Market of the future

My People’s Market Trade Show

May 31, 2019 | 1:00 pm - 6:00 pm

Post Office | NW 9th and Lovejoy

Meet and connect with talented entrepreneurs of color from the Portland area and explore creative collaborations at My People's Market Trade Show. This is an opportunity to start shifting your procurement practices.

  • 1:00 - 1:45 Check-in. Stop by the several food vendors offering free samples and grab a bite before the program.

  • 2:00 - 3:00 Market of the Future panel with Mayor Wheeler and guests

  • 3:00 - 6:00 Trade Show. Get early access to market vendors before the crowds on Saturday.

Demonstrate your personal and/or organizational commitment to supporting a vibrant and diverse entrepreneurial community in Portland. Trade show attendees are asked to choose their challenge:

  • Identify 2 businesses that you will follow up with for a procurement opportunity (ex. This could be catering, printing, graphic design, corporate gifts)

  • Identify one business that you will explore a creative collaboration with (ex.If you have been looking for creative talent, makers, or collaborative partners, explore the possibilities of a new product, new flavor, or design)

  • Make a connection for three or more businesses. If you can’t work with the business, but know someone who can, commit to making the connection.


PANEL: A Vision for the Market of the Future.

My People’s Market invites you to envision the market of the future: a place where creativity and diversity thrive; where our unique journeys and cultures are celebrated and acknowledged; a place where community and business can prosper.