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OEN PubTalk™ - Activewear Innovation Mecca


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115 NW 5th Ave
Portland, OR 97209, US (map)
Public WiFi



Portland is rapidly becoming a mecca for innovation in activewear. From interchangeable shoe soles, to breathable outerwear for cycling and snowboarding, to sustainable fashion designs, there are terrific innovations happening locally! Activewear firms design, develop, manufacture, market, distribute and sell apparel, footwear and gear for active outdoor recreation. The activewear category consists of more than 300 firms in Oregon, employing more than 14,000 people with an approximate payroll of $1.2 billion. The activewear industry cluster is growing in Oregon and includes numerous start-ups that are creating local jobs and using the rich and talented local knowledge base. This exciting industry cluster is designing and producing innovative products that address niche markets that are currently underserved by the local giants.

Join the OEN at the September Pub Talk to hear from four activewear entrepreneurs who will share their stories of how they got started, how they have grown, and the unique opportunities available to them because of their presence in this hotbed of innovation.

Moderator: Rob Langstaff - RYZ

Panelists: Bill Worthington - OluKai Sean Beers - Korkers Ed Dalton - Showers Pass Carrie Atkinson - Sock it to me

OEN Member Fee: $15.00
Non-Member Fee: $25.00