Event Calendar

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)
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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
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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
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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
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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
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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).

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.