Event Calendar

Sept 19-23, 2018 calendarAdd to vCal | iCal

Africa Aerospace & Defence 2018

The USA Partnership Pavilion at Africa Aerospace & Defence 2018 builds on America's equity in South Africa and Kallman Worldwide's history with the show to help you meet more buyers, decision-makers and influencers here. In addition to exhibitor services, the upcoming edition of the Pavilion will feature an innovative turnkey stand design, a robust delegation program and signature USA Partnership Pavilion events to promote networking among American suppliers, African buyers and civilian and military leaders.

For more information email Peter Kelley.

Sept 25, 2018, 8:00 am - 12:00 pm calendarAdd to vCal | iCal

Grow Online Sales to Global Customers

Join the eCommerce Innovation Lab of the U.S. Commercial Service and experts to learn about:

  • developing your presence on global E Commerce marketplaces and building your own transnational website
  • search engine optimization, website analytics and mobile eCommerce optimization
  • identifying best prospects in cross-border eCommerce
  • innovative global marketing and brand building strategies
  • challenges and opportunities confronted by peer practitioners
  • person to person payment options and other eCommerce essentials

Location: Bend Parks & Recreation, Riverbend Community Room, 779 SW Columbia Street, Bend, OR 97702
Cost: $45 per person (includes continental breakfast)
Register online

Sept 25, 2018, 1:00 pm - 4:00 pm calendarAdd to vCal | iCal

Oregon InC Meeting

Oregon InC will hold a meeting Tuesday, September 25, 2018. Meeting agenda and details are posted on the Oregon InC meeting web page as they become available.

For more information, contact Mark Brady at 503-689-5638.

Sept 27, 2018, 9:15 a-12:15 p calendarAdd to vCal | iCal

Broadband Advisory Council Meeting

The Broadband Advisory Council will hold a regular monthly meeting in Salem at the Local Government Center, 1201 Court Street NE, Conference Room 306. Visit the 2018 Meeting Schedule page to download meeting agendas and materials as they become available.

For more information, contact Chris Tamarin at 503-508-0178.

Sept 28, 2018, 9:00 - 10:30 am calendarAdd to vCal | iCal

Seeking Business Opportunities through the Asian Development Bank

The Asian Development Bank (ADB) is an international development finance institution dedicated to reducing poverty in Asia and the Pacific through loans, grants, research, and technical assistance to its member countries, as well as investments in private companies. This event will focus on how to identify and pursue ADB business opportunities as well as how to bid successfully for ADB-financed projects. The speaker also will provide an overview of economic climate in Asia and how ADB supports investment and trade.

Location: One World Trade Center, 121 SW Salmon St, Suite 240, Portland, OR 97204
Register online

Sept 29-Oct 3, 2018 calendarAdd to vCal | iCal

WEFTEC 2018

WEFTEC, the Water Environment Federation's Technical Exhibition and Conference, is the largest annual water quality event in the world. Serving as the largest conference of its kind in North America, WEFTEC offers water quality professionals from around the world with the best water quality education and training available today. Visit the show web site to learn more.

Small-sized businesses are encouraged to apply for Export Promotion grant funding for this event.

For more information, contact Sunun Setboonsarng at 503-229-6057.

Oct 1, 2018, 3:00 pm-5:00 pm calendarAdd to vCal | iCal

Eastern Oregon Border Economic Development Board Meeting

The Eastern Oregon Border Economic Development Board will hold a board meeting on October 1, 2018. Visit the board's meeting Web page for meeting details and materials as they become available.

For more information, contact Scott Fairley at 541-969-0202.

Oct 3, 2018, 8:00 am - 4:30 pm calendarAdd to vCal | iCal

Export Compliance Summit

This full-day program covers what you need to know to comply with the Export Administration Regulations (EAR), International Traffic in Arms Regulations (ITAR), and other related export controls. Topics will include:

  • Developing & maintaining an export compliance program
  • HR and customer vetting considerations
  • Violations—how to avoid and what to do if a violation occurs
  • Enforcement agency roles in export compliance
  • Regulatory updates and forecasts
  • And MORE!

