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Korea is the second largest export market in Asia for Hawaii products and is growing. Likewise, visitors to the islands from Korea increases year-on-year. In this seminar, we will introduce the fundamentals of marketing to this important export market. Producers of products and services alike will find useful information about Korea from our panel of ...
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Learn about how to get your product from Point A to Point B, and each of the places in between. This seminar will cover international shipping, packaging, insurance, logistics providers, dealing with customs, and more. Date & Time Thursday, June 13, 2019 08:45am  Registration 09:00am  Seminar Program 11:00am  Pau & Networking Venue Hawaii Foreign-Trade Zone ...
Read More Register Now for the HiSTEP 2019 Seminar: Logistics and Shipping from Hawaii to Overseas Markets

Trade shows can be an excellent venue to find new buyers, promote your products, and increase awareness of your brand. Learn the do’s and don’ts of international trade shows, including preparing for, attending, and turning prospects into buyers after the show. Date & Time Thursday, May 9, 2019 08:45am  Registration 09:00am  Seminar Program 12:00pm  Pau & Networking ...
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In this seminar, learn all about protecting your business’s intellectual property, and how to leverage international agreements to protect your IP around the world. Date & Time Thursday, April 11, 2019 08:45am  Registration 09:00am  Seminar Program 12:00pm  Pau & Networking Venue Hawaii Foreign-Trade Zone No. 9 Homer Maxey International Trade Center ITC Conference Room, 2nd Floor 521 ...
Read More HiSTEP 2019 Seminar: Protecting Your Brand When Exporting

As Hawaii companies expand into global markets, attention needs to be paid to meeting increased orders (manufacturing) and establishing procedures to service customers overseas. Learn what to do when your business receives a large order and needs to ramp up your production capabilities. The Innovate Hawaii team presents concrete details in a step-by-step process that ...
Read More HiSTEP 2019 Seminar: Scaling Up Your Business Operations for Exporting

Surf Expo draws buyers from specialty stores across the United States, 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 ...
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HONOLULU – The state Department of Business, Economic Development and Tourism (DBEDT) launched the 2019 Hawaii State Trade Expansion Program (HiSTEP), a comprehensive program designed to assist Hawaii small businesses to increase their exports. The program is administered by DBEDT and partner organizations in Hawaii, and is funded, in part, through a grant with the ...
Read More DBEDT Launches 2019 HiSTEP Export Promotion Program

HONOLULU – The U.S. Small Business Administration announced an award of $450,000 to continue the Hawaii State Trade Export Program (HiSTEP). Under the tag “Buy Hawaii, Give Aloha,” this program provides training, grants and tradeshows for companies looking to start exporting or increase their exports. “With the help of this program, we’ve seen our export ...
Read More SBA Announces 0,000 Award to DBEDT for HiSTEP

HONOLULU—For the seventh consecutive year, the Department of Business, Economic Development and Tourism (DBEDT) is promoting Hawaii’s leading life science companies and research organizations at the annual BIO International Convention, the largest global event for the life sciences industry. This year’s event will be held on June 4 – 7, at the Convention Center in ...
Read More DBEDT Showcasing Hawaii’s Innovation at 2018 BIO International Convention

Is the world passing you by as competitors expand abroad? Convinced foreign buyers would love your product – if only they knew? Concerned about cost, complexity or risk? We can provide the help and guidance you need. During World Trade Month (May), federal agencies bring you this FREE four-part webinar series to help you go global. Download ...
Read More U.S. Census Bureau Offers Exporting Fundamentals Webinar Series