Department of Business, Economic Development & Tourism
Business Development & Support Division
2018 Calendar of Events
Space is limited and will be on a first come first serve basis. To sign up complete the 2018 Hawaii Pavilions (HiSTEP-HP) Application. Note: final acceptance for participation is subject to DBEDT approval.
For Hawaii companies seeking to participate in food-focused trade shows, like FoodEx Japan, please contact Yukashi Smith at the Hawaii Dept. of Agriculture, Yukashi.M.Smith@hawaii.gov. Please visit the HDOA website to find a list of food-focused trade shows.
January 25, 2018 - January 27, 2018
Surf Expo draws buyers from specialty stores across the U.S., the Caribbean, Central and South America and around the world. The show features more than 2,500 booths of apparel and hardgoods and a full line-up of special events, including fashion shows, annual awards ceremonies, and demos. Average buyer and exhibitor turnout exceeds 28,600 attendees including retailers, exhibitors and media.
Bio International Convention
June 4, 2018 - June 7, 2018
The BIO International Convention brings together the most innovative thinkers and leaders in biotechnology. The education program covers a wide variety of diverse and timely topics relevant to the biotechnology industry and appropriate for many professional disciplines, including: healthcare, intellectual property, environmental issues, business development, digital health, and more.
Hankyu Hawaii Fair
July 4, 2018 - July 10, 2018
The Hankyu Hawaii Fair, produced by Hankyu Hanshin Department Stores, is the world’s largest annual Hawaii-themed event outside of Hawaii. Held at the Hankyu Umeda Main Store, this week-long event showcases over 70 Hawaii companies offering, direct to consumers, Hawaii apparel and accessories, jewelry, skin care products, food, drinks and dessert. Hawaiian music, hula performances, and other talk shows also help to attract over 250,000 consumers throughout the event.
Outdoor Retailer Summer Market
July 23, 2018 - July 26, 2018
Outdoor Retailer is the nation’s largest trade show in the outdoor industry drawing more than 29,000 attendees from around the world. The event brings together retailers, reps, experts and media to search for the newest trends and most innovative products that will push the boundaries of the outdoor industry.
Tokyo International Gift Show
September 4, 2018 - September 7, 2018
TIGS is the largest international trade show in Japan with more than 4,100 exhibitors showcasing personal gifts, consumer goods and decorative accessories. Show organizers anticipate more than 200,000 buyers, wholesalers and distributors to attend the three-day trade show.