Oregon Consular Corps

Celebrate Trade

Global Dreams. Local Success.

About the event

Each year, the Oregon Consular Corps, the Port of Portland, the City of Portland, and the State of Oregon, along with our esteemed associates in international trade and business, host an event as part of Oregon’s World Trade Week.

Entitled Celebrate Trade, the elegant evening gala raises funds for the tax-exempt Oregon Consular Corps Scholarship Fund which provides scholarships to students at four Oregon universities. These funds allow Oregon’s next generation of leaders to study abroad, gain international experience and expand their own cultural competence as they prepare to enter an increasingly global workplace.

The gala also recognizes the significant contribution Oregon’s traded-sector companies make to our region’s economic vitality and quality of life. International business awards are provided in six categories. Also, the consular corps selects an additional organization or individual to recognize.

How your participation makes a difference

Sponsorship dollars raised through the Celebrate Trade event provide two scholarships of $2,500 each year to students from Lewis & Clark College, Portland State University, Oregon State University and University of Oregon.

With 94 percent of the world’s consumers living outside of the United States, the next generation of business and community leaders will increasingly need international relations and language skills, cultural awareness and an ability to grasp the opportunities and challenges of a global economy.

In addition, it is important that we recognize Oregon businesses that are today leveraging the strengths of Oregon’s trade based economy and expanding their markets around the globe. Consider these facts:

• International trade supports more than 484,000 Oregon jobs.
• $20 billion of goods were exported from Oregon in 2015.
• Oregon exports represent 10 percent of the state’s GDP over the last decade.
• 1 in 4 manufacturing jobs in Oregon are export related.
• Customers in 203 countries and territories buy Oregon made goods and services.

More than 6,000 Oregon businesses, large and small, sell their products internationally. At this event we recognize several of them and shine the spotlight on their international successes as inspiration to others who may have global ambitions. 

Celebrate Trade Partners

Joining the Oregon Consular Corps on the Celebrate Trade organizing committee are: Business Oregon, the City of Portland, Greater Portland Inc, Oregon Department of Agriculture, Pacific Northwest International Trade Association, Portland Business Alliance, Portland Development Commission, the Port of Portland, Travel Oregon and the U.S. Department of Commerce.

past sponsors

American Pacific International Capital Inc.• Ater Wynne • Bank of America • Business Oregon • Daimler Trucks North America • EVRAZ • Hoffman Construction Company•Iberdrola Renewables • ICTSI Oregon, Inc. • Key Bank • K&L Gates • Lewis & Clark College • Nike, Inc. • Oregon Department of Agriculture • Oregon Health & Sciences University • Oregon Lottery • Oregon State University • Permanente Dental Associates • Port of Portland Portland • Business Alliance/Pacific Northwest International Trade Assoc. • Portland State University • Portland Timbers • Tonkon Torp • University of Oregon • United Parcel Service • Vestas - American Wind Technology Inc. • Washington Trust Bank • Webtrends • Wells Fargo • World Forestry Center • ZGF
Consulates of: Canada, Germany, Iceland, Italy, Korea, Latvia, Lithuania, Malaysia, Romania, Thailand, United Kingdom


Past international business award recipients

 
 
 

2016
SSI Shredding Systems, Inc.
The Portland Loo Volaris
Ambassador Joseph Y. Yun,
   United States Ambassador to Malaysia
Study Oregon
Oregon Berry Packing
Genteel LLC
 


2012
Intel Corporation
ICTSI Oregon, Inc.
Columbia Steel Casting Co., Inc.
Chris King Precision Components
DECK Monitoring
Dr. Thomas Alva Bartlett
World Forest Institute's
   International Fellowship Program
   at the World Forestry Center

2015
Fall Creek Farm and Nursery
Craftport
Simple BBVA
K&L Gates
DePaul Packaging
Jeff Pinneo,
   Medical Teams International
First Stop Portland


2011
Vestas Americas
Air Canada
Webtrends
Leatherman Tool Group Inc.
Columbia Green
Fred Ziari
The Portland Timbers

 

2014
Met One Instruments
Shimadzu USA Manufacturing
ZGF
Nutcase Helmets
Bob’s Red Mill
Maria Wulff,
   World Affairs Council
Pink Martini


2010
Footwear Inc.
Ajinomoto Frozen Foods USA Inc.
Iberdrola Renewables
Daimler Trucks North America
Delta Airlines
Wim Wiewel
Ziba

 

2013
Asiana Airlines
adidas America
AIMCO
Elemental Technologies
Robert Klonoff,
   Dean of Lewis & Clark Law School
Gerding Edlen's Green Ambassador Team
 


2009
Leatherman Tool Group
LRS Architects
CH2M Hill
Pneu-Logic Corporation
FITS/Fund in the Saddle
Beer Chips