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Pacific NorthWest Economic Region

d n a l t r o P regon O July 23-27, 2017

Annual Summit 2017


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. Portland is recognized globally as a leader in sustainable development and innovative technologies. During your stay, I invite you to explore all of the things that make Portland such a unique and remarkable city. From our multi-modal transit system and world-famous breweries to the largest urban forest in America, Portland offers an experience for everyone. Although Oregon does not share a border with Canada, our economies are deeply intertwined. Bilateral trade between my state and Canada was worth 5.3 billion dollars in 2015 and nearly 100,000 jobs in Oregon depend on trade and investment with our neighbors to the North. The 2017 Summit will be an excellent forum to discuss topics such as sustainable development, innovations in transportation, ways to stop invasive species and other subjects critical to Oregon and to our regional economy. These summits are the best way for the region’s industry leaders, innovators and legislators to establish and strengthen cross-border relationships. Oregon is a founding member of the Pacific NorthWest Economic Region and actively encourages collaboration in the Pacific Northwest and Western Canada. This is an important time for our region, and Portland is the perfect venue for us to come together and discuss our collective future. I look forward to sharing our great state with you! Sincerely,

Governor Kate Brown

254 STATE CAPITOL, SALEM OR 97301-4047 (503) 378-3111 FAX (503) 378-8970 WWW.GOVERNOR.OREGON.GOV


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Conference Schedule

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Welcome from the Oregon Host Committee

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About PNWER

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Welcome from the PNWER President

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2016-2017 Leadership

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PNWER: The Past Year

10 Keynote Speakers 15 Featured Speakers 17 Partner Events 18 Detailed Agenda 45 Map to Collaborative Life Sciences Building Monday Reception 46 Policy Tours 47 Map to Oregon Historical Society Wednesday Reception 48 2017 Annual Summit Sponsors 59 Save the Date: PNWER Economic Leadership Forum 60 Hotel Map 61 Save the Date: 28th Annual Summit Tag your PNWER moments @PNWER #PNWER17


Conference Schedule

PNWER Summit Schedule

Sunday, July 23

10:00am - 8:00pm Registration- Portland Marriott Downtown Waterfront Ballroom Lobby Noon - 1:00pm

Executive Board Luncheon- Salon GH

1:00pm - 5:00pm

Executive Committee & Delegate Council Meeting- Salon I

1:00pm - 6:00pm

Policy Tour: Sustainability Tour in Oregon Wine Country- Please meet at the PNWER registration desk for tour departure

6:00pm - 8:00pm

Welcome Reception with introductory remarks by Dr. Steven Ashby, Director of PNNL, featuring Oregon Congresswoman Suzanne Bonamici Mt. Hood room, 2nd Floor, hosted by Battelle

9:00pm - 11:00pm Hospitality Suite- Hawthorne Room, 2nd floor, hosted by Puget Sound Energy

Monday, July 24 7:00am - 5:00pm

Registration- Portland Marriott Downtown Waterfront Ballroom Lobby Opening Ceremonies and Keynote Breakfast featuring Welcoming Remarks by Oregon Secretary of State Dennis Richardson, and keynotes by Denis Sevens, Deputy Head of Mission Canadian Embassy in Washington DC, and by Chargè d’Affaires Elizabeth Moore Aubin, United States Embassy in Ottawa Oregon Ballroom, hosted by Business Oregon

7:30am - 9:00am

9:15am - 12:15pm Coffee break hosted by Northwestern Energy

Border & Trade Location: Salon AB • NAFTA

Modernization

• Border

modernization cooperation

• Preclearance • Regulatory

Hosted by Nelson Mullins & Cruise Lines International Association Northwest & Canada

Coffee break hosted by Butchart Gardens

Mining Location: Salon I

• Infrastructure financing for development projects University • Carbon pricing • Market driven carbon reductions and carbon Presidents gather pricing for trade competitiveness • Energy efficiency in the to discuss economic built environment development Hosted by Teck Hosted by FortisBC, collaboration Insulating Concrete Forms Manufacturers Hosted by Oregon Association, Energy State University Trust of Oregon, Construction center of Excellence, & BC Ministry of Energy and Mines

• Regional

Forestry Location: Salon AB

Innovation Location: Salon CD

Challenges and Opportunities in the Renewable Forest Products Industry • Building with wood manufacturing, design and construction • A sustainable supply of renewable material

• Harnessing

Hosted by OFRI

6:00pm - 8:00pm

Energy & Environment Location: Salon GH

Disaster Resilience Symposium Location: Mt. Hood, 2nd Floor • Defining

disaster resilience • Public private Partnerships Coffee break hosted by PBEM

Keynote Luncheon featuring a keynote by Dr. Joe Robertson, President, Oregon Health Sciences University and the Honourable Lawrence MacAulay- Minister of Agriculture, Government of Canada Oregon Ballroom, hosted by BNSF Railway & Enbridge

12:30pm - 2:15pm 2:30pm - 5:30pm

University Presidents Location: Salon CD

Energy Solutions Location: Salon GH

the • How can the region Northwest work together to supinnovation power: port the development Cascadia Corridor of wave energy in the Northwest • Industry 4.0: Trends in automation and • Remote energy best data exchange practices • Fostering health Hosted by PGE and bioscience innovation Hosted by Oregon Tech and Portland Business Alliance

Agriculture Location: Salon I Regional agriculture trade and NAFTA modernization • Best practices in Sustainable Agriculture and food processing •

Hosted by SaskCanola & Canpotex

Tourism Location: Columbia Room, Main Floor • Economic

Impacts of Tourism Marketing • Two-Nation Vacation Roundtable • Preclearance research & NAFTA update

Disaster Resilience Symposium Location: Mt. Hood, 2nd Floor • Climate

change & adaptation • Oil train safety *Open to all participants

Hosted by Travel Oregon

Offsite Reception at Collaborative Life Sciences Building Plaza, featuring brief remarks from President Wim Wiewel, hosted by Portland State University

9:00pm - 11:00pm Hospitality Suite- Hawthorne Room, 2nd floor, hosted by Calgary Economic Development and the Government of Alberta

Tuesday, July 25 7:00am - 5:00pm

Registration- Portland Marriott Downtown Waterfront Ballroom Lobby Keynote Breakfast featuring Mayor Don Iveson, City of Edmonton- Oregon Ballroom, hosted by Edmonton Economic Development

7:30am - 9:00am 9:15am - 12:15pm Water Policy Coffee break hosted by CN

Location: Salon AB • Heightened

water risk management • Water sustainability • Land use conflicts and threats to water supplies *Co-meeting with CSG West Hosted by WPUDA

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Economic Development Location: Salon CD

Energy Location: Salon GH

• Utility of the future best practices in • Distributed energy urban to rural resources economic • LNG exports in the development Pacific Northwest • Panel: financing & Hosted by Devon developing economic Energy Canada opportunities • Panel:

Hosted by Koch Industries

Cross-Border Livestock Health Location: Salon I • Improving

animal handling at the border priority trade & cross border health issues and irritants • NAFTA modernization • Current

Disaster Resilience Symposium Location: Mt. Hood, 2nd Floor • Technologies

impacting disaster resilience • Cybersecurity Hosted by One Concern *Open to all participants


Conference Schedule

Tuesday, July 25 continued Keynote Luncheon featuring Dr. Stephen E. Flynn, Founding Director of Center for Resilience Studies, Northeastern University and Dr. Randy Kirchain, CoDirector of the Concrete Sustainability Hub, MIT - Oregon Ballroom, hosted by Northwest Cement Council.

12:30pm - 2:15pm 2:30pm - 5:30pm Coffee break hosted by American Petroleum Institute

CSG-West Water Session Location: Columbia Room, Main Floor • Legislative

Council on River Governance meeting

*open to all attendees

6:30pm - 9:00pm

Workforce Location: Salon CD

Transportation Location: Salon GH

• Oregon

• Oil:

Manufacturing Innovation Center Study • Impacts of automation and robotics on workforce Hosted by Oregon Concrete & Aggregate Producers Association

Origins to destinations • Global picture for movement of oil • Tankers, rails, pipelines • Legislative response

Cross-Border Livestock Health Location: Salon I • •

Are we really ready for FMD? Identifying issues, gaps and next steps in planning for FMD

State, Provincial, and Local leadership in Climate Policy Location: Salon AB

Disaster Resilience Symposium Location: Mt. Hood, 2nd Floor

• State,

• Critical

local & business reps share actions they are taking to collaborate on climate change

Infrastructure Interdependencies • Calgary Flood and Alberta Fires—Response and Recovery *Open to all participants

Hosted by BP

Dinner on your own- Opportunity to explore the renowned Portland food scene and network with your new PNWER friends

9:00pm - 11:00pm Hospitality Suite- Hosted by the Canadian Engineering and Geoscientists Regulators, Located in the Hawthorne Room 2nd Floor

Wednesday, July 26 7:00am - 2:30pm

Registration- Portland Marriott Downtown Waterfront Ballroom Lobby Keynote Breakfast featuring Ninth Circuit Senior Circuit Judge Edward Leavy and Attorney General Ellen Rosenblum of Oregon, followed by a roundtable discussion by Oregon Legislative Coastal Caucus members -Oregon Ballroom, hosted by Association of Oregon Counties, League of Oregon Cities, & Washington County

7:30am - 9:00am

9:15am - 12:15pm Invasive Species Coffee break hosted by NW Natural

Location: Salon AB • Montana

Response to Mussel Infestation & Strategy to Protect Columbia River Basin • Early Detection & Rapid Response • Federal Funding Updates • Cross-border Collaboration

Coffee break hosted by Nike

6:30pm - 8:30pm

PNWER business and prioritization of PNWER activities

Infrastructure Location: Salon GH Innovative finance Federal action • Successful case Studies

Cross-Border Livestock Health Location: Salon I

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Hosted by Alaska Airlines

Strategizing for priority regulation reduction and NAFTA renegotiations Chief provincial and state veterinarian update

AM Policy Tours Location: check in for tours at Reg desk •

Policy tour to OTRADI health & bioscience innovations incubator

Oregon Coastal Caucus Economic Summit Location: Mt. Hood, 2nd Floor •

Discussion on the unique opportunities of the Oregon Coastal and rural communities

Policy tour to PGElearn more about the Energy of the Future *Open to all participants

Hosted by Pacific Power

Keynote Luncheon featuring Brad Smith, President and Chief Legal Officer, Microsoft -Oregon Ballroom, hosted by Microsoft

12:30pm - 2:15pm 2:30pm - 5:30pm

PNWER Executive Committee & Delegate Council Meeting Location: Salon CD *Starts at 11am

Invasive Species Location: Salon AB Economic & Social Impacts of Invasive Species • Invasive Species Prevention Efforts & Lessons Learned • Panel: Sudden Oak Death •

PNWER Executive Committee & Delegate Council Meeting Location: Salon CD •

Policy Tour Location: check in for tour at Reg desk Port of Portland

Policy Tour Location: check in for tour at Reg desk Energy Efficient and Resilient Building walking tour

Oregon Coastal Caucus Economic Summit Location: Mt. Hood, 2nd Floor •

PNWER business and prioritization of PNWER activities

Discussion on the unique opportunities of the Oregon Coastal and rural communities

*Open to all participants

Taste of Oregon offsite reception at the Oregon Historical Society, featuring the best of Oregon’s wine, craft brews, and seafood industries. Attendees can experience the museum’s JFK exhibit while enjoying Oregon’s finest fares.

9:00pm - 11:00pm Hospitality Suite- Hawthorne Room, 2nd floor, hosted by ExxonMobil

Thursday, July 27 6:30am - 9:30am

Optional Continental Breakfast- Pearl Room, 2nd Floor, hosted Shell

9:00am - 5:30pm

Full Day Policy Tour to the Bonneville Dam and Insitu Location: check in for tour at the 2nd Floor Pearl Room Due to strict security requirements, advanced registration was required for this tour. No exceptions can be made.

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Welcome from the Oregon Host Committee Dear PNWER Delegates, It is with great pleasure that we welcome you to Portland, for the Pacific NorthWest Economic Region (PNWER)’s 27th Annual Summit. We are honored to be hosting this year’s Summit and hope you will find value in our exceptional program, and take some time while here to enjoy some of the funfilled activities our State has to offer.

2017 Host Committee Sen. Arnie Roblan, Oregon Sen. Bill Hansell, Oregon Sen. Rod Monroe, Oregon Rep. Deborah Boone, Oregon

Now more than ever, it is vitally important that we come together in a collaborative setting, dispense with the barriers created by boundaries and borders, and engage in the kinds of meaningful dialogue that will further advance shared regional interests and goals.

Rep. Jeff Reardon, Oregon

This year’s program provides unprecedented opportunities to hear from an inspiring roster of public and private sector leaders from the PNWER region and beyond, addressing timely issues and policy questions which present both opportunities and challenges for economic development and environmental sustainability in our region.

Agriculture

Rep. Caddy McKeown, Oregon Bill Wyatt, Port of Portland Brad LeaMaster, Oregon Department of Brendan McCarthy, PGE Bob Applegate, Oregon Health & Science University Crystal Ball, Bonneville Power Administration.

Presentations and discussions will include: Canadian - American trade and border facilitation; PNWER’s role in NAFTA modernization; innovation in economic development; energy, water and climate policy issues; problems and solutions presented by invasive species; challenges in the fields of agriculture, transportation and infrastructure development; and, a special two-day symposium on disaster resilience.

Doris Penwall, Association of Oregon Counties

The Host Committee is also happy to feature special partner events in conjunction with the 2017 Summit. The Oregon Coastal Caucus Economic Summit, now in its sixth year, will be joining PNWER for a full day session on Wednesday, July 26 exploring the unique economic diversity in Oregon’s coastal and rural communities. We are excited to have other partner events during the Summit showcasing the region’s biosciences sector, energy efficiency and the University Presidents’ Roundtable. We encourage all attendees to participate in these special partner events.

Gary Bauer, NW Natural

The Host Committee is pleased you have chosen to join us for the 27th Annual Pacific Northwest Economic Region in Portland, and what promises to be a dynamic and very fruitful Summit. Your attendance and contributions to its success will do much to help shape the future of the Pacific Northwest. Welcome to Oregon!

Kent Yu, Seft Consulting

Sincerely,

Timm Locke, Oregon Forest Resources Institute

Dan Kirschner, Northwest Gas Association David Kenney, Oregon Best Diane Warner, Northwest Cement Council Heather Stafford, Business Oregon Jay Ward, Energy Trust of Oregon Jennifer Stoll, Allergan Jessica Iplikci, Energy Trust of Oregon Jim Baumgartner, Black Helterline LLP Jock Mills, Oregon State University ​​Ken Nichols, EQL Energy Marion Haynes, Portland Business Alliance Mark Sytsma, Portland State University Matt Miller, Greater Portland Inc Mike McArthur, Association of Oregon Counties Paul Romain, OPUDA Sandra McDonough, Portland Business Alliance

Sen. Arnie Roblan Bill Wyatt Oregon State Senator Executive Director, PNWER Vice President Port of Portland (Retired) Host Committee Co-Chair Host Committee Co-Chair

Danielle Romain, OPUDA Calli Daly, Koch Industries Valerie Johnson, D.R. Johnson Lumber Charles Deister, Pioneer Group Rich Angstrom, Oregon Concrete & Aggregate Producers Association

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About PNWER The Pacific NorthWest Economic Region (PNWER) is a public-private partnership chartered by the states of Alaska, Idaho, Montana, Oregon, and Washington; the western Canadian provinces of Alberta, British Columbia, and Saskatchewan; and Yukon and the Northwest Territories. PNWER is dedicated to encouraging global economic competitiveness and preserving our world-class natural environment. PNWER is recognized by the federal governments of both the United States and Canada as the “model” for regional and bi-national cooperation because of its proven success. PNWER provides the public and private sectors a cross-border forum for unfiltered dialogue that capitalizes on synergies between business leaders and elected officials working to advance the region’s global competitiveness.

