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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 for exporting. The first group of Hawaii companies has been selected (please see the list below) and they have already begun the rigorous coursework.

While the full program has been closed to these select companies, we are offering the large presentations to the public for a nominal fee, starting with “Is Your Company a Profit Center?” on October 23, 2014.

October 23, 2014: Is Your Company a Profit Center?
November 13, 2014: Managing Regulatory Costs: Ours and Theirs
January 29, 2015: Managing Export Industry Costs: Where Are The Advantages?
February 26, 2015: Global Trade Trends:  Where Are The Future Profit Pools?
March 26, 2015: Innovation and Company Re-engineering: Will Your Company Stay Relevant?

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
Dressed’n - caseOahuKimberly RosadiukWomen’s apparel
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
Oils of AlohaOahuMatthew PapaniaNut oil emollient for cosmetic / pharma
Out of the BlueMauiRoy WemyssHawaiian soaps and body oils
Papalua IslandKauaiShane WiseTropical biscotti, other vegan products
Sky DreamsOahuAngela HigaTravel accessories