Location: Clackamas, Oregon
Cost: rates vary
Register online

Oct 4, 2018, 4:30 pm - 6:30 pm calendarAdd to vCal | iCal

US Commercial Service International Business Networking Reception

The largest global business networking reception in Portland, fostering connections among professional working in international business. This kicks off the 2018-2019 season, featuring three receptions (Oct, Feb, May). Expand your network of partners and trade connections, exchange best practices, identify strategies, and new approaches to trade!

Location:Two World Trade Center, Skybridge Terrace, 26 SW Salmon St, Portland, OR 97204
Register online

Oct 4, 2018, 1:30 - 3:30 pm calendarAdd to vCal | iCal

Doing Business in India Seminar

The U.S. Embassy in India has identified key opportunities in sectors including energy, healthcare, aviation, educational services, environmental technology, smart cities, and safety and security among other areas, in which Oregon and SW Washington firms excel. A growing middle class and a globally competitive information technology sector present strong potential for collaboration and investment opportunities.

This seminar will provide an overview of the Indian economy and successful market entry strategies and features Adrian Mutton CEO of Sannam4, a leading market entry consultancy that has assisted Fortune 500 and SME firms and educational institutions enter the challenging Indian market. Presenters will include local Oregon & SW Washington firms sharing their experience and insight on the market and collaborative activities.

Location:One World Trade Center, 121 SW Salmon St, Suite 240, Portland, OR 97204
Cost: $25 per person
Register online

Oct 4, 2018, 9:00 - 10:00 am calendarAdd to vCal | iCal

Finance Committee Meeting

The Business Oregon Commission's Finance Committee will hold a meeting and executive session authorized under ORS 192.660(2)(f) to consider the following application:

Intel, Washington County, Industrial Development Bond

Visit the committee's meeting web page for meeting details and materials as they become available.

For more information, contact Pam Brunell at 503-986-0172.

Oct 5, 2018, 10:00 am - 12:00 pm calendarAdd to vCal | iCal

IFA Board Meeting

Meeting Canceled The IFA Board will hold a regular board meeting in Salem, October 5, 2018. Meeting agenda and materials are available on the board meeting page.

For more information, contact Suzy Miller at 503-986-0117.

Oct 16-19, 2018 calendarAdd to vCal | iCal

CEATEC Japan 2018

CEATEC Japan is the premier CPS/IoT exhibition showcasing innovative technologies in diverse industries that play a key role in realizing Society 5.0—Japan's vision of the future. Cyber Physical Systems (CPS), together with (IoT) are the foundation of the Smart Factory and the Smart Home. 145,000 expected visitors come to look for products in the areas of electronic components, devices and equipment, AI and big data, 5G, cyber security, smart factory, smart work, smart energy, fitness/healthcare, and entertainment. In 2018 CEATEC features a U.S. Pavilion, which provides an opportunity to exhibit at a very reasonable cost. Visit the show Web site for more information.

Small-sized businesses are encouraged to apply for Export Promotion grant funding for this event.

Oct 17, 2018, 1:15-3:15 p calendarAdd to vCal | iCal

Broadband Advisory Council Meeting

The Broadband Advisory Council will hold a regular monthly meeting in Hood River. Visit the 2018 Meeting Schedule page to download meeting agendas and materials as they become available.

For more information, contact Chris Tamarin at 503-508-0178.

Oct 17, 2018 calendarAdd to vCal | iCal

Bend Outdoor Worx

The Bend Outdoor Worx BreakOut is the only funding event created solely for the outdoor product industry. Early and Growth stage company pitch finalists will secure an opportunity to present to the audience at the 450-seat Tower Theatre.

At last year's event, a total of $117,500 was awarded to five different emerging outdoor companies and another $100k in debt funding through Business Oregon's Small Business Expansion Program.

Applications close July 20, 2018, for outdoor companies seeking funding and visibility.

Oct 17, 2018, 10:00 am - 3:00 pm calendarAdd to vCal | iCal

Enterprise Zones and Other Oregon Tax Incentives Workshop

Training, questions and discussion, with presentation on topics:

  • Taxes & Incentives Background
  • Income Tax Abatements
  • Enterprise Zones
  • Enterprise Zone Incentives
  • Non-zone Property Tax Exemptions

Location: Chemeketa Center for Business & Industry, 1st Floor auditorium, 626 High St NE, Salem, OR 97301
Register/RSVP by October 5, 2018, by emailing Tami Lundy, SEDCOR, or calling 503-588-6225 to order box lunch ($10).