PNWER is the preeminent bi-national advocate for regional state, provincial, and territorial issues The Region’s Future With over $1.29 trillion (USD) in gross regional product, the U.S. Pacific Northwest (Alaska, Idaho, Montana, Oregon, and Washington) and Western Canada (Alberta, British Columbia, the Northwest Territories, Saskatchewan, and Yukon) is one of the fastest growing regions of North America. This region is China and East Asia’s gateway to North America, and is home to several major infrastructure projects and business opportunities. Now, more than ever, the Pacific Northwest needs a bi-national, regional advocate that works with both the public and private sectors.

Public and Private Sector Leadership PNWER delivers results on regional issues through action plans developed within 20 working groups that correspond to the region’s key priorities. Each working group is co-chaired by an industry leader and a government representative. PNWER is a forum for collaborative bi-national planning involving both the public and private sectors and offers leadership at the state, provincial and territorial level, as well as a regional voice in Washington, D.C. and Ottawa.

Secretary John Kelly, U.S. Department of Homeland Security, meets with the PNWER staff at our office in Seattle in March 2017 to discuss the needs and direction of regional resilience.

PNWER Staff Matt Morrison Executive Director Brandon Hardenbrook Deputy Director Eric Holdeman Director, Center for Regional Disaster Resilience (CRDR) Steve Myers Senior Program Manager Rachael Kopp Program Manager

Jennifer Grosman Program Manager Nate Weigel Program Coordinator Chris Chan Accountant Interns Steven Fry, UW Jiyoon Kim, UW Madison Krieger, Seattle U Rithikha Rajamohan, UBC Angelica Wang, UW Chris Wilhelm, OSU Pacific NorthWest Economic Region | 5


Welcome from the PNWER President On behalf of the Pacific NorthWest Economic Region (PNWER), welcome to the 27th Annual Summit. Our ten jurisdictions encompass a region unparalleled in natural beauty, resources, and economic opportunity. My hope for this year’s Annual Summit is to bring together our collective voices to develop innovative solutions to the challenges we share as a region. Please take full advantage of the opportunity the Summit affords to build relationships and strengthen partnerships across state, provincial, territorial, and national boundaries.

Dan Ashton, MLA, British Columbia 2016-2017 PNWER President

In keeping with PNWER’s theme of regional collaboration, I would also like to welcome participants from the Oregon Coast Economic Summit and the Pacific NorthWest Disaster Resilience Symposium, both being held in conjunction with the PNWER Annual Summit. The Oregon Coast Economic Summit brings together congressional, state, local, and tribal leaders, public policy advocates, academics, and private partners to discuss the common challenges our coastal and rural communities face. The Pacific NorthWest Disaster Resilience Symposium, designed by PNWER’s Center for Regional Disaster Resilience, will host leaders and decision makers in emergency management to address ways to increase the resiliency of our region when disaster strikes.

Over the past year, I have had the great honor of serving you as PNWER’s president. It has been a tremendous experience meeting with colleagues and private sector leaders from our ten jurisdictions, as well as Congressional leaders in Washington, and MPs in Ottawa. Earlier this spring, U.S. Homeland Security Secretary John Kelly visited PNWER’s Seattle office to discuss PNWER’s work on disaster resilience planning and innovative U.S.-Canada border solutions. This visit gave us an opportunity to discuss several important initiatives including cyber security planning, regional critical infrastructure resilience initiatives and PNWER’s work to implement US-Canada Preclearance on ferries, trains and cruise ships. During PNWER’s Economic Leadership Forum in Boise this November, PNWER’s board created a NAFTA Modernization Taskforce comprised of representatives from each of PNWER’s jurisdictions. PNWER gathered feedback from our regional stakeholders and provided these remarks to both federal governments on the NAFTA renegotiation process, as well as travelled to D.C. and Ottawa to conduct meetings and testify regarding modernizing NAFTA. As part of an ongoing initiative to protect against invasive Quagga and Zebra mussels, PNWER has played a leading role in working with our U.S. Congressional delegation, Army Corps of Engineers, and state partners to secure $9 million of federal funding for the Northwest states. This has effectively doubled each state’s ability to combat the spread of these destructive invasive mussels. In energy, another impressive class of legislators and elected officials from Canada and the U.S. graduated from PNWER’s Legislative Energy Horizon Institute, our energy education program, in November. Over 150 legislators from across North America have now completed this course. We are excited to bring you a robust and engaging agenda at this year’s Summit. I encourage you to take full advantage of the policy sessions and contribute your expertise in helping craft solutions to some of the shared issues we face as a region. I want to personally invite you to my capital of Victoria for the Legislative Academy and Economic Leadership Forum this November 5-8 in Victoria, BC, and next year’s 28th Annual Summit in Spokane, WA, July 22-26, 2018. Thank you for coming to the Summit, and thank you for all you do for this great region we all call home. Sincerely,

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PNWER Leadership

Dan Ashton, MLA

President British Columbia

Delegate Council Alaska Gov. William Walker Sen. Berta Gardner Sen. Kevin Meyer Sen. Cathy Giessel (Alt) Sen. Bill Wielechowski (Alt) Rep. Charisse Millett Rep. Chris Tuck (Alt) Rep. Bryce Edgmon Alberta Premier Rachel Notley Robyn Luff, MLA Nicole Goehring, MLA British Columbia To be determined

Private Sector Council Private Sector Representatives Colin Smith, Past President, APEGBC; Canada Co-Chair Dan Kirschner, Executive Director, NWGA; U.S. CoChair Alberta Steve Allen, Calgary Economic Development Mike Simpson, Devon Energy Jerry Belikka, Capital Power Jim Campbell, Cenovus Larry Delver, Alberta Beef Producers Jim Donihee, CEPA Riley Georgson, Transalta Scott Thon, AltaLink Glen Vanstone, Edmonton Economic Development Gary Weilinger, Enbridge

Sen. Arnie Roblan

Vice President Oregon

Idaho Gov. C.L. Butch Otter Sen. Michelle Stennett Sen. Chuck Winder Rep. Elaine Smith Rep. Rick Youngblood Rep. Mat Erpelding (Alt) Montana Gov. Steve Bullock Cliff Larsen Sen. Keith Reiger Sen. Cynthia Wolken Sen. Jon Sesso (Alt) Rep. Mike Cuffe Rep. Shane Morigeau Northwest Territories Premier Bob McLeod ​Hon. Wally Schumann, MLA

Alaska Bill Kidd, BP Cam Toohey, Shell Hans Neidig, ExxonMobil British Columbia Colin Smith, APEGBC David Bennett, FortisBC Don Dalik, Fasken Martineau Ken Davis, Quad-Lock Marcia Smith, Teck Glen Wonders, AME BC Charles Kelly, Concrete BC Dave Cowen, Butchart Gardens Greg Wirtz, CLIA-NWC Idaho Ken Dey, J.R. Simplot Patrick Kole, Idaho Potato Commission Norm Semanko, Idaho Water Users Assn. Bob Naeurbout, Idaho Dairymen’s Assn. John Revere, INL/Battelle

Rep. Mike Cuffe

Vice President Montana

Sen. Curt McKenzie

Immediate Past President Idaho

Oregon Gov. Kate Brown Sen. Arnie Roblan Sen. Bill Hansell Sen. Rod Monroe (Alt) Sen. Doug Whitsett (Alt) Rep. Deborah Boone ​Rep. David Brock Smith Rep. Caddy McKeown (Alt) Rep. Greg Barreto (Alt)

Washington Gov. Jay Inslee Sen. Maralyn Chase Sen. Jim Honeyford Sen. Barbara Bailey (Alt) Rep. Bruce Chandler Rep. Gael Tarleton Rep. Norm Johnson (Alt) Rep. Cindy Ryu (Alt) Sen. Lisa Wellman (Alt)

Saskatchewan Premier Brad Wall Larry Doke, MLA Hon. Dustin Duncan, MLA Hon. Scott Moe, MLA Hon. Lyle Stewart, MLA Glen Hart, MLA

Yukon Premier Sandy Silver Hon. Ranj Pillai Hon. Pauline Frost (Alt)

Jesse Ronnow, Zions Bank Luke Russell, Hecla Mining

Saskatchewan Natashia Stinka, Canpotex Janice Tranberg, SaskCanola

Montana Mike Halligan, The Washington Companies Diane Smith, American Rural Claudia Rapkoch, Northwestern Energy Northwest Territories Darrell Beaulieu, Denendeh Investments Pawan Chugh, NWT BDIC Oregon Dan Kirschner, NWGA Sunny Radcliffe, PGE Kent Yu, Seft Consulting Ken Nichols, EQL Energy Curt Abbott, Oregon PUD Association Jennifer Stoll, Allergan Diane Warner, Northwest Cement Council

Washington Pam Brady, BP Courtney Wallace, BNSF Nina Odell, PSE DeLee Shoemaker, Microsoft Megan Ouellette, Alaska Airlines Bob Sailer, PNWLG Ben McMakin, Van Ness Feldman Yukon Lynne Hutton, Yukon First Nations Chamber of Commerce Other David Miller, CN Amb. David Wilkins, Nelson Mullins Pacific NorthWest Economic Region | 7


The Past Year

Dan Ashton, MLA assumes PNWER presidency from Sen. Curt McKenzie at the 26th Annual PNWER Summit in Calgary, Alberta. PNWER Summit brings together 547 delegates to discuss major regional challenges and opportunities.

PNWER’s Legislative Energy Horizon Institute (LEHI) provides an extensive overview of the North American energy system for legislators, administrators and policy experts in Richland, Washington.

PNWER’s Center for Regional Disaster Resilience (CRDR) continues to facilitate a series of successful cyber security workshops in Idaho as part of a threeyear partnership with the Idaho Office of Emergency Management.

CRDR collaborates with the Washington Military Department to review lessons from the Cascadia Rising earthquake exercise. Attendees are briefed on the fielding of FirstNet in Washington.

July

August

January

February

PNWER convenes new NAFTA Modernization Task Force and develops survey to solicit stakeholder input on modernizing NAFTA. PNWER Capital Visits to Juneau, Olympia, and Salem to discuss key PNWER initiatives PNWER hosts major cyber security exercise in Washington state utilizing an and provide testimony at legislative innovative game format. hearings on issues related to invasive species and disaster resilience.

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September March Homeland Security Secretary John Kelly visits PNWER to discuss disaster resilience planning, border solutions, and trade.


The Past Year

PNWER holds the Economic Leadership Forum in Boise, a productive PNWER organizes Infrastructure and Trade Tour meeting with advancements made on PNWER working group action for legislators and municipal officers to explore items. Lead delegates from member jurisdictions helped clarify the innovative market access initiatives in the organization’s priorities for the upcoming year, and invasive species greater Vancouver, B.C. area. experts addressed mussels found in Montana. PNWER co-hosts an emergency The CRDR holds AppFest meeting of regional invasive 21 state and provincial legislators and six 2016 to showcase new species coordinators in Vancouver, non-legislative attendees graduate from technology for first B.C. to prepare to protect the the rigorous LEHI program in Washington responders and emergency Columbia River Basin against D.C. managers. invasive mussels.

October April

November May

December June

Disruptive Trends in Public Safety Technology Symposium PNWER visits Ottawa and meets with Minister Marc Garneau, Minister Jim Carr, Charge d’Affaires Elizabeth Aubin, General Andrew Leslie, and several other key Canadian officials to discuss NAFTA, transportation, natural resources. PNWER Executive Director also provides testimony to the Standing Committee on International Trade on NAFTA modernization.

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Keynote Speakers Chargé d’Affaires a.i. Elizabeth Moore Aubin, United States Embassy Elizabeth Moore Aubin is serving as the Chargé d’Affaires a.i. in Ottawa, Canada. She began her tenure as the Deputy Chief of Mission in May 2016 and became Chargé d’Affaires on January 18th, 2017 after the departure of Ambassador Bruce Heyman. Previously, she was the Executive Director for the Bureau of Western Hemisphere Affairs where she provided policy direction, guidance and planning for the management of 53 diplomatic posts in the Western Hemisphere. From 2011-2014, she served as the Deputy Chief of Mission at the U.S. Embassy in Algiers, winning the Department’s Commercial Advocacy Award in 2013. Elizabeth has served in the State Department as the Director for Human Resources for the joint Executive Office of the Bureaus of Near Eastern Affairs and South and Central Asian Affairs; a Special Assistant to the Under Secretary for Management; where she coordinated macromanagement issues for the diplomatic operations in Iraq and Afghanistan; as a Post Management Officer in the Western Hemisphere Affairs Bureau; as well as two tours in the Executive Secretariat; as a Watch Officer and a Line Officer. Overseas, she has served as the Management Counselor for Embassy Tel Aviv; International Resource Management Officer for USNATO in Brussels; Management Officer at the Consulate General in Toronto; and as a General Services Officer at the Consulate General in Hong Kong. Her two entry level tours were as an Economic Officer at Embassy Rome and as a Consular Officer at the Consulate General in Curacao. Elizabeth holds the rank of Minister-Counselor in the Foreign Service. She speaks French and Italian and has a B.A. in Political Science from Barnard College, 1987. She is married to Daniel J. Aubin.

Congresswoman Suzanne Bonamici, U.S. Representative, 1st Congressional District, Oregon Congresswoman Suzanne Bonamici represents the First Congressional District of Oregon, which comprises the Northwest portion of the state. Strengthening public education is one of Suzanne's top priorities and one of the reasons she got involved in public service. As a member of the Committee on Education and the Workforce in Congress, she is dedicated to giving educators and students the support they need to succeed. Suzanne served a lead role in the passage of the bipartisan Every Student Succeeds Act (ESSA), which replaces No Child Left Behind and creates new K-12 education policies. She is also focused on making college more affordable and closing the skills gap. Suzanne is the founder and cochair of the bipartisan Congressional STEAM Caucus, which aims to encourage innovation and creative thinking by integrating arts and design with Science, Technology, Engineering, and Math education. Suzanne also serves as a member of the Committee on Science, Space, and Technology, and she is the top Democratic member on the Subcommittee on the Environment. From this position, she is working to address the causes and risks of global climate change, and to ensure that policy decisions are based on science. Suzanne worked her way through college in Eugene, first at Lane Community College, and then at the University of Oregon, where she earned her bachelor's degree and law degree. Suzanne and her husband Michael have been married for more than 30 years. They have two grown children and a cocker spaniel named Charley.

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Keynote Speakers Dr. Stephen Flynn, Founding Director, Center for Resilience Studies, Northeastern University Dr. Flynn is professor of political science at Northeastern University with faculty affiliations in the Department of Civil and Environmental Engineering and the School of Public Policy and Urban Affairs. At Northeastern, he is also the founding director of the Global Resilience Institute where he leads a university-wide research enterprise to inform and advance societal resilience in the face of growing man-made and naturally occurring turbulence. He is also the co-director of the George J. Kostas Research Institute for Homeland Security. Dr. Flynn is recognized as one of the world’s leading experts on critical infrastructure resilience, and transportation and supply chain security and resilience. Appointed by Secretary of Homeland Security Jeh Johnson to serve as a member of the Homeland Security Science and Technology Advisory Council, he is also a member of the National Security Advisory Board for Argonne National Laboratory. Additionally, he holds research affiliations with the Wharton School’s Risk Management and Decision Processes Center, and the Earth Institute at Columbia University. Dr. Flynn is also the principal for Stephen E. Flynn Associates LLC, where he provides independent advisory services on improving critical infrastructure security and resilience. A 1982 graduate of the U.S. Coast Guard Academy, Dr. Flynn served in the Coast Guard on active duty for 20 years, including two tours as commanding officer at sea, and retired at the rank of Commander. As an officer, he served in the White House Military Office during George H.W. Bush administration and as a director for global issues on the National Security Council staff during the Clinton administration. He holds the M.A.L.D. and Ph.D. degrees from the Fletcher School of Law and Diplomacy at Tufts University.

