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Mar 4, 2009
A Panel Discussion on the Latest Economic Situation in China
House of Louie

Lunch presentation with panel discussion by: - (Moderator) Richard Read, The Oregonian - S. Gregory Borossay, Port of Portland, Manager, Marine Marketing - Joel Enderle, Columbia Sportswear, Sr. Dir. of Footwear Manufacturing - Lisa Graff, Intel Corporation, GM, Server Platforms, Digital Enterprise Group - Amy Hsuan, The Oregonian, staff writer currently reporting on green and solar industries in China

In this global economy, the economic meltdown happening in the U.S. is also affecting economies around the world. China, Oregon’s largest export country in 2008, is being negatively affected. We often see bad news coming out of China, such as:

  • "China’s Slowdown Sends out Aftershocks”,
  • "Jobless Migrants Hit 20 Million as China’s Unemployment Rises”
  • "China’s Small Factories Struggle”, etc.

We have assembled a panel of seasoned business people and professionals who have been working and/or traveling in China to give us a closer look at what is really going on over there and share their insights with us. We will also learn about any implications to the Oregon economy due to the current situation in China. Please bring your questions and join us! Ticket Info: $20 members; $30 general; $15 students Tickets at:

Jun 3, 2009
Distant Neighbors, Common Interests: Amy Hsuan on Reporting in China - China Business Network series of the NW China Council
Wong Kee Restaurant

Lunch presentation by Oregonian reporter Amy Hsuan, who visited China in November, traveling 4,500 miles by train, plane, automobile and motorized cart. Her mission: to tell stories of why China's rapid transformation matters to Oregonians and the state's economy. Her trip resulted in a five-day series in The Oregonian which covered an expanse of industries: solar, timber, green building, high-tech. Amy will talk about reporting in China, covering the topics in her series and working as a reporter there. A question and answer period will follow.

Amy Hsuan started her career at The Oregonian in Portland, Ore. as an intern after receiving her master's degree in journalism from the Newhouse School of Public Communications, where she won a full scholarship as the Newhouse Minority Fellow in 2003. Over her past five years at The Oregonian, she has worked as a general assignment reporter and covered neighborhoods, education and now business. In November 2008, she was one of six U.S. reporters to be awarded an international reporting fellowship with the Thompson Reuters Foundation, when she traveled in China for three weeks exploring financial ties to Oregon. Prior to working at The Oregonian, Hsuan worked as a cultural anthropologist after receiving her bachelor's degree in anthropology in 2001 from the University of California at Los Angeles, where she was a Regents Scholar. She has served two terms as the president of the Asian American Journalists Association, Portland Chapter.
Ticket Info: $20 members; $30 general; $15 for students with ID
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Nov 11, 2009
Unfolding News
Stoel Rives LLP

News is in the news. The last few years have seen significant changes in patterns of consumption and propagation of news content. Increasingly, the influence of online search, aggregation and community sites, niche blogs, specialized classified lists, combined with the demand for measurable advertising and audience engagement is putting pressure on traditional business models. Add in the growth of mobile internet, and we have the makings of a perfect storm.
- What is the future of printed news? - Who will invest in investigative journalism? - Will micro-payments, subscriptions or pay-walls work?
- Where is the technology or platform opportunity?

Steve Woodward, CEO Nozzl Media will provide an overview of how Nozzl helps publishers, readers and advertisers with real-time, local news streams on mobile devices.

Peter Bhatia, Executive Editor, The Oregonian will join Steve for an informative and insightful discussion with TiE members and entrepreneurs.