Archive for the ‘Upcoming Industry Events’ Category

  • Hosted through the Investing In Manufacturing Communities Partnership (IMCP)

    November 18, 2014
    9:00 am to 4:30 pm

    Columbia Gorge Hotel
    4000 Westcliff Dr.
    Hood River, OR  97301

    RSVP to Jessica Metta at MCEED at or (541) 296-2266.

    Come and add your voice to a conversation about the future of the manufacturing industry in the Mid-Columbia Region. What are some of the next big ideas in value-add food processing?

    What do you need to increase your impact?

    Learn Trends
    Hear from experts about regional and national trends in value-add processing.

    Share Experience
    …about your industry insights, gaps and barriers and what you need to stay innovative and local

    Get Inspired
    Find out how four different value-add companies are finding success.

    Find Resources
    Learn how you can be more energy efficient, access resources and collaborate with colleagues.


  • Launch Your Holiday Season

    December 4, 2014
    5:00 – 8:00 pm
    Museum of Flight
    9404 E. Marginal Way, Seattle

    $65 per person


    Bring a new, unwrapped gift for Toys for Tots and receive a $10 discount on registration.

    Celebrate the magic of the holidays with PNAA, CAMPS, aerospace vendors and all your aerospace friends. Join PNAA at the Museum of Flight in Seattle for a festive evening celebrating the accomplishments of the aerospace industry and to toast another incredible year. Mingle and enjoy:

    • Holiday Drawings
    • Hors d’oeuvres and drinks
    • Networking in a festive holiday atmosphere

    Inspire the next generation

    This holiday season, donate a new unwrapped toy airplane, helicopter, rocket, robot, remote control vehicle or your favorite childhood toy. It will bring great joy to a child this holiday season — and maybe even for a lifetime.


  • November 20, 2014
    7:30 – 8:30 am
    New Vision Mercy Room
    Yakima, WA

    Click here to register.

    More and more local companies are incorporating “Servant Leadership” into their management philosophy. If you are interested or curious about how to encourage, support and enable your employees to unfold their full potential and abilities, then you should attend this roundtable.


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

    Click here for more information.

    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.

    MASTERING THE MOMENTUM: Managing Risk and Opportunity in the Global Supply Chain

    February 10-12, 2015

    Lynnwood, WA


    Each year, PNAA assembles an internationally recognized team of analysts and experts from industry to provide one of the most comprehensive programs in the United States. PNAA now hosts the largest conference in its sector on the U.S. west coast. In 2014, 455 attendees representing 270 businesses from across North America and Europe participated.

    Join PNAA for the latest market intelligence from renowned analysts like Richard Aboulafia; aerospace program updates from leading OEMs including Boeing and Airbus; as well as unrivaled networking opportunities with high level aerospace executives from the Pacific Northwest and around the world.

  • November 14, 2014
    6:00 – 9:00 pm

    Meydenbauer Center
    11100 NE 6th St.
    Bellevue, WA  98004

    $65 per individual
    $125 per couple
    $600 per table of 10


    This event is a social event for members, spouses, guests and employees.

    Selected CAMPS members will be awarded for the following categories:

    • CAMPS Manufacturing “Company of the Year”
    • CAMPS Supply Chain “Company of the Year”
    • CAMPS Associate “Company of the Year”
    • CAMPS Affiliate “Organization of the Year”
    • CAMPS “Manufacturing Innovation Leader“:
      A company who’s applied “out of the box thinking” to a tool, machine or process that has or has the potential to change practices in manufacturing.
    • CAMPS “Workforce Innovation Leader”
      A company who’s applied “out of the box thinking” to employment practices that has or has the potential to change practices in our community
    • CAMPS “Leadership Award”
      An individual who’s added momentum to the CAMPS Mission through their own personal actions
    • CAMPS “Rookie of the Year”
      A new member company or individual who has shown out of the gate involvement to promote the CAMPS mission
    • CAMPS “Volunteer of the Year”
      An individual who has shown exemplary contributions in supporting a CAMPS program or initiative


  • Sponsored by Clackamas County Business and Economic Development, Valley Machine Precision Manufacturing, timbercon and Tactical Tailor

    November 19, 2014
    5:00 – 8:30 pm
    The Sentinel Hotel (formerly The Governor Hotel)
    614 SW 11th Ave.
    Portland, OR

    $145 for PNDC members
    $245 for non-members


    Join hundreds of the region’s top executives for the Pacific Northwest defense and security industry’s premier event of the year, the PNDC Annual Meeting in Portland, Oregon.

    Guests will enjoy an evening of technology displays and demonstrations, high-caliber speakers and special awards while networking with top military and business leaders.

    Keynote Speakers
    Frank Foti, President and CEO of Vigor Industrial – Frank J. Foti serves as the President and CEO of Vigor Industrial, which has major facilities in Oregon, Washington and Alaska. Born and raised in Ohio, Frank attended Miami University and then headed to Oregon to work with cable TV providers. He returned to Ohio to run the family’s small construction business, increasing revenues by 260% before selling the company, returning to Oregon, and buying the Portland shipyard. Since then, Vigor has grown from the single shipyard to operations in eight locations with 2,000 people. Annual revenues have grown from $40 million to $500 million.

    Colonel Bob O’Brien, COO, I Corps, Joint Base Lewis-McChord –  Colonel Bob O’Brien was commissioned in the Infantry in 1992 with a Bachelor of Science degree from the United States Military Academy. As a lieutenant, he served as an infantry platoon leader, scout platoon leader and company executive officer in the 101st Airborne Division. As a captain, he served as an assistant professor of military science at North Georgia College and State University in Dahlonega, Georgia, where he also earned a Master of Public Administration degree. In 2000, he deployed to Kosovo, then commanded two infantry companies in the 1st Infantry Division in Vilseck, Germany.

  • Hosted by Gordon Thomas Honeywell Governmental Affairs

    December 8, 2014
    3:00 – 5:00 pm
    Gordon Thomas Honeywell Governmental Affairs
    1201 Pacific Ave., Suite 2100
    Tacoma, WA

    Free to PNDC Members

    Click here to register.

    It’s that time of year! Please join PNDC in celebrating the end of another fantastic year. This year’s holiday party will be held at Gordon Thomas Honeywell Governmental Affairs in downtown Tacoma, WA. Join PNDC for an evening of networking, food and drinks.

    This is a great opportunity for you to interact with other members of the defense industry and networking with PNDC Board Members.

  • Presented by PNDC and Kitsap Economic Development Alliance

    January 14, 2015
    11:00 am – 1:30 pm

    Kitsap Conference Center
    100 Washington Ave.
    Bremerton, WA  98337

    Before December 31st…
    $50 for Kitsap EDA/PNDC members

    $75 for non-members


    The Pacific Northwest Defense Luncheon will bring military and private sector leaders together to discuss the latest maritime initiatives and procurement opportunities for Northwest businesses. Don’t miss this exclusive opportunity to connect with the people you need to meet and to learn what you need to know from the people in the know.

    Whether you work on the Kitsap Peninsula or come over (by car or ferry) for this luncheon, you and your business will greatly benefit from the timely information and the quality networking opportunities.

    Keynote Speaker

    Captain Stephen Williamson, USN, Commander, Puget Sound Naval Shipyard & Intermediate Maintenance Facility 

    Who Should Attend?

    Small businesses, government entities, military leaders, and defense contracting firms are all invited to take part in this unique event.