​Mayor Don Iveson, Mayor, City of Edmonton, Alberta Mayor Iveson has his sights on transforming Edmonton into a highly liveable, uplifting, and globally competitive city that is recognized as one of Canada’s very best places to build something great. In his time on Council and as Mayor, he has earned a reputation for being pragmatic, creative, collaborative, and compassionate in his approach to building Edmonton. Harnessing a renewed confidence among Edmontonians, he is focused on driving progress in four priority areas: Building a more uplifting and inclusive city; Building a more resilient and green city; Building a more prosperous and competitive region; and leading an open and effective local government.

Dr. Randolph Kirchain, Principal Research Scientist, Massachusetts Institute of Technology Dr. Kirchain’s research and teaching explores the impact of materials-technology decisions on the economic and environmental performance of the products into which those materials are transformed and the systems in which they are produced, used, and eventually discarded. He is the founding member of the Minerals, Metals, and Materials Society’s committee for Materials and Society and the ad-hoc committee on sustainable materials. He developed analytical tools to evaluate the economic and environmental performance of materials, process and architectural options for products, materials production and materials systems. He has also had frequent interactions with industry on evaluating the economic and sustainability performance of materials technologies and identifying technological and operational strategies to improve that performance. ​ r. Kirchain received an S.B. in Materials Science & Engineering from Georgia Institute of D Technology and his Ph.D., also in Materials Science & Engineering, from MIT. He did post-doc work at MIT and was a Research Associate. Pacific NorthWest Economic Region | 11


Keynote Speakers ​​Judge Edward Leavy, Senior Circuit Judge, Ninth Circuit Court of Appeals Senior Circuit Judge Edward Leavy was appointed to the United States Court of Appeals for the Ninth Circuit on March 23, 1987, and assumed senior status on May 19, 1997. He served as judge on the Foreign Intelligence Surveillance Court of Review, from 2001 to 2008, and as its presiding judge, from 2005 to 2008. Prior to his appointment to the appellate bench, Judge Leavy served as a district judge of the U.S. District Court for the District of Oregon, from 1984 to 1987, and as a magistrate judge, from 1976 to 1984. Judge Leavy served as a justice pro tem on the Supreme Court of Oregon in 1974; as a judge on the Oregon Circuit Court in Lane County from 1961 to 1976; and as a judge on the Oregon District Court in Lane County from 1957 to 1961. Prior to that, he was a deputy district attorney in Lane County from 1954 to 1957. He engaged in private practice in Eugene, Oregon, from 1953 to 1954. Judge Leavy received his A.B. from the University of Portland in 1950 and his LL.B. from Notre Dame Law School in 1953.

​ he Honourable Lawrence MacAulay, Minister of Agriculture and Agri-Food, T Government of Canada Lawrence MacAulay, Member of Parliament for Cardigan, was first elected to the House of Commons on November 21, 1988, to represent Cardigan in eastern Prince Edward Island, and won his ninth consecutive election in October 2015. Mr. MacAulay’s Cabinet appointments have included Solicitor General of Canada, Minister of Labour, Secretary of State (Veterans), and Secretary of State (Atlantic Canada Opportunities Agency).He has served as Critic for Fisheries and Oceans and Seniors. In addition, he was Vice Chair of the House of Commons Standing Committee on Fisheries and Oceans. ​ Mr. MacAulay was born on September 9, 1946, in St. Peter’s Bay, Prince Edward Island. Mr. MacAulay was previously a farmer and businessman. He and Frances Elaine O’Connell were married in 1972. They have three daughters: Carolyn, Rita and Lynn.

Ambassador David MacNaughton, Ambassador of Canada to the United States David MacNaughton presented his credentials as Canada's Ambassador to the United States on March 3, 2016. As a seasoned entrepreneur and political strategist, Mr. MacNaughton brings a unique set of skills and experiences to his role as Ambassador. In the 1980s, Mr.MacNaughton transformed the public affairs industry by building an organization that comprised government relations, public opinion research and public relations. After selling his business in 1989, Mr.MacNaughton became President of Canada's largest government and public relations firm, and subsequently North American President of the world's largest public relations firm. From 1995 until 2003, Mr.MacNaughton was President of Strathshore Financial and was an advisor to one of Canada's leading investment banks. Mr.MacNaughton’s public sector experience includes work at both the federal and provincial levels, including as advisor to the Minister at the Departments of Transport, Industry, and Foreign Affairs. He was principal secretary to the Premier of Ontario from 2003 to 2005 and the Chairman of StrategyCorp from 2005 until his appointment.

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Keynote Speakers Dennis Richardson, Secretary of State, Oregon Born July 30, 1949, Dennis grew up with the core belief we all have an obligation to serve our community and be a voice for those who can’t speak for themselves. As a young man, Dennis deployed to Vietnam as a combat helicopter pilot in the Army. His service engrained the values of courage, commitment and leadership for a lifetime. After his military service, Dennis married his wife Cathy and attained a Bachelor’s of Arts and law degree from BYU before settling in Central Point, Oregon. Secretary Richardson practiced law for three decades and first held public office on the Central Point city council in 2000. He then served six terms in the State Legislature from 2002-2014, rising to a leadership position on the Joint Ways & Means Committee, where he successfully led the state out of a $3.5 billion budget deficit without raising taxes. Secretary Richardson will apply his experience, knowledge and leadership to help restore accountability, transparency, and integrity to government. Dennis commits his nonpartisan leadership to bring increased scrutiny of public spending and access to public records, open, fair elections, and a business-friendly climate that grows good jobs in Oregon.

Attorney General Ellen Rosenblum, Oregon’s 17th Attorney General A former federal prosecutor and state trial and appellate judge, Ellen Rosenblum was first elected to a four-year term as Oregon’s 17th Attorney General in November, 2012 and was re-elected to a second term November 8, 2016. She is the first woman to serve as Oregon Attorney General. Her priorities include consumer protection and civil rights – advocating for and protecting Oregon’s children, seniors, immigrants and crime victims and those saddled with education-related debt. She is committed to assisting district attorneys and local law enforcement in prosecuting elder abuse and complex crimes and has made crimes against children as well as consumer Internet privacy high priorities. Attorney General Rosenblum has been active in local and national organizations of lawyers, judges and attorneys general. She has served on the Executive Committee of the National Association of Attorneys General and she is the immediate past Chair of the Conference of Western Attorneys General. She has served as Secretary of the American Bar Association and is the Chair of the ABA Section of State & Local Government Law. She co-founded the section’s Attorneys General and Department of Justice Issues Committee (AGDJ).

Joseph Robertson Jr., President, Oregon Health & Science University Dr. Robertson has served as the President of Oregon Health & Science University since 2006, having previously been the Dean of the OHSU School of Medicine. In his leadership role at the University, Dr. Robertson has worked to increase the medical education program through partnering with the University of Oregon and the PeaceHealth System. Addressing the need for increased physicians throughout the state of Oregon. Dr. Robertson earned a B.S. from Yale University before then attending the Indiana University of School of Medicine to receive his doctorate. His fellowship was at the Devers Eye Clinic through the Good Samaritan Hospital at OHSU . Dr. Robertson’s clinical focus is on vitreous surgery with a special emphasis on surgery for macular diseases. Pacific NorthWest Economic Region | 13


Keynote Speakers Brad Smith, President and Chief Legal Officer, Microsoft As Microsoft’s president and chief legal officer, Brad 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, and social responsibility work. He is also Microsoft’s chief compliance officer where he 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. As the senior executive responsible for ensuring Microsoft fulfills its corporate responsibilities, he has helped the company achieve its consistent ranking in the top 2 percent of the S&P 500 for corporate governance scores. He has played a leadership role locally and nationally on numerous charitable, business and legal initiatives. In 2013 he was named by the National Law Journal as one of the 100 most influential lawyers in the United States. In 2014, the New York Times called Smith “a de facto ambassador for the technology industry at large.” In addition to his work at Microsoft, Smith is active in several civic and legal organizations and in the broader technology industry. In March 2015, Smith joined the Netflix board of directors. He also works to advance several significant diversity and pro bono initiatives, serving as chair of the board of directors of Kids in Need of Defense (KIND) and as chair of the Leadership Council on Legal Diversity (LCLD). Finally at the appointment of the governor, Smith chairs the board of the Washington State Opportunity Scholarship program. He can be followed at http://twitter.com/@bradsmi.

Dr. Wim Wiewel, President, Portland State University

Wim Wiewel assumed the presidency of Portland State University in August 2008. Under his leadership, the University has developed five guiding themes: Provide civic leadership through partnerships, improve student success, achieve global excellence, enhance educational opportunity, and expand resources and improve effectiveness. This has brought a renewed focus on expanding the university’s civic partnerships in the region and achieving a new degree of excellence through strategic investments. Prior to coming to PSU, Wiewel was the provost and senior vice president of Academic Affairs at the University of Baltimore. From 1979-2004, Wiewel was with the University of Illinois at Chicago (UIC), where he most recently served as dean of the College of Business Administration. Wiewel also directed UIC’s Center for Urban Economic Development. He holds degrees in sociology and urban planning from the University of Amsterdam in the Netherlands, and a Ph.D. in Sociology from Northwestern University. Wiewel has authored or edited nine books and more than 65 articles and chapters that have appeared in publications and journals, including Economic Development Quarterly, Economic Geography and the Journal of the American Planning Association. His most recent books are Global Universities and Urban Development, The University as Urban Developer and Suburban Sprawl.

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Featured Speakers Dr. Steve Ashby, Director, Pacific Northwest National Laboratory Dr. Steven Ashby is the Director of the Department of Energy’s Pacific Northwest National Laboratory, where he is responsible for setting PNNL’s strategic direction and overseeing its nearly $1 billion R&D budget. Under his leadership, PNNL’s more than 4,400 scientists, engineers and support professionals are advancing the frontiers of science, delivering technological innovations and driving solutions to market. As the nation’s premier chemistry, earth sciences and data analytics laboratory, PNNL is addressing the most pressing challenges in energy resiliency and national security. In particular, PNNL researchers provide national leadership in grid modernization, energy storage, nuclear non-proliferation and cyber security – all for the purpose of keeping the U.S. safe, secure and strong. A widely recognized leader in computational science, Dr. Ashby is a Fellow of the American Association for the Advancement of Science and a member of the Washington State Academy of Sciences. He currently serves as chair of the National Laboratory Directors’ Council that represents 17 DOE national laboratories and serves on advisory committees for local and state organizations, including the Washington Roundtable. He received a doctorate in Computer Science from the University of Illinois at Urbana–Champaign.

Dan Ashton, Member of the Legislative Assembly, British Columbia, PNWER President Dan Ashton was elected MLA for Penticton on May 14, 2013 and serves as the 2016-17 PNWER President. On December 18, 2014 he was appointed as Parliamentary Secretary for the Minister of Finance. From June 2013 until his most recent appointment, he was the Parliamentary Secretary to the Minister Responsible for Core Review. He most recently served as the Chair of Select Standing Committee on Finance and Government Services, was a member of the Treasury Board and was the vice-chair of the Cabinet Working Group on Core Review. Before being elected as an MLA, Dan served two terms as Mayor of the City of Penticton following three consecutive terms as a councillor. He served ten terms as Chair of the Regional District of Okanagan Similkameen, and spent four years as a trustee on the Municipal Finance Authority.

Senator Arnie Roblan, Oregon Legislature, Incoming PNWER President Senator Arnie Roblan represents the scenic and rugged central Oregon coast comprising the 5th Senate District. Previously he served 4 terms as State Representative for House District 9, with one of those terms as Co-Speaker. During his tenure as the Co-Speaker -- in a House divided between 30 Democrats and Republicans — for the 2011-12 legislative sessions, Senator Roblan, along with Co-Speaker Rep. Bruce Hanna, became the driving force behind legislation that would help move Oregon forward on important issues. For this reason, the Oregon Business Association gave the state House’s co-speakers their highest political honor – 2011 Statesmen of the Year - for “consensus building and forging collaborative solutions to the critical issues facing Oregon.” A former math teacher and principal of Marshfield High School in Coos Bay, Senator Roblan’s commitment to his community long precedes his election to public office. He is a founding member of the Oregon Legislative Coastal Caucus. The Legislative Coastal Caucus is a bicameral and bipartisan group of legislatures representing the Oregon Coast. Sen. Roblan will serve as the 201718 PNWER President.

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Featured Speakers The Honourable Bob McLeod, Premier of The Northwest Territories Robert R. McLeod was re-elected to the 18th Legislative Assembly of the Northwest Territories on November 23, 2015, his third consecutive term representing the constituents of Yellowknife South. During the 17th Legislative Assembly, Mr. McLeod served as Premier, Minister of Executive, Minister of Aboriginal Affairs and Intergovernmental Relations, Minister Responsible for Women and Minister Responsible for New Energy Initiatives. During the 16th Legislative Assembly, Mr. McLeod served as Minister of Human Resources, Minister of Industry, Tourism and Investment, Minister Responsible for the Public Utilities Board, Lead Minister on New Energy Initiatives and Lead Minister for the Mackenzie Valley Gas Pipeline Project. Mr. McLeod was born and raised in Fort Providence, Northwest Territories. Mr. McLeod holds a Bachelor of Commerce Degree from the University of Alberta and an Honours Diploma in Administrative Management from the Northern Alberta Institute of Technology in Edmonton. In 1989, Mr. McLeod also completed a program of national and international studies at the National Defense College in Kingston, Ontario. As part of that program, Mr. McLeod traveled to 25 countries and completed a thesis on Aboriginal Self Government and the Possibilities for Constitutional Reform. Mr. McLeod is an active member of the Yellowknife community serving and participating in several community organizations. He has served as president of the Yellowknife recreational hockey league, president of the Yellowknife golf club (led the expansion to 18 holes), member of the Yellowknife Elks club and as Senator for the Tree of Peace Friendship Centre. Mr. McLeod has served on numerous boards and agencies. He served as the co-chair of the Northern River Basin study, Director for the Canadian Tourism Commission and chaired the Canadian Diamond Strategy Working Group and the Mackenzie River Basin Committee. At the national level he served as vice president for the Fur Institute of Canada and chair of the Canadian Wildlife Coalition. Mr. McLeod and his wife, Melody, have one son, Warren (Shannon) and two beautiful grandsons, Carter and Cooper.

Ambassador David Wilkins, Partner, Nelson Mullins Riley & Scarborough LLP Ambassador David Wilkins is a partner at Nelson Mullins Riley & Scarborough LLP and chairs the Public Policy and International Law practice group with a special focus on U.S.- Canada interests. He proudly served as U.S. ambassador to Canada from June 2005 to January 2009, appointed by President George W. Bush. Since returning home from Canada, Ambassador Wilkins spent six years chairing the Clemson University Board of Trustees and remains an active member of that board. He also sits on the boards of Porter Airlines, Mattamy Homes and Resolute Forest Products. In 2010, then South Carolina’s Governor-elect Nikki Haley tapped Wilkins to chair her government transition team. First elected in 1980, Ambassador Wilkins served 25 years in the South Carolina House of Representatives. He was elected speaker in 1994 – a position he held for 11 years until he resigned for his ambassadorship post. He is the recipient of numerous awards including the state’s highest honor, the Order of the Palmetto. Ambassador Wilkins is married to Susan Wilkins, and they have two grown sons and two grandchildren.

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Partner Events A number of special events will be held during the PNWER Annual Summit. Sessions open to all participants have been included in the detailed agenda. Please see below for a brief description of the session purpose.

AEC Portland Hackathon Dates: July 21-23 About: A weekend of geeking at its finest, the AEC (architecture, engineering, and construction) hackathon is a chance for thinkers, designers, and builders to collaborate and create. With access to cutting edge technologies at the tips of their fingers, participants are asked to help kickstart the movement to drastically change the industries which shape our built environments.

Northwest Disaster Resilience Symposium Dates: July 24-25 About: The symposium will be embedded within the PNWER Summit. The two-day event hosted by the Center for Regional Disaster Resilience is designed to bring together leaders and decision makers from throughout the region to address common issues, examine solutions, and promote information sharing.

