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Surf Expo attracts qualified buyers who are purchasing for over 9,500 storefronts from across the U.S. and 81 countries.  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.  The average buyer and exhibitor turnout exceeds 28,600 attendees including ...
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Participate in HiSTEP and grow your international export business! Please join us to learn more about the 2020 Hawaii State Expansion Program, also known as HiSTEP. The program is designed to assist small businesses in Hawaii with growing their export business in markets around the world. The HiSTEP program has three key components that you ...
Read More Learn about the 2020 HiSTEP Program at a Kick-Off Seminar

Would you like to sell directly to Japanese consumers and explore exporting to Japan? The Hankyu Hawaii Fair is looking for authentic products made in Hawaii, from apparel to accessories and jewelry, to packaged food items and other gifts. DBEDT is very pleased to continue our successful partnership with the Hankyu Hanshin Department Stores, organizers ...
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The Department of Business, Economic Development and Tourism (DBEDT) invites Hawaii companies to join the Hawaii Pavilion at FABEX (The World Food and Beverage Expo) Japan 2020 trade show, April 15 -17, 2020 in Tokyo, Japan. The Hawaii Pavilion will feature made in Hawaii food products to over 70,000 qualified food buyers from retail, food ...
Read More Join the 2020 FABEX Japan Hawaii Pavilion in Tokyo, Japan

55 HAWAII COMPANIES FIND EXPORTING SUCCESS AT 2019 TOKYO INTERNATIONAL GIFT SHOW HONOLULU – The U.S. Small Business Administration (SBA) announced an award of $511,000 to the State of Hawaii Department of Business, Economic Development and Tourism (DBEDT) enabling the continuation of the Hawaii State Trade Expansion Program (HiSTEP).  This award will help provide small ...
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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 ...
Read More Register Now for the 2019 HiSTEP Seminar: Marketing in Korea

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 ...
Read More HiSTEP 2019 Seminar: Using Trade Shows for International Market Expansion

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

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