Archive for the ‘Upcoming Industry Events’ Category

  • September 30 – October 1, 2014

    Committee Meetings – Golf Tournament – Fishing Derby

    Portland, OR

    REGISTRATION NOW OPEN. Click here to register.

    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


  • September 27, 2014
    7:30 am to 8:00 pm

    Hyatt Regency Hotel, Bellevue

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    Seattle Biz-Tech summit is an annual event which is aimed at connecting Washington State to international markets, to promote local businesses and showcase their products to a bigger audience. This year’s theme is “Innovation, Investment and Connection.” Participants will meet hundreds of elite entrepreneurs, technicians, experts and investors from both sides of the Pacific. Key topics for breakout sessions will focus on:

    • Investment in Washington
    • Cloud Security
    • Mobile Communication
    • IoT
    • E-Commerce

    This one-day intensive conference will combine high-level keynotes, innovative panel discussions, roundtables and exhibitions to provide diverse but valuable perspectives on IT technology, investment in Washington and international business through an unparalleled interactive experience.

  • 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.



  • CAMPS North
    September 24, 2014

    8:00 am - 12:00 pm
    Everett Community College  – Jackson Conference Center
    2000 Tower Conference Center
    Everett, WA  98201

    Click here to register for the North session.

    COST: Members – No charge for the first person, $50 for additional company attendees
    Non-members – $125 per person

    Succession and Exit planning allows business owners to think ahead about transitions of leadership and ownership in their businesses.  But it’s hard to figure out where to start and what your options are.  This workshop will walk through the timeline of a succession and exit plan and have breakout sessions with advisers to focus on the right questions for your business whether you are a family business, partnership, sole owner, supporting service provider.   You will leave this workshop understanding:

    •   Who  are the likely buyers for your business and how to approach them
    •  How much you need your business to be worth at your exit
    •  Financing and payment options available to make the deal work
    •  What a successful transaction looks like and the role of each adviser

    These sessions will be facilitated by CAMPS Member – Lauren Owen, Excell -Puget Sound Region

    Participants include CAMPS Members and representatives from:

    • Financial planner - Eagle Strategies
    • Business broker-Transitions 360
    • Attorney – Equinox Business Law Services
    • CPA Firm:  Moss Adams LLP

    At time of registration, you will be asked to complete a short survey to determine what kind of business (size, family owned) you have so we can group you together in breakout sessions with those with similar needs.


  • 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.

  • Presented by Greater Spokane Incorporated

    October 15, 2014
    Doors open at 3:00 pm
    Panel Discussion: 3:30 – 4:30 pm
    Reception: 4:30 – 6:00 pm

    The Spokane Club
    1002 W. Riverside Ave., Spokane

    Registration: $25 Member – $35 Non-Member

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    Energy needs and resources continue to change, directly impacting our energy landscape. Come find out what role your business can play in energy solutions.

    Featured panelists will address the need for global smart energy, smart water solutions, clean energy research and climate mitigation research. Each panelist will speak separately, followed with time for questions from the audience. A reception with hors d’oeuvres and a no host bar will follow.

    Meet the Panelists

    Mark Lasswell is the President and Group Chief Executive for the Civil Infrastructure Group. Lasswell is responsible for the firm’s Transportation and Water business groups, along with CH2M HILL Operations Management International, Inc. He is a professional engineer with three decades of leadership at CH2M HILL.

    Dr. Elson Floyd is the President of WSU, one of America’s most productive research universities. WSU is classified among the nation’s 96 leading public and private universities with very high research activity by the Carnegie Foundation for the Advancement of Teaching.

    Philip Mezey serves at the CEO and President at Itron, Inc. Mezey has served the company in several capacities during his career at Itron, most recently as Chief Operating Officer for Itron’s global energy segment, with responsibility for the operations of Itron’s electricity and gas businesses around the world.


  • How to Win and Grow Government Contracts
    Presented by The Pierce County Economic Development Department

    October 3, 2014
    8:30 am – 12:00 pm (registration opens at 8:00 am)

    Environmental Services Building
    9850 64th St. W., University Place, WA  98467



    Learn of new and existing business opportunities with government agencies. The Forum will offer your business a chance to:

    • Learn first-hand how to register and compete for contracts with federal, state and local government agencies
    • Ask questions of a panel of government purchasing agents
    • Meet one-on-one with purchasing agents
    • Meet and interact with other Pierce County business owners and managers

    Guest Speakers

    Pat McCarthy, Pierce County Executive

    Pamela M. Munoz, Director, Mission and Installation Contracting Command, Joint Base Lewis-McChord
    How Understanding the Mission of the Joint Base is Key to Preparing for Contract Opportunities


  • Presented by TRIDEC

    October 15, 2014
    11:00 am – 3:00 pm
    Trac Center, Pasco, WA

    Exhibitor: $200
    Luncheon: $35
    Expo: FREE

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    Grow Manufacturing Luncheon and Expo features:

    Moss Adams, LLP Keynote Speaker: Dave Zepponi, Past President, Northwest Food Processors Association
    Mr. Zepponi will discuss the steady growth of the second largest industry in the Pacific Northwest…food processing.

    Impact Washington Manufacturer of the Year: ConAgra Foods Lamb Weston
    Accepting the award will be Mr. Greg Schlafer, President, ConAgra Foods Lamb Weston. Mr. Schlafer will be presenting a brief overview of the company’s history in the Columbia Basin.


  • September 29-30, 2014
    Spokane Fair & Expo Center

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    A diverse group of local manufacturers has planned the upcoming Advanced Manufacturing, Materials and Aerospace Expo in September to shed light on opportunities for local manufacturers in the area to connect with suppliers and customers to grow their businesses.

    This year’s AM*Expo will begin with an evening reception for sponsors and exhibitors followed by a keynote dinner featuring a presentation by Bob Weidner, National President of the Metals Service Center Institute.

    The full-day expo includes over 100 booths for local companies and support organizations to display their unique capabilities and discuss with other exhibitors and attendees the services and products they can provide and the products and services they now have to look for outside the area, thus building opportunities to both buy and sell locally.


  • Presented by Aerospace Futures Alliance of Washington in partnership with Economic Alliance Snohomish County

    September 30, 2014 – October 1, 2014

    Comcast Arena at Everett
    2000 Hewitt Ave.
    Everett, WA  98201

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    THREE industries, TWO days, ONE HUGE OPPORTUNITY!

    Why you should attend:

    • Straight from Washington DC, Senior Boeing Vice President Tim Keating shares his keen insight on how to remain a leader in advanced manufacturing.
    • Roundtable discussion with CEO’s from the three industries who will identify the issues and challenges facing Advanced Manufacturing.
    • World-renowned author and speaker, Carol Ptak, who will discuss “Transforming the World of Manufacturing”.
    • The Summit concludes with a keynote address from Governor Inslee whose record demonstrates strong support for advanced manufacturing.
    • And much, much more! Speakers on workforce training, economic development and the legislature. Click here to view the full agenda.