Archive for the ‘Upcoming Industry Events’ Category

  • May 27-28, 2015
    Joint Base Lewis-McChord

    Pacific Northwest Aerospace Alliance and Pacific Northwest Defense Coalition are teaming up to bring you the latest aerospace and defense market intelligence. This special two day symposium will offer an analysis of defense, space and UAV market trends. Attendees will be able to share relevant information, identify critical issues, learn about regional military opportunities and increase awareness of current defense, aerospace and national security initiatives.

    Topics include:
    • 2016 Defense Budget
    • Boeing KC-46 and P-8 program updates
    • UAS updates
    • New Dynamics Driving the Space Industry
    • Army, Air Force and Subcontracting Opportunities
    • Cyber security and more.

    Through April 30: $295 for PNAA/PNDC members, $395 for non-members
    May 1 through May 15: $395 for PNAA/PNDC members, $445 for non-members

    You must register by May 15. Register at

    Visit for more information.

  • May 6, 2015
    7:30 – 9:30 a.m.
    Red Lion Hotel
    Renton, WA

    Save the date for PNAA’s May Breakfast Showcase!

    Join PNAA on Wednesday, May 6th to hear PNAA’s Aerospace Executive of the Year Mike Brown describe his leadership philosophy and how Aero-Plastics’ core values of dependability and attention to detail have led the company to seven consecutive Boeing Performance Excellence Awards.

    Brown, a transplant from the Orthopedic Manufacturing Industry, will reveal the secrets to Aero-Plastics’ success and explain how he achieved double digit revenue growth while increasing earning percentages.

    Topics Include:
    • Overview and capabilities of Aero-Plastics
    • Mike Brown’s leadership philosophy and insight into his company’s award-winning performance
    • Aero-Plastics’plans for future growth

    Facility Tour Included:
    Immediately following the presentation at Red Lion, you are invited to drive to the Aero-Plastics facility for a personalized tour (4 miles away).

    Cost: $50 for current paid PNAA Members, $75 for non-members, includes breakfast

    To register: Click here
    Space is limited, so early registration is recommended

  • May 12, 2015
    7:30 a.m. – 12:30 p.m. (Registration opens at 7:00 a.m.)
    Clark College: Col. Tech Center Rm 338
    Vancouver, WA

    Whether you are a start-up company or a mature business trying to accelerate growth, this interactive workshop will offer insights and pathways to improve your present practices for growth.

    Technology Scouting Have you been trying to solve a problem and know the technology solution must be out there somewhere, but your company does not have the skills or resources to find that solution? This session will introduce Technology Scouting, a systematic and comprehensive approach to searching outside your company’s normal channels to find viable solutions to your specific technology needs. Featuring real world small manufacturer examples.

    Technology Driven Market Intelligence (TDMI) Is your company considering launching a new product or entering a new market? Do you wish you had better real-world validated insight into the specific barriers and opportunities – both technical and market – that exist to help your company make better strategic decisions? An introduction to TDMI, a focused approach to market intelligence which directly considers the benefits and market impacts related to your company’s specific technology-based asset (e.g., idea, product, process). Includes real-world small manufacturer examples.

    Game Changers: New Technologies Now is the best time in history to launch a new product whether you are a startup or an established business. The perfect storm of Social Media Marketing, Rapid Manufacturing and Crowd Funding has lowered the cost and barriers to bringing a product to a worldwide audience. A real world small manufacturing example with details of how a company launched a product line in a very short timeframe using social media and rapid manufacturing processes is featured.

    Making Innovation a Corporate Habit: How to Embed Innovation into Your Company Even small companies, with little time and little R&D capacity, can be very innovative and still get the daily work done. This session gives powerful hints on how you can make innovation an integral part of your growth strategy and daily performance. Take away handouts to help jumpstart your efforts.

    In a half-day, we will help you learn to:
    • Rapidly acquire new technology to solve product or process problems
    • Develop market intelligence about the relevance of your new technology, and understand key market barriers and opportunities
    • Innovate and get new products to market faster, increase new product development capacity and get better market results

    Cost: $50 per person
    Fee includes continental breakfast, lunch and participant materials


    For more info call: Kristin Kautz, 360-241-5135, and see event flyer.

    The National Institute of Standards and Technology’s Manufacturing Extension Partnership (NIST/MEP), in conjunction with Impact Washington, RTI International and Clark College are presenting this workshop to aid companies seeking dynamic growth.

  • June 4, 2015
    8:30 a.m. – 4:00 p.m.
    Dacca Barn
    Fife, WA

    The Washington Export Outreach Team brings to you: Export 101: Your Door to the World in collaboration with the City of Fife, Pierce County Economic Development, City of Tacoma and the Port of Tacoma.

