Business meetings, seminars and events (7-29-13)


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 conference, themed "Industry Meets Government: Impact on Energy Use and Development," will be a great opportunity to hear some of the world's brightest energy economists discuss issues relevant to Alaska. Areas to be addressed include fiscal systems, the future of world natural gas markets, offshore Arctic resource development and more. $950. (250-1197,


Navigating Commercial Leases, 10 a.m., Alaska Small Business Development Center, 430 W. Seventh Ave., Suite 110. Join instructor Mark Filipenko to help find the perfect retail spot for your small business and an overview of what commercial leases entail. $10. (274-7232,


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? Jim Clifton, the CEO of Gallup International and author of "The Coming Jobs War," has the answers. $50-$60.(258-3700,

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 and Enterprise Content Management strategies systematically improve effectiveness of public service. Learn how Alaska Department of Natural Resources combined the two solutions to systematically speed processes while enhancing user productivity, work quality and the effectiveness of public service. Free with catered lunch provided. (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. Afterward, an awards lunch will take place at Alyeska Resort. Presented as part of the Anchorage Economic Development Corporation's Alaska Entrepreneurship Week. Tickets: $50. (258-3700,


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,