Department of Business, Economic Development & Tourism
Business Development & Support Division


2016 Calendar of Events

DBEDT is partnering with the Hawaii Department of Agriculture (HDOA) through the Hawaii’s State Trade and Export Promotion Program, known as HiSTEP, which is funded in part through a Cooperative Agreement with the U.S. Small Business Administration (SBA). Below, we have some of HDOA’s trade show opportunities listed, so please contact the appropriate person listed below.

Hawaii Small Business Fair

Hawaii Small Business Fair

February 20, 2016 @ 7:30am – 1:00pm

Leeward Community College, Theatre Courtyard, 96-045 Ala Ike Road, Pearl City, HI

Contact: Wayne Thom at


World Food and Beverage Great Expo (FABEX)

April 13-15, 2016

Tokyo, Japan

Contact: Yukashi Smith, HDOA, at


International Food Ingredients & Additives Show

May 18-20, 2016

Tokyo, Japan

Contact: Hideki Yamane, HDOA, at

Bio International Convention

BIO International Convention

June 6-9, 2016

San Francisco, CA

Contact: Mark Ritchie at

Cafe Show and Conference

Tokyo Café Show and Conference

June 14-16, 2016

Tokyo, Japan

Contact: Yukashi Smith, HDOA, at

Toyko International Gift Fair

Tokyo International Gift Fair

September 7-9, 2016

Tokyo, Japan

Contact: Milton Kwock at

Las Vegas Souvenir and Resort Gift Show

Las Vegas Souvenir and Resort Gift Show

September 18-21, 2016

Las Vegas, NV

Contact: Jamie Lum at