Oct 18-19, 2018 calendarAdd to vCal | iCal

2018 Bend Venture Conference

The Bend Venture Conference connects impact, early stage, and growth stage companies with investment opportunities. If that's you, mark the calendar for October 18-19, 2018, so you can take part in this premier regional event that attracts more than 600 top entrepreneurs, investors (including Business Oregon), and business leaders each year. Business Oregon will return as a Fund Sponsor at the 2018 conference.

Visit the conference web site to learn about the categories. Application deadline is August 8, 2018.

Oct 22, 2018, 10:00 am - 3:00 pm calendarAdd to vCal | iCal

Enterprise Zones and Other Oregon Tax Incentives Workshop

Training, questions and discussion, with presentation on topics:

  • Taxes & Incentives Background
  • Income Tax Abatements
  • Enterprise Zones
  • Enterprise Zone Incentives
  • Non-zone Property Tax Exemptions

Location: Judge Guy Boyington Building, 857 Commercial Street, Astoria, OR 97103
Register/RSVP by October 11, 2018, by emailing Suzanne Johnson, Director, Assessment and Taxation, Clatsop County, or calling 503-325-8522 to order box lunch ($10).

Oct 25, 2018 calendarAdd to vCal | iCal

Business Oregon Commission Meeting

The Business Oregon Commission will hold a meeting October 25, 2018. Visit the 2018 Meeting Schedule page to download meeting agendas and materials as they become available.

For more information, contact Gina Wiedrick at 503-229-5009.

Nov 15, 2018, 9:15 a-12:15 p calendarAdd to vCal | iCal

Broadband Advisory Council Meeting

The Broadband Advisory Council will hold a regular monthly meeting in Salem at the Local Government Center, 1201 Court Street NE, Conference Room 306. Visit the 2018 Meeting Schedule page to download meeting agendas and materials as they become available.

For more information, contact Chris Tamarin at 503-508-0178.

Nov 26-Dec 8, 2018 calendarAdd to vCal | iCal

Consumer Products Mission to Australia

Business Oregon will lead a group of consumer-oriented product exporters from the state to Melbourne for a week of 1:1 meetings, events, and tours in concert with the Fine Food Show and another few days in Sydney for more meetings and promotions. Partners include Prospect Portland, US Department of Commerce, Oregon Department of Agriculture, Travel Oregon, and Travel Portland.

Small-sized businesses are encouraged to apply for Export Promotion grant funding for this event.

Contact Alexa Byers, 503-475-1832, for additional information.

Jan 15, 2019 calendarAdd to vCal | iCal

Oregon Mass Timber Industry Development Summit

Save the Date—This Summit is uniquely designed for public officials and economic development personnel to learn about tools, strategies, specialists, and potential partners available to them to support development of the mass timber sector in Oregon counties and municipalities. Breakout sessions will provide a forum for communication between industry, investors, public officials, and the R&D community to facilitate dialog and identification of possible strategic partners. Plan to attend and start conversations that can lead to new business development initiatives in Oregon counties and municipalities.

Location: Salem Convention Center
More information to follow.

Mar 8-11, 2019 calendarAdd to vCal | iCal

IWA Outdoor Classic

IWA Outdoor Classics is one of the major trade shows for Oregon companies in the hunting, military products, knives, outdoor hunting apparel industry. Visit the show web site for more information.

Business Oregon will have an Oregon booth and take a delegation of 5 Oregon companies to the show. This event qualifies for an Export Promotion grant to offset show attendance. Any Oregon outdoor-industry company interested in attending the show should contact Dana Shannon.

Apr 24-27, 2019 calendarAdd to vCal | iCal

FAMEX 2019

FAMEX 2019 is a commercial trade show for the civil and military aeronautics and aerospace sectors. The show is organized by the Ministry of National Defence and Mexican Air Force and is expected to attract more than 220,000 attendees.

Visit Kallman Worldwide to reserve your space; or email Peter Kelley.

Small-sized businesses are encouraged to apply for Export Promotion grant funding for this event.