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OEN Sustainability Event + PubTalk

Sentinel Hotel
614 Southwest 11th Avenue
Portland, Oregon 97205, US (map)



Oregon's Green Advantage: Opportunities for Entrepreneurs

Wednesday, August 13, 2008 - Governor Hotel - 11:00 am; PubTalk at Bridgeport Brewpub+Bakery - 5:00 PM

Mark your calendars for August 13th. Oregon Entrepreneurs Network (OEN) is hosting a half-day workshop focused on how entrepreneurs can make some significant green out of the green sector.

"Sustainability" and "being green" aren't just overused buzzwords of today, they are buzzwords that describe how we will be doing business for the future . There are real business opportunities for Oregon's entrepreneurs and investors to capitalize on. Oregon's Green Advantage gives you the opportunity to meet industry experts and learn what sustainability really is. Entrepreneurs and investors will learn where the new business opportunities are today and find out where the trends are headed for a sustainable future.

Following the event, network with Oregon Entrepreneurs at our special PubTalk (held at Bridgeport Brewpub+Bakery) where you will meet companies that are leveraging Oregon's Green Advantage.

11:00 AM Registration Opens
12:00 AM - 1:00 PM Luncheon and keynote speaker
1:00 - 2:00 PM Panel 1 - What does Sustainable Really Mean?
2:00 - 2:30 PM Break
2:30 - 3:30 PM Panel 2 - Where are the Opportunities?
3:30 - 4:30 PM Panel 3 - What's Investable?
4:30 PM Close
5 - 7 PM PubTalk at Bridgeport Brew Pub + Bakery

PANEL 1: What Does Sustainable Really Mean?
This panel will focus on the definition of sustainability. Participants will learn what is sustainable - a definition and how managing/preserving our finite resources are at the foundation of this. Panelists will discuss building sustainable businesses from an economic perspective.

PANEL 2: Where are the Opportunities?
Panel Two will discuss how companies today are becoming greener, and how their companies have begun to change the way they operate, design, deliver/receive products and services in their efforts to reduce their carbon footprints. This evolution can be a great source of opportunities for the entrepreneur to innovate products and services as they help these companies become more sustainable. Entrepreneurs will learn what gaps need filling.

PANEL 3: What's Investable?
This discussion will focus on what makes a company investable. They will talk about what is getting funded now and where the trends are pointing to for the future. They will also discuss who is funding the sustainability movement.

PUBTALK: Sustainability showcase of Oregon Companies
Just a quick walk to Bridgeport Brew Pub in the Pearl District and OEN's monthly PubTalk, where you can network, meet industry leaders, and see some of Oregon's new sustainability-focused companies.

Price for this event includes one admission to the OEN PubTalk, which immediately follows the Sustainability Event.

Date and Time: Aug 13, 2008
11:00 am - 04:30 pm
Location: The Governor Hotel
Portland, Oregon
For Purchase:
OEN Member Price: $114.00 Info Purchase
Non-member Price (inludes one full year of membership): $213.00 Info Purchase
OEN Member Price + Booth Fee for PubTalk Exhibit: $215.00 Purchase
Non-Member Price + Booth Fee for PubTalk Exhibit (includes one year of membership): $314.00