Index Calendar of Business Events Outside the Puget Sound Region

“This calendar covers business, technology, trade and economic development events outside of the Puget Sound region. To submit an event for consideration and inclusion, please e-mail: editor@tacomadailyindex.com or fax: 253-627-2253.APRIL 2000Western Washington University College of Business & Economics will host the 34th annual Pacific Northwest Regional Economic Conference in Bellingham, April 27 through 29. The conference will cover the ESA listing of wild salmon, continued implementation of NAFTA, the recovery of Asian economics, the impact of European integration, technological change, demographic and employment changes and fiscal issues, and more. WWU is also issuing a call for papers for this conference. Several weeks prior to the conference, accepted paper and panel proposals, or abstracts, will be placed on the PNREC website with author contact links. Presentation time for each paper at the conference is typically 20 minutes with 5 to 10 minutes for questions. The conference will be located at Best Western Lakeway Inn in Bellingham, and will begin at 9:30 a.m. Thursday, April 27, ending at noon on Saturday, April 29. Visit http://www.pnrec.org for information on papers and registration.NASBITE 2000Nasbite 2000 international trade programs are offered April 30 through May 3, 2000. For information telephone 937-775-2814/2151 or e-mail traci.thompson@wright.edu or michelle.streeter@wright.edu.MAY 2000Application IntegrationApplication Integration: Transforming IT in the E-Business World, is May 1 through 3 in San Francisco. For information contact Ashley Pearce at the Gartner Group, 1-800-778-1997, e-mail apearce@gartner.com, or visit www.gartner.com.Dataquest PredictsDataquest Predicts 2000: Market Intelligence, Insights and E-Opportunities, will be May 1 through 3 in Santa Clara, California. For information contact Ashley Pearce at the Gartner Group, 1-800-778-1997, e-mail apearce@gartner.com, or visit www.gartner.com.Automation & Precision Machinery The Taipei International Automation & Precision Machinery Show will be May 9 through 13. The show covers metalworking machinery, CNC machine tools & industrial machinery, automation machinery, FMC/ FMS, control units, computer systems, software and CAD/CAM, automatic machinery parts, components and auxiliary equipment, inspection, measuring and testing equipment and service. For information visit http://www.taipeitradeshows.com.tw.Intertae 2000 Intertae 2000 will be May 10 through 12 in Chile. This first time exhibition will be for food technology and packaging, and will include equipment, additives, ingredients, processing systems and services for the food and beverage and packaging industries. For information contact ShoWorks, Inc. at 509-838-8755.InterBUILD 2000InterBUILD 2000, Canada’s housing and construction trade show will be May 11 through 13, 2000 at the Toronto congress Centre. Seminar topics include: working in a customer-driven economy, profit margins, turning new technologies into cash flow, negotiating your way to success, marketing, green products adding new market appeal, and alliances.For information on how to reserve an exhibit space, become a sponsor, or register as a delegate, telephone 1-888-922-3600.Auto & Motorcycle Parts Show The Taipei International Auto/Motorcycle Parts & Accessories Show will be May 17 through 20. For information visit http://www.taipeitradeshows.com.tw.Agro Mart 2000The eighth annual Agro Mart 2000 will take place in Ho Chi Minh City, Vietnam on May 18 through 20, 2000. A special pavilion, Agro Food Mart, will focus on food products, processing and packaging. There will also be pavilions representing the US Department of Agriculture, Great Britain and Australia.Exhibitors can meet policy makers, local authorities, growers, breeders and representatives of trading companies.For information contact the World Trade Center Tacoma at 253-383-9474.JUNE 2000Privacy & SecurityPrivacy and Security in an E-World: Balancing the Need-to-Know with the Right to Privacy, will be June 5 through 7 in New Orleans. For information contact Ashley Pearce at the Gartner Group, 1-800-778-1997, e-mail apearce@gartner.com, or visit www.gartner.com.Virtual StorageStorage in a .com World: Feeding the E-Commerce Engine, will be June 5 through 7 in Orlando, Florida. For information contact Ashley Pearce at the Gartner Group, 1-800-778-1997, e-mail apearce@gartner.com, or visit www.gartner.com.Dataquest StorageDataquest Storage Track 2000 – Handling the Data: Storage Management Challenges in the New Century, will be June 5 through 7 in Orlando, Florida. For information contact Ashley Pearce at the Gartner Group, 1-800-778-1997, e-mail apearce@gartner.com, or visit www.gartner.com.International Computer Show The Taipei International Computer Show will be June 5 through 9. For information visit http://www.taipeitradeshows.com.tw.International Food Show The