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April 2017
PNWER News
President of Microsoft to Speak at PNWER Summit
Brad Smith, President and Chief Legal Officer of Microsoft, will speak at PNWER's Annual Summit on July 26, 2017... read more

Earlybird Registration Rates for the Summit End April 30th!
With an annual attendance of more than 550 legislators, business leaders, academics and local government representatives, the PNWER Summit in Portland, Oregon will produce collaborative solutions to key regional issues ... read more

Be A Sponsor of PNWER!
Partner with more than 550 policy makers and industry leaders from the Pacific Northwest and Western Canada at the premier event for regional economic development. An investment in PNWER offers....read more

Featured Policy Tour at the PNWER Summit: Columbia River Gorge, Bonneville Dam, and Insitu
Find out more about our featured tour exploring the industries of the beautiful Columbia River Gorge... read more

Department of Homeland Security Secretary Kelly Visits PNWER
PNWER Executive Director Matt Morrison and Deputy Director Brandon Hardenbrook met with Secretary of Homeland Security John Kelly to discuss PNWER's work on disaster resilience planning and innovative U.S.-Canada border solutions....read more

Governor Brown Welcomes PNWER to Oregon
On behalf of the State of Oregon, welcome to Portland for the Pacific Northwest Economic Region's 27th Annual Summit, taking place July 23rd through the 27th. We are honored and excited to be hosting the 2017 Summit and cannot wait to continue the great work and fruitful discussions happening across the region... read more

APresident of Microsoft To Speak at PNWER Summit

Brad Smith, President and Chief Legal Officer of Microsoft, will speak at PNWER's Annual Summit on Wednesday. July 26, 2017. 

In his role at Microsoft, Smith is responsible for the company's corporate, external, and legal affairs.  He leads a team of more than 1,300 business, legal and corporate affairs professionals working in 55 countries. These teams are responsible for the company's legal work, its intellectual property portfolio, patent licensing business, corporate philanthropy, government affairs, public policy, corporate governance, and social responsibility work. He is also Microsoft's chief compliance officer.  Smith plays a key role in representing the company externally and in leading the company's work on a number of critical issues including privacy, security, accessibility, environmental sustainability and digital inclusion, among others.

To register for the Summit, please visit www.pnwer.org/2017summit  


Earlybird rates end April 30! Register now for reduced rates!
When: July 23-27
Where: Portland Marriott Downtown Waterfront, Portland, Oregon

With an annual attendance of more than 550 legislators, business leaders, academics and local government representatives, the PNWER Summit in Portland, Oregon will produce collaborative solutions to key regional issues. 

The PNWER Annual Summit addresses challenges to growth, trade and environmental stewardship across 10 jurisdictions in the U.S. Pacific Northwest and Western Canada.
Network with leaders from the Northwest states, provinces and territories and explore the beauty and innovative practices of Oregon on guided policy tours.

Make a lasting impact in your area of focus and drive policy solutions year-round with key leaders in the field by joining one of PNWER's Working Groups.

Email info@pnwer.org, call 206-443-7723 or visit pnwer.org to learn more or get involved. 
CSponsorship Opportunities








Last Chance to Receive Visibility at Portland Annual Summit!

Pa rtner with a vast network of policy makers and industry leaders from the Pacific Northwest and Western Canada at the premier event for regional economic development. 

Click here for more information on sponsorship opportunities, or contact Jennifer Grosman at jennifer.grosman@pnwer.org. 
DPolicy Tours at the PNWER Summit in Portland
Featured Tour: Columbia River Gorge Industries 

This full day tour on Thursday, July 27 will give participants the opportunity to experience the the natural beauty of the Columbia River Gorge and visit Bonneville Dam and Insitu. 

The Columbia River Gorge is a spectacular river canyon, cutting the only sea level route through the Cascade Mountain Range. The Gorge is rich in cultural history, and remains home to 75,000 people, resource dependent communities, farms, and schools. 

The first stop on the tour will be to Bonneville Dam. Topics will include the role of Bonneville Dam in meeting the region's energy demands, transmission siting, and storage needs, and the relationship between hydropower generation and salmon recovery. The group will then visit 
Insitu, a pioneer in the design, development, production, and operation of high-performance, cost-effective unmanned aircraft systems. These technologies can be applied to intelligence, surveillance, and reconnaissance efforts in the defense sector, as well as  environmental monitoring, precision agriculture, search-and-rescue, disaster relief, and mining operations in the  government and commercial industries.

This tour has strict security requirements and requires advance registration. There are no exceptions so please be sure to sign up early if you would like to attend. Lunch will be included. Cost: $25


Explore energy efficiency and sustainability in Oregon's Willamette Valley on Sunday, July 23 from 1pm - 6pm. This tour will visit green office campuses as well as a leading Oregon winery incorporating sustainability. A wine tasting will be included on the tour. Cost: $25

On Wednesday, July 26, get some fresh air and experience Portland by foot during the Sustainable and Resilient Portland Walking tour. This tour will visit cutting-edge buildings incorporating the latest building materials, seismic upgrades, and energy efficient techniques. Cost: $10

Sign up for policy tours when you 
register. If you've already registered, you can still go back and edit your registration. Register early as each tour has a limited number of available slots.
See the current list of policy tours hereMore tours highlighting Oregon industries will be added over the next month. 
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fABOUT PNWER
The Pacific NorthWest Economic Region (PNWER) was  created in 1991 by the states of Alaska, Idaho, Oregon, Montana, Washington, and the Canadian provinces of British Columbia, Alberta, Saskatchewan, and the Yukon and Northwest Territories. 

It is a statutory public/private non-profit dedicated to  increasing the economic well-being and quality of life for all citizens of the region, while maintaining and enhancing our natural environment.

Our overarching goals are to:
  • Coordinate provincial and state policies throughout the region
  • Identify and promote "models of success"
  • Serve as a conduit to exchange information.
  • Promote greater regional collaboration
  • Enhance the competitiveness of the region in both domestic and international markets
  • Leverage regional influence in Ottawa and Washington D.C.
  • Achieve continued economic growth while maintaining the region's natural environment
PNWER's 19 working groups develop yearly action items at our Summits to continually advance policy initiatives with public and private stakeholders. 

Learn more at PNWER.org
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