ORE. (September 21, 2012) – Two Portland Events Highlight Regional
Export Opportunities Oct. 2-4
international trade-related conferences scheduled for Oct. 2, and Oct. 3-4 are
expected to draw shippers and transportation providers to Portland from across
the region to discuss export opportunities, transportation infrastructure and
Institution representatives Adie Tomer and Brad McDearman will be featured
speakers at the first conference, The Portland Region: Export Gateway Summit.
Their session, entitled “Exports in the Global Economy,” will follow on
Brookings’ recent work on the Portland Metropolitan Area Export Initiative
which outlined several steps the region can take to grow its export prowess.
for Tuesday, October 2 at the Governor Hotel, the Portland Region: Export
Gateway Summit will also include panel discussions on transportation and
freight mobility issues with regional business representatives. The lunch time
panel titled, “Beans, Brew and Bikes,” will take a look at freight
infrastructure challenges of three distinctly Portland products.
by the Port of Portland, this free event promises an informative day for
shippers, transportation providers, transportation policy makers, elected
officials and other stakeholders featuring trends, funding issues and other
game-changers affecting the region’s transportation and export needs. The event
runs from 8:00 a.m. to 4:30 p.m.
Portland Region: Export Gateway Summit will be immediately followed by the
Northwest Global Freight Conference on October 3-4, also at the Governor
Hotel. Hosted by Cargo Business News, the Northwest Global Freight Conference
will address themes pertinent to the global supply chain’s vital connection to
the region and its developing infrastructure.
event will cover a broad spectrum of cargo types, ranging from containers to
autos, project cargoes to bulk commodities, airfreight and more topics of
interest to freight businesses and facility operators from throughout the
Northwest. Regional sponsors include: The Port of Portland, Westwood Shipping
Lines, Vigor Industrial, the International Refrigerated Transportation
Association, Columbia Colstor, Inc. and the Ports of Seattle, Tacoma, Longview
and Coos Bay.
topics include: The Role of Trade and Freight in the Next Economy, Connecting
Markets amid Global Complexity and the Trans-Pacific Ocean Carrier Forecast.
In addition, several case studies will be presented covering various transport
modes. The event runs from 8 a.m. to 3:30 pm. on Wednesday and from 9 a.m. to
noon on Thursday. The cost for registration at the Northwest Global Freight
Conference is $345.
more information or to register go to www.cargobusinessnews.com.