What They Are Saying

"The PDXYZ experience was fantastic. The content, networking and experience center created an environment that was extremely unique. Bridging the Generational Gap is a challenge we all face, and The PDXYZ addressed this challenge in a way that allowed people to feel candid and open."
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Min Park
Director, People Analytics, Hulu
“The PDXYZ is such a unique and special event! The thought leadership was exceptional and the takeaways were invaluable. The event was also meticulously organized with a variety of activities designed to promote networking and connection. The PDXYZ definitely stretches the boundaries of a typical business summit, and is something that all of us leaders need.”
Amy Wigler
Amy Wigler
VP Integrated Marketing, Viacom
“I really enjoyed The PDXYZ and the unique experiences it created. The difference of beliefs and opinions between generations is a challenge that we as leaders all face. It was great to have a gathering that focused on bridging that gap in business.”
Amy Smith
Chief Giving Officer, TOMS
“The PDXYZ is something that Portland has been waiting for. The level of executives that came from across the country was truly amazing and it was an honor to be a part of it.”
Kim Malek
CEO & Co-Founder, Salt & Straw
“The ability to bring some of the top business leaders from around the country to Portland Oregon, was truly an honor. Portland has long desired to have an executive level gathering that not only focused on topics and challenges that we all face, but created an experience that reflects the Portland culture. The PDXYZ is soon to be one to the most sought after events”
Ryan Flaherty
VP Brand Strategy, Portland TrailBlazers
“It was a pleasure to host the final day of The PDXYZ at W+K. The speakers were incredibly engaging and the content was thought provoking. Looking forward to next year!”
Eric Baldwin
Executive Director, Weiden + Kennedy
"We truly enjoyed The PDXYZ: this was a fun and valuable event for all participants. Portland is a fabulous city, and the opportunity to network and brainstorm with other influencers and decision-makers from across the country was invaluable.”
Macaire Pace
West Market CEO, Mercer
“One of the best conferences I have ever attended. The most meaningful networking opportunities and extremely relevant content.”
Teresa Hogan
Human Resources Director, Columbia Steel Casting
“Fantastic experience all around! I loved that the speakers were genuine and candid. The content was diverse and the speakers were vulnerable during the Q&A. Great food, drinks and venues. Unlike other events, you created a memorable experience! Thank you.”
Mark Timmerman
Human Resources Director, Moda Health
“The entire team was energetic, welcoming, engaging and fun. Speakers were incredible and content was thought-provoking. Thank you!“
Julie Schroeder
Global HR Portfolio Manager, Columbia Sportswear
“The quality of the speakers was incredible…what a line-up of top execs from some of the most interesting companies with some of the most impactful messages. The value was off the charts. The venues, wine-tasting and painting were superb opportunities to network and interact with some fantastic professionals….and, loved Portland!“
Angie Hemmelgam
CHRO, Claritas

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