Now in its 11th year, Celebrate Trade honors scholars and trade-sector companies for their significant contributions to Oregon’s economic vitality and quality of life. This annual event and in-person fundraising gala is organized by the Oregon Consular Corps (OCC), to raise money for the Oregon Consular Corps Scholarship program.
Thanks to the generous support of our sponsors who agreed to let us apply their 2020 contribution to 2021, we offer a virtual and free gala. In lieu of paid tickets, we welcome donations.
The gala features the Celebrate Trade award winners, highlights some of our current and past scholars and includes a performance by the musical group Pink Martini, the recipient of the Celebrate Trade’s Ambassador Award in 2014.
Celebrate Trade Awardees for 2021 include:
- Oregon Trade Award: Erickson, Inc.
- Global Trade Mid-Size Business Award: Dragonberry Produce
- Mayor’s Trade Award: Travel Portland
- Global Leadership Award: Tim Boyle and Columbia Sportswear
- Oregon Consular Corps Ambassador Award: Scott and Karen Goddin
Thursday, April 8 — Pre-show at 4:30pm, Livestream at 5pm
OCC SCHOLARSHIP FUND:
The Oregon Consular Corps Scholarship Fund, a 501(3)(c) nonprofit organization, underwrites scholarships for international studies majors at five Oregon universities, supporting Oregon’s next generation of leaders.
TICKETS AND REGISTRATION:
The following link tells you all about Celebrate Trade and directs you to the event registration. The deadline to register is April 7. (orconsularcorps.org/celebrate-trade)
Sponsors: This option allows you to become a patron sponsor at a cost of $1,000; you will be acknowledged in our marketing material and our website. You may add as many guests as you feel appropriate.
Individuals: Individuals who wish to contribute to the Scholarship Fund may do so by purchasing a single ticket of $100. Again, you may add as many virtual guests for free as you feel appropriate.
Virtual Guest: This option allows you to register at no cost and still be eligible for one of our “Watch to Win” prizes.
Employees (or members of the same household) of our major sponsors — Port of Portland, Nike, Skanska and Hoffman — Oregon Consular Corps members and members of the Celebrate Trade Awards Committee are not eligible. Prize winners are responsible for any applicable taxes.
ABOUT THE OREGON CONSULAR CORPS
The Oregon Consular Corps (OCC) is an organization of career diplomats and honorary consular officers who serve or have served as representatives of foreign nations, with jurisdictions in the Pacific Northwest. The OCC represents approximately 40 nations and has served the Pacific Northwest for nearly 100 years, offering a valuable connection to the world while providing diplomatic support and encouraging trade and commercial opportunities between Oregon and our member countries.
HELP SPREAD THE WORD
Please let your friends and business associates know about the Celebrate Trade virtual event in one of the following ways:
- Post the event information on your Facebook page, directing people to the Celebrate Trade website
- Forward the informational e-blasts to others who might be interested
- List the event on your organization’s events calendar (if appropriate) along with a link
The Harry A. Merlo Foundation, Les Swanson, John Herman, James Rudd, Ambassador Swindells, Greg Caldwell, Gale Blessing, Uldis John Berzins, Delta Air Lines, Icelandair
Port of Portland
Hoffman Construction Company
Patron Table Sponsors:
Columbia Credit Union
Columbia Sportswear Company
Greater Portland, Inc
Honorary Consulate of Belgium
Honorary Consulate of Iceland
Honorary Consulate of Latvia
Honorary Consulate of Lithuania
Honorary Consulate of Thailand
K & L Gates
Korean Consulate in Seattle
Lewis and Clark College
Miller Nash Graham and Dunn
Oregon Dept. of Agriculture
OHSU/Knight Cancer Center
Oregon State Bar/Int. section
Oregon State University
Portland State University
University of Oregon