Events

Department of Business, Economic Development & Tourism
Business Development & Support Division

 

Calendar of Events

Space is limited and will be on a first come first serve basis. To sign up, complete the HiSTEP Registration. Note: final acceptance for participation is subject to DBEDT approval.

For Hawaii companies seeking to participate in food-focused trade shows, like FoodEx Japan, please contact Yukashi Smith at the Hawaii Dept. of Agriculture, Yukashi.M.Smith@hawaii.gov. Please visit the HDOA website to find a list of food-focused trade shows.

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Surf Expo

January 10, 2019 – January 12, 2019
Orlando, FL

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Scaling Up Operations for Exporting

January 10, 2019
9:00 am – 11:00 am
Hawaii Foreign Trade Zone No. 9 Homer Maxey international Trade Center

As Hawaii companies expand into global markets, attention needs to be paid to meeting increased orders (manufacturing) and establishing procedures to service customers overseas. Learn what to do when your business receives a large order and needs to ramp up your production capabilities.

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Marketing in Korea, Taiwan, Oceania, EU

February 12, 2019
9:00 am – 11:00 am
Hawaii Foreign Trade Zone No. 9 Homer Maxey international Trade Center

Learn specific marketing strategies for promoting your brand and driving sales in these overeas markets.

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E-Commerce Solutions for Hawaii Companies

March 12, 2019
9:00 am – 11:00 am
Hawaii Foreign Trade Zone No. 9 Homer Maxey international Trade Center

Leverage inexpensive technology to improve your online sales, marketing, shipping, and payments from overseas buyers.

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Protecting Your Brand When Exporting

April 9, 2019
9:00 am – 11:00 am
Hawaii Foreign Trade Zone No. 9 Homer Maxey international Trade Center

Learn how to protect your business’s intellectual property, and how to leverage international agreements to protect your IP around the world.

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Using Trade Shows for New Market Expansion

May 7, 2019
9:00 am – 11:00 am
Hawaii Foreign Trade Zone No. 9 Homer Maxey international Trade Center

Trade shows can be an excellent venue to find new buyers, promote your products, and increase awareness of your brand. Learn the do’s and don’ts of international trade shows, including preparing for, attending, and turning prospects into buyers after the show.

2019 BIO International Convention

BIO International Convention

June 3, 2019 – June 6, 2019
Philadelphia, PA

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Logistics and Shipping from Hawai to Overseas Markets

June 11, 2019
9:00 am – 11:00 am
Hawaii Foreign Trade Zone No. 9 Homer Maxey international Trade Center

2019 Outdoor Retailer

Outdoor Retailer

June 17, 2019 – June 20, 2019
Denver, CO

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Hankyu Hawaii Fair

July 9, 2019
Osaka, Japan

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Tokyo International Gift Show (TIGS)

September 3, 2019 – September 6, 2019
Tokyo, Japan