"Upcoming Events for the week of February 14, 2000"

“FEBRUARYCity of Destiny NominationsNominations of outstanding volunteers for the Tacoma City Council’s annual City of Destiny Awards are open in adult, group and youth categories.Nominations close February 25. The awards ceremony will be June 13 at the Theatre on the Square in downtown Tacoma.To obtain a nomination form contact the City’s Community Relations Office at 253-591-5790, or pick up a copy at their office at 728 St. Helens Avenue, Room 11, Tacoma, during regular business hours, from their Internet site at www.CityofTacoma.org/DestinyAwards/. Forms are also available at the City Clerk’s Office or at Tacoma Public Library branches.Chamber Week Chamber of Commerce Week is February 9 through 16 in Washington.Active Day Open HouseActive Day: Adult Day Health Care, an adult day care program with skilled nursing care and physical and occupational therapists for elderly and physically challenged adults, is hosting an open house Monday, February 14. The open house will be at Cascade Park Vista, 246 St. Helens Avenue, Tacoma, from 2:00 to 5:30 p.m.For more information on the program please call Chris Jennings at 253-627-9990.Purchasing TechniquesThe Pacific Lutheran University School of Business – Center for Executive Development is hosting a seminar, Purchasing Techniques for Effective Buying: Practical tools for controlling purchasing costs and increasing performance. The seminar will take place February 14 and 15 at the Seattle Marriott.For information please call PLU at 253-535-7330, e-mail execdeve@plu.edu, or visit www.plu.edu/~execdeve.Windows 2000 ConferenceWindows 2000 Conference & Expo will be February 15 through 17 at The Moscone Center in San Francisco. Keynote speakers include Bill Gates, Michael S. Dell, and Michael D. Capellas of Compaq. For information visit www.windows2000expo.com.Courting the Dragon The Washington State China Relations Council, the Washington State Department of Community, Trade and Economic Development, and the U.S. Department of Commerce Export Assistance Center’s Tacoma and Portland offices are hosting Courting the Dragon, a full day seminar on doing business in China. The seminar will focus on the nuts and bolts of entering the China market, navigating Chinese business practices, distributing products and services in China, China’s business legal system, and getting paid. The seminar offers expert presentations and case studies to help new-to-market companies get started in the opening China market. The program will be offered on two dates: – Wednesday, February 16, 7:30 a.m. to 4:00 p.m., at the Sheraton Seattle Hotel and Towers, Metropolitan Ball Room – Thursday, February 17, 7:00 a.m. to 3:30 p.m., in the City Hall Council Chambers, 210 East 13th Street, Vancouver, Washington For information please contact the Washington State China Relations Council by e-mail at chrislzhao@aol.com or call Chris Zhao at 206-441-4419.Maritime First AidWashington Sea Grant Program Marine Advisory Services and the Port of Seattle/Fisherman’s Terminal Office are offering a Coast Guard-approved First Aid at Sea workshop. The class will be open for commercial harvesters and recreational boaters.Class is held in the Nordby Conference Center, Nordby Building, Fishermen’s Terminal, Seattle, from 9:00 a.m. to 5:00 p.m., Tuesday, February 15 and from 9:00 a.m. to 1:00 p.m., Wednesday, February 16.The class will focus on CPR, safety, patient assessment, shock, trauma, burns, fractures, lacerations, choking, severed limbs, hypothermia, near-drowning, and other topics.For information on registration call 206-543-1225.Scoop JacksonThe City Club of Tacoma’s luncheon series continues with, Senator Scoop Jackson’s Legacy, a program by Lara Iglitson, director of the Henry M. Jackson Foundation, with an introduction by Helen Jackson. The luncheon will be Wednesday, February 16, noon, in the Tacoma Sheraton Ballroom.Please call 253-272-9561 or e-mail office@cityclubtacoma.org for information.Port CommissionThe Port Commission of the Port of Tacoma is meeting Thursday, February 17 at 4:00 p.m. at the World Trade Center Tacoma, Room 104, 3600 Port of Tacoma Road, Tacoma.2gether ThursdayThe Tacoma-Pierce County Chamber of Commerce is hosting a Together Thursday social and networking event at Grand Prix Raceway Indoor Karting Center, 2105 Frank Albert Road East. The event will be from 4:30 to 6:30 p.m., Thursday, February 17.For information please call Lynn Grubs at 253-627-2175.OSHA Small BusinessOSHA is hosting a free help seminar for small businesses February 17, from 8:00 a.m. to 4:3 p.m. at the Bill J. Priest Institute for Economic Development, 1402 Corinth Street, Dallas, Texas. The seminar will feature training on OSHA standards, speakers from national and regional OSHA and SBA offices, and the opportunity to ask specific questions about OSHA requirements.For information or registration, call 214-767-4736 extension 257 or 214-320-2400 extension 240.President’s Day is Monday, February 21. Many businesses and government offices are closed. The Tacoma Daily