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. 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.

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

Poland Consul General Briefing: Insights on Commercial and Europe Relations

Date: September 19, 2014

Location: Flags Conference Room, Plaza Level, Two World Trade Center, 121 SW Salmon Street, Portland OR 97204

Cost: The event is free, but seating is limited, therefore registration is required.

Register: Click here

Join an executive briefing with Consul General Mariusz Brymora of the Polish Consulate in Los Angeles followed by a business roundtable with area firms discussing experience and lessons learned on how to be successful in the Polish market. Please register above if you plan to attend.

RECURRING SERIES

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 2014-2015 lineup includes:

Portland

Date: Thursday, October 2, 2014

Location: Expeditors International, 2508 N Marine Dr., Portland, OR 97217

Time: 8:00 AM – 4:30 PM

Cost: $100/person (includes course binder, coffee with continental breakfast and lunch)

Register: Click here to register. Please note you will need your credit card in order to complete your registration.

Salem

Date: Thursday, November 20, 2014

Location: SEDCOR, 626 High St Ne, Ste. 200, Salem, OR 97301

Time: 8:00 AM – 4:30 PM

Cost: $100/person (includes course binder, coffee with continental breakfast and lunch)

Register: to register for this class click here. Please note registration isn’t complete until registration fees have been paid.

Eugene

Date: Thursday, February 19, 2015

Location: Moss Adams, 975 Oak St, Ste 500, Eugene, OR 97401

Time: 8:00 AM – 4:30 PM

Cost: $100/person (includes course binder, coffee with continental breakfast and lunch)

Register: Check back in the Fall for a registration link. Please note registration isn’t complete until registration fees have been paid.

Bend

Date: Thursday, June 4, 2015

Location: TBD

Time: 8:00 AM – 4:30 PM

Cost: $100/person (includes course binder, coffee with continental breakfast and lunch)

Register: Check back in the New Year for a registration link. 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 9, 2014Fall Kick-off Reception

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

December 4, 2014Holiday Networking Reception

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

February 26, 2015Mid-Winter Reception

May 21, 2015World Trade Week International Business Networking Gala

Cost: Free
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 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:

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

LOCAL PARTNER EVENTS

Japan Building Materials Trade Mission

Date: September 16-20, 2014

Mission Stops: Sapporo, Tokyo & Sendai

Full Mission Flyer at:   

http://www.ep.org/en/programs/japan_events/460

Meet Japanese builders, architects, and wholesalers and update your knowledge of Japan's housing market during this week of seminars, meetings, and receptions.

Seminars will present information about how Japanese companies can differentiate their projects and maximize competitiveness with new products, designs, and marketing methods.

Three Seminars & Table Top Display Shows

US companies are featured in three seminars about building materials and technologies that can improve the performance, design, sales price and marketability of Japanese homes. 

Two Roundtable Discussions & Reception with Importer-Wholesalers & Builders  

Mission members will participate in roundtable discussions and receptions with:

  • The Imported Building Materials Forum (Association) (IBMF) - Meet importers to discuss products, issues affecting imported building materials, and make business contacts. IBMF's energy efficient building materials study group and kitchen designers study group will also report.
  • Imported Housing Industry Organization (IHIO) - IHIO is a professional organization of builders who use imported building materials.
  • JERCO-Meet with members of the Japan's largest remodeling association. Members include remodelers, manufacturers, trading companies and remodeling-related service providers.

Reception with Japanese Architect Association

Develop contacts with architects during this evening reception in Tokyo with members of a 314-person architect association at the association's own Architect Café. The café is a showroom featuring design and furniture supplied by association members. (architectcafe.com/)

Mission Schedule

Tuesday, Sept 15 - Arrive in Sapporo (flights from US available)    

Tuesday, Sept 16 - Afternoon Sapporo seminar, followed by evening travel to Tokyo (via air)   

Wednesday, Sept 17 (am) - Roundtable meeting JERCO.

Wednesday, Sept 17 (pm) -Tokyo IBMF & IHIO meeting & reception

Thursday, Sept 18h (pm) Tokyo seminar  

Thursday, Sept 18 (eve) - Reception with Architect Café  

Friday, Sept 19- Travel to Sendai, afternoon Sendai seminar

For more information contact EBPA at 503-481-5862.

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


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