PNWER Water Policy Working Group Session Cohosted by CSG-West Date: July 25 About: The session is presented in partnership by PNWER and the CSG-West Legislative Council on River Governance. CSG West’s Legislative Council on River Governance (LCRG), established in 1998, is made up of state legislators from each of the Columbia River basin states of Idaho, Montana, Oregon and Washington. The LCRG provides its members with opportunities to discuss the common challenges facing the people living and doing business in the basin, and to share strategies for addressing these challenges.

Oregon Coast Economic Summit ​Date: July 26 About: The 2017 Oregon Coast Economic Summit is presented in partnership with the Pacific NorthWest Economic Region as a special session on July 26 during PNWER’s 2017 Annual Summit. The Oregon Coast Economic Summit will bring together congressional, state, local and tribal leaders, public policy advocates, academics and private partners to discuss a wide range of topics that recognize the unique economic diversity of our coastal and rural communities.

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Detailed Agenda

Sunday, July 23 10:00am - 7:00pm

Registration Ballroom Lobby, Portland Marriott Downtown Waterfront.

12:00pm - 1:00pm

Executive Committee Lunch (Invitation only) Salon GH

1:00pm - 5:00pm

Executive Committee & Delegate Council Meeting (Open to all participants) Salon I

1:00pm - 6:00pm

Oregon Wine Country Sustainability Tour (Pre-registration Required) Please meet at the registration desk 10 minutes prior to departure Explore energy efficiency and sustainability in Oregon’s Willamette Valley.

1:30pm - 5:00pm

The AEC Hackathon (architecture, engineering, and construction). Open to all participants White Stag Building 70 NW Couch St. Portland, OR 97209

6:00pm - 8:00pm

Welcome Reception Mt. Hood room, 2nd floor Welcome from Senator Arnie Roblan, PNWER Oregon Host Committee. Introductory remarks by Dr. Steven Ashby, Director, Pacific NorthWest National Laboratory.. Featuring Congresswoman Suzanne Bonamici, U.S. Representative, 1st Congressional District, Oregon

9:00pm - 11:00pm

Rep. Suzanne Bonamici

Hospitality Suite Hawthorne rooms, 2nd floor Hosted by Puget Sound Energy

Monday, July 24 7:00am - 5:00pm

Registration Ballroom lobby, Portland Marriott Downtown Waterfront

7:30am - 9:00am

Opening Ceremonies and Keynote Breakfast - “The US-Canada Relationship” Oregon Ballroom

Monday

Sunday

Hosted by Battelle

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Opening ceremonies - PNWER President Dan Ashton, MLA, British Columbia. Featuring Welcoming Remarks by Oregon Secretary of State Dennis Richardson, and keynotes Chargé d’Affaires Elizabeth Moore Aubin, United States Embassy and Denis Stevens, Deputy Head of Mission Canadian Embassy in Washington DC Hosted by Business Oregon

Denis Stevens

Elizabeth Moore Aubin


Detailed Agenda 9:15 am - 12:15pm Coffee Break hosted by NorthWestern Energy

9:15 am - 12:15pm

Monday AM Working Group Sessions Border and Trade - Salon AB University Presidents - Salon CD Energy and Environment - Salon GH Mining - Salon I Disaster Resilience Symposium - Mt. Hood room, 2nd floor

BORDER AND TRADE Salon AB Roundtable on trade and border issues Roundtable listening session on key Border and Trade issues – Denis Stevens, Deputy Head of Mission Canadian Embassy in Washington DC, and US Charge d’Affaires Elizabeth Aubin from US Embassy in Ottawa are invited to participate in roundtable with key sector stakeholders:

Co-Chairs Rep. Mike Cuffe, Montana Laurie Trautman, Director, Border Policy Research Institute Hosted by Nelson Mullins & Cruise Lines International Association North West & Canada

Pre-identified stakeholders will make brief comments on US-Canada border facilitation, trade, and NAFTA issues. Border Facilitation a. Future of Beyond the Border b. Preclearance update, including Preclearance of cargo Deborah Meyers, Department of Homeland Security PNWER Preclearance Task Force overview, pilot, implementation Discussion from those involved in task force on next steps PNWER NAFTA Survey Overview - Analysis of priority issues impacting the region related to the NAFTA modernization process. Laurie Trautman, Director, Border Policy Research Institute Overview of US Objectives and the Process toward Negotiations Sharon Bomer Lauritsen, Assistant U.S. Trade Representative for Agricultural Affairs and Commodity Policy, Office of the U.S. Trade Representative, Executive Office of the President Process and path to negotiations and the role of Congress in the process Dan Ujczo, Dickinson Wright, leader of SAGE Group, Ohio Moving forward - What steps are being taken to inform leaders on the benefits of US-Canada trade? Andrea van Vugt, Vice President Policy, North America, Business Council of Canada Next steps for PNWER PNWER’s role going forward with these issues, how should PNWER engage with the NAFTA negotiations?

Action Item and Discussion

Monday

Action items and statement to urge both countries to recommit to a focus on regulatory cooperation and the principles of the Beyond the Border and Perimeter Security Declaration.

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Detailed Agenda 9:15 am - 12:15pm

UNIVERSITY PRESIDENTS Salon CD Regional University Presidents gather to discuss shared challenges and research and economic development collaboration

Co-Chairs Ed Ray, President, Oregon State University Wim Wiewel, President, Portland State University Nagi G. Naganathan, President-Designate, Oregon Institute of Technology Michael Schill, President, University of Oregon

Hosted by Oregon State University

Monday

9:15 am - 12:15pm

Co-Chairs Rep. Deb Boone, Oregon Paul Manson, CEO, DC Grid Development Corporation

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Introductions and Roundtable 1) University presidents will be led in a dialogue to include the following topics: Federal funding and research funding under new US federal administration What challenges are you facing with potential changes in research funding? How is your organization adapting to this changing landscape? What is happening across the border in Canada? How can we build better linkages between us across the border? 2) Enrollment challenges for international students What is the impact of Immigration changes? What is working/ not working in Canada? Edward Ray, President, Oregon State University Michael Schill, President, University of Oregon Nagi Naganathan, President, Oregon Institute of Technology Wim Wiewel, President, Portland State University joined by David Schleich, President, National University of Natural Medicine Denise Mullen, President, Oregon College of Art and Craft Derek Brandes, President, Walla Walla Community College Allan Cahoon, President & Vice-Chancellor, Royal Roads University Paul Dangerfield, President, Capilano University David Docherty, President, Mount Royal University Vikram Jandhyala, Vice President for Innovation Strategy, University of Washington Christine Johnson, Chancellor, Community Colleges of Spokane Ron Langrell, President & Chief Executive Officer, Bates Technical College Dale Eisler, Senior Advisor, Government Relations, University of Regina Presentation and Discussion How can universities be a catalyst for innovation and entrepreneurship? Nirav Desai,Chief Technologist, Booz Allen Hamilton – Co-Chair of PNWER’s Innovation Working Group; and Vikram Jandhyala, Vice President for Innovation Strategies, University of Washington

ENERGY AND ENVIRONMENT Salon GH Welcome from Oregon Energy Trust Energy Trust is dedicated to helping 1.5 million utility customers in Oregon and southwest Washington save energy and generate renewable power. ETO provides comprehensive energy efficiency and renewable energy programs, and our success is measured in kilowatt hours of electricity saved or produced with renewable energy, therms of natural gas saved and efficient and effective delivery of services to utility customers. Jay Ward, Senior Community Relations Manager, Energy Trust of Oregon PNWER Roadmap to Resilient, Ultra-low Energy Buildings in the Pacific Northwest PNWER is advancing the development of a “Roadmap” to improve resilience and energy efficiency for new and existing buildings through “net zero” emissions construction targets and deep energy retrofits of existing buildings by 2030. Super-


Detailed Agenda Energy Efficiency Continued Hosted by FortisBC, Insulating Concrete Forms Manufacturers Association, Energy Trust of Oregon, Construction center of Excellence, & BC Ministry of Energy and Mines

efficient buildings encourage job creation, affordability, competitiveness, and resilience. Through consultations with all levels of government and the private sector, the Roadmap will develop jurisdiction specific market-driven strategies to promote energy efficiency by focusing on policy options; market driven solutions; best practices; innovative technologies and construction materials; industry capacity building; and workforce developments. Update on BC Energy Step Code Andrew Pape-Salmon, P.Eng., MRM, FCAE, Executive Director, Building and Safety Standards Branch Office of Housing and Construction Standards Ministry of Natural Gas Development and Minister Responsible for Housing Market Driving Carbon Reductions and Carbon Pricing for Trade Competitiveness Various carbon pricing schemes have been enacted or introduced among the PNWER jurisdictions. In a post Clean Power Plan context and after U.S. withdrawal from the Paris Accord, how can policymakers enable carbon reductions among industry and consumers? Overview of current and proposed carbon policies Carl Fink, Blue Planet Energy Law, LLC What are we doing to enable carbon reductions on the ground? What are we doing to encourage investment at an industrial level? What is supportive policy to enable customer and consumer actions? How will businesses that cross borders and jurisdictions comply with these new regulations and what are the impacts of multiple carbon pricing schemes? Sen. Michael Dembrow, Oregon Rep.Gael Tarleton, Washington Legislature Jessica Iplikci, Senior Manager, Energy Trust of Oregon Jonathan Moser, Head, Environment & Public Affairs, Canada, Lafarge Canada Inc Cam McNaughton, Environmental Engineer, Golder Associates Monetizing Carbon Byproduct George Roe, Alaska Center for Energy and Power, University of Alaska

9:15 am - 12:15pm

Co-Chairs Rep. Dave Talerico, Alaska David Ramsay, Director, Fortune Minerals

Developing Infrastructure for Projects How will the U.S. and Canadian Governments implement their respective plans? What best practices are available to learn from the Alaska Industrial Development Export Authority (AIDEA), and the proposed Canadian Infrastructure Bank? Hon. Wally Schumann, Minister of Industry, Tourism and Investment & Minister of Infrastructure, Government of Northwest Territories Glen Wonders, RPF MBA, Vice President, Technical and Government Affairs, Association for Mineral Exploration British Columbia Jill Tsolinas, Executive Director, Centre of Training Excellence in Mining (CTEM) Michael Catsi, CEcD, Business Development & Communications Director, AIDEA - Alaska’s Development Finance Authority Impacts of carbon pricing on trade policy (Joint session with Energy and Environment; See above agenda) How will businesses that cross borders and jurisdictions comply with these new regulations and what are the impacts of multiple carbon pricing schemes?

Monday

Hosted by Teck

MINING Salon I

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Detailed Agenda 9:15 am - 12:15pm

DISASTER RESILIENCE SYMPOSIUM Mt. Hood, 2nd floor Defining Disaster Resilience panel moderated by Eric Holdeman, Director, Center for Regional Disaster Resilience

Co-Chairs Eric Holdeman, Director, Center for Regional Disaster Resilience Brig. Gen. Brad Richy, Director, Idaho Office of Emergency Management

Coffee break hosted by Portland Bureau of Emergency Management

12:30pm - 2:15pm

Resilience is a fairly new term that is being used in many different contexts. Disaster resilience is one of areas in which the term is being used by different organizations and levels of government. This session will delve into how organizations are currently using the term and the ways in which they are working to improve the disaster resilience in their respective communities. A roundtable discussion of participants about disaster resilience in their respective organizations will be part of this session. Mike Harryman, Resilience Officer, State of Oregon Daniel Stevens, Director, Vancouver Emergency Management Tom Sampson, Director, Calgary Emergency Management Charlene Milliken, Program Officer, National Academies of Science Public Private Partnerships on Resilience panel moderated by Tristan Allen, Program Manager, Washington Emergency Management Division The private sector is a vital part of the emergency management community. The vast network of business, industry, academia, trade associations and other nongovernmental organizations are equal — and equally responsible — partners in every phase from preparedness to response and recovery to mitigation. This panel will explore how high-impact, sustainable public-private partnerships (P3) provide crucial frameworks to address complex emergency management goals. Carmen Merlo, Director, Portland Bureau of Emergency Management Deb Moller, Program Manager, Oregon Office of Emergency Management David Matthews, Founder, Cyber Incident Response Coalition and Analysis Sharing (CIRCAS) Jim Ammons, Business Continuity Director, Nike Keynote Luncheon Oregon Ballroom Featuring opening speaker Dr. Joe Robertson, President, Oregon Health & Science University who will discuss the latest advances in health science, followed by keynote speaker The Honourable Lawrence MacAulay, Canadian Minister of Agriculture who will discuss the importance of the Canada-US Agriculture partnership

Dr. Joe Robertson

Hosted by Enbridge & BNSF Railway

Monday

2:30pm - 5:30pm Coffee break hosted by Butchart Gardens

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Monday PM Working Group Sessions Forestry - Salon AB Innovation - Salon CD Energy Solutions - Salon GH Agriculture - Salon I Tourism - Columbia, main floor Disaster Resilience Symposium - Mt. Hood, 2nd floor

Hon. Lawrence MacAulay


Detailed Agenda 2:30pm - 5:30pm

Co-Chairs Rep. Mike Cuffe, Montana Travis Joseph, President, American Forest Resource Council Hosted by Oregon Forest Resources Institute

FORESTRY Salon AB Introduction: Challenges and Opportunities in the Renewable Forest Products Industry A general overview of the forest products industry, the size and scale forest resources within the Pacific Northwest and Western Canada, including acres of forested land vs. total land area, ownership, and tree harvested versus affected by beetle kill, burns or natural death. A primary theme would be tied to rural economic development, sustainability, and emerging markets for wood products. Thomas Maness, Dean of the College of Forestry and Director of the Oregon Forest Research Laboratory, Oregon State University Panel I: Building with Wood Perspectives of manufacturing, designers, and builders on utilizing new wood products and technologies. What are opportunities in our region to grow the market? What are obstacles and barriers to advancing new technologies and markets? What are best practices to advance the industry and how will it impact the rural workforce? Manufacturer - Valerie Johnson, President, DR Johnson Designer - Thomas Robinson, Founder and Principal, Lever Architecture Builder - Karla Fraser, Senior Project Manager, Urban One Builders Panel II: A Sustainable Supply of Renewable Material To expand markets in wood manufacturing, design, and building, we need a predictable supply of raw material. What have been the policy, legal, or budget challenges to providing predictability? What are successes and solutions in our region to help expand supply? Rodney Smolden, Colville National Forest Supervisor, US Forest Service Russ Vaagen, VP, Vaagen Brothers David Kenny, President & Executive Director, Oregon BEST Action Item Discussion

2:30pm - 5:30pm

Co-Chairs Sen. Mia Costello, Alaska Nirav Desai, Chief Technologist, Booz Allen Hamilton

Harnessing the Northwest Innovation Power through opportunities to collaborate. We will highlight the Cascade Corridor as a best practice for regional collaboration and showcase the Pacific Northwest National Lab’s commercialization of new technologies and research in the region. Dr. Steven Ashby, Lab Director, Pacific Northwest National Laboratory Vikram Jandhyala, Vice President for Innovation Strategy, University of Washington Vinay Narayan, Executive Director of Virtual Reality, HTC America Industry 4.0 is the current trend of automation and data exchange in manufacturing technologies. Advances in manufacturing are leveraging information technology in non-traditional sectors. How will cyber-physical systems, the Internet of things and cloud computing impact industry? Greg Howes, CEO, IDEAbuilder; organizer of the Architect, Engineer, and Contruction Hackathon Teemu Lehtinen, Chief Digital Officer (Digipäällikkö), KIRA-digi project - Digitalisation of public services in Finland Mike Geyer, Director, Evangelism and Emerging Technology, Autodesk PACCAR representative

Monday

Hosted by Oregon Tech and the Portland Business Alliance

INNOVATION Salon CD

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Detailed Agenda Innovation Continued Fostering Health and Bioscience Innovation in the region: The panelists will showcase the Bioscience sector in Oregon and feature experts on best practices for fostering advancements in the sector panel moderated by Jennifer Stoll, Director of Government Affairs, Allergan Jennifer Fox, Executive Director, Oregon Translational Research and Development Institute (OTRADI) Brendan Rauw, Vice President,Technology Transfer and Business Development, Oregon Health & Science University Denise McCarthy, Executive Director, Oregon Bioscience Association Action Items and Discussion

2:30pm - 5:30pm

Co-Chairs Rep. Deb Boone, Oregon Paul Manson, CEO, DC Grid Development Corporation

Hosted by Portland General Electric

ENERGY SOLUTIONS Salon GH Marine Renewable Energy The Pacific Northwest has been blessed with diverse renewable energy sources. From rivers to wind, solar to tides, these sources offer unique benefits and challenges. Marine renewable energy is an emerging energy sector, especially for the Northwest, which has rich ocean energy resources and key elements for developing those resources. Over the past ten years, the region has made significant progress in the development of marine energy, as well as in preparing for the adoption of these new projects. This panel of regional experts will help explain why so much effort has been directed at marine renewables, and why this sector offers such an exciting opportunity for the region. Beginning with an overview of the technologies and the work done to date, the panel will discuss the value proposition for the region, especially as it applies to the energy system and coastal resilience. Speakers will discuss the regional assets driving this sector and discuss how the “blue economy” can contribute to the long-term health and prosperity of the region.

