LOCAL TRADE EVENTS

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.

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

AUSTRALIA Aerospace, Defense & Security Sectors:
Executive Market Briefing

August 7, 9:00 - 10:30 AM, Portland Oregon


U.S. Embassy Canberra, U.S. Commercial Service Specialist Doug Hartley is in Portland to provide businesses with current market insights and advise on strategies for effective business development and sales in Australia.

The discussion focus will cover these leading commercial opportunities, government procurement developments, and how U.S. exporters can benefit:

  • Military Aviation: Australia has or is acquiring Growler, Poseidon, Triton UAV & Joint Strike Fighter
  • Helicopters: Numbers have doubled to around 2000 in the last 10 years and are projected to double again in the next 7 years
  • UAVs: Agriculture sector is very interested in the application, especially for spraying and monitoring purpose
  • Emergency Response: Seasonal bush fires and monsoonal flooding remain a threat and new solutions and equipment sought

Information/Register or contact kellie.holloway@trade.gov

RECURRING SERIES

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EXPORT STRATEGIES TOOLS AND TECHNIQUES

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. The 2015-2016 line up is listed below. Registration links and instructions for each event will be posted closer to the date of each seminar.

Portland

Date: October 8, 2015

Location: Expeditors International, Marine Drive, Portland Oregon

Salem

Date: February 4, 2016

Location: TBD

Eugene

Date: November 12, 2015

Location: Moss Adams, Eugene Oregon

Bend

Date: June 9, 2016

Location: Parks and Rec Building, Riverbend Park, Bend Oregon

Please note registration isn’t complete until registration fees have been paid.

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


INTERNATIONAL BUSINESS NETWORKING RECEPTIONS

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. Mark your calendar now for our 2014/2015 networking series:

September 10, 2015Fall Kick-off Reception

World Trade Center 2, Skybridge, SW 1st St. between Taylor and Salmon

December 3, 2015Holiday Networking Reception

Plaza Conference Room, World Trade Center 2, SW 1st and Taylor Streets

February 25, 2016Mid-Winter Reception

Plaza Conference Room, World Trade Center 2, SW 1st and Taylor Streets

May 18, 2016 – World Trade Week Networking Reception and Gala

World Trade Center 2, Skybridge, SW 1st St. between Taylor and Salmon

Registration: While this event is free of charge, we do request the favor of registration. Registration will be available for each event approximately 6 weeks prior to the event and can be accessed by clicking on the date of the reception you wish to attend. Please note that RSVPs by email cannot be acknowledged, please use the link provided for the event to register.

*Please note all Networking Receptions for the 2014-2015 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:

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

LOCAL PARTNER EVENTS

2015 - The Year of Trade in Oregon

“International trade generates nearly half a million jobs in Oregon and is a major economic growth engine for the state.”

That point is among many to be made throughout 2015 by the Pacific Northwest International Trade Association (PNITA), a program of the Portland Business Alliance, and by the Port of Portland. Together the Alliance and the Port are launching “Year of Trade in Oregon” as a way to raise awareness for Oregon’s strength in global markets and for the state’s economic dependence on trade.

Other organizations supporting this effort include: Greater Portland Inc., Business Oregon, Oregon Consular Corps, Oregon Department of Agriculture, CMS Consulting Services, the Portland Development Commission and the U.S. Department of Commerce.

For more information on trade in Oregon and to see all upcoming trade-related events in the Portland area, please visit the 2015 Year of Trade website at www.tradeinoregon.com. Join the conversation on Twitter at #tradeinOR.

Please contact Jennifer Woods to have your local trade-related events posted here: Jennifer.Woods@trade.gov.


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