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Nike-Japan Connections: Past, Present & Future

  • 06 Mar 2019
  • 6:00 PM - 8:30 PM
  • Mark Spencer Hotel, 409 SW 11th Ave, Portland, OR 97205


  • Includes special $10 discount for membership. New members only.


2019 Business Speaker Series

An evening with Nelson Farris, Senior Director, Nike Culture & Heritage

As a runner at high school in the late 1950s, Nelson Farris fell in love with, then started selling, Nike’s first running shoes. Since becoming an employee in 1973, Nelson has  enjoyed over 20 different roles, including opening offices in Europe in 1981 and managing the Nike athletes’ presence at the 1984 Olympics. Farris is Nike’s longest tenured employee.

Farris is now a fixture in Nike’s corporate education program, which includes ensuring each new employee understands the importance of Japan in Nike’s rich culture and heritage.

With his long history with Nike, and as Senior Director in charge of the Nike story, Nelson has unprecedented insight into the past and present relationship of Nike with Japan, as well as what the future may hold.

Following Nelson's presentation and Q&A session, network with fellow attendees while enjoying our delicious sushi appetizers and drinks, all for one great price.

6-6:30pm Check-in, networking
6:30-7:30pm Presentation
7:30-8:30pm Reception, networking, appetizers & drink service

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Japan-America Society of Oregon is a 501(c) (3) non-profit organization. 221 NW 2nd Ave #202, Portland, OR 97209

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