Taipei International Food Show will be June 15 through 18. The show covers beverages, condiments, meat products, frozen foods, food ingredients and additives, biscuits and confections, dairy products and cereals, diet foods, vegetarian products, fruit and vegetables. For information visit http://www.taipeitradeshows.com.tw.Food Machinery & Technology Show The Taipei International Food Machinery & Technology Show will be June 22 through 26. For information visit http://www.taipeitradeshows.com.tw.Service TrendsDataquest Service Trends 2000: Competing for the Future, will be June 26 through 28 in Boston. For information contact Ashley Pearce at the Gartner Group, 1-800-778-1997, e-mail apearce@gartner.com, or visit www.gartner.com.IT Asset ManagementIT Asset Management 2000: Coming of Age in the Millennium, will be June 26 and 27 in New Orleans. For information contact Ashley Pearce at the Gartner Group, 1-800-778-1997, e-mail apearce@gartner.com, or visit www.gartner.com.SWAMI 2000SWAMI 2000: Challenges of a New Century, will be June 28 and 29 in New Orleans. For information contact Ashley Pearce at the Gartner Group, 1-800-778-1997, e-mail apearce@gartner.com, or visit www.gartner.com.Healthcare StrategiesHealthcare Strategies, Applications and Technologies for 2000 and Beyond, will be June 28 through 30 in Boston. For information contact Ashley Pearce at the Gartner Group, 1-800-778-1997, e-mail apearce@gartner.com, or visit www.gartner.com.JULY 2000CIO CongressThe CIO Congress will be July 12 through 14 in Lake Tahoe, California. For information contact Ashley Pearce at the Gartner Group, 1-800-778-1997, e-mail apearce@gartner.com, or visit www.gartner.com.AUGUST 2000FIPAH FIPAH will be August 3 through 5 in Chile. This conference covers technologies, equipment, services, packaging and transportation for bakeries, pastries, chocolates, ice cream and soft drinks. For information contact ShoWorks, Inc. at 509-838-8755.SEPTEMBER 2000EXPOAGRO EXPOAGRO will be September 6 through 9 in Chile. This conference covers machinery, equipment and supplies for the agriculture, livestock, agro-industry, horticulture, fruit and flower growing sectors of Chile. For information contact ShoWorks, Inc. at 509-838-8755.Application DevelopmentApplication Development Tsunami: Riding the Wave, will be September 11 through 13 in New Orleans. For information contact Ashley Pearce at the Gartner Group, 1-800-778-1997, e-mail apearce@gartner.com, or visit www.gartner.com.CRM Summit 2000CRM Summit 2000: Successful Business and IT Strategies for the Customer-Centric Enterprise, will be September 13 through 15 in Chicago. For information contact Ashley Pearce at the Gartner Group, 1-800-778-1997, e-mail apearce@gartner.com, or visit www.gartner.com.OCTOBER 2000International Food FairThe 10th Annual International Food Fair 2000 in Kitakyushu, Japan will be October 5 through 9, 2000. The fair introduces foods that are mainly imported to western Japan. The event allows exhibitors to acquire a new market and to conduct market research.A limited number of exhibitor applications are available through the World Trade Center Tacoma.For information call the Nishinippon International Trade Fair Commission at +81-93-582-41
01 or e-mail iff@kix.or.jp.NOVEMBER 2000EXPOPESCA EXPOPESCA will be November 29 through December 2 in Chile. This conference covers equipment, services, supplies and technology for the fishing and aquaculture industry in Latin America. Equipment, technologies and services for port facilities will also be exhibited. For information contact ShoWorks, Inc. at 509-838-8755.DECEMBER 20002001VINTEC VINTEC will be August 8 through 10, 2001 in Chile. The conference will cover technologies and services for wine growing and wine production in the Southern Hemisphere. For information contact ShoWorks, Inc. at 509-838-8755.Supermercados 2001 Supermercados 2001 is Chile’s premier trade show for its booming supermarket industry. Organized by the Chilean Supermarket Association at the FISA fairgrounds, Supermercados had 20,000 visitors and 310 exhibitors at its 1999 show. The show is held concurrently with the International Supermarket Industry Convention. For information contact ShoWorks, Inc. at 509-838-8755.EDIFICA EDIFICA will be October 3 through 6, 2001. EDICIFA is a construction sector trade fair focusing on the construction industry, machinery and supplies. This previously annual, now biannual fair had 350 exhibitors and over 30,000 visitors in 1999. For information contact ShoWorks, Inc. at 509-838-8755.HOSPITALARIAHOSPITALARIA will be November 1 through 4, 2001. This is the largest medical exhibition in Argentina. The international trade fair for products, equipment and services for the medical and healthcare industries hosted 300 exhibitors and 18,000 visitors in 1999. For information contact ShoWorks, Inc. at 509-838-8755. When you attend one of these events, don’t forget to mention you saw it in the Index!”