The U.S. Commercial Service in Portland, along with our local international trade partners, conducts on-going conferences, seminars, and events to educate our clients and promote international trade. Whether it's an executive briefing with a Commercial Service Officer from Australia or a videoconference with your distributor in Zurich, these events are designed to help U.S. exporters market locally and sell globally.

Important Note: You may be eligible to receive financial assistance for export training seminars through the Oregon Trade Promotion Program Grants

** Don’t miss out on the opportunity to Nominate your Company for an International Trade Award to be presented at CELEBRATE TRADE, the Oregon International Business Awards and Consular Corps Scholarship Gala, during World Trade Month! The deadline for nominations is Friday, February 28.
Please submit your nomination with the online Awards Nomination Form.



This day-long seminar provides information and resources needed to help established businesses develop an export market, supplies occasional exporters with tools to begin/expand international business, and offers current exporters a forum for discussing special issues in export business development.

This class is offered approximately four times annually in various locations, including Portland, Salem, Eugene and Bend. No classes are scheduled over the summer months, but resume in September.

April 17, 2014 Garibaldi, Oregon - Cancelled

May 8, 2014 Bend, Oregon

Location: Parks and Rec Admin Building, 799 SW Columbia St., Bend, OR 97002

Time: 8:00 AM – 4:30 PM

Cost: $100

Registration: Click Here

Please contact Jennifer.Woods@trade.gov for more information.


Join us for this quarterly series -- meet and greet other professionals working in the field of international business, expand your network of partners and business connections, exchange best practices, and discuss strategies for the changing economic landscape of international trade.

Cost: Free
: World Trade Center 2, SW 1st and Taylor Streets, Plaza Conference Room (December & February)
: 4:30-6:30 PM

While this event is free of charge, we request the favor of registration.

May 22, 2014 World Trade Week International Business Networking Gala

To Register click here

*Please note all Networking Receptions for the 2013-2014 season take place at the World Trade Center, which is accessible by Max train. Parking is available under the WTC building, on the street in the surrounding blocks, and at the Smart Park garages at SW 2nd & Jefferson and SW 4th & Taylor.

We are able to keep these events free of charge thanks to our generous sponsors:

If you wish to be added to the list to receive notifications regarding upcoming Networking Receptions click here:

Asia/Pacific Business Outlook 2012

Access 18 Asia/Pacific Markets in 2 Days


April 7-8, 2014


University of Southern California
Davidson Conference Center
Los Angeles, CA



If you are a business leader or executive looking for export and investment opportunities in the dynamic Asia/Pacific region, this is the one conference you can't afford to miss. Asia/Pacific Business Outlook has been hosted by the USC Marshall School of Business for 26 years with the full support of the U.S. Commercial Service. It is simply the most successful conference focusing specifically on Asian markets.

Asia/Pacific Business Outlook features 60 sessions on the following countries/regions: Australia, China, Hong Kong, India, Indonesia, Japan, Korea, Malaysia, New Zealand, Philippines, Singapore, Taipei, Thailand and Vietnam. Burma, Brazil, Mexico and Russia
are special additions to this year’s program.

Space is limited so sign up today. Due to the high demand for the one-on-one meetings, please register early to ensure your priority.

Use special Commerce Code USCSglobal2014 and register by March 3 for a discounted U.S. Commercial Service rate of $699.


Save the date for CELEBRATE TRADE Oregon International Business Awards and Consular Corps Scholarship Gala, presented by the Oregon Consular Corps and the City of Portland.

This event recognizes private sector companies that have made a significant contribution to Oregon's standing as a leader in international trade and investment and their ability to create family wage jobs. You are invited to nominate a company or submit an application for your own company for these awards. The awards will be presented to companies in seven categories. A designated steering committee will choose the winner for each category and the winners will be announced at a special semi-formal dinner program:

Monday, May 19, 2014
6:00 pm: Social hour/Registration
7:00 pm: Dinner
7:30-9:00 pm: Program

Location: Portland Art Museum (map)
Invitation and details to follow

For questions, please contact Michou Jardini at 503-808-0974 or email at mjardini68@gmail.com.

deadline for nominations
is Friday, February 28
Please submit your nomination with the online Awards Nomination Form.

Presented by:
Business Oregon, City of Portland, Greater Portland Inc., Oregon Consular Corps, Oregon Department of Agriculture, Pacific NW International Trade Assoc., Portland Business Alliance, Portland Development Commission, Port of Portland, U.S. Department of Commerce

Get more information

Register Now!


Please contact Jennifer.Woods@trade.gov for information on listing your partner event.

CELEBRATE TRADE Oregon International Business Awards and Consular Corps Scholarship Gala - Monday, May 19, 2014
  • Award Nominations Deadline is Friday, February 28, 2014!  Nominate your company or another deserving company you know using the online Awards Nomination Form.
Grants for Export Assistance!