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 World Trade Week Events , May 19-23rd, including CELEBRATE TRADE, the Oregon International Business Awards and Consular Corps Scholarship Gala, and our International Business Networking Reception World Trade Week Gala (details for both events are below).



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:


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 recognized 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

Come help us Celebrate this year’s Awardees:

Bob's Red Mill Natural Products - Governor's Trade  Leadership Award 

Met One Instruments, Inc. - Oregon Export Leader 

Shimadzu USA Manufacturing, Inc. - Foreign Direct Investment

ZGF - Global Leader

Nutcase Helmets - New Exporter

Maria Wulff, President World Affairs Council - Individual Achievement

Pink Martini - Ambassador Award

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

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

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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!