Through July to September, 2013, ASMI China held another round of trade gatherings in 9 cities in China including Shanghai, Nanjing, Chengdu, Beijing, Qingdao, Guangzhou, Shenzhen, and Fuzhou. For each gathering, about 50 key traders including importers, wholesalers, distributors and retailers of Alaska seafood products were invited. The gatherings consisted of two parts: a panel discussion and lunch or dinner reception. At the panel discussion, the current seafood market was discussed. ASMI China was expected to learn more about each company’s business and their expectations for ASMI China. Alaska seafood was used in the preparation of the receptions, this included Alaska Pacific cod, black cod, Pollock roe, sockeye salmon, snow crab legs, Yellowfin sole, etc. Via this unique opportunity, this series of 9 trade gatherings were expected to be an ideal platform for ASMI to enhance the relationship with traders and develop new clients as well as set a sound base for the promotion of Alaska seafood.