RDC Presentation

    Inspired by success in other parts of the world, Bering Sea Fishermen’s Association (BSFA) launched the Alaska Ocean Cluster to promote and enhance maritime economic growth and prosperity in Alaska with emphasis on rural coastal economic development.

    Modeled after experiences in Iceland, Ireland, Norway, and Canada, the cluster concept involves a coalition of private, public, and academic stakeholders forming around the ocean economy and, in the process, supporting both the industry and each other through economic transactions and circulated assets.

    The Ocean Cluster promotes dynamic networks and relationships among businesses and entrepreneurs to maximize the creation of new ideas, responsible management of natural resources and lucrative opportunities for collaboration.

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    Agenda

    Tuesday

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      Registration

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      Introduction of marketplace vendors

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      Invocation & opening remarks AVI/ Wells Fargo-Nicole Welch

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      General Gathering I AVI-Charles Parker

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      Workshop Gathering I Room 305 TBA | Room 308 AK Energy Authority/Katie | Room 311 AK State Fire Marsha/Virginia | Yukon Room AVI/Steven Holley | Kuskokwim West Wells Fargo | Kuskokwim East PAW/Eric Sablan

    Wednesday

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      Breakfast and Opening Remarks

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      Rural Alaska MarketPlace

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      Workshop Gathering II Room 305 TBA | Room 308 Alaska State Troopers/Naomi | Room 311 SenecaWorks, LLC –Uncovering Grants for Small Businesses/Meredith Noble | Yukon Room AVI/Ronalda Angasan | Kuskokwim West Wells Fargo | Kuskokwim East JB Gottstein-New Tips and Tactics to grow your business in 2019/Josh Anderson

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      Lunch on your own/ Market Place Open

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      Rural Alaska Market Place

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      Workshop Gathering III Room 305 TBA | Room 308 ABDC – Current Federal Tax laws and Changing Effects/David Rohlfing | Room 311 Microcom – Velocity Ku and YOU/Terrie Venneberg | Yukon Room Siemens – Smart Infrastructure in Alaska/Doug Schutte | Kuskokwim West INCA-Tribal Conservation Districts/Don't Except No/Alan Hanley | Kuskokwim East TBA

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      Ball Room BNC

    Thursday

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      General Gathering II Resource’s for Small Businesses Yanmar/Siemens

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      Rural Alaska Market Place

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      Luncheon