Monday

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Jason Busch, Executive Director, Pacific Ocean Energy Trust Rebecca O’Neil, Program Manager, Pacific Northwest National Laboratory Aaron Porter, Coastal Engineer, Mott MacDonald Captain Rick Williams, Leidos Maritime Solutions

Remote Energy Solutions The remote and rural communities of PNWER face major challenges of reliable, efficient and affordable energy. New technologies and best practices have been developed in recent years for remote and rural communities to develop energy solutions. Panel presentations and discussions moderated by Paul Manson, DC Grid Development Corporation Hon. Wally Schumann, Minister of Industry, Tourism and Investment & Minister of Infrastructure, Government of Northwest Territories George Roe, Research Professor - Alaska Center for Energy & Power, University of Alaska-Fairbanks John Glassmire, Director of Energy Engineering, HOMER Energy Dr. Jud Virden, Associate Laboratory Director for the Energy and Environment Directorate, Pacific Northwest National Laboratory Action Items and Discussion


Detailed Agenda 2:30pm - 5:30pm

AGRICULTURE Salon I Stakeholder Roundtable/Listening Session with Hon. Lawrence MacAulay, Canadian Minister of Agriculture on priority Canada-US Agriculture issues. Preidentified stakeholders will make brief comments on US-Canada Agriculture issues.

Co-Chairs MLA Larry Doke, Saskatchewan Patrick Kole, Vice President, Idaho Potato Commission

Hosted by SaskCanola & Canpotex

Economic Impact of trade in agriculture sector State, federal and industry Agriculture leads highlight the economic impact of the agriculture sector on the regional economy and explore opportunities for expansion. Federal Agriculture trade leaders will provide input on the future of US-Canada Agriculture trade and opportunities for regulatory cooperation. The discussion includes how we can work as a region to expand our global reach into new markets and what is impacting increased market access. It will also focus on opportunities for continued regulatory alignment and expansion of Regulatory Cooperation Council initiatives. Alexis Taylor, Director, Oregon Department Agriculture Sharon Bomer Lauritsen, Asst. US Trade Representative for Agricultural Affairs, Office of the US Trade Representative, Executive Office of the President Gary Martin, President and CEO, North American Export Grain Association Frederic Seppey, Chief Trade Negotiator, Agriculture and Agrifoods Canada Stakeholder dialogue on trade issues impacting the Agriculture sector How can our region work together to be more competitive? What messages do we want to communicate around the NAFTA modernization process as it relates to agriculture? Sustainability in Agriculture This session will focus on creating awareness and reviewing the various components of sustainability as it relates to agriculture and food processing. The discussions are expected to review best practices that encourage growers/manufacturers to adopt sustainable practices including economic and institutional factors impacting choices. In addition, participants will explore potential impact of historically low commodity prices on efforts to adopt sustainable agricultural practices. Nellie McAdams, Farm Preservation Program Director, Rogue Farm Corps Pam Barrow, Energy and Sustainability Director, Northwest Food Processors Association Action Item Discussion

2:30pm - 5:30pm

TOURISM Columbia Room, main floor Introduction and Opening Remarks from Co-Chairs Rep. Gael Tarleton, Washington State Legislature Dave Cowen, CEO, The Butchart Gardens Update of the PNWER Tourism Dashboard Paul Nursey, President and CEO, Tourism Victoria

Co-Chairs Rep. Gael Tarleton, Washington Dave Cowen, CEO, The Butchart Gardens Hosted by Travel Oregon

Panel: Economic Impacts of Tourism Marketing Tourism marketing and promotion remains a priority topic for policy makers and industry leaders alike. This panel will provide relevant information and discussion on hard ROI and regional collaboration and linkage opportunities. Todd Davidson, CEO, Travel Oregon Walt Judas, CEO, Tourism Industry Association of BC

Monday

Two-Nation Vacation Roundtable and Working Session Roundtable discussion on developing two-nation vacation initiatives and barriers and opportunities. Open working session on furthering the tourism agenda of the PNWER region. Tilo Krause-Duenow, President and CEO, CANUSA TOURISTIK (via phone) Pacific NorthWest Economic Region | 25


Detailed Agenda Preclearance Update Update on preclearance & Canadian Bill C-23 Presentation on research project examining the impact of preclearance to Victoria, BC Alex Norfolk, University of Victoria NAFTA Update and Discussion What are the potential effects of NAFTA renegotiation on the movement of people and impacts to the regional tourism industry? Bruce Agnew, Director of Cascadia Center, and Chair of PNWER NAFTA Modernization Task Force Tourism Subcommittee Wrap-up and Discussion of Action Items

2:30pm - 5:30pm Coffee break hosted by Portland Bureau of Emergency Management

Co-Chairs Eric Holdeman, Director, Center for Regional Disaster Resilience Brig. Gen. Brad Richy, Director, Idaho Office of Emergency Management

Monday

Coffee break hosted by Portland Bureau of Emergency Management

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DISASTER RESILIENCE SYMPOSIUM Mt. Hood, 2nd Floor Climate Change & Adaptation The Pacific Northwest Region primarily experiences the impacts of climate change in the increasing variability of our hydrological cycles and in the increasing length and intensity of our fire seasons, which impact forest resources. These climate changes have economic impacts for our growing regional economy. The speakers on this panel will unpack the latest in our region’s climate science, talk about efforts to adapt to climate change impacts at the local level in the City of Portland, and detail national efforts in Canada to adapt both public infrastructure and private insurance to better address climate change risks. Panel moderated by Laura Bruno, Planning Coordinator, Regional Disaster Preparedness Organization Kathie Dello, Associate Director, Oregon Climate Change Research Institute Michele Crim, Policy Manager, City of Portland Bureau of Planning and Sustainability Marianne Armstrong, Research Council Officer, National Research Council Canada David McGown, Senior Vice President of Strategic Initiatives, Insurance Bureau of Canada Oil Train Safety This session will provide audience members with pertinent information in regards to railroad tank car design and phase out schedule, updated safety features, drone use for bridge/track inspection, crude oil movement update, HazMat Rail Emergency Response/Planning/Training considerations, Canadian perspective, and an Oregon rail legislative perspective. Panel moderated by Chad Hawkins, Hazardous Materials Director, Oregon Office of the State Fire Marshal Steve Pegram, Director, Office of Emergency Management, Columbia County Oregon Timothy O’Brien, Hazardous Materials Director, Union Pacific Railroad Justin Piper, Director, Hazardous Materials Safety, Burlington Northern Santa Fe Railway Marc Grignon, Regional Director, Surface, Transport Canada Rep. Barbara Smith Warner, State Representative, Oregon House District 45


Detailed Agenda 6:00pm - 8:30pm

Reception Offsite Reception at the Collaborative Life Sciences Building Plaza, featuring brief remarks by President Wim Wiewel, Portland State University. Collaborative Life Sciences Building 2730 SW Moody Ave. Transportation will be provided, departing from the Marriott at 6pm. The Collaborative Life Sciences Building is also located within walking distance; please refer to the map on page 45. Hosted by Portland State University

Enjoy an evening reception along the beautiful Portland waterfront at the Collaborative Life Sciences building hosted by Portland State University. The reception will feature the best of local Portland cuisine. The Collaborative Life Sciences Building is a unique, interdisciplinary, multi-institutional facility combining the resources and brainpower of three Oregon Universities under one roof to create a truly collaborative environment for next generation health and science education & research. The building incorporates a number of sustainable innovative designs. As well as being LEED Platinum certified, the building features green roofs, stormwater collection for non-potable water uses throughout the building, and energy-efficient lighting and climate control.

Hospitality Suite Hawthorne Rooms, 2nd floor Hosted by Calgary Economic Development and the Government of Alberta

Monday

9:00pm - 11:00pm

Tuesday, July 25 7:00am - 5:00pm

Registration Ballroom Lobby, Portland Marriott Downtown Waterfront

7:30am - 9:00am

Keynote Breakfast Oregon Ballroom Featuring Mayor Don Iveson, Mayor of Edmonton, Alberta Hosted by Edmonton Economic Development Corporation

Tuesday

Mayor Don Iveson

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Detailed Agenda 9:15am - 12:15pm Coffee break hosted by CN

9:15am - 12:15pm

Tuesday AM Working Group Sessions Water Policy - Salon AB Economic Development - Salon CD Energy - Salon GH Cross-Border Livestock Health I - Salon I Disaster Resilience Symposium - Mt. Hood, 2nd floor

WATER POLICY Salon AB *PNWER Working Group co-meeting with CSG-West Legislative Council on River Governance. Open to all participants Water is essential to all life! It is economic. It is political. It brings out passion in people. Population growth, changing climate, increasing extreme weather events (storms, floods and droughts) and growing water scarcity are challenging our capacity to ensure that water does not become a limiting aspect of our future environmental, societal and economic prosperity.

Co-Chairs Sen. Jim Honeyford, Washington Rep. Cliff Bentz, Oregon; Chair, CSG West Legislative Council on River Governance Dr. David Hill, Director, Centres and Institutes and Research Advocacy, University of Lethbridge

Tuesday

Hosted by the Washington Public Utility Districts Association

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Water also knows no political boundaries, albeit political jurisdictions within the same watersheds and basins often have differing institutional, legislative and regulatory processes that impact how water is managed – who gets to use water, when and for what purpose. Too often water continues to be taken for granted or solutions are viewed from a too narrow perspective. This year’s Water Policy Group meeting will explore the opportunities that exist to begin to change the conversation around water – to build new collaborations that are focused on workable solutions. How are states, provinces, municipalities and other agencies in the Pacific Northwest preparing for the extreme weather events, land use conflicts and threats to water supplies and water quality that are likely to result from global climate change? This session will look at these questions from the perspectives of science and research, municipal and other local organization and government who will discuss their efforts to prepare for an uncertain future. Discussion will focus on collaborative policy solutions to these challenges. A panel discussing science and research and sharing findings and insights for the potential of collaborative solution finding. Dave Kennedy, Executive Manager for Environmental Planning and Analysis, Bonneville Power Administration Kathie Dello, Associate Director of the Oregon Climate Change Research Institute, Oregon State Climate Office Laura Kilcrease, CEO, Alberta Innovates A panel of municipal planners and agency managers discussing water resiliency, heightened water risk management, and implications for public policy. Flooding, droughts, and access to clean water, and the effects on public health Emily York, Climate & Health Program Lead, Oregon Health Authority Seismic resilience of water systems Michael Stuhr, Director, Portland Water Bureau Alignment of state policies to provide access to safe and reliable water supplies for economic development in rural areas. George Caan, Director, Washington Public Utilities District Association


Detailed Agenda Water Policy Continued A panel of legislators and government officials from across the PNWER region exploring the challenges their jurisdictions are facing in water sustainability – for people, the environment and the economy. They will also explore how they are proposing to move forward and address these emerging challenges. Senator Jim Honeyford, Washington State Legislature Senator Michelle Stennett, Idaho State Legislature Government of Alberta

9:15am - 12:15pm

ECONOMIC DEVELOPMENT Salon CD Introduction and Opening Remarks Rep. Rick Youngblood, Idaho State Legislature Adam Sweet, Chief of Staff, Edmonton Economic Development Corporation Remarks by Mary Moran, President and CEO, Calgary Economic Development

Co-Chairs Rep. Rick Youngblood, Idaho Adam Sweet, Chief of Staff, Edmonton Economic Development Corporation

Hosted by Koch Industries

Panel and Q&A: Best Practices in Urban to Rural Economic Development moderated by Adam Sweet, Chief of Staff, Edmonton Economic Development Corporation Sharing best practices and success stories, and highlighting strategic initiatives. How can we capture the energy of urban economic development and disperse to surrounding rural communities? What role does entrepreneurship, innovation, and small business growth play in rural economic development? What types of infrastructure investments do agencies prioritize to promote rural development or to connect rural industry to growing markets? What are successful initiatives that can be replicated by others around the region? Hon. Ranj Pillai, Minister of Economic Development, Government of Yukon Chris Harder, Director, Business Oregon Clark Krause, Executive Director, Boise Valley Economic Partnership Schaun Goodeve, Manager of Planning & Economic Development, Greater Edmonton Economic Development Team Panel and Q&A: Financing and Developing Economic Opportunities for Small Businesses and Rural Communities – What are opportunities for development and funding models for economic opportunity? Moderated by Rep. Rick Youngblood, Idaho State Legislature

Adam Zimmerman, CEO, Craft3 Krystyna Wolniakowski, Executive Director, Columbia River Gorge Commission

Discussion and Action Items

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Tuesday

Potential Impact of Air Traffic Control Privatization on Small Airports and the Communities They Serve An update on the status of efforts in Congress to privatize the nation’s air traffic control system and how privatization could impact communities that depend on small airports. John Engber, President, John Engber and Associates, Inc.


Detailed Agenda 9:15am - 12:15pm

ENERGY Salon GH Panel on the Utility of the Future What will the utility of the future look like? How are market forces impacting the way utilities are pricing their services? What is the impact of Direct Access? What is motivating the changes in legislation, regulation and consumer demands?

