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Presentations + Debriefs

Presentations provide important background information and set the context for in-the-field learning. Panel discussions bring multiple experts together for a rich experience. Facilitated debrief sessions are an opportunity  for peers to share feedback, exchange ideas and brainstorm solutions to take home. Below are examples of presentations and debrief sessions from study tours previously hosted by First Stop Portland. Each study tours differs because First Stop Portland customizes the meetings, presentations and discussions with Portland's experts best suited to address each delegation's unique needs.


Meetings & Presentations

Portland Metro Council President Tom Hughes shares Portland's regional economic development strategy with Japanese prefecture assembly members.

Panel Discussions

PLACE Studio hosts local experts for discussion about sustainable neighborhood development with members of a New Zealand housing think tank. 

Debrief Sessions

Williams and Dame President Dike Dame debriefs with HH Sheikh Theyab Al Nayhan, Crown Prince of Abu Dhabi, about the challenges and benefits of public-private partnerships.