Index offices will be closed and the Index will not be published on that date.Good Morning Tacoma!The Tacoma-Pierce County Chamber of Commerce hosts the Good Morning Tacoma! Business Breakfast on Tuesday, February 22. The breakfast is from 7:15 to 8:30 a.m. at the La Quinta Inn, Tacoma.The speaker for the breakfast is Rhoberta Shaler of the BREAKTHROUGH Center speaking on Getting Life Lined Up!For information contact Janice Hutchins at 253-627-2175.Financial Fitness Morgan Stanley Dean Witter is offering a seminar series on financial fitness. The series will be offered Tuesday nights from 7:00 to 8:00 p.m. at The Centre at Norpoint, 4818 Nassau Avenue, Tacoma. The series includes: February 22: ABC’s of Investing February 29: How to Realize your Retirement Dreams March 7: How to Build and Manage a Stock Portfolio March 14: Preparing for Financial Independence: A Woman’s Guide to Prudent Investing March 21: Estate Planning and Tax Saving Strategies For information call 253-597-7582 or 253-593-5017.Council RoundtableBill Evans, Doug Miller and Bil Moss, the three newly elected Tacoma City Council members discuss their hopes for the city at a City Club of Tacoma roundtable Wednesday, February 23, noon, at the Vault restaurant at 11th and Pacific in downtown Tacoma. Admission is free. For information on City Club programs call 253-272-9561.Positive ParentingPositive Parenting, a parenting skills program sponsored by the Junior League of Tacoma, will begin February 23, and will continue through March 29.Classes are located at Park Lodge Elementary School on Gravelly Lake Drive, Wednesday evenings from 6:00 to 7:30 p.m. Child care is provided for children ages two and older. A complimentary dinner is served at 5:30 p.m. for all families attending.For information please contact Londa LeBrun at 253-512-0291.CeBIT 2000CeBIT 2000 is the world’s largest and most influential Information Technology and Communication show. Participating companies can reach over 700,000 high-tech industry professionals, including 139,000 distributors representing 100 countries. CeBIT 2000 is hosted in Hanover, Germany, February 24 through March 1, 2000.For information contact Kelly Butler at the Seattle U.S. Export Assistance Center, 206-553-5615.Going Global UnderwaterThe World Trade Center Tacoma is hosting a luncheon presentation, Going Global Under Water, featuring Robert Mester, president of Underwater Atmospheric Systems, Inc. The presentation will be Friday, February 25, at 11:30 a.m. at the Tacoma Club, Wells Fargo Building, 1201 Pacific Avenue, Suite 1600 in downtown Tacoma. UAS is a local company specializing in deep water location, identification and recovery operations. The company has grown from one employee in 1984 to its present size of 13 staff and over 100 contracted specialists. The jobs that UAS has taken on over the years include environmental studies in the Port of Tacoma to location of a lost World War II P-51 Mustang fighter plane at the bottom of a lake in Uruguay. UAS has performed operations in the areas of: – Insurance investigati
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recoveries – Police and law enforcement services – Shipwreck location, identification and recovery – Municipal outfall maintenance and repairs – Municipal and privately owned water storage systems and facilities – WW II era aircraft location, identification and recovery for private and institutional clients – Environmental Impact Statements – Humanitarian work – body recoveries, fishing net removals and lake, harbor, and navigable waterway cleanup – Research and development of marine support hardware and software Mester will discuss how the company built an international reputation as well as the problems and successes of conducting business globally. For information please call 253-383-9474 or e-mail info@wtcta.org.Performance MeasurementsThe Pacific Lutheran University School of Business Center for Executive Development is offering a seminar on performance measurements in manufacturing organizations. The seminar will be February 28 and 29 at the Seattle Marriott.For information contact PLU at 253-535-7330 or e-mail execdeve@plu.edu.Benchmarking Financial SystemsThe Pacific Lutheran University School of Business Center for Executive Development is offering a seminar on benchmarking world class financial systems. The seminar provides an easy to understand non-biased update on world class financial systems and state-of-the-art information technology; templates for forecasting, planning, budgeting and controlling the enterprise; one day single division closing process, two or three days for a consolidated closing process; analyzing customer and product profitability; analyzing costs using activities, work orders, jobs and projects; least cost transaction processing; and designing and enterprise chart of accounts. The seminar will be February 28 and 29 at the Seattle Marriott.For information contact PLU at 253-535-7330 or e-mail execdeve@plu.edu.Intranets 2000Intranets 2000 will be February 28 through March 1 in San Jose, California. Visit