seattle who met with UVCC following the event to discuss potential collaboration in organizing an active Vietnamese American Chamber of Commerce for the Seattle area.