Co-Chairs Rep. Jeff Thompson, Idaho Dave Robertson, VP Public Policy & Corporate Resiliency, Portland General Electric Hosted by Devon Energy Canada and Puget Sound Energy

The moderated panel discussion will include electric and gas utilities, regulators and large customers: Rep. Jeff Morris, Washington Gary Bauer, Director Government Affairs, NW Natural Curt Kirkeby, Fellow Engineer, Avista Utilities PUC Representative Regional Updates on Current Projects – Brief overviews of several energy projects from across the region: Distributed Energy Resources BPA plans to complete a “Distributed Energy Resource Potential Assessment” by late 2017 for the area of the Pacific Northwest that is served by BPA’s public utility power customers. Non-Wires Solutions - BPA will test a two-year, $10 million pilot project to manage transmission congestion in the Southwest Washington/Northwest Oregon corridor using measures that don’t involve expanding capacity with transmission wires. Lee Hall, Manager, BPA Distributed Energy Resources LNG Exports in the Pacific Northwest – Update on FERC process and future timeline Betsy Spomer, President and CEO, Jordan Cove LNG Brief presentation on Nu-Scale – the latest modular nuclear reactor being designed and built in Corvallis, OR Charles Marcinkiewicz, NuScale Power Discussion and Action Items

9:15 am - 12:15pm

CROSS-BORDER LIVESTOCK HEALTH Salon I

Tuesday

Welcome and Action Priorities Dr. Brad LeaMaster, State Veterinarian, Oregon Jill Harvie, Programs Manager, Canadian Cattlemen’s Association

Co-Chairs Jill Harvie, Programs Manager, Canadian Cattlemen’s Association Dr. Brad Leamaster, State Veterinarian, Oregon Department of Agriculture

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Improving animal handling at the border (expediting to reduce animal stress and lower industry costs and societal impacts) • Electronic certification • Export documentation • Border staff training & facilities • Multi load shipments & pre-clearance • “CAN” brand animal identification • Issues (stress, cost, other) • Resolution Options • Current other PRIORITY trade & cross border health issues & irritants Dr. John Clifford, Trade Advisor, National Import Export Services, USDA APHIS Dr. Mohit Baxi, Director, Animal Import/Export, CFIA


Detailed Agenda Cross-Border Livestock Health Continued John Masswohl, Director of Government and International Relations, CCA Dr. Kathy Simmons, Chief Veterinarian, National Cattlemen’s Beef Association Jack Field, GM, Washington Cattle Feeders’ Association Joe Jackson, Director, Saskatchewan Cattlemen’s Association Blake MacMillan, Blairs Cattle (US & CAN) Dr. Brad LeaMaster, State Veterinarian, Oregon State Dr. Roxanne Mullaney, National Director, US Port Services NAFTA & Fair US-Canada Livestock Trade • NAFTA process update summary • Livestock trade implications • Next Steps Dan Ujczo, Dickinson Wright, leader of SAGE Group, Ohio John Masswohl, CCA Kevin Kester, President Elect, NCBA and 5th generation CA cattleman Frédéric Seppey, Chief Agriculture Negotiator, Agriculture and Agri-Food Canada

9:15 am - 12:15pm

DISASTER RESILIENCE SYMPOSIUM Mt. Hood, 2nd floor Cyber security panel moderated by Virginia Wright, Program Manager for Domestic Nuclear Cyber Security, Idaho National Laboratory

Co-Chairs Eric Holdeman, Center for Regional Disaster Resilience Brig. Gen. Brad Richy, Idaho Office of Emergency Management Hosted by One Concern

How does disaster response change when the underlying disaster is cyber-caused or includes a cyber component? Most exercises assume normal communications capabilities -- what will command and control - and response - look like when assumed communication modes are compromised or lost? The session will start with a cybercaused disaster scenario and dive into diagnostics, the challenge of responding in a communications-compromised environment, potential loss of hierarchical management through social media exploits and other issues in the cyber-physicalhuman dimension of disaster response. Dr. Stephen Flynn, Professor of Political Science, Northeastern University General William (Brad) Richy, Director, Idaho Office of Emergency Management Troy Thompson, Chief Information Security Officer, Pacific Northwest National Laboratory John Sladek, Consultant, Lofty Perch Inc. Technologies Impacting Disaster Resilience panel moderated by Bill Schrier, First Responder Network Authority

Tuesday

High speed wireless networks and related technologies are vital to modern society for communications, to manage critical infrastructure, and to support response and recovery from major disasters and daily public safety incidents. These technologies include broadband cellular networks, smart phones, automated electrical system infrastructure, smart cities and the Internet of Things. This panel will discuss how these networks function daily, but also how they are resilient and restored after a disaster. Kelly Enright, Director of Customer Care, Seattle City Light Russ Burtner, Senior User Experience Lead, Pacific Northwest National Lab Daniel Biglin, Product Manager FirstNet Team, AT&T (Invited)

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Detailed Agenda 12:30pm - 2:15pm

Keynote Luncheon “Disaster Resilience is an imperative in an era of increasing hazards and infrastructure fragility” Oregon Ballroom Featuring Dr. Stephen E. Flynn, Founding Director for Resilience Studies, Northeastern University and Dr. Randolph Kirchain, Co-Director, Concrete Sustainability HUB, Massachusetts Institute of Technology Hosted by Northwest Cement Council

2:30pm - 5:30 pm Coffee break hosted by American Petroleum Institute

2:30pm - 5:30 pm

Dr. Stephen E. Flynn

Dr. Randolph Kirchain

Tuesday PM Working Group Sessions State, Provincial, and Local Leadership in Climate Policy- Salon AB CSG-West Water Session - Columbia Room, main floor Workforce - Salon CD Transportation - Salon GH Cross-Border Livestock Health II - Salon I Disaster Resilience Symposium - Mt. Hood, 2nd floor STATE, PROVINCIAL, AND LOCAL LEADERSHIP IN CLIMATE POLICY Salon AB State, provincial, local & business representatives share actions they are taking to act on climate change. Market Driven Climate Action moderated by Rep. Jeff Morris, Washington Legislature, Chair, House Technology and Economic Development Committee How are global markets impacting corporate decisions on energy policy? What are the imperatives driving global companies in the terms of their climate policy? How are companies addressing risk of future regulations in their business modeling? Stacy H. Smedley, Director of Sustainability, Skanska USA Building Steve Baczko, Acting Director, Oregon Business Alliance for Climate Action Boeing

Tuesday

State Provincial and Municipal Climate Policy What actions are states, provinces, and local governments taking to reduce their carbon footprint? Rep. Jeff Reardon, Oregon State Legislature Robyn Luff, Member of the Legislative Assembly, Government of Alberta Mayor Don Iveson, City of Edmonton Nathan Howard, Senior Policy Advisor, Mayor Ted Wheeler, Portland City Hall Sen. Cynthia Wolken, Montana Legislature

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Opportunities for Regional Collaboration and Discussion Each jurisdiction is unique, and each is addressing climate in different ways. Can the Region as a whole surpass the Paris Agreement targets even without US federal participation? How can states,provinces, and territories collaborate on measuring success? How can we collaborate on climate goals, methods, and how can we track improved carbon reductions? Is there interest in developing an analysis of the PNWER region’s carbon footprint? Is there currently an organization suited to do this? Based on population and square miles, how do we compare with other regions in the world?


Detailed Agenda 2:30pm - 5:30 pm

Legislative Council on River Governance Water Policy Session Columbia Room Welcome, Introductions and Opening Remarks Rep. Cliff Bentz, Oregon, Chair, Legislative Counsel on River Governance,

Facilitated by Rep. Cliff Bentz (OR), Chair, CSG West Legislative Council on River Governance

Update on Federal Columbia River Power System Biological Opinion In 2016, a federal court rejected much of the federal government’s recovery plan for Columbia River salmon and steelhead gave federal agencies until March 1, 2018 to submit a new plan that complies with federal environmental laws. John Shurts, General Counsel, Northwest Power and Conservation Council Relicensing of Hells Canyon Complex Oregon plans to reintroduce endangered fish upstream of the Hells Canyon Complex, on the Snake River. Under Oregon’s draft Clean Water Act certification proposal, Idaho Power would be required to trap the fish above the dam and transport them for release downstream. Idaho has objected to this plan. Senator Lee Heider, Idaho Obtaining and Financing New Water Rights in a Bucket-for-Bucket Era J.R.Cook, Director, Northeast Oregon Water Association Tom Byler, Director, Oregon Water Resources Department Creative Water Infrastructure Financing America’s infrastructure is aging, but repair or replacement is expensive. How can stakeholders at all levels - individual farmers, water districts and state and federal governments - work together to rethink water infrastructure and find new ways to pay for it? Rhys Roth, Director, the Center for Sustainable Infrastructure, Evergreen State College LCRG Business Proposed updates to LCRG rules. Selection of new LCRG Chair (Montana) and location of 2018 meeting. Other business.

2:30pm - 5:30 pm

Hosted by Oregon Concrete and Aggregate Producers Association

Showcase of examples of advancing workforce development Oregon Manufacturing Innovation Center - The OMIC is a collaborative environment bringing together industry, higher education and government in partnership to develop new tools, technique, and technologies to address near-term manufacturing challenges through applied research and advanced technical training. Sen. Betsy Johnson, Oregon Legislature Bill Gerry, President, Oregon Manufacturing Innovation Center (OMIC) Nagi G. Naganathan, President, Oregon Institute of Technology Gary Gaussion, CEO, Silver Eagle Manufacturing Roundtable - Automation and Robotics impact on the Workforce and the overall economy. What will the jobs of tomorrow be? How can the region meet the need for workforce training and development as technology advances? How will rural and remote communities be impacted? Jill Tsolinas, Executive Director, Centre for Mining Excellence (CTEM) Tim Probst, Director, Workforce Initiatives, Washington State Employment Security Department Chief Stanley Grier, Piikani Nation

Tuesday

Co-Chairs Sen. Maralyn Chase, Washington Shawna Argue, Director of Education and Governance, Association of Professional Engineers and Geoscientists of Saskatchewan (APEGS)

WORKFORCE Salon CD

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Detailed Agenda 2:30pm - 5:30 pm

TRANSPORTATION Salon GH Oil and Petroleum Commodities: Origins and Destinations Welcome and Overview of Transportation Group Work Plan Senator Chuck Winder, Idaho Legislature Bruce Agnew, Director, Cascadia Center

Co-Chairs Sen. Chuck Winder, Idaho Bruce Agnew, Director, Cascadia Center Hosted by BP

Oil and petroleum based commodities are extracted and transported to West Coast refineries and shipped to export markets through the environmentally sensitive Salish Sea. Product comes from Alaska, Alberta and North Dakota by pipeline, rail, tankers and barges. Previous PNWER Transportation Group sessions have explored rail safety; this session will expand our view to learn more about global energy developments that affect how and when the commodity travels from its source to its refinement or export. Introductory Remarks Jay Derr, Partner, Van Ness Feldman Federal Perspective Update of Oil Movement in Washington State Dale Jensen, Manager, Spill Prevention, Preparedness & Response Program, Department of Ecology Canada Action - Ocean Protection Plan Robert Dick, Assistant Deputy Minister, Pacific Region, Transport Canada Markets and Exports: Global Picture for Movement of Oil Robin Rorick, Group Director of Midstream and Industry Operations, American Petroleum Institute Mode Overview Operators overview the transportation of oil to market and their safety measures. Panel will discuss the impact of global markets on capacity. Moderated by Robin Rorick, Group Director of Midstream and Industry Operations, American Petroleum Institute Jamie Kereliuk, Director of Emergency Management, Kinder Morgan Canada Teresa Perkins, Assistant Vice President, Petroleum Sales, BNSF Railway Captain Robert Wenz, Assurance and HSSE Team Leader, Alaska Tanker Company Frank Holmes, Director, Northwest Region & Marine Issues, Western States Petroleum Association

Tuesday

Update on Vancouver Energy Terminal Jared Larrabee, General Manager, Vancouver Energy

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Transportation Continued Legislative Response Panel moderated by Jay Derr, Partner, Van Ness Feldman and Robin Rorick, Group Director of Midstream and Industry Operations, American Petroleum Institute Rep. Mark Johnson, Vice-chair of House Committee on Energy and Environment, Oregon Legislature Sen. Curtis King, Chair, Transportation Committee, Washington Legislature Rep. David Talerico, Member, House Resources Committee, Alaska Legislature Rep. Rick Youngbood, Member, Transportation & Defense Committee, Idaho Legislature Moderated Discussion & Question and Answer

2:30pm - 5:30 pm

Co-Chairs Jill Harvie, Programs Manager, Canadian Cattlemen’s Association Dr. Brad Leamaster, State Veterinarian, Oregon Department of Agriculture

CROSS-BORDER LIVESTOCK HEALTH Salon I Panel: Are We Really Ready for FMD? · Realities of FMD · National response, control, and eradication processes: U.S. & Canada · Beef industry ready for FMD - does it matter? · Strategic & novel lessons from Africa Dr. Danelle Bickett-Weddle, Assoc Director, Center For Food Security/Public Health Dr. John Clifford, USDA APHIS Dr. Mohit Baxi, CFIA Dr. Tom Smylie, Sr Staff Veterinarian, CFIA (via speakerphone) Dr. Kathy Simmons, NCBA Matt Taylor, Animal Health EM Project Coordinator, CAN Animal Health Coalition Dr. Andrew Clark, International Animal Health Consultant Identifying Issues, Gaps & Next Step Planning Panel and Audience Discussion · FMD vaccination & diagnostics updates · Vaccination program considerations, gaps & concerns: USA Canada · FMD planning situations & issues Secure food supply Business continuity Industry readiness Featuring Dr. Andrew Clark, Consultant Dr. Danelle Bickett-Weddle, CFSPH Dr. Tom Smylie, CFIA Dr. Mohit Baxi, CFIA Matt Taylor, CAHC

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Detailed Agenda 2:30pm - 5:30 pm

DISASTER RESILIENCE SYMPOSIUM Mt. Hood, 2nd floor Critical Infrastructure Interdependencies

Co-Chairs Eric Holdeman, Director, Center for Regional Disaster Resilience Brig. Gen. Brad Richy, Director, Idaho Office of Emergency Management

Recovering from the devastating impacts of a M9.0 Cascadia Subduction Zone (CSZ) earthquake and tsunami will require tremendous collaboration between the private and public sectors. One challenge to this collaboration is the sheer complexity of the recovery given the numerous dependencies and interdependencies of the region’s critical infrastructures. This session will explore two infrastructure sectors that are key to a successful CSZ recovery – transportation and energy – and the systems, frameworks, and organizations that might be put into place now to prepare for recovery operations before the ‘Really Big One’ strikes. Panel moderated by Patrick Massey, Regional Director, DHS Office of Infrastructure Protection Yumei Wang, Geotechnical Engineer, Oregon Department of Geology and Mineral Industries Pat Griggs, Continuity of Operations and Emergency Management, Bonneville Power Administration James K. Maltby, Corporate Director of HSSE, Lynden Transport Jeffrey D. Krug, Director of Marine Operations, Port of Portland Jim Donihee, Chief Operating Officer, Canadian Energy Pipeline Association Calgary Flood and Alberta Fires Response and Recovery Alberta, Canada has been impacted by a number of severe weather events over the last few years, including the 2013 southern Alberta floods and the 2016 Fort McMurray wildfires. These events have become the most costly disasters in Canadian history and the trends indicate these events will happen more and more often in the province. As a result government, industry, non-profits, business, individuals and all other sectors have become more prepared and more resilient. Learn from a variety of experts on how they’ve managed to work through these defining events and how they work together to foster a collaborative resilient culture. Panel moderated by Tom Sampson, Director, Calgary Emergency Management Agency Richard Davidson, Director EH&S Fort Hills Operations, Suncor Energy Jody Wolfe, Manager of Corporate Strategy, United Way of Calgary David McGown, Vice President for Government, Regulatory and Public Affairs, Canadian IBC Discussion and Action Items

6:30pm - 9:00pm

Open evening Opportunity to explore the renowned Portland food scene and network with your old and new PNWER friends

9:00pm - 11:00pm

Hospitality Suite Hawthorne Room, 2nd floor

Tuesday

Hosted by Canadian Engineering and Geoscience Regulators

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Detailed Agenda

Wednesday, July 26 7:00am - 2:30 pm

Registration Ballroom Lobby, Portland Marriott Downtown Waterfront

7:30am - 9:00am

Keynote Breakfast Oregon Ballroom Keynote Breakfast featuring ​Judge Edward Leavy, Senior Circuit Judge, Ninth Circuit Court of Appeals, and Attorney General Ellen Rosenblum of Oregon, followed by a roundtable discussion by Oregon Legislative Coastal Caucus Members, moderated by Sen. Arnie Roblan. Hosted by Association of Oregon Counties, League of Oregon Cities, & Washington County

9:15 pm - 12:15 pm Coffee break hosted by NW Natural

9:15am - 12:15 pm

Senior Circuit Judge Edward Leavy

Attorney General Ellen Rosenblum

Wednesday AM Working Group Sessions Policy tours - Lobby, Portland Marriott Downtown Waterfront Invasive Species - Salon AB Infrastructure - Salon GH Cross-Border Livestock Health - Salon I Oregon Coastal Caucus Economic Summit- Mt. Hood, 2nd floor Executive Committee and Delegate Council Meeting - Salon CD Policy Tour OTRADI Health and Bioscience Innovations Incubator Please meet at the registration desk 10 minutes prior to departure From university-driven basic research, through grant-awarded funding, to proof-ofconcept and industry partnerships, the Oregon Translational Research & Development Institute (OTRADI) provides assistance at all stages to help move medical discoveries through the journey to market or commercialization. In 2013, OTRADI opened the Oregon Bioscience Incubator (OBI), the state’s first and only bioscience-focused startup incubator. The OBI is filling a critical and growing need in Oregon’s expanding bioscience industry by providing top-notch laboratory facilities, and essential support, services, and mentoring for life science entrepreneurs and startup companies. In 2015, in response to increased demand, the OBI expanded its facilities and grew its startup roster from six to seventeen promising bioscience companies, bringing new therapeutics, diagnostics, medical devices and digital health projects to market. Participants will have the opportunity to tour the 18,000 sq foot facility and meet key growth bioscience organizations from the Northwest. The tour will include discussion on key policy objectives the state has put forward to grow this sector. Space may be available; check at registration desk.

