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Manufacturer and Maker Supply Chain & Innovation Opportunities Conference

March 7, 2018 @ 7:30 am - 1:00 pm

Prosper Portland and the Central Eastside Industrial Council (CEIC) would like to invite you to participate in the upcoming CES Supply Chain & Innovation Enhancement Opportunities Conference.   Our unique program format has been very effective at helping businesses

  1. identify new suppliers
  2. identify new customers
  3. develop new strategic partnerships
  4. build on innovative ideas
  5. stimulate new innovative ideas.

Among the most powerful results for participants will be meeting 20-30 new people, some of whom can help their business grow or help bring your ideas to fruition.


Program Format                                                                                                                                                                                  

 Our format is the driver of program success.  We conduct four 20-minute facilitated roundtables with eight businesses at each table.  Each manufacturer briefly introduces their company and product, followed by a facilitated discussion focused exclusively on products, parts, business intelligence and strategy, and innovation.  Each participant then transfers to another table and begins the process once again with a new group of business representatives.  These roundtables are interspersed throughout the day between networking breaks and guest speaker presentations.

Guest Speakers                                                                                                                                                                                        

Another major factor that drives the success of our program is the expertise of participating guest speakers.  We typically have company representatives as well as experts on lean/efficiency improvement, innovation, and business development.  There will be two panels throughout the day between roundtables.  We have asked representatives from Autodesk, Oregon Manufacturing Extension Partnership, and Oregon Best to speak at the conference.

Who should Participate? 

Large and small manufacturers (non-food) · Product developers · Manufacturers seeking local buyers · Businesses seeking suppliers · Makers and innovators · Individuals developing new products or seeking new ideas

What you can Expect to gain from this Conference

Generate 15-25 new local and citywide contacts · New customers and suppliers · New strategic partners · New ideas · Product(s) development guidance · Business resources

Conference Location and Date            

The Conference will be held at OMSI from 7:30 a.m. to 1:00 p.m. on March 7, 2018.  The admission cost of $35 includes breakfast, snacks and lunch.  We hope you can join us for this progressive program. 


For more information please contact:  Kevin Johnson, Prosper Portland, (503) 823-1176,   or Kate Merrill, Central Eastside Industrial Council, 503-236-6830,


March 7, 2018
7:30 am - 1:00 pm
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1945 SE Water Ave
Portland, OR United States
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