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.
Scaling Up Operations for Exporting
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.
Marketing in Korea, Taiwan, Oceania, EU
Learn specific marketing strategies for promoting your brand and driving sales in these overeas markets.
E-Commerce Solutions for Hawaii Companies
Leverage inexpensive technology to improve your online sales, marketing, shipping, and payments from overseas buyers.
Protecting Your Brand When Exporting
Learn how to protect your business’s intellectual property, and how to leverage international agreements to protect your IP around the world.
Using Trade Shows for New Market Expansion
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.