    Access local resources to help your small business expand globally at this full day seminar covering:
    • Developing an export business plan
    • Determining appropriate international markets
    • Finding qualified buyers, agents, and distributors
    • Determining pricing and methods of payment
    • Mitigating non-payment risks and financing export transactions
    • Shipping your product

    Cost: $75
    Materials and lunch will be provided

    Register at Space is limited.

  • April 30, 2015
    8:30 a.m. – 4:30 p.m.
    Lower Columbia College: Don Talley Building, Room 201
    Longview, WA

    Lower Columbia College in partnership with Impact Washington and Cowlitz Economic Development Council are hosting a program on the Principles of Lean. It is is a one-day seminar that introduces Lean in a classroom discussion combined with live simulation sessions that demonstrate Lean concepts.

    Lean is about operating the most efficient and effective organization possible, meeting customer and stakeholder expectations with improved quality, lower costs and quicker delivery of products and services. Lean is an approach that shows companies how to make smarter and better use of all their resources—technology, equipment, and especially the knowledge and skills of their people. While manufacturing is the arena where Lean initiatives originated, the principles can be applied to office settings, health care, and any transactional business, as well as government. This class will introduce you to the fundamentals of Lean continuous improvement strategies and prepare your for the first step of your Lean journey.

    Cost is $299 per person. Register at Group registration call (360) 442-2602 or e-mail Mary Harris, Seating is limited! Register early.

  • November 4-5, 2015
    Washington State Convention Center
    Seattle, WA

    Welcome to Aircraft Interiors Expo America showcasing the latest designs and your opportunity to network with visitors and exhibitors from a range of aircraft interiors businesses and airlines all in one place.

    The show enables you to network and build relationships with key-decision makers in the industry, whilst staying ahead of the curve by updating your industry knowledge, understanding trends and discovering new product & partners.

    Visit to find more information and register.

  • June 30-July 1, 2015
    Washington State Convention Center
    Seattle, WA

    Life Science Innovation Northwest is dedicated to bringing together world-class innovators in biopharma, medical technology, non-profits, research, global health, digital health, biofuels and veterinary medicine. Public and private investors, investment bankers and industry executives focused on business development and partnering opportunities in life sciences find Life Science Innovation Northwest one of the most productive conferences they attend.

    Find more information at

  • June 12, 2015
    TRAC Center
    Pasco, WA

    Discover food and beverage opportunities in the Columbia Basin at the first annual Food And Beverage Retention and Expansion Opportunities Expo!

    The Columbia Basin is not only growing amazing crops, but is also growing some of the most amazing, bolder, brighter and fresher food and beverage processing companies on the planet. Those companies, with their visionary, entrepreneurial owners will be showing off at the first annual FABREO Expo.

    Who will be exhibiting?
    • Wineries from Washington State’s # 1 wine producing region… the Columbia Basin
    • Innovative food and beverage processing companies, with some of the most amazing brand stories ever told, waiting to be discovered
    • Fresh produce for fresh buyers, from local artisan farmers
    • Food, beverage and hospitality project developers

    Who will be attending?
    • Food and beverage brokers, distributors, retailers, gift buyers and restaurants looking for the newest and most unique products from the Pacific Northwest
    • Investors looking for unique business opportunities in the food, beverage and hospitality industries

    Anything else? You bet!
    • Some of the hottest, make that the coolest, new restaurant concepts around
    • Live music, capturing a wide selection of musical tastes
    • Seminars bringing you up-to-date before you become out-of-date
    • Industry networking opportunities
    • And more!

    It sounds like a party, and it is. A party with a purpose… to present amazing business opportunities from the Columbia Basin. Everyone likes a good party. This is going to be a great one!

    For further information, please contact Gary A. White, TRIDEC, at (509) 735-1000 or Visit to register.

  • June 21-25, 2015
    Le Bourget Parc des Expositions
    Paris, France

    The International Paris Air Show is organised by the SIAE, a subsidiary of GIFAS, the French Aerospace Industries Association.

    The 51st show will once again bring together all the players in this global industry around the latest technological innovations. The first four days of the Show will be reserved for trade visitors, followed by three days open to the general public.

    Visit for more information and registration.

  • September 22-24, 2015
    Washington State Convention Center
    Seattle, WA

    Biennially, thousands of the world’s top aerospace professionals gather at the SAE AeroTech Congress & Exhibition – the essential aerospace event where the aerospace community prepares for future challenges and opportunities. This exclusive event provides an invaluable opportunity for attendees to renew and develop important business relationships within the international aerospace industry.

    Planned by the AeroTech Executive General Committee and AeroTech Technical Committee, this 2015 event will be one that is relevant, timely and future focused. Comprised of top aerospace representatives, the Committee lends their broad expertise to the development of the information-packed technical program. We invite you to join us for this important global forum.

    For event program information and updates, please visit