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Detailed Agenda 9:15am - 12:15 pm

Policy Tour The Future of Energy at Portland General Electric Please meet at the registration desk 10 minutes prior to departure Learn more about the Utility of the Future on a tour of Portland General Electric. Participants will get an in-depth look at the control center for dispatchable standby generation, and hear a presentation on how utilities are engaging with customers and improving reliability. Portland is leading the way in electric vehicle strategies and this tour will take participants to see Electric Avenue, a street dedicated for charging electric vehicles and bicycles. Learn more about this innovative infrastructure and Portland's Electric Vehicle strategy to reduce carbon emissions.

9:15am -12:15pm

Co-Chairs Sen. Lee Heider, Idaho Kate Wilson, Aquatic Invasive Species Specialist, Alberta Environment and Parks

INVASIVE SPECIES PART I Salon AB Early Detection/Rapid Response & Management of Infested Waters Montana Response to Mussel Infestation, Incident Command Implementation, and Strategy in Forming a Firewall for Columbia River Basin Bryce Christensen, Weed District Manager, Missoula County Weed District Jon Trapp, Assistant Chief, Red Lodge Fire Rescue Thomas Woolf, AIS Bureau Chief, Montana Fish Wildlife and Parks Rep. Mike Cuffe, Montana State Legislature Monitoring for Invasive Mussels: Research Results Timothy Counihan, Research Fish Biologist, U.S. Geological Survey Report on U.S. Federal Invasive Mussel Working Group and National Invasive Species Council Jamie Reaser, Executive Director, National Invasive Species Council National Aquatic Invasive Species Funding Updates US Federal Matching Funds for Invasive Mussel Prevention What is the status of current and future federal funding to ID, MT, OR, and WA? What are guidelines on FY17 funding for early detection, rapid response, and monitoring? Tim Dykstra, Environmental Stewardship Program Manager, U.S. Army Corps of Engineers Stephen Phillips, Senior Program Manager, Pacific States Marine Fisheries Commission

Wednesday

Canadian Federal Funding Update Becky Cudmore, Manager, Aquatic Invasive Species, Department of Fisheries and Oceans Canada

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Cross-Border Collaboration: Protecting the Border: Alberta-BC Passport System Collaboration Kate Wilson, Aquatic Invasive Species Specialist, Alberta Environment & Parks Martina Beck, Invasive Mussel Program Coordinator, B.C. Department of Environment Discussion and Action Items Recap and discussion of morning session. Discussion of action items/strategies from U.S. and Canada. How can PNWER assist in developing a tabletop exercise to examine state/provincial gaps in emergency invasive mussel response? How can we be better prepared to respond and contain if monitoring reveals a positive for invasive mussels?


Detailed Agenda 9:15am - 12:15 pm

INFRASTRUCTURE: INNOVATIVE FINANCE Salon GH Welcome and Overview of Innovative Infrastructure Finance Taskforce

Co-Chairs Sen. Chuck Winder, Idaho Bruce Agnew, Director, Cascadia Center Hosted by Alaska Airlines

Investing in American and Canadian infrastructure from public and private resources has rarely been higher on the political agenda of the two countries as it is today. PNWER is seeking to expand the public private partnership initiative through a federally sanctioned regional accelerator. This session will explore the latest developments in Washington D.C. and local and private sector responses. The federal government and PNWER regional accelerator: Session will examine fast tracking public-private partnerships (P3’s) and existing federal credit and loan programs (Transportation Infrastructure Finance and Innovation Act (TIFIA) and Railroad Rehabilitation and Improvement Financing (RRIF). The Trump Administration proposes to replace the FASTLANE program with the $1.5 billion INFRA program. Can P3s enhance project delivery and permit reform? Why do we need them in limited resource and lower expertise environments? What purpose do they serve for urban regions (Vancouver B.C., Seattle- Tacoma, Portland) and rural regions (Port of Everett, Washington and Kalispell, Montana)? Panel moderated by Leslie Blakey, President, Coalition for America’s Gateways and Trade Corridors Federal Government Shawn Bills, State Director, Office of U.S. Senator Patty Murray, Washington Ree Armitage, Field Liaison, Office of U.S. Senator Ron Wyden, Oregon State and local government response: designing state and local initiatives to leverage federal infrastructure initiatives Tobias Read, Treasurer, State of Oregon Justin Ashford, Principal Consultant, Advisory Services, WSP USA Michael Catsi, Director, Business Development and Communications Alaska Industrial Development and Export Authority Jeannie Beckett, The Beckett Group Columbia River I-5 Bridge Replacement Project Rep. Sharon Wylie, Washington State Legislature University Partnerships and Applied Research Ahmed Elayouty, Co-founder, Pacific Hyperloop, University of Washington

Performance-based Infrastructure on the West Coast moderated by Mark Romoff, Canadian Council for Public Private Partnerships Scott Boardman, Acting Executive Director, West Coast Infrastructure Exchange Anthony Buckley, Director, Innovative Partnerships, Washington State Department of Transportation

Wednesday

Canada accelerates public private partnerships; opportunities for Northwest states Canada is recognized as the global leader in building effective P3’s with more than 250 projects with a total capital value of over $120 billion. Between 2003 and 2012, P3 projects in Canada generated $15 billion in direct GDP, nearly 300,000 in direct, full-time equivalent jobs, and $7.5 billion in direct tax revenue to governments across Canada. Mark Romoff, President and CEO, Canadian Council for Public Private Partnerships

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Detailed Agenda Transportation Continued Successful Leadership in Private-Public Partnerships Mass Transit: Canada Line serving downtown Vancouver and Vancouver International Airport: Jussi Jaakkola, Vice President, Investment Development, SNC-Lavalin Advancing the Cascadia Innovation Corridor and enhancing cross-border connections High speed rail study in the Pacific Northwest sponsored by Governor Jay Inslee, Washington State Charles Knutson, Senior Policy Advisor, Transportation and Economic Development, Office of Governor Inslee Action Item Discussion

9:15am - 12:15 pm

CROSS-BORDER LIVESTOCK HEALTH Salon I Resolving Priority Trade & Livestock Health Issues (follow-up to Tuesday Issues’ panel)

Co-Chairs Jill Harvie, Programs Manager, Canadian Cattlemen’s Association Dr. Brad Leamaster, Oregon Chief Veterinarian

Strategizing for Priority Regulation Reduction & NAFTA Renegotiations • Industry position statements on priority regulatory issues & NAFTA trade talks • Government & regulator responses • Regulatory Cooperation Council, (building on zoning & e-certification successes) • “Two-for-one” requirement; Reg Reform Task Forces; or other opportunities Kevin Kester, NCBA John Masswohl, CCA Dr. John Clifford, USDA APHIS Dr. Mohit Baxi, CFIA What We Heard CBLHC 2017 Chief Provincial & State Veterinarian Update Dr. Keith Lehman, Chief Provincial Veterinarian, Alberta NEW Action Items Wrap-up & Invite to CBLHC - PNWER 2018 in Spokane, WA Co-Chairs: Brad LeaMaster & Jill Harvie

9:15am -12:15pm

Oregon Coastal Caucus Economic Summit Mt. Hood, 2nd floor (Open to all participants)

Wednesday

The Oregon Coast Economic Summit will bring together congressional, state, local, and tribal leaders, public policy advocates, academics, and private partners to discuss a wide range of topics that recognize the unique economic diversity of our coastal and rural communities. Rural Economic Development and Environmental Sustainability: Tribal Government, Legislative and Policy Perspectives Members of the Oregon Coastal Caucus: Rep. David Gomberg; Rep. Deb Boone; Sen. Arnie Roblan; Sen. Betsy Johnson; Chair, Sen. Jeff Kruse; Rep. Brock Smith; Rep. Caddy McKeown

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Contributions to economic diversification, and the implications for Tribal Governments panel moderated by Direlle R. Calica, Energy Program Policy Analyst, Affiliated Tribes of Northwest Indians (ATNI) As leaders of tribal governments represent some of our largest employers, tribal Governments and first nations have special interests in, and perspective on our region’s energy industry and economy.


Detailed Agenda Hosted by Pacific Power

OCES continued The Tribal Government’s panel will discuss how rural economic development is impacting Tribal communities and how Tribal economic development is impacting rural communities. Delores Pigsley, Tribal Chair, Confederated Tribes of Siletz; Chair, Oregon Legislative Commission on Indian Services Senator John McCoy, Washington State Senator, National Caucus of Native American State Legislators (NCNASL) Senator Arnie Roblan, Oregon State Senator, Oregon Legislative’s Commission on Indian Services Mark McMullen, Oregon State Economist, Office of Economic Analysis Jim Paul, Director, Department of State Lands Amber Shulz-Oliver, Executive Director, Affiliated Tribes of Northwest Indians (ATNI), Economic Development Corporation Bruce Zimmerman, Economic and Community Development, Confederated Tribes of the Umatilla Indian Reservations Legislative Requirements and Agency Practice: Balancing Conservation and Natural Resources with Economic Development The debate around state and federal environmental and natural resource policies involve a balance between economic development and sustainability. While different interest groups support advancing regional economic growth and social welfare, ensuring a sustainable balance with environmental concerns can be divisive. Panel will discuss the complex relationship between urban environmental concerns and rural economic interests, explore differing agency approaches to sustainable natural resources management and long-term economic growth. Relating to economic development incentives, panel will discuss recent legislative activities that benefit economically-distressed communities and ensures the ability to attract investment. Introduction: Henry Balensifer, Mayor, City of Warrenton Facilitator: Melissa Cribbins, Commissioner, Coos County Board of Commissioners Representative Ken Helm (D-34th HD) Richard Whitman, Director, Oregon Department of Environmental Quality Jim Rue, Director, Department of Land Conservation Ed Fendley, U.S. Environmental Protection Agency (EPA), Office of Sustainable Communities Kevin Werner, Director, NOAA’s Northwest Fisheries Science Center Senator Michael Dembrow, D-23rd SD

11:00am -12:15pm

12:30pm - 2:15pm

Executive Committee and Delegate Council Meeting Salon CD Presentation of Action Items from sessions on Monday and Tuesday, and prioritization of activities. Open meeting, all delegates are welcome. Keynote Luncheon Oregon Ballroom

Hosted by Microsoft

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Featuring Brad Smith, President and Chief Legal Officer, Microsoft. Presentation by Senator Arnie Roblan, Incoming PNWER President.

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Detailed Agenda 2:30pm - 5:30pm Coffee break hosted by Nike

2:30pm - 5:30pm

Wednesday PM Working Group Sessions Policy tours - Lobby, Portland Marriott Downtown Waterfront Executive Committee and Delegate Council Meeting - Salon CD Invasive Species - Salon AB Oregon Coastal Caucus Economic Summit- Mt. Hood, 2nd floor Policy Tour Port of Portland Please meet at the registration desk 10 minutes prior to departure Get ready to explore the Port of Portland in style – by jet boat! This fun and informative two-hour tour is for those who want to learn about the long-term issues critical to the maritime industry in the region. You’ll be carried down the Willamette River where you’ll pass by shipping terminals, see Portland’s industrial working waterfront, and learn about the next steps in the Portland Harbor Superfund Site cleanup. Past the confluence of the Willamette and Columbia Rivers, you’ll learn about the Port’s import-export business, multi-modal transportation initiatives, the state of container shipping at Terminal 6, and much more. Participants will need to be prepared for the possibility of getting wet and need to wear sneakers. Space may be available; check at registration desk.

2:30pm - 5:30pm

Policy Tour Energy Efficient and Resilient Building walking tour Please meet at the registration desk 10 minutes prior to departure Portland is a national leader in resilient and sustainable buildings. This tour will visit cutting-edge buildings incorporating the latest building materials, seismic upgrades, and energy efficient techniques. Space may be available; check at registration desk.

2:30pm - 5:30pm

Executive Committee and Delegate Council Meeting Salon CD PNWER Business and prioritization of PNWER activities.

2:30pm - 5:30pm

INVASIVE SPECIES PART II Salon AB Economic & Social Impacts of Invasive Species * Joined by members of Oregon Coast Economic Summit Invasive Species Prevention Efforts and Lessons Learned

Wednesday

Co-Chairs Sen. Lee Heider, Idaho Kate Wilson, Alberta

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Forestry and Horticulture Sudden Oak Death Panel moderated by Sen. Arnie Roblan, Oregon State Legislature Video message from U.S. Sen. Jeff Merkley Rep. David Brock Smith, Oregon State Legislature Amy Amrhein, Southern Oregon Field Representative, Office of U.S. Senator Jeff Merkley Peter Daugherty, State Forester, Oregon Department of Forestry Sarah Navarro, Forest Pathologist, Oregon Department of Forestry Jeff Stone, Executive Director, Oregon Association of Nurseries Lessons Learned from Washington’s Gypsy Moth Eradication Project Dr. Jim Marra, Pest Program Manager, Washington Department of Agriculture


Detailed Agenda Japanese Beetle Potential Impacts & Current Oregon Eradication Clinton Burfitt, Program Manager, Oregon Department of Agriculture Fisheries Issues Invasive Fish Impacts and Regional Threats Introduction to invasive fish and potential economic impacts & Updates on regional northern pike policy and management. Joseph Maroney, Director of Fishery and Water Resources, Kalispel Tribe of Indians Dr. Brian Heise, Associate Professor, Thompson Rivers University A Regional Approach to Managing Flowering Rush Introduction to invasive freshwater plants and potential economic impacts & Overview of a new regional collaborative for flowering rush outcomes Dr. Mark Sytsma, Professor, Portland State University Justin Bush, Executive Coordinator, Washington Invasive Species Council Discussion and Action Items Recap of afternoon session and discussion of action items

2:30pm - 5:30pm

Oregon Coastal Caucus Economic Summit Mt. Hood, 2nd floor (Open to all participants) Managing Natural Resources and Economic Development Engaging Rural and Urban Partners Policy Makers and Business Perspectives: Balancing Oregon’s Rural/Urban Partnership: Building an Integrated Approach moderated by Representative Caddy McKeown, OR (D-9th House District)

Members of the Oregon Coastal Caucus: Rep. David Gomberg; Rep. Deb Boone; Sen. Arnie Roblan; Sen. Betsy Johnson; Chair, Sen. Jeff Kruse; Rep. Brock Smith; Rep. Caddy McKeown

Reporting on Oregon’s economic landscape, the Employment Department noted that rural areas of Oregon have higher unemployment rates and less diverse economies than urban areas - leaving the former more vulnerable to economic shocks and recessions. Much of Oregon’s current economic expansion is being driven by job growth in the state’s major urban centers, while rural communities continue a long and slow recovery.

