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2018 Ambassador events

Find a calendar of Greater Portland Ambassador events below. Additional Ambassador activities will be added throughout the year as opportunities allow. GPI will announce new additions when they are scheduled. 

See 2019 events here.

Click here to look back at 2017 events.

Become a certified Ambassador

Attend a minimum of four (4) designated certified programs and you will be recognized at a special reception. Certified Ambassadors assist with outreach to business professionals, public officials, and prospective companies considering Greater Portland.

Look for the "certified" icon in the Ambassador event list for certified programs.  


January 29: GPI Open House 
Join us in welcoming companies that are new or newly expanded to the region while enjoying food, drinks, and networking with fellow investors and business leaders. 
4 to 6:30 p.m.
GPI offices, 111 SW Columbia St., Suite 830, Portland. 


Feb. 28: Greater Portland Tech Challenge: Mobility
Watch as regional transporation entities and tech firms work on finding solutions to mobility challenges. 
9am - noon
Daimler North America, 4555 N. Channel Ave.


April 23: Lunch & Learn: Cyber Security 
Experts from Mt. Hood Community College will share data, trends and best practices to prepare for or avoid cyber attacks.  
11:30am - 12:30 pm.
GPI offices, 111 SW Columbia St., Suite 830, Portland. 


May 9: Economic Development Week Celebration  
Celebrate the people and partners working in economic development to advance prosperity in our region.
11am - 1pm
PwC, 805 SW Broadway, Suite 800, Portland. 


June 7: Expansion tour of Providence Park
Go behind the scenes of the expansion project of Providence Park, home of the Portland Timbers and Portland Thorns. 
1-3 pm
Providence Park, 1844 SW Morrison St. 


July 12; Time TBA: Exports  
Exports are a big part of the regional economy. Come learn about air and marine exports and see firsthand how cargo goes from our region to the world!
Port of Portland and Cathay Pacific

July 17: Ambassador Fun Night at the Hillsboro Hops

Network, watch baseball and have fun. Hamburgers and hot dogs included!
6:30 pm
Ron Tonkin Field, 4460 NE Century Blvd., Hillsboro 


Aug. 2: Greater Portland Inc and Greater Portland Ambassadors mixer and partnership celebration 
4-6 pm
Enjoy the beauty of summer while networking with fellow investors and Ambassadors and celebrating the power of partnership. 
K&L Gates, 1 SW Columbia St.

Aug. 9; Time TBA: Spotlight Vancouver  
Get an in-depth look at what makes Vancouver a thriving community in our region. We'll tour the waterfront and hear updates from numerous entities that are driving prosperity.
Vancouver, WA


September 13: Annual Economic Summit 
Greater Portland Inc’s signature event celebrates the region’s public-private partnership and puts a spotlight on our competitiveness in a global economy. This year's theme is the Power of People: Celebrating people as our region's competitive edge and the drivers of returns on innovation.
7:30 a.m. Registration, Breakfast and Networking (Sunken Ballroom) 

8:30 a.m. - 11 a.m. Program (Kridel Grand Ballroom)
Portland Art Museum, 1219 SW Park Ave., Portland 


October 24: Lunch & Learn: Business Recruitment 
Learn about tested business recruitment processes and approaches from GPI staff and experts from around the region.
11 am - 12:30 pm
GPI offices, 111 SW Columbia St., Suite 830, Portland


November 30: Cannabis Industry 
Find out more about this growing industry and its economic impact on the region.
1-3:30 p.m.
Cura Cannabis Solutions


December 12: Certified Ambassadors Reception
We will recognize those who have earned their certification and we'll celebrate with our partners.
4-6:30 p.m.
Stoel Rives

See 2019 events here.


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