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

    2014-15 Calendar of Events



    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


    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


    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


    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