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2015 will mark the 30th anniversary of sister state relationship between the State of Hawaii and Guangdong Province, China An advance team, led by Madame Su Caifang, Deputy Director General of the Guangdong Provincial Foreign Affairs Office, met with Bruce Coppa, Governor’s Chief of Staff. Madame Su and her delegation traveled to Honolulu to discuss ...
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Over 120 entrepreneurs, along with several companies and government agencies that support them, converged on the State Capitol on March 5th for the HI Growth Entrepreneurs’ Day at the Capitol. For the second year in a row, DBEDT gathered these businesses in a show of support for DBEDT’s HI Growth Initiative, the strategy to grow ...
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Hawaii exhibitors reported increased sales at the 2013 Tokyo International Gift Show. The Hawaii Pavilion was a feast for the senses as 42 Hawaii companies showcased their attractive Hawaii made products to over 200,000 industry buyers in last September’s Tokyo International Gift Show. The Hawaii Pavilion was organized by DBEDT, with funding support from a ...
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Honolulu – On Saturday, February 22, 2014, the Department of Business, Economic Development and Tourism (DBEDT) co-hosted the 2014 Hawaii Small Business Spring Fair, “Launch Your Dreams Into Reality” at Leeward Community College in Pearl City. The free one-day event featured more than 30 workshops and exhibits from Federal, State and local agencies and participating ...
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The halls of the State Capitol were filled with students from around the world, as well as the educational institutions and programs that bring them here to study in Hawaii. “Study Hawaii Day” highlighted the positive impact that international students have on Hawaii’s economy and community, and showcased what Hawaii’s educational institutions and programs are ...
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The halls of the State Capitol were filled with students from around the world, as well as the educational institutions and programs that bring them here to study in Hawaii. “Study Hawaii Day” highlighted the positive impact that international students have on Hawaii’s economy and community, and showcased what Hawaii’s educational institutions and programs are ...
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Once again the State of Hawaii will participate in the BIO International Convention. This event brings thousands of life science leaders from 60+ countries together for one week of intensive, networking activities where new opportunities are identified and promising partnerships begin. This year BIO will take place from June 23-26, 2014 in San Diego. DBEDT ...
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DBEDT has appointed Gordon Zhang as the new Executive Director of the Beijing Office. He will lead the State’s effort in China to increase the number of international students studying at Hawaii’s colleges and universities, and high-schools. He recently opened the State’s “Education Services Center” at the Beijing Office. Gordon has 12 years of experience ...
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2015 will mark the 30th Anniversary of Hawaii’s sister-state relationship with Okinawa Prefecture. Okinawa Prefecture and Hawaii United Okinawa Association officials visited recently with DBEDT Director Richard Lim (far left) and Sen. Brian Taniguchi (center) to discuss plans. Since sisterhood, many educational, business and cultural exchanges have taken place between the two jurisdictions. Okinawa Governor Hirokazu ...
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Hawaii Fashion Month 2014 just got bigger with the addition of Honolulu Magazine’s “Honolulu Fashion Week” scheduled for November 7-8, 2014. Governor Neil Abercrombie and Honolulu Magazine publisher Alyson Helwagen made the announcement on January 31 at the C’est Si Bon ballroom before a large group of media, international designers who flew in from Japan ...
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