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DBEDT is once again organizing a Hawaii pavilion at BIO to promote and highlight Hawaii life science companies. This event brings thousands of life science leaders from 60+ countries together for one week of intensive, networking activities where new opportunities are identified and promising partnerships begin. This year BIO will take place from June 23-26, 2014 in San Diego. Hawaