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Wednesday, March 31, 2021 from 4:00 - 5:00 PM PST

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Kellie Holloway
U.S. Commercial Service - Portland, Oregon
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International Business Networking Reception - Virtual Reset

Virtual networking for global trade professionals! This program returns in 2021 to foster connections among professional working in international trade. Expand your network of area partners, meet new peers, exchange best practices, identify strategies and new approaches to trade! Featuring facilitated themed breakout sessions. Join us!

Hosted by the Export Council of Oregon & Southwest Washington, we will start with a plenary welcome and within that zoom present several facilitated breakout sessions. You pick the topic of interest for the smaller group networking. These breakout sessions will be repeated twice.

Breakout Session Topics and Export Council Board member Facilitators:

Traceability in Product Safety, Compliance & IP Protection
Mauricio Esteves, Dir. Performance Management | Global Sourcing and Manufacturing | NIKE, Inc.

eCommerce/Branding for Consumer Goods
Steve White, Export Division Director | Bob's Red Mill Natural Foods
Cindy Harling, Sales Director | Lucky Foods, LLC

Foreign Defense Sales during Covid
Russ Monk, Director of Operations | High Impact Technology, LLC
Eric Heid, Senior Vice President | USIA Corp.

International Banking & Trade Finance
Sarah McCausland, Commercial Portfolio Administrator | Columbia Bank
Brad Buchholz, Vice President | Banner Bank

US-UK Trade Relations & Brexit 
Richard Biggs, Chair | British American Business Council PNW
James Crean, First Secretary, Trade Policy | British Consulate General, San Francisco (guest)

Logistics/Air Freight and Port of Portland Operations
Doug Smith, International Trade and Development | Port of Portland
Jonathan Berndt, District Sales Manager | Expeditors International

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This event will also feature additional remarks from partner organizations like the Oregon Consular Corps, who will be highlighting their upcoming Celebrate Trade Virtual Gala on April 8, and Business Oregon, who will be highlighting their Export Promotion Program for Oregon's small businesses. 

This event is free, thanks to our generous sponsors and partners: