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2019 Ambassador events

Find a calendar of Greater Portland Ambassador events below. GPI will announce new events and activities as they are scheduled. Ambassador events are open to all GPI investors at the Silver Level and above. All events require registration through the link in your emailed invitations. 

See 2018 events here.

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. Current Certified Ambassadors maintain certified status by attending three (3) or more certified events. 

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


January 9: Meet the Mayors
Get to know our region's community leaders and hear their legislative priorities.
11:30 a.m. - 2 p.m.
Lakefront Room, Hayden's Lakefront Grill
8187 S.W. Tualatin-Sherwood Road, Tualatin


Feb. 27: Greater Portland Tech Challenge
Watch as tech firms and public agencies workshop equitable Smart Cities solutions. Learn more about the annual event here.
9 a.m. - noon
Daimler North America, 4555 N. Channel Ave., Portland 


March 14: Food Manufacturing
Learn about food products manufactured and exported in our region.
1-3:30 p.m.
OSU's Food Innovation Center, Portland 


April 23: OMIC Tour
Learn about advanced manufacturing at the Oregon Manufacturing Innovation Center.
9:30-11 a.m.
33701 Charles T. Parker Way, Scappoose


May 7: Economic Development Week Celebration  
Celebrate the people and partners working in economic development to advance prosperity in our region. Lunch included.
11:30 am - 1:30 pm, followed by an optional walking tour (weather-permitting)
Beverton City Hall, 12725 SW Millikan Way, Beaverton 


June 26: Meet the Entrepreneurs
Meet the small business owners who are readying to export through the Growing Small Businesses Globally program. Plus, shop at GPI's first entrepreneur marketplace!
3-5 pm
World Trade Center Sky Bridge Terrace, 121 SW Salmon St., Bldg. #2, Portland 


July 18: Wine industry 
Learn about the wine industry and its impact on the regional economy from leading voices in the business. We'll take a vineyard walk and enjoy some tastings too!
3-6 pm
ArborBrook and Adelsheim vineyards, Newberg
Dress: Wine country casual with comfy shoes for walking. 


August 15: Fun Night at the Hops (Special event for Certified Ambassadors only)
Come cheer on the Hillsboro Hops!
6:30 p.m.
Ron Tonkin Field, 4460 NE Century Blvd, Hillsboro


September 12: Annual Summit 
"Igniting Innovation through Education and Industry Partnerships" 
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, we'll explore how education and industry partnerships support students and help grow the regional, national and global economies. 
See highlights from our 2018 summit here.
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
The Annual Summit it a public ticketed event. Tickets are $150; $125 for GPI investors. 

Check back for more updates.

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