LOCAL TRADE EVENTS

The U.S. Commercial Service 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

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. Registration links and instructions for each event will be posted closer to the date of each seminar. Our 2016-2017 dates will be updated soon.

Portland seminar registration is now open!

Portland – September 29, 2016

Time: 8:00AM- 4:30PM
Location: Expeditors, Marine Drive, Portland

Cost: $100

Registration – Click Here

Bend June 2017

Time: 8:00AM- 4:30PM
Location: Parks and Rec Building, Riverbend Park, Bend Oregon

Cost: $100

Registration available roughly 1 month before scheduled date.

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. Our 2016/2017 networking series dates will be published soon, check back for updates! If your organization is interested in being a sponsor of this series, please contact Jennifer Woods, Jennifer.woods@trade.gov.

Registration: While this event is free of charge, we do request the favor of registration. Registration is taken on-line only and will be available approximately 6 weeks prior to the event. Click on the highlighted event date for a registration link.

*Directions: The World Trade Center is accessible by Max train (Morrison/Yamhill stops). 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.

September 22, 2016 - Fall Kick-Off Reception

4:30-6:30PM

World Trade Center 2, Skybridge Terrace

SW 1st and Taylor Streets
Portland, OR 97204

December 8, 2016 - Holiday Networking Reception

4:30-6:30PM

World Trade Center 2, Mezzanine Level
SW 1st and Taylor Streets
Portland, OR 97204

February 23, 2017 – Mid-Winter Networking Reception

4:30-6:30PM

World Trade Center 2, Plaza Conference Room

SW 1st and Taylor Streets
121 SW Salmon St.
Portland, OR 97204

May 18, 2017 – World Trade Week Gala Reception

4:30-6:30PM

World Trade Center 2, Skybridge Terrace
SW 1st and Taylor Streets
Portland, OR 97204

Many thanks to our 2015-2016 series Gold Sponsors:

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LOCAL PARTNER EVENTS

2016 - The Year of Trade in Oregon continues!

“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 2016 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 2016 Year of Trade website at www.tradeinoregon.com. Join the conversation on Twitter at #tradeinOR.

Japan Building Materials Trade Mission -

Sapporo, Tokyo, and Sendai

September 26-30, 2016

Registration Deadline: July 15, 2016

Note: Companies do not need to be members of EBPA to participate

The Evergreen Building Products Association and the State of Washington, with support from the Department of Commerce and the U.S. Foreign Agricultural Service are leading a trade mission for US building materials suppliers to three of Japan's strongest construction markets: Sapporo, Tokyo, and Sendai.

Participants will meet hundreds of Japanese builders, architects, and wholesalers and expand and update their understanding about Japan's housing and building materials market during this week of seminars, meetings, site visits, and post-seminar receptions. Expertise and assistance by EBPA, State of Washington, and Department of Commerce trade specialists will help companies get the most out of their participation. 

The mission will consist of both Seminars & Table Top Display Show and a Roundtable Discussion & Reception with Importer-Wholesalers & Builders.

To view the full flyer including background on each of the cities included in the mission, please visit: 

http://www.ep.org/en/programs/japan_events/505

  

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


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