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    tiny-sealDepartment of Business, Economic Development & Tourism
    Business Development & Support Division

    2014-15 Calendar of Events

     

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    Food, Fashion and Music @ Made in Hawaii Festival

    August 15-17, 2014

    Blaisdell Center, Honolulu, HI

    DBEDT, Innovate Hawaii, Hawaii Fashion Exchange and the Hawaii Culture and Retail Association will showcase latest from cutting edge local entrepreneurs.Contact: Lyle Fujikawa at lyle.h.fujikawa@dbedt.hawaii.gov

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    Small Business Fair Launch Your Dreams into Reality

    August 23, 2014

    Honolulu Community College, Honolulu, HI

    DBEDT and small business service providers will bring its second series of business workshops and exhibits to help entrepreneurs launch their dreams into reality. Find out more: Small Business Fair information pageContact: Wayne Thom at wthom@dbedt.hawaii.gov

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    Tokyo International Gift Show

    September 3-5, 2014

    Tokyo, Japan

    DBEDT and over 50 Hawaii manufacturers will converge in the Hawaii Pavilion at the largest gift show in Asia. Interested vendors currently being recruited.Visit: Tokyo International Gift Show information pageContact: Milton Kwock at mkwock@dbedt.hawaii.gov

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    Okinawa-Hawaii 30th Anniversary Sister State Planning Visit

    September, 2014

    Honolulu, HI

    DBEDT and the Hawaii United Okinawa Association will use the visit by Okinawa Governor Hirokazu Nakaima and Okinawa officials to plan for the 30th anniversary of sister state relations that will be celebrated in 2015.Contact: Marlene Hiraoka at mhiraoka@dbedt.hawaii.gov

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    Guangdong-Hawaii 30th Anniversary Sister State Planning Visit

    September, 2014

    Honolulu, HI

    DBEDT will use the visit by Guangdong Governor Zhu Xiaodan and Guangdong officials to plan for the 30th anniversary of sister state relations that will be celebrated in 2015.Contact: Milton Kwock at mkwock@dbedt.hawaii.gov

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    Study Hawaii Mission to Taipei and Beijing

    October, 2014 (planned)

    Taipei, Taiwan and Beijing, China

    DBEDT and the Study Hawaii Consortium will promote Hawaii’s schools, colleges and universities to attract international students to study in Hawaii.Contact: Dennis Ling at dling@dbedt.hawaii.gov

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    Honolulu Fashion Week/Hawaii Fashion Month

    November 6-8, 2014

    Hawaii Convention Center, Honolulu, HI

    DBEDT, HONOLULU Magazine and the Hawaii Fashion Incubator will feature a European, American and Japanese designers who will collaborate with Hawaii talent to create limited edition, culturally-infused capsule collections. These collections will be unveiled and sold exclusively at the Hawaii Fashion Exchange, a collection of 50 pop-up shops featuring clothing and accessories created by local designers fashion shows.Contact: Marlene Hiraoka at mhiraoka@dbedt.hawaii.gov

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    Surf Expo

    January, 2015 (planned)

    Orlando, FL

    DBEDT and manufacturers of Hawaii’s resort, lifestyle and beach apparel; ocean sports equipment and accessories; and sports related consumables will bring their made in Hawaii products to the Caribbean, Latin American and European markets. Vendor interest now being taken.Contact: Jamie Lum at jlum@dbedt.hawaii.gov