Beaverton, OR Mark Paul, Synergy
Consulting Group, LLC Partner will join Governor Kitzhaber in a week-long trade
mission to England.
Governor John Kitzhaber will lead a Business Development Mission to
Europe from November 8 to 17. The objective of the mission is to raise Oregon's profile in
the European market and encourage partnerships between Oregon and European companies. The
mission's itinerary includes stops in London, Cambridge (the UK's principal high tech
development region), Amsterdam and Leiden (The Netherlands), and Hanover (Germany).
Paul will join Jim Johnson, Oregon Site Manager of Intel, Larry Wade, Executive
Director of the Software Association of Oregon, and Jeff Pancottine, Vice President
at Sequent/IBM as representatives of the information technology industry. Their
unique knowledge of the industry will support the trade missions objectives.
Infotech industry organizations in all of these cities have indicated a strong interest
in arranging meetings between their companies and Oregon companies to discuss partnering
in product development, technology transfer, and licensing. Executives from the biotech
industry will also participate.
Meetings include sessions with the Cambridge University Computer Science
Department, 3i, a Venture Capital firm, and the Cambridge Network, an
umbrella high tech organization, the Computer Software and Services Association and
Synergy has clients who may benefit from developing European business relations in the
information technology industry and will perform fact-finding for these clients.
"I am excited to be a part of such an elite group of senior executives. As the
world wide web brings us all closer together, it is imperative that we understand the
strategic partnering that can catapult companies well into the next millennium,"
Synergy Consulting Groups partners bring decades of operational experience to
support start-ups through Fortune 500 companies. The company provides strategic and
tactical consulting as well as training - bringing proven methods to overcome general
management, operational, financial and sales and marketing challenges. Synergys
partners and associates, Including Patrick Wheeler and Kathy Holmquist also provide
interim management services: They help their clients get to the next level.
Craig Burk at the International Division of the Oregon Economic Development Department
in Portland is coordinating the trade mission and can be reached at 503-229-5625 for