For a more adventurous approach, groups can embark on a Tillicum Village Sightseeing Tour Cruise to explore historic Blake Island
In 1993, when the United States hosted the first Leaders' Meeting on Blake Island
near Seattle, APEC Leaders hailed the rise of the Asia-Pacific's voice in the global economy.
The US last hosted APEC in 1993 on Blake Island
, Washington, where
The event includes a scenic cruise to Blake Island
, lunch and Native American entertainment.
Although it's in the middle of Lake Quinsigamond instead of the South Pacific, when a visitor strolls the wooded path on Blake Island
, it's pretty easy to imagine being far from civilization.
This is an excellent opportunity to purchase some fine clothes, interesting items for the home, or Northwest artwork and crafts, before returning to the hotel to get ready for the Paul Bunyan Party on Blake Island
It was Clinton who initiated the idea APEC leaders should meet annually and he launched the first meeting in 1993 at Blake Island
The second is trade and investment liberalization, an agenda that emerged at its 1993 meeting when President Clinton invited the (then) 18 APEC leaders to Blake Island
, Washington, for the first-ever APEC Economic Leaders Meeting.
Thursday night we'll board a boat for a quick tour of Seattle's harbor in Elliot Bay, then make our way to Blake Island
where members of Northwest Coast tribes will prepare our salmon dinner and entertain us in Native American fashion.
Catch a charter boat from Piers 55 and 56 along Seattle's waterfront, and eight miles later you'll land at Blake Island
Marine State Park, home of Tillicum Village.
Festivities will include a client appreciation cruise to Pacific Northwest favorite Tillicum Village on Blake Island
On Thursday night of the convention we will board a boat and head across Puget Sound for Blake Island
and a Native American-style dinner.