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2015 Calendar of Events


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Managing Export Industry Costs: Where Are The Advantages?

January 29, 2015
The new Maxey International Trade Resource Center at FTZ9

This seminar addresses the cost Hawaii companies pay to export service providers such as shippers, insurers, consultants and distributors to get their product to a foreign market, with a special emphasis on costs related to shipping and overseas distributors.

Please see the Business Of Exporting post for more details. Please register at


Spring 2015 Hawaii Small Business Fair: Launch Your Dreams Into Reality

Brought to you by DBEDT and Leeward Community College
Saturday, February 21, 2015
Leeward Community College, Theatre Courtyard, Pearl City, HI

DBEDT, Leeward Community College and Hawaii’s small business service providers are very pleased to once again present business workshops and exhibits to help entrepreneurs launch their dreams into reality. Pre-register for workshops by February 17 2015, at Please see the schedule of workshops offered.

Please see the Hawaii Small Business Fair post for more details.

Contact: Wayne Thom at


Global Trade Trends: Where Are The Future Profit Pools?

March 26, 2015
Place to be announced

Large Presentation of The Business of Exporting

A picture of the Mellow Gold booth at the ALA Hawaii Exhibition

Innovation and Company Engineering: Will Your Company Stay Relevant?

April 23, 2015
Place to be announced

Large Presentation of The Business of Exporting

Funding Fair and Business Of Exporting Program Recognition Ceremony

May 19, 2015

Funding Fair Time: 9:00am to 3:50pm
BOEx Recognition Ceremony: 5:00pm to 7:00pm
Waikiki hotel ballroom Venue to be announced

BIO International Convention 2015

June 15-18, 2015
Pennsylvania Convention Center

Contact: Jamie Lum at

Tokyo International Gift Show

September, 2015
Tokyo International Exhibition Center (Tokyo Big Sight)

Contact: Milton Kwock at