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Panelists will share their perspectives on the factors that contribute to the urbanrural divide (land use, demographics, education), the potential for political and socioeconomic divisions and will explore how can we create urban/rural links that promotes policies designed to improve the economic well-being for all Oregonians. Senator Jeff Kruse, (R-1st Senate District) Senator Betsy Johnson, (D-16th Senate District) Representative John Huffman, (R-59th House District) Sandy McDonough, President and CEO, Portland Business Alliance Mayor Denny Doyle, City of Beaverton Duncan Wyse, President, Oregon Business Council

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Detailed Agenda OCES Continued Business Perspective: The Economic Future Outside the I-5 Corridor moderated by Representative David Gromberg, (D-10th House District) Introduction: Douglas Hunt, Lincoln County Board of Commissioners Many rural communities are heavily dependent upon a very small number of industries. In contrast, larger urban areas have a more diverse economic base. While the public sector is a critical employer in rural Oregon, it is not a growth industry. This panel will focus on how businesses can respond to the widening economic gap between Oregon’s rural and urban communities, including a discussion of how state and federal policy options can help rural communities strengthen their economies while preserving their unique characters. Grant Kitamura, Murakami Produce Co. LLC Patrick Criteser, President and CEO , Tillamook Creamery Association Scott McMullen, Chairman, Oregon Fishermen’s Cable Committee Brian Harper, Hazelnut Farmer, Oregon Farm Bureau, President, Lane County Farm Bureau Jason Lewis-Berry, Economic Advisor, Governor Kate Brown Bruce Hanna, Coca-Cola Bottling Co. Roserburg; Former Co-Speaker, Oregon House of Representatives 6:30pm - 8:30pm

“Taste of Oregon” Reception Oregon Historical Society Hosted by OCCES with support from Oregon food and beverage industries

An evening you will not want to miss, Summit attendees will be treated to a “Taste of Oregon” at the Oregon Historical Society. The reception will feature the finest seafood and local flavors from the Oregon Coast, along with tastings from renowned wineries, breweries, and distilleries. Participants will have the opportunity to talk directly to the growers and producers as well as the opportunity to tour the JFK Exhibit which is currently being featured at the Oregon Historical Society.

Wednesday

9:00pm - 11:00pm

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Hospitality Suite Hawthorne, 2nd floor Hosted by ExxonMobil


Detailed Agenda

Thursday, July 27 6:30am - 9:30am

Optional Continental Breakfast Pearl Room, 2nd floor. Hosted by Shell.

9:00 am - 5:30 pm

Policy Tour Columbia River Gorge - Bonneville Dam and Institute Meet 15 minutes prior to departure in the Pearl Room, 2nd floor

Monday Evening Reception Directions Collaborative Life Sciences Building

Enjoy an evening reception along the beautiful Portland Waterfront at the Collaborative Life Sciences building hosted by Portland State University. The reception will feature the best of local Portland cuisine. The Collaborative Life Sciences building is a unique, interdisciplinary, multi-institutional facility combing the resources and brainpower of three Oregon Universities under one roof to create a truly collaborative environment for next generation health and science education and research.

Portland Marriott Downtown Waterfront: 1401 SW Naito Pkwy Reception Location: Collaborative Life Sciences Building 2730 SW Moody Ave

Walking Directions: • Head southwest on SW Naito Pkwy/ Pacific Hwy toward SW Clay St • Turn left onto SW Clay St • Turn left at SW Naito Pkwy onto walking path • Follow walking path to SW Moody Ave, turn lright • Turn right to follow SW Moody Ave • Turn left onto SW Meade Street. Destination will be on the right

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Policy Tours ​ olicy Tours are a great way to see and experience more of Oregon while you are in Portland for the Summit. Check P registration desk for availability

Sustainable Willamette Valley Tour Sunday, July 23rd - 1:00pm - 6:00pm - ​Cost: $25

Port of Portland Tour Wednesday, July 26 - 2:45pm - 5:00pm - Cost: $25

Explore energy efficiency and sustainability in Oregon’s Willamette Valley. The group will visit green office campuses and Stoller Family Estate, a leading Oregon winery incorporating sustainability, while traveling on a zero-emission electrically powered tour bus from Build Your Dreams (BYD).

Get ready to explore the Port of Portland in style – by jet boat! This fun and informative two-hour tour is for those who want to learn about the long-term issues critical to the maritime industry in the region. You’ll be carried down the Willamette River where you’ll pass by shipping terminals, see Portland’s industrial working waterfront, and learn about the next steps in the Portland Harbor Superfund Site cleanup. Past the confluence of the Willamette and Columbia Rivers, you’ll learn about the Port’s import-export business, multi-modal transportation initiatives, the state of container shipping at Terminal 6, Canpotex’s new terminal and much more.

OTRADI Health and Bioscience Innovations Incubator Wednesday, July 26 - 9:30am - 11:30am - Cost: $10 In 2013, OTRADI opened the Oregon Bioscience Incubator (OBI), the state’s first and only biosciencefocused startup incubator. The OBI is filling a critical and growing need in Oregon’s expanding bioscience industry by providing top-notch laboratory facilities, and essential support, services, and mentoring for life science entrepreneurs and startup companies. Participants will have the opportunity to tour the 18,000 sq foot facility and meet key growth bioscience organizations from the Northwest. The tour will include discussion on key policy objectives the state has put forward to grow this sector. Portland General Electric Wednesday, July 26 - 9:30am - 11:30am - Cost: $10 Learn more about the Utility of the Future on a tour of Portland General Electric. Participants will get an indepth look at the control center for dispatchable standby generation, and hear a presentation on how utilities are engaging with customers and improving reliability. Portland is leading the way in electric vehicle strategies and this tour will take participants to see Electric Avenue, a street dedicated for charging electric vehicles and bicycles. Learn about this innovative infrastructure and Portland’s Electric Vehicle strategy to reduce carbon emissions. 46 | 27th Annual Summit

Sustainable and Resilient Portland Walking Tour Wednesday, July 26 - 2:30pm - 6:00pm - ​Cost: $10 Portland is a national leader in resilient and sustainable buildings. This tour will visit cutting-edge buildings incorporating the latest building materials, seismic upgrades, and energy efficient techniques Columbia River Gorge Tour Thursday, July 27 - Pre-Registration Required This full day tour will bring participants an hour east of Portland through the beautiful Columbia River Gorge to visit the Bonneville Dam and Instiu’s Eagle Point Production Facility. Bonneville Dam meets the region’s energy demands, transmission siting and storage needs, and the relationship between hydropower generation and salmon recovery. Insitu is a wholly owned subsidiary of the Boeing company, and is a pioneer in the design, development, production and operation of high-performance, costeffective unmanned aircraft systems.


Map to Oregon Historical Society Thank you to the additional sponsors for supporting our reception

A taste of Oregon Wednesday, July 26 | Oregon Historical Society

Oregon Dungeness Crab Commission Oregon Seafoods LLC Oregon Trawl Commission Whiskey Creek Shellfish Hatchery Tillamook County Creamery Association Pacific Seafood Kruse Farms Inc Dulse at Oregon State University Young’s Market Company Oregon Wines Barley Brown’s PNWER 2017 SummitRogue in Portland Ales & Spirits

7 Devils Brewing Company Ninkasi Brewing Arch Rock Brewing Brandy Peak Distillery Stillwagon Distillery Breakside Brewing Cascade Barrel House Seaside Brewing Boneyard Brewing The Commons Hair of the Dog

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Supporting Sponsors

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BNSF Railway is Proud to Support the 27th Annual PNWER Summit


I started out in Alaska in 1986 as an engineer, supporting the oil fields on the North Slope. Today, I run BP’s entire Alaskan operation. We support over 22,000 jobs in Alaska, but that’s just the start. To produce more energy here, we need advanced safety equipment, new technology, maintenance and other support. That creates jobs all over America.

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Across the country, BP supports more than 260,000 jobs. And over the last 5 years, no energy company has invested more in the U.S. than BP. When we set up operation in one part of the country, people in other parts go to work. That’s not a coincidence. It’s one more part of our commitment to America.

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Nelson Mullins and

Ambassador David Wilkins proud sponsors of

PNWER 2017 We make Canada connections every day!

With 17 offices in strategic locations including Washington, D.C., New York, Denver, and Boston, our attorneys and government relations professionals understand the trade, energy, environmental, regulatory, and other diverse issues that define our bilateral relationship. We have the experience and know-how on Capitol Hill our Canadian and U.S. clients count on! Nelson Mullins Riley & Scarborough LLP 101 Constitution Avenue, NW Suite 900| Washington, D.C. 20001 www.nelsonmullins.com | 864.250.2231 David H. Wilkins, Partner

Puget Sound Energy is proud to serve our neighbors and communities in 10 Washington counties. We’re the state’s largest utility, supporting 1.1 million electric customers and 800,000 natural gas customers. For more about us and what we do, visit pse.com. Also follow us on Facebook and Twitter. Snoqualmie Falls Hydroelectric Project


Like our Rocky Mountain vistas, Calgary’s energy inspires. With Canada’s highest concentration of engineers, the most head offices per capita, and the Rockies on our doorstep, Calgary is home to an inspired community of world-class innovators and entrepreneurs.

Inspiring Growth

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Strengthening B.C. communities where we live, work and grow

Canpotex Connects Canpotex links Saskatchewan potash producers to customers committed to improving food security. And with our unparalleled logistics network, including our world-class potash terminal in Portland, we’re inspiring growth in people, fields and industries around the world.

www.canpotex.com

FortisBC serves 1.1 million customers in 135 communities across B.C. Together with local communities, First Nations and government, we are building B.C.’s energy infrastructure to meet customers’ energy demands — now and in the future. That’s energy at work. Learn more at fortisbc.com. FortisBC uses the FortisBC name and logo under license from Fortis Inc. (16-102 05/2016)

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COLLABORATIVE INNOVATION

Advancing the frontiers of science, delivering technological innovation, and driving solutions to the marketplace through partnerships with industry

PaciďŹ c Northwest National Laboratory:

An economic engine for the Northwest and beyond

Battelle operates the Pacific Northwest National Laboratory for the U.S. Department of Energy’s Office of Science | www.pnnl.gov


Taking energy-efficiency to new highs with ICFs.

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ICF homes and buildings are incredibly energy-efficient. The continuous insulation, thermal mass of the concrete and air-tight envelope all combine to create superior energy-efficiency in warm and cold climates. The steel reinforced concrete core in Insulated Concrete Form buildings is resistant to fire, hurricanes and tornadoes and can be engineered for all seismic conditions. The foam and concrete structure of ICFs mean the homes and buildings are quiet, draft-free and do not enable mould. Building with ICFs will ensure incredible energy-efficiency of any building type.

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That’s where we solve what needs solving. Find answers to tough questions. Make our world better. We’re up for the challenge. Join us. Let’s go out there.

Thank you to our Private Sector Stakeholders. We appreciate your dedication to building collaborative ties in our region. We look forward to welcoming you to Victoria, BC in November and Spokane, Washington in 2018.

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Going Further Together As Canada’s largest diversified resource company, Teck is proud to sponsor the Pacific NorthWest Economic Region’s 27th Annual Summit in support of building prosperity for communities and people through regional cooperation.

Seattle Sheraton, September 12 & 13 www.cascadiaconference.com


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The Tualatin Valley includes the cities of Banks, Beaverton, Cornelius, Durham, Forest Grove, Gaston, Hillsboro, King City, North Plains, Sherwood, Tigard, Tualatin and Wilsonville, and the villages of Aloha, Gales Creek, Helvetia and Scholls.

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Northwest Cement Council: Mission Focused in OR and WA Portland, OR – After many years of operations in the northwest U.S. as the PCA Northwest Chapter, the Northwest Cement Council (NCC) has emerged as the official non-profit trade association providing industry promotion and technical education on behalf of the cement industry, to design and construction professionals in Oregon, Washington, and the Pacific Northwest. Officially established in May 2016, NCC will continue to carry on the mission of promoting, protecting and advocating the use of cement and concrete in resilient, sustainable, economical and environmentally responsible construction throughout the region. Representing the four producers and distributors of portland cement in the region, Ashgrove, CalPortland, LaFarge Holcim and Lehigh Hanson, the NCC is directed by Diane Warner, executive director, P.E. and MBA. Being a licensed professional engineer, Ms. Warner has considerable experience in the design and construction of concrete structures, highways, local streets and roads, full depth recycling, cement modified soils, concrete overlays, concrete restoration and previous concrete. “We serve Oregon and Washington as a non-profit association collaborating with likeminded industry groups providing expert technical leadership, research, and educational opportunities designed to responsibly transform our built environment and improve the lives of the people throughout Oregon, Washington and the Pacific Northwest”, says Ms. Warner. Cement is a unique construction material with unparalleled characteristics that brings structure and resilience to our built environment. Cement, used in the production of concrete, creates a resilient construction material with unmatched strength, durability and proven sustainability. Concrete solidifies our future and allows us to build resilient homes, communities, bridges, highways, waterways and other vital necessary infrastructure, that the people of the Pacific Northwest rely on every day. Projects are designed for extended life and performance thus minimizing the environmental impact of the project while maximizing the economic investment for construction and operation throughout the use/operation phase. Through our collaboration with the concrete, masonry and concrete reinforcing steel industries, we facilitate increased recognition of best-in-class solutions for our sustainable infrastructure. Recently, and due to this collaboration, the NCC became a founding member of the Pacific Northwest Building Resilience Coalition (PNBRC), an organization that has a similar mission. Operating within British Columbia, Washington and Oregon, the PNBRC advocates for the design of resilient structures that are capable of resisting fire, withstanding the forces of natural disasters such as wind and earthquakes, provide a healthy living space free from mold or harmful chemicals, and minimizing the total environmental impact of a structure by reducing energy use and emissions over its lifetime. These applications are evident in both the horizontal (paving and general engineering) and vertical (structures and building) environments. Collaboration is truly evident within the cement and concrete industry today with the creation of the Concrete Sustainability Hub (CSHub) at Massachusetts Institute of Technology (MIT) in 2009 and the launch of the Build with Strength program at the National Ready Mixed Concrete Association (NRMCA) in 2016. The CSHub, is a dedicated interdisciplinary team of researchers from several departments across MIT working on concrete and infrastructure science, engineering, and economics. The MIT CSHub brings together leaders from academia, industry, and government to develop breakthroughs using a holistic approach that will achieve durable infrastructure in ever more demanding environments. The MIT Concrete Sustainability Hub explores innovative solutions for concrete engineering applications. For pavements, research focuses on improving structure and design that can result in increased fuel efficiency thus lowering GHG emissions, lower maintenance costs and better life cycle planning. For buildings, research focuses on durability, energy efficiency, and resiliency. The NCC in collaboration with the CSHub is providing breakthrough research that is changing concrete technology and increasing the environmental benefits of concrete for generations to come. The Northwest Cement Council is proud to be a Gold Sponsor at PNWER’s 2017 Summit, and to support our shared missions for the Pacific Northwest. This article is a submission by, and reflects the views of, 2017 Annual Summit Sponsor the Northwest Cement Council. The Pacific NorthWest Economic Region (PNWER) is not responsible for the content of this piece.


2017 Legislative Leadership Academy and Economic Leadership Forum November 5-8 | Victoria, British Columbia

Legislative Leadership Academy November 5-7, 2017

For legislators and related staff. The bi-annual Legislative Leadership Academy is designed to assist legislators in developing important relationships with their colleagues from neighboring jurisdictions. Hands-on workshops give legislators a better understanding of the practical differences between the Westminster Parliamentary and US systems. Based on this knowledge, legislators will discuss common challenges in working across the border to develop regional solutions.

Economic Leadership Forum November 6-8, 2017 All are welcome. The Annual Economic Leadership Forum provides an opportunity for local, state, and provincial leaders in both the public and private sectors to carry out focused, in-depth discussions on key subjects affecting our regional economy. The forum’s comfortable, collaborative atmosphere is perfect for making and strengthening cross-border relationship.

Learn more at: www.pnwer.org • info@pnwer.org • 206-443-7723 The meeting will be held in the historic Empress Hotel on the waterfront in downtown Victoria. Mark your calendar and join us for a memorable Winter Meeting this November.


Pacific NorthWest Economic Region | 2200 Alaskan Way, Suite 460 | Seattle, WA 98121 | (206) 443-7723

2017 Pacific NorthWest Economic Region Annual Summit Program  

Program for PNWER Annual Summit in Portland, Oregon July 23-27, 2017. More information at www.pnwer.org

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