Archive for the ‘Upcoming Industry Events’ Category

  • September 30 – October 1, 2014

    Committee Meetings – Golf Tournament – Fishing Derby

    Portland, OR

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    Golf Tournament
    October 1, 2014
    Columbia Edgewater Country Club

    Fishing Derby
    October 1, 2014
    Beacon Rock

    Autumn Assembly of Committees
    September 30, 2014
    Embassy Suites Airport Hotel


  • A Technology Showcase Web Conference presented by NWFPA

    September 9, 2014
    10:00 am – 12:00 pm Pacific

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    Speed, uniformity and quality control are three immediate gains your company can achieve by adding or enhancing robotic and vision solutions in your various processes. Investing in the right robot or machine vision solution, can reduce costs while improving quality and safety.

    Market Situation and Trends Briefing
    We’ll open our live web event with industry experts who will discuss what they are seeing in the industry today.

    Industry Vetted Supplier Presentations
    Suppliers, which have been selected by the NWFPA Energy pilot team, will then present their innovative technologies and answer questions posed by the expert and event attendees.

    Areas of focus will include:

    • Application Areas: The latest advances and technology applications
    • Business Cases: Fast ROI, increased efficiencies, improved quality, lower operating costs
    • Differentiation: High efficiency, low maintenance, long useful life, low total cost of ownership
    • A Full Range of Technologies: From new, emerging ideas to vetted and efficient existing systems
  • October 8, 2014
    Museum of Flight
    Seattle, WA

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    As governments around the globe reconfigure budgets to match new defense and security postures, and as changes in Russian political policies threaten to affect international space programs, civil and military supply chain opportunities are rapidly changing.  Learn how global policy changes, declining procurement budgets, and life extensions on legacy aircraft are creating exciting new opportunities for aerospace and defense manufacturers and suppliers.  Join PNAA and an unrivaled panel of experts to learn how your business can capitalize on the changes taking place within the industry.

    This one day aerospace conference will analyze defense, space and UAV market trends; explore how shrinking budgets and production delays are creating profitable MRO supply chain opportunities; and explain what increasingly sophisticated cyber-campaigns and enhanced ISR capabilities will mean for your business.

    Join PNAA as they delve into the commercialization of space and unmanned systems to learn how private companies are revolutionizing the industry – creating exciting new opportunities for northwest suppliers.  Whether you supply parts for commercial or military jets, restore legacy aircraft, manufacture satellites and sensors or are considering expanding your reach into unmanned systems, PNAA’s conference will provide the information and contacts you need for success now and in the future.



  • January 12-14, 2015
    Oregon Convention Center
    Portland, Oregon

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    The NW Food Processors Expo is the largest regional meeting of food processors and suppliers in North America, attracting industry decision-makers from across the northwest, Canada and the rest of the United States. Sized just right, Expo is not too big and not too small by design to encourage networking, deliver information resulting in quality leads.

  • September 11, 2014

    3:00 – 7:00 pm

    University of Washington Bothell
    18115 Campus Way NE
    Discovery Hall
    Bothell, WA  98011

    Featured Keynote Speaker: Venkat Rajan, Medical Devices Industry Manager with industry analyst group Frost and Sullivan

    Registration: $55 Early Bird/Member – $65 Early Bird/Non-Member

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    Don’t miss this year’s seventh annual Washington State Biomedical Device Summit on Thursday, September 11 at the University of Washington’s newly-constructed $68M state-of-the-art Discovery Hall, home to the UW Bothell’s School of Science, Technology, Engineering and Math (STEM). This year’s Summit will bring together leading executives, entrepreneurs, researchers, government officials, thought leaders and stakeholders from the region’s biomedical device community to explore the state of the industry, review trends and innovations coming our way, and discuss the opportunities and challenges for our region.

    This year’s featured keynote speaker is Venkat Rajan, Medical Devices Industry Manager with industry analyst group Frost & Sullivan.  Rajan will be providing an update on key trends from Frost & Sullivan’s Global Medical Devices Outlook: Positioning for the Future report.

    The US healthcare industry is experiencing the same sort of dramatic shift and evolution seen in retail, banking, and other industries. New-to-Market firms, companies whose core business resides entirely outside of healthcare, are expanding into new roles. Confronted with a perfect storm of sweeping trends including budgetary challenges, regulatory pressures and resource constraints, the winners of healthcare reform will be those who innovate to succeed. This year’s summit will bring together leading executives, entrepreneurs, researchers, government officials, thought leaders and stakeholders from the region’s biomedical device and healthcare community to explore these dramatic changes in the healthcare landscape including:

    • Opportunities for harnessing new technologies (wireless, mobile, cloud computing and big data) to enable improved outcomes
    • Accelerating the design of secure devices as well as collaboration with health systems to promote safer device operating environments in which security vulnerabilities are managed properly
    • Adapting quality systems and regulatory strategy to keep up with the pace of technology change