PORTLAND, Ore. - The second annual Oregon CEO Summit, which will include business leaders discussing how innovation is driving success in the new economy, will take place from noon to 3 p.m. Tuesday, May 3, at the Governor Hotel in Portland.

The event begins with lunch and keynote address by Patricia Bedient, executive vice president and chief financial officer of Weyerhaeuser. Bedient will speak about the role of innovation in a 110-year-old company today and in the future.

Following the keynote, a discussion panel will feature enterprising business people in health care, natural resources, technology, and business sectors.

Panelists will discuss the role of innovation in creating value-added and high-paying jobs, growing new markets for the global economy, and developing next-generation leaders. The panelists are:

The panel will be moderated by Steve Clark, president of the Portland Tribune and Community Newspapers.

The Oregon CEO Summit is sponsored by Oregon State University's College of Business and the Portland Tribune and Community Newspapers. Registration for the summit is $50, which includes lunch. The Governor Hotel is located at 614 S.W. 11th Ave., Portland. Registration is due by Thursday, April 28.

For more information and to register, go to business.oregonstate.edu/CEOsummit.

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Jenn Casey, 541-737-0695