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THE BUSINESS OF EXPORTING program, sponsored by DBEDT and presented by Hawaii Pacific Export Council (HPEC), is a series of seminars and meetings organized for Hawaii companies to build and strengthen operating performance in order to export. The first group of companies was selected (please see list below) and they are past the mid-way mark of rigorous coursework.

While the full program is closed to these select companies, the large presentations are also offered to the public for a nominal fee:

October 23, 2014: Is Your Company a Profit Center?
November 13, 2014: Managing Regulatory Costs: Ours and Theirs
January 29, 015: Managing Export Industry Costs – Where Are the Advantages?
March 26, 2015: Global Trade Trends – Where Are the Future Profit Pools?
April 23, 2015: Innovation and Company Re-engineering – Will Your Company Stay Relevant?
May 19, 2015: Funding Fair and Business Of Exporting Program Recognition Ceremony

Please check our News or Upcoming Events and Programs Calendar for details on the next program.

For more information, please contact Jamie Lum at

The first group of Hawaii companies selected:

CompanyLocationCEOBusiness Scope
Beyond OrganicsOahuDorothy NokaidoHealth – medical lotions
Bubble Shack Hawaiian SoapsOahuAshley HardingHawaiian candles / soaps
Global Bio SciencesOahuGilmore ChingToxic soil and water remediation
Haute Confectionery BoutiqueOahuElizabeth WatanabeChocolate chip macadamia nut cookies
Hokulani BakeryOahuTushar DubeyBrownies , tea cakes
JUSTInfusionsMauiAlex de RoodeOrganic teas and herbs
Out of the BlueMauiRoy WemyssHawaiian soaps and body oils
Papalua IslandKauaiShane WiseTropical biscotti, other vegan products
Sky DreamsOahuAngela HigaTravel accessories