Learn What’s Next for Oregon Industries at the Summit


What’s Next? 11th Oregon Leadership Summit December 9 at the Oregon Convention CenterTraded sector industries are the backbone of Oregon’s economy, selling their products across the globe and bringing in new wealth that circulates in the local economy.

Oregon companies in high tech, manufacturing, natural resources, and sports apparel industries are leading the way in their markets and in job creation. At the same time these businesses face constraints to growth related to talent, infrastructure, natural resource policy and other critical issues addressed in the Oregon Business Plan.

Joint the Leadership Summit on December 9 to hear leaders from these Oregon industries describe how they are seizing growth markets and what policies will help their industries create more high-wage jobs here in Oregon.

CEO speakers will include:

Sam Blackman, Elemental Technologies, a native Oregonian at the helm of a fast-growing, award-winning maker of software for delivering video on multiple screens.

Udo Rieder, Erickson Air Crane, whose heavy lift helicopters are meeting a growing global market in disaster response, construction, firefighting, timber harvesting, energy production…and even moving rhinos.  

Patrick Criteser, Tillamook Creamery Association, whose dairy products are attracting awards, recognition, and customers throughout the globe while leading to a major expansion in Boardman. 

Brian Druker, Knight Cancer Institute, who is leading groundbreaking research to individualize cancer therapy and change the face of cancer treatment as we know it. 

Plus, leading executives from Intel, Nike and other key Oregon industries. Other Summit presentations and worksessions will look at issues such as education, infrastructure, natural resource policy, revenue stability, and other key Oregon Business Plan issues.

For a complete agenda and to register, please visit www.oregonleadershipsummit.org.


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