Upcoming business events, week of July 28


United States Association for Energy Economics 2013 Conference, 8:30 a.m. to 8 p.m. Monday-Wednesday, Hotel Captain Cook, 939 W. Fifth Ave. The theme of the conference is “Industry Meets Government: Impact on Energy Use and Development.” The conference will be a great opportunity to hear some of the world’s brightest energy economists discuss issues relevant to Alaska. Major areas to be addressed include fiscal systems, the future of world natural gas markets, offshore Arctic resource development and more. $950. (250-1197, www.usaee.org/usaee2013)



Navigating Commercial Leases, 10 a.m., Alaska Small Business Development Center, 430 W. Seventh Ave., Suite 110. Join instructor Mark Filipenko for an introduction to finding the perfect retail spot for your small business and an overview of what commercial leases entail. This one-hour class will go over all the basics and includes time for questions and answers.  $10. (274-7232, aksbdc.ecenterdirect.com)



Alaska Economic Development Corp.’s Economic Outlook Luncheon, 11:30 a.m. to 1:30 p.m., Dena’ina Civic and Convention Center, 600 W. Seventh Ave. What do the next three years look like for Anchorage’s economy? Joining AEDC as a guest speaker will be Jim Clifton, the CEO of Gallup International and author of “The Coming Jobs War.” $50-$60.(258-3700, www.AEDCweb.com)

DNR Unified Permitting Case Study, 11 a.m. to 2 p.m., BP Energy Center, 900 E. Benson Blvd. Join the Department of Natural Resources, IBM, Applied Microsystems and AIIM Alaska to learn how Business Process Management (BPM) and Enterprise Content Management (ECM) strategies systematically improve effectiveness of public service. Learn how Alaska Department of Natural Resources combined BPM and ECM solutions to systematically speed processes while enhancing user productivity, work quality and the effectiveness of public service. Whether you are a professional seeking to add 2 continuing professional education credits, a member of AIIM or a member of the public interested in learning more about Public Sector BPM/ECM solutions and related careers, come for a free catered lunch. Free. (240-2260)



Alaska Entrepreneurship Week: Business Pitch-On-A-Train, 9:45 a.m. to 3 p.m., Alaska Railroad Depot, 411 W. First Ave. While riding the Alaska Railroad, some of Alaska’s top startups will pitch their business ideas to a panel of seasoned angel investors, venture capitalists, Native corporation representatives and bankers. Afterwards, an awards lunch will take place at Alyeska Resort. This event is presented as part of the Anchorage Economic Development Corporation’s Alaska Entrepreneurship Week. Tickets: $50. (258-3700, www.AEDCweb.com)



Alaska Entrepreneurship Week: Exit Planning Seminar, 8:30 a.m. to 11:30 a.m., BP Energy Center, 900 E. Benson Blvd. Hosted by DAS & Associates LLC and the Alaska Small Business Development Council, this half-day event will address the issues faced by business owners when exiting their business and viable solutions for selling or transferring ownership. SBDC will also be on hand to display their ProfitCents financial snapshot tool, which can provide a valuation of a business. Admission: $59. (258-3700, www.AEDCweb.com)


Collected from ADN events database