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HONOLULU – The Department of Business, Economic Development and Tourism (DBEDT) and the Study Hawaii Educational Consortium, an organization of 28 public and private schools, colleges and universities dedicated to increasing the enrollment of international students in Hawaii, announces a press and media tour of six journalists from Asia, Europe and South America.  Journalists from ...
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On Tuesday, October 10, 2017, the Department of Business, Economic Development and Tourism (DBEDT) hosted the Small Business and Entrepreneur Resource Fair at the Council for Native Hawaiian Advancement’s (CNHA) 16th Annual Native Hawaiian Convention held at the Sheraton Waikiki Hotel & Resort – themed Aloha Lahui, celebrating our love for the nation and collective ...
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Pre-register to be part of the most effective domestic trade shows with the best fit for made-in-Hawaii products. Space is limited and will be on a first come first serve basis. To sign up complete the 2018 Hawaii Pavilions (HiSTEP-HP) Application. Note: final acceptance for participation is subject to DBEDT approval.         ...
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DBEDT has partnered with the Japan External Trade Organization (JETRO) to organize two seminars in Japan to introduce Hawaii’s business climate and support ecosystem to Japanese companies seeking to expand to Hawaii and beyond. The objectives of the seminars were to attract Japanese companies in the service and manufacturing industries and demonstrate the potential of not ...
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In doing business internationally, culture is king. Learn how to understand the business culture of key markets like Japan, Korea, Taiwan, China, Hong Kong, Vietnam, Indonesia, and Canada. Also learn the keys to understanding a country’s culture and how it relates to doing business there. This session is part of Hawaii’s State Trade Expansion Program, ...
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The Department of Business, Economic Development and Tourism (DBEDT) kicked off the Study Hawaii Ambassador Program on July 20, 2017 at the Willows Restaurant. Yasuda Women’s University (YWU) is the first group to be deputized an ambassador. YWU enrolled in the Hawaii English Language Program (HELP) of the University of Hawaii which developed a 6-month ...
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HONOLULU – The state Department of Business, Economic Development and Tourism (DBEDT) released a report on 07/19/2017, which analyzes the impact of international students on Hawaii’s economy. DBEDT’s Research and Economic Analysis Division (READ) created the report, while the Business Development & Support Division (BDSD) leads the state’s efforts for international student exchange. The report, ...
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The 2017 Hankyu Hawaii Fair kicked off on Wednesday, July 5, 2017 at the Hankyu Umeda Main Store in Osaka. This year, the Fair brings together 77 companies gathered in a North Shore-like marketplace-setting, for companies to sell food, apparel, jewelry, and art from Hawaii. Some Hawaii companies like Ola Tropical Apothecary, Lauren Roth Art, ...
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Learn how to prepare for the Tokyo International Gift Show and how to convert promising new contacts into sales. Also included: proper business etiquette, understanding Japanese regulations, marketing, and building relationships. This session is part of Hawaii’s State Trade Expansion Program, also known as HiSTEP, designed to assist small businesses in Hawaii with growing their ...
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The Hawaii Island New Farmer Expo will be held on Saturday, June 17 from 8:30 a.m. to 4:30 p.m. This all-day event will take place at the Gates Performing Arts Center at Hawaii Preparatory Academy in Waimea. We are excited to announce our Keynote Speaker, John Caverly, better known as Ginger John, owner of Onomea Farm and Sweet Cane Cafe who ...
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