CanGEA has received Foreign Affairs Canada Global Opportunities for Associations (GOA) funding to bring Canadian small-medium enterprises on a market exploration mission to the various world-renowned geothermal direct use sites in Klamath Falls, Oregon.
The trade mission will be an opportunity to learn from direct use geothermal experts; acquire market intelligence; discover potential partners, buyers and sellers; and bring internationally acclaimed practices back to Canada. The trade mission is planned around the time of the GRC Annual Meeting and GEA Trade Show in Portland, Oregon from September 28-October 1, 2014.
The Global Opportunities for Associations subsidy provides matching funds to Canadian small-medium enterprises for up to 50% of costs for transportation, including airfare, as well as up to a $200 per diem to assist with accommodation and meals. For those of you who are also considering attending the GRC Conference and GEA Trade Show, our GOA funding also applies to registration and travel costs.
Visit combined heat and power plant, heating systems, snowmelt. 1.5 hours
Leave at 5:10 PM
Return to Hotel
Arrive at 5:15 PM
Completes the tour for the day.
Trade mission business forum 6:00-8:00 PM (dinner available) Facilitators: Alison Thompson, Dr. John Lund, Ms. Tonya (Toni) Boyd B.Sc.
Overview of the sites visited
Panel discussion #1
• Betty Riley, Southern Oregon Economic Development • Larry Holzgang, Oregon Business Development Department
Panel discussion #2
• Ron Barnes, Gone Fishing • Liskey Ranch (invited) • IFA Greenhouses (invited) • Klamath Basin Brewery (invited) • Dr. John Lund, Toni Boyd, Oregon Institute of Technology
Closing remarks (CanGEA)
Saturday, October 4:
A travel day.
Begin at hotel
Depart at 7:00 AM. Drive to Newberry Monument, Visitor Center, Paulina Lake. 2.5 hours
Newberry Monument, Visitor Center, Paulina Lake
Visitor Center, Obsidian Flow, Hot Springs
Newberry Monument, Lava Lands
Crooked River Gorge
Concluding Reception at the Embassy Suites Hotel in Portland
Arrive at 7:15 PM
Enjoy complimentary drinks at the Hotel reception as we wind down from the trip
There will also be complimentary cooked to order breakfast in the morning and complimentary rides to the airport
Join these CanGEA members on the Trade Mission.
There are limited spaces available. The first confirmation deadline of July 31, 2014 has passed, and the remaining seats are now being given on a first come first serve basis. We encourage you to register as soon as possible to guarantee your spot on the Trade Mission. Please email firstname.lastname@example.org to request more information on pricing and itinerary. Only one subsidy is available per company and it is distributed as a reimbursement after the event. Provincial and Federal government employees are not eligible to receive the subsidies, but are encouraged to participate at the full price.
Are you attending the Trade Mission from within Canada? We can help you with some of your travel costs. Attendees must be pre-approved by CanGEA for travel to Klamath Falls via Portland, Oregon. To be eligible for reimbursement, receipts must be provided to CanGEA by October 10, 2014. The GRC Conference & GEA Trade Show runs Sept 28 - Oct 1 in Portland, which may be of interest to attend prior to the Trade Mission.
Listed below are the individual travel expense types and their additional guidelines:
Airfare: Up to 50% of airfare costs. Only the cost of return economy class airfare for the straight route* is eligible. Trade Mission participants are expected to choose economy airfare and book their flight. Note: our group will be taking a bus from Portland, Oregon. We suggest you book your flight into Portland.
Per Diem: Expenses for accommodation, meals and incidentals, up to a maximum of $200 for each traveller for each working day while travelling to/from the GRC Conference & GEA Trade Show, and Trade Mission.
Taxi-bus-car: Up to 50% of your taxi-bus-train fees. If a traveller chooses to use bus or car to travel (straight route) to the event as an alternative to flying, the claimed expense cannot exceed what an equivalent straight route economy class airfare would be expected to cost.
Hotel: Included in the per diem.
• 50% off GRC Conference & GEA Trade Show registration • 50% off Klamath Falls Field Trip registration • There is a Canadian Trade Mission fee applicable as well
* The straight route is defined as the route between the traveller’s home location and the location of the trade mission without any additional stops/legs/destinations for non trade mission related purposes (layovers or stops are acceptable when they are for the purpose of securing a more economical price).
We look forward to helping you bring the geothermal industry to Canada.
There are limited spaces available. The first confirmation deadline of July 31, 2014 has passed, and the remaining seats are now being given on a first come first serve basis. We encourage you to register as soon as possible to guarantee your spot on the Trade Mission. Please email email@example.com to request more information on pricing and itinerary.