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Globalization… The Critics Prove Wrong – 5/16/2007

THE ECONOMIC ROUNDTABLE

TOPIC: Globalization…The Critics Prove Wrong
SPEAKER: Ralph Shaw, Shaw Management Company
DATE: May 16, 2007 (Wednesday)
TIME: Noon to 1:30 PM (Luncheon)
LOCATION: University Club (at SW Sixth Avenue and Jefferson Street in downtown Portland)
COST: $17.00 per person
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BACKGROUND ON TOPIC:

Globalization has stirred strong emotions, as evidence by the rioting in Seattle and several commentators’ challenges to those who believe globalization will benefit the world’s less-developed nations as well as the developed world. A look at the trends strongly supports the value of globalization in most nations.

BACKGROUND ON SPEAKER:

Ralph R. Shaw has over forty-five years of experience in the securities business, encompassing securities analysis, institutional securities marketing, mutual fund portfolio management, and the management of investment portfolios for tax-exempt clients, including pension and profit sharing plans, as well as charities and endowments. In 1980, Ralph Shaw formed Shaw Management Company, an investment counseling firm. In January 1983, Ralph Shaw and US Bancorp with Shaw acting as General Partner formed Shaw Venture Partners with $80 million of venture capital assets available for investment. Ralph Shaw has been a leading venture capitalist in the Western United States emphasizing the Pacific Northwest. Companies that were started through investments by Shaw Venture Partners (and others) include Costco, Integra Telecom, Actel Corp., Telestream, Dendreon, Sequent Computer Systems, Protocol Systems, Integrated Measurement Systems, BMG Corporation and Sports Incorporated.

Mr. Shaw presently serves on the boards of directors of Schnitzer Steel, Inc., Telestream, Inc., BMG Seltec, Rentrak Corporation, United Fund Advisors, and One to One Interactive. He serves as chairman of the Governor’s Council of Economic Advisors for the State of Oregon, is a member of St. Vincent’s Medical Foundation Council of Trustees, and serves as a trustee for the Tax-Free Trust of Oregon. Ralph Shaw is a graduate of Hofstra University, earning a degree in Public Accounting, and of New York University’s School of Law where he received a Juris Doctor degree.

FUTURE MEETINGS:

Be sure to mark the following date on your calendar:

  • June 20, 2007 (Wednesday) — “Commercial Real Estate,” Rance Gregory – Norris Beggs & Simpson
  • July 18, 2007 (Wednesday) — Program to be announced

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