Expo Details

18th Annual NW Electronics Design & Manufacturing Expo
October 3, 2018 at Tektronix in Beaverton, Oregon


The NW Electronics Design & Manufacturing Expo (NEDME) is the premier trade show and networking event for members of the high-tech industry in the Pacific Northwest. NEDME connects local businesses with engineers, entrepreneurs, buyers, and reps in a fun atmosphere that promotes innovation and learning.

The expo began 16 years ago, and has grown into the largest event of its kind in the Pacific Northwest. Originally called OctoberBest, it was a small collection of industry people enjoying food and good company at the Washington County Fairgrounds. Today, NEDME is held at the Tektronix Campus in Beaverton and features nearly 75 exhibitors from Oregon, Washington, and British Columbia, and draws several hundred attendees each year.

True to its original values, this Northwest event continues to bring together members of the local high-tech industry in a unique way, all the while supporting a good cause—all proceeds from the show benefit the Oregon Food Bank.

However you plan to be involved in this year’s expo—as a sponsor, exhibitor, or attendee—we welcome you to NEDME.



Rick Turoczy

Cofounder & General Manager, PIE (Portland Incubator Experiment)

Rick Turoczy engaged in supporting any number of projects around the Portland, Oregon, startup community, as… Read more

Duane Benson

Marketing Manager and Chief Technology Officer, Screaming Circuits

It was just 15 years ago that electronics manufacturing was first made available as an e-commerce… Read more

Douglas Anderson

Marketing Manager, USB and Networking Group, Microchip

Doug is Marketing Manager in the USB and Networking. He is responsible for marketing Microchip’s Ethernet… Read more

Michael Brinkley

Program Manager, Axiom Electronics

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Zac Cramer

CEO, IT Assurance

There are very few things more important than loving your work. My passion is to provide… Read more

Mark Eaton

VP Sales and Marketing, RapidMade, Inc.

Mark is an experienced executive with 20 years experience in leading small and large corporations in… Read more

Andy LaFrazia

President, ControlTek

Growing up in the family business, Andy LaFrazia received an early education in electronics manufacturing that… Read more

Chris Keefer

Principal, KEEFER

Over his 15+ years as a lawyer, Chris has assisted manufacturers around the world in developing… Read more

Josh Lifton

President, Crowd Supply

Josh is Crowd Supply's President. He received his doctorate from the MIT Media Lab and holds… Read more

Peter E Perkins

Principal, PE Perkins, PE

Peter E Perkins is a life, senior member of IEEE, BS & MSEE and Principal in… Read more

Doug Porter

President, DesignPort, Inc.

Doug Porter has 30 years of experience as a mechanical, design engineer and serial entrepreneur. For… Read more

Rob Rowland

Engineering Manager, Axiom

Rob joined Axiom in 2013. Previously, Rob was the Senior Manager of Processing Engineering for 15… Read more

Matt Stevenson

Director of Sales and Marketing, Sunstone Circuits

Stevenson was appointed Director of Marketing in 2015. In this role he oversees Sunstone Marketing initiatives.… Read more

Aimee Sukol

Founder & President, Sukol Venture Consulting

Aimee Sukol is the president and founder of Sukol Venture Consulting; a business, nonprofit and government… Read more

Robert Toppel

President, Axiom Electronics

Robert joined Axiom in July 1991 bringing 21 years of experience in management and engineering roles… Read more

Tony Varela

As a marketer & manufacturer, Tony Varela knows every good product starts with a story. His… Read more

Laura Zager

U.S. Patent Attorney, Patent Capital Group

Laura Zager’s practice centers on the preparation, prosecution, and evaluation of patents in both the U.S.… Read more


Hosting Site for 2018

Tektronix, Inc.

3025 SW Zworykin Ave Building #38
Beaverton, OR 97005

Take Light Rail

The expo hall at Tektronix is adjacent to the Millikan Way MAX stop. Please consider taking light rail! We will provide free return tickets to all attendees who arrive via bus or rail. Plan your trip.


What is it?

The NW Electronics Design & Manufacturing Expo is the premier trade show and networking event for members of the high-tech industry in the Pacific Northwest. NEDME connects local businesses with engineers, entrepreneurs, buyers, and reps in a fun atmosphere that promotes innovation and learning.

NEDME is 18 years old. Since its beginning, it has served as a benefit event for the Oregon Food Bank.

When is it?

NEDME is on Wednesday, October 3, 2018 from 8 AM to 5 PM. Exhibitors set up their booths on Tuesday, October 2.

Where is it?

NEDME is hosted at Building 38 on the Tektronix Campus in Beaverton, Oregon. The address is 3025 SW Zworykin Ave, Beaverton, OR 97005 (Map).

NEDME is proud to feature exhibits that range from 3D printing to complex circuitry fabrication. You can view our exhibitors or check out this year’s speakers to learn more about what’s going on at NEDME.

Finding suppliers who will help you develop innovative products, and electronics manufacturing services that help you get your products to market, is more important than ever. Find those quality suppliers to help you take your projects from concept to launch. Spend the day at NEDME and find all your sourcing for goods and services in design, manufacturing and more locally.

Finding new customers who we can help grow, by providing our services and expertise, is a top priority for us all. Exhibiting at this year’s show will provide a unique opportunity to interface not only with existing companies, but also start-ups, entrepreneurs, and “makers.” Networking with other suppliers at the show will also provide potential business partners and suppliers as well as the newest “maker-friendly” contributors and entrepreneurs.

You can download the sponsorship kit which has information regarding special booth pricing and other sponsorship opportunities. Sponsors enjoy exposure on the website, in the show booklet, and throughout NEDME’s social media and newsletters.

NEDME contributes 100% of net entrance proceeds to the Oregon Food Bank. Collection food barrels will be located near the registration desk the day of the show. All entrants and exhibitors are encouraged to donate five or more non-perishable food items. The regular price of the show without a food donation is $5 per person.

Exhibitor fees and sponsorships cover the costs of running the show every year.

Send us an email at info@nedme.com and we will be happy to respond with any questions about the expo.


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