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

Monday, May 18, 2015
6:00 pm: Social hour/Registration
7:00 pm: Dinner
7:30-9:00 pm: Program

Location: Portland Art Museum 

Invitation and details to follow

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, Travel Oregon, U.S. Department of Commerce.

For more information contact Michou Jardini at 503.808.0974 or at michoujardini@oregonconsularcorps.us

A World Trade Week Event - NAFTA: Building on the past 20 years with “Beyond the Borders Initiative”

Date: Wednesday, May 20, 2015
World Trade Center, Flags Conference Room
121 SW Salmon St., Portland OR 97204
Registration Open!


May 5, 2015, 8:00 AM - 4:30 PM
World Trade Center, Skybridge A&B, 121 SW Salmon St, Portland OR 97204

The day-long export compliance training seminar helps exporters navigate the Export Administration Regulations, including such topics as what is subject to the EAR, Export Compliance for Dual-Use Commodities and Knowing your Customer and Common Red Flags. It is structured for all those involved in the export order cycle, including sales, logistics, purchasing, operations, and managers. Leave the program with an 11 point checklist to guide you to full compliance on every export. Information/Register or contact kellie.holloway@trade.gov

2015 European Roadshow Stops in Portland!
May 22, 2015, 9:00-10:30AM (Briefing); 12:00-4:00PM (Company Consultations)
One SW Columbia St. Suite 1900, Portland OR 97258

The 2015 European Roadshow features visiting Europe-based U.S. Embassy Commercial Specialists and a Washington DC-based EU policy analyst. This briefing will offer insights on working with the U.S. Commercial Service (CS) to launch and expand your business in the 28 member countries of the European Union, and provide an update on the progress of the one of the most significant trade negotiations of the decade -- the Transatlantic Trade and Investment Partnership (TTIP). Senior Commercial Specialists from Spain and Slovakia provide special insights into these industries in their national and regional markets and discuss the CS regionalization initiative:

Aerospace, Automotive and Transportation Industries;
Energy & Environmental Technologies;
Information & Communication Industries;
Architecture, Construction & Engineering Equipment and Services; Forestry/Woodworking Machinery; and
Franchising Services

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



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:


Date: Thursday, October 2, 2014

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


Date: Thursday, November 20, 2014

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


Date: Thursday, February 19, 2015

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


Date: Thursday, June 4, 2015

Location: Bend Parks and Recreation Building, 799 SW Columbia Street, Bend, OR 97702

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

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. 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

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

May 21, 2015 – World Trade Week International Business Networking Gala
World Trade Center 2, Skybridge, SW 1st Street between Taylor and Salmon
Cost: Free

Featuring Special Exhibit from the Oregon Historical Society:
CLINK! A Taste of Oregon Wine

To Register Click here!

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:

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


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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