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Tuesday
Jun 29, 2010
JETRO Clean Tech Seminar Series: Japan-U.S. Smart Grid Market Trends of the Future
NW Natural

Global companies are closely eyeing the opportunity in the now-developing and popular smart grid market. Currently, the U.S. is the hot spot for smart grid development and is also attracting Asian companies from Japan, China and Korea, who are interested in deploying their smart grid technologies in the U.S. However, a majority of the U.S.-based smart grid technology companies in this market are unaware of the opportunities outside of the U.S.

This seminar will off er opportunities to learn what is happening in the smart grid market in Japan and the U.S. Furthermore, in this seminar you will learn ideas on how Japanese and U.S. smart grid companies could complement each other to grow the market together.

The general difference in the current implementation of the smart grid in Japan and the U.S. is that the U.S. seems more business-focused, aiming to reduce energy costs and develop infrastructure, while Japan seems more society-focused, seeking to reduce carbon emissions as a whole. Japan already has a reliable grid and is pushing for advanced integrated control including demand-side to be ready for intermittent renewable energy sources. In the United States, however, there’s a need for highly reliable transmission and distribution networks.

Join us for an opportunity to advance a close working relationship between Japan and the U.S. to develop and deploy the smart grid in each nation.

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Thursday
Dec 13, 2012
Deemed Exports – U.S. Export Regulations & Technical Information
Oregon Room, Bldg, 2, One World Trade Center, 121 SW Salmon Street, Portland, OR 97204

Please RSVP at the URL above!

Controversy over the last year concerning the publishing of a Dutch scientist’s research on smallpox points up the strategic concerns with the availability of sensitive information. Most companies recognize that U.S. export control laws apply to shipments of products or technical data out of the United States to another country.

Some companies still do not realize, however, that the sharing of technology or source code with a foreign national is also an export – even when the foreign national is within the United States. Under the "deemed export rule" in the EAR - Export Administration Regulations (or parallel prohibitions under the International Traffic in Arms Regulations - ITAR, which applies to exports of military items) , a transfer of technology or source code (except encryption source code) is "deemed" to be "an export to the home country or countries of the foreign national."

This rule has important implications for any company that employs foreign nationals or has business dealings with foreign companies. Universities can be covered if hosting foreign nationals, sharing research or if involved in academic exchanges. Recent revisions to U.S. Citizenship and Immigration Services' regulations require human resources personnel to have an understanding of the implications of a “Deemed Export” and understand when the employer/institution might be required to restrict a foreign national's access to any technology until a “Deemed Export” license is obtained. Companies that violate the rule with respect to transfers of commercial or dual use technology and software risk civil and criminal fines, potential loss of export privileges, and negative publicity.

This afternoon program will provide an overview of the deemed export regulations, proposed revisions and measures and practices necessary to comply with the rules. The presentation will cover the exceptions to the regulations and suggests ways in which to structure a compliance program so that company, university and research staff are aware of the regulations and their responsibilities. Presenters will include attorneys from Dorsey & Whitney, Ater Wynne and the Export Compliance Manager from Oregon Health Sciences University.

Scott Goddin Director U.S. Commercial Service-Portland Tel. 503-326-3001/5156 (direct) Scott.Goddin@trade.gov

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Thursday
Jun 16, 2016
Entering International Markets from an HR Perspective
Jama Software (New Office)

Working as an international HR professional is a challenge in so many ways. How can you best prepare for success in your role? Our international HR colleagues are willing to share their ideas and experiences with you and answer any questions you may have. This is a great opportunity to collaborate and create HR contacts around the world.

The TAO HR Committee is excited to bring together a panel of international HR leaders to discuss the opportunties and challenges we face when expanding into global markets. This event will include a panel presentation with topics such as:

-How to Hire Internationally -Employment Contracts -Benefits -Labor Law -Culture

The event will also include time to connect individually to explore questions for those curious about entering into EMEA, APAC and India.

This has been one of the top requested topics by HR leaders/practitioners in both large and small organizations so we hope you are able to attend!

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Friday
Jan 19
ArchaeologyFest Film Series: Best of 2017
through 5th Avenue Cinema

The best archaeology-related films in the world are coming to Portland for two weekends this January and you won’t want to miss it! Grab a friend, bring the family and head down to the Fifth Avenue Cinema for four evenings of fun and entertainment. For the final weekend, Jan 19th and 20th, films included in this mini-festival are the best and brightest from The Archaeology Channel International Film Festival 2017, annually held in Eugene, Oregon. This exciting event is a rare glimpse into international culture, language and heritage and its enriching for people from all walks of life. Films featured in this festival range from places such as India, Malaysia, France and more, so take a break from the rain and the mundane and come on down for some educational and family friendly fun. Tickets are $7 at the door

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