Archive for the ‘Upcoming Industry Events’ Category

  • Presented by Economic Development Council of Seattle and King County

    January 15, 2015
    7:00 am – 1:30 pm

    Washington State Convention Center


    Plan Ahead With Insights for 2015

    Don’t miss your chance to learn what lies ahead and connect with other regional leaders at the largest economic forecast event in the Northwest. Gain insights into critical business issues with forecasts from nationally recognized experts including Ken Goldstein, U.S. Economy and Forecast Economist, The Conference Board; Preston McAfee, Chief Economist, Microsoft Corporation; Erik Ristuben, Chief Investment Strategisst, Russell Investments; and Chris Mefford, President and CEO, Community Attributes, as they cut to the bottom line at this must-attend event.

    This year’s conference will feature the launch of the region’s Global Trade & Investment Plan, focused on increasing exports and growing our share of Foreign Direct Investment (FDI). The plan is part of a national initiative which will be highlighted by Amy Liu with The Brookings Institute. The Greater Seattle region has many advantages that make it an attractive destination for trade and investment — from our high-caliber workforce and cutting edge FORTUNE 100s, to our deep foreign trade ties and unparalleled natural environment. But how we capitalize on these advantages — especially as competition increases both domestically and internationally — will be key to the region capturing a greater share of global investment opportunity now and in the future.

  • 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

    In the world’s largest commercial aerospace cluster
    Prominent analysts, as well as experts from leading OEMs, Tier 1 integrators and SMEs will provide market and program updates, detailed forecasts, and insights on leveraging opportunities and managing risks in today’s global supply chain.

    Largest conference of its kind on the U.S. West Coast
    This is a must-attend event for C-Level Executives, Strategic Planners, Program Managers and other aerospace professionals, as it combines critical market intelligence with powerful networking opportunities.

    • Latest analysis by Richard Aboulafia
    • Supply chain trends and forecasts by Kevin Michaels
    • Race for new commercial orders: Boeing 777X, Airbus A350 & Embraer E-Jets
    • Industry intelligence from Tier 1 integrators
    • Strategic developments in the global supply chain
    • Leveraging opportunities and minimizing risk

    Unparalleled Aerospace Networking

    B2B Meetings at the Suppliers Fair

  • 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.