www.tradeshownews.com for information.Internet ASP ForumThe second Internet ASP Forum takes place February 28 through March 1 at the Hilton Hotel and Towers, Anaheim, California. Visit www.ambitsf.com for additional information.Salmon SaysA hearing on salmon preservation and removal of four Snake River dams will be Tuesday, February 29 from 3 to 5 p.m. and 7:30 p.m. to midnight at the Seattle Center Pavilion. Early registration to speak is necessary.For more information contact the Save Our Wild Salmon Coalition at 206-378-0114.Electronic Commerce ConferenceThe Internet & Electronic Commerce Conference & Exposition, now in its sixth year, will be from February 29 through March 2 at the Jacob K. Javits Convention Center, New York City. For information contact Ashley Pearce at the Gartner Group, 1-800-778-1997, e-mail apearce@gartner.com, or visit www.gartner.com.MARCHEthics CommissionThe Pierce County Ethics Commission meets at 4:30 p.m., Thursday, March 2 at 705 South 9th Street, Suite 207.Tacoma DancedThe Night Tacoma Danced, a Silver Jubilee benefit for the Tacoma Art Museum, will be Saturday, March 4, 2000 at the Sheraton Tacoma Convention Center. Please call 253-566-1284 for details.Inventory ManagementThe Pacific Lutheran University School of Business Center for Executive Development is offering a seminar on inventory management, strategies, tactics and tools. The seminar will be March 6 and 7 at the SeaTac Marriott.For information contact PLU at 253-535-7330 or e-mail execdeve@plu.edu.International Furniture Show The Taipei International Furniture Show will be March 8 through 12. The trade show will feature indoor and outdoor furniture, office furnishings, home decorations, furniture parts and accessories. For information visit http://www.taipeitradeshows.com.tw.Limited Liability CompaniesThe American Law Institute-American Bar Association Committee on Continuing Professional Education is hosting a live satellite TV program on Limited Liability Companies: Current Cases, Drafting, and Operational Issues, on Thursday, March 9.For information visit www.ali-aba.org, or call 1-800-CLE-NEWS, extension 1661.Trial of a Legal Malpractice Action The American Bar Association Standing Committee on Lawyers’ Professional Liability is hosting a conference, Trial of a Legal Malpractice Action in New Orleans, March 9 and 10. CLE credit is available. The conference will be at the Fairmont Hotel. Additional information is available from the ABA at 312-988-5763.Supervisory Survival SkillsThe Pacific Lutheran University School of Business Center for Executive Development is hosting a seminar on supervisory survival skills March 13 and 14 at the Seattle Marriott Hotel. The seminar addresses effective self-management, leadership and communication skills, and other topics.For information contact PLU at 253-535-7330 or e-mail execdeve@plu.edu.Davao Mission A sister city mission to Davao in the Philippines will tentatively take place from March 13 through March 20. The mission, led by Tacoma Mayor Brian Ebersole has the theme – Working Together to Eliminate Micronutrient Malnutrition, with a kick-off summit on hidden hunger. For information about joining the mission call 253-531-9713.The Knowledge WorkplaceThe Knowledge Workplace: Transforming How and Where We Work, will be March 13 through 15 in San Antonio, Texas. For information contact Ashley Pearce at the Gartner Group, 1-800-778-1997, e-mail apearce@gartner.com, or visit www.gartner.com.Sales & Use Tax ExemptionThe Association of Washington Business is hosting a workshop on Sales & Use Tax Exemption for Manufacturers Tuesday, March 14. The workshop is at the SeaTac Marriott Hotel, 3201 176th Avenue, Seattle, from 7:30 a.m. until noon.The workshop covers tax exemptions for manufacturers in Washington and how to benefit from them as a manufacturer.For information call 1-800-521-9325 or visit www.awb.org.Seattle EXPOThe Greater Seattle Chamber of Commerce Business to Business EXPO will be March 14 and 15, 2000 at the Washington State Convention and Trade Center, sixth level. Approximately 300 exhibitors representing over 75 industries, along with many or the region’s top decision-makers will be at the largest multi-industry trade show in the Northwest.For information about the Seattle EXPO, please contact Audra at 206-389-7318 or e-mail audrab@seattlechamber.com, or visit www.seattlechamber.com/expo.Managing TCO EffectivelyManaging TCO Effectively: Bridging the Gap between Business and IT, will be March 15 through 17, in Dallas, Texas. For information contact Ashley Pearce at the Gartner Group, 1-800-778-1997, e-mail apearce@gartner.com, or visit www.gartner.com.Trade Mission to ChinaThe Greater Seattle Business & Trade Mission to China will be March 17 through 29, 2000.The mission will visit Shanghai, Suzhou, Wuxi, Nanjing, and Seattle’s sister city, Chongqing. The purpose for the mission is to allow companies to explore business opportunities in major Chinese markets and sub-markets; to recognize China’s status as Washington’s third-largest trading partner; and to promote the greater Seattle area and Washington State.For information contact Lise Fitzpatrick at the Seattle Chamber of Commerce at 206-389-7227, or e-mail lisef@seattlechamber.com.Remote Access NetworkMobile/Remote Access Network and Platform Challenges: Extending the Boundaries of Business, will be March 20 through 22 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.Marine RefrigerationWashington Sea Grant Program Marine Advisory Services and the Port of Seattle, Fishermen’s Terminal are hosting a workshop on Marine Refrigeration and an EPA Certification Test. Commercial fishers are required to have EPA certification in order to purchase freon or do repair work on their refrigeration systems.All workshop sessions will be held in the Nordby Conference Center at Fishermen’s Terminal, Seattle, from 6:30 to 9:00 p.m., Monday, March 20 and Tuesday, March 21, and from 9:00 a.m. to noon on Wednesday, March 22.For registration information call 206-543-1225.Personnel Law UpdateThe Perso
nnel Law Update 2000
conference will be March 22 and 23, 2000 in Spokane. The Council on Education in management conference will be at the Doubletree Hotel City Center, 322 North Spokane Falls Court.For information please call 1-800-942-4494; visit www.counciloned.com, or e-mail registration@counciloned.com.Globe 2000Globe 2000 is an important environmental technologies business exhibition and trade show in North America. The trade show, hosted in Vancouver B.C., from March 22 through 24, encompasses many sectors and features services and technologies including pollution control, solid waste and air quality management, hazardous waste, and wastewater treatment.An international marketplace for environmental solutions, Globe 2000 has over 75 economies represented with over 10,000 visitors.For information contact Diane Mooney at the Seattle U.S. Export Assistance Center, 206-553-5615. February 1 is the deadline to sign up for the trade show.International Electronics Spring Show The Taipei International Electronics Spring Show is March 22 through 26. The trade show covers electronic manufacturing equipment, components and parts, cable television equipment, instruments and meters, electric machinery and apparatus, consumer electronics, telecommunications equipment, computers and peripherals, and illumination devices. For information visit http://www.taipeitradeshows.com.tw.International InternetA course on utilizing the Internet to increase your international business will be offered Thursday, March 23, from 6:00 to 9:00 p.m. The course will be at Pierce College’s Puyallup Campus.The course offers a hands-on guided tour of international web sites pertaining to business, and will review the top sites for trade leads, country specific information, as well as will help to develop an international business plan.For information contact Victoria Shafer at the World Trade Center Tacoma at 253-383-9474 or e-mail info@wtcta.org.Alliance 2000 – Opportunities for Small Business Training Conference and Trade Show, will be offered this March 23 & 24 at the Doubletree Hotel, near SeaTac Airport.The conference and trade show is oriented around the needs of small businesses, as well as small disadvantaged and women and minority-owned businesses. Attendees will have the opportunity to meet and network with more than 130 federal, state and local agencies and major purchasers during the conference.Fourteen federal, state and civilian agencies have combined to provide training and purchasing opportunities for small business owners. The unprecedented interagency cooperative effort is designed to provide small businesses with the tools and opportunities to do business with a multitude of government agencies and large purchasers. The lead agency for this year’s conference is the US Navy.The two-day conference includes a trade show with 130 exhibiting companies and agencies along with seminars and workshops for small businesses. Seminar topics include:- Minority and women-owned business opportunities in doing business with Washington State after I-200.- Where to find federal and state contracting opportunities for small business.- Federal and state bid opportunities on the Internet.- Washington State certification for minority and women-owned businesses.- Government credit card purchasing.- Web invoicing system.- Financing your business and contracts.- Electronic bid sets.- Technical Assistance Resources.- How to win state bids.- HUBZone contracting.- How to get on a GSA federal supply schedule.- Bonding.- Small Disadvantaged Business Program.- Marketing to federal agencies.- Prime contractors panel.The conference also features a Cybergarden which offers hands-on learning about how to register online for federal and state procurements and how to search agency web sites for bid opportunities.For more information or to register to exhibit or attend, call the conference coordinator ShoWorks, Inc. at 509-838-8755, e-mail showorks@showorksinc.com, or visit http://www.showorksinc.com/allance.Asia/Pacific Business Outlook The Asia/Pacific Business Outlook Conference will he March 23 and 24 at the University of Southern California in Los Angeles. The conference is the premier event for American business to learn about the rapidly changing opportunities in the Asia/Pacific region. For the past 12 years, the Commercial Service of the U.S. Department of Commerce, in partnership with the USC International Business Education and Research Program, has worked to help American exporters decipher the Asian marketplace through this annual conference. Conference attendees may select from over 70 non-stop country and industry-focused briefings, workshops and seminars focusing on 13 Asian markets. Workshops available include: – Airports/Avionics & Ground Support – Environmental – Franchising – Healthcare Equipment & Services – Information Technology & Telecommunications – Infrastructure Countries covered include: – Australia – China – Hong Kong – Indonesia – Japan – Korea – Malaysia – New Zealand – Philippines – Singapore – Taiwan – Thailand – Vietnam Attendees may meet with Asia-based senior commercial officers and experienced business executives in individual counseling sessions by appointment on March 22. For additional information and registration, contact USDOC Trade Specialist Bill Marshak at 253-593-6736, by e-mail at william.marshak@mail.doc.gov, or visit www.usatrade.Singapore EventsThe Singapore Exhibition Services is hosting a number of events pertaining to a variety of businesses beginning in March 2000 through September 2001. For information you may fax inquiries to +65 732 6776 or mail to: Singapore Exhibition Services Pte LTD, 47 Scotts Road, 11th Floor Goldbell Towers, Singapore 228233.APRILRESALE 2000 RESALE 2000 will be offered in Frankfurt, Germany, April 2 through 4. A leading trade show for used machinery and equipment, RESALE offers over 550 exhibitors and visitors from more than 100 countries. For information contact Hess GmbH, at +49-7244-70-75-0, or by e-mail at info@resale200.de.Distribution/Computer EXPO 2000Distribution/Computer EXPO 2000 will be April 5 and 6 at Navy Pier in Chicago.Related educational seminars will be offered April 4 and 5 at the Hyatt Regency in Chicago.The EXPO and education seminars focus on E-commerce. Full details and registration information are available at www.logistar, or by calling 1-800-338-4112.Ethics CommissionThe Pierce County Ethics Commission meets at 4:30 p.m., Thursday, April 6 at 705 South 9th Street, Suite 207.International Cycle Show The Taipei International Cycle Show will be April 7 through 10, featuring bicycles, parts and accessories. For information visit http://www.taipeitradeshows.com.tw.International Sporting Goods Show The Taipei International Sporting Goods Show will be April 15 through 18. The trade show features sporting balls, rackets, nets, tennis, golf equipment, fitness equipment, water sports equipment, camping, mountaineering, fishing equipment, martial arts products, skiing equipment, skates, skateboards, sportswear, and sports protective devices. For information visit http://www.taipeitradeshows.com.tw.The EventThe Event – a one-day gathering of people interested in exploring significant issues together and getting acquainted with other like-minded people – is set for April 8 at the Landmark Convention Center.There will be keynote speakers for both the luncheon and dinner.For information e-mail ken.miller@weyerhaeuser.com.Executive Edge SummitExecutive Edge Summit: Business Transformation in the Information Age, will be April 9 through 11 in San Diego, California. For information contact Ashley Pearce at the Gartner Group, 1-800-778-1997, e-mail apearce@gartner.com, or visit www.gartner.com.Itxpo 2000Spring Symposium/Itxpo 2000 will be April 10 through 13 at the San Diego Convention Center. For information contact Ashley Pearce at the Gartner Group, 1-800-778-1997, e-mail apearce@gartner.com, or visit www.gartner.com.Gift & Stationery Show The Taipei International Gift & Stationery Spring Show will be April 21 through 25. The show features seasonal gifts, souvenirs, premiums, incentiv
e items, glassware, cera
mics, electronic products, novelties, housewares, handicrafts, school and office supplies and artist supplies. For information visit http://www.taipeitradeshows.com.tw.Collaborative CommerceCollaborative Commerce: The Future of the Manufacturing and Distribution Enterprise in the Internet Age, will be April 25 through 27 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.Windows 2000Windows 2000 in the Enterprise: Off the Shelf and Into the Fire, will be April 26 through 28 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.Chamber Golf ClassicThe 2000 Bank of America Chamber Golf Classic will be at Fircrest Golf Club, April 27 beginning at 1:00 p.m.Regional Economic Conference Western 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.MAYApplication 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 2000Agro 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.trading companies.For information contact the World Trade Center Tacoma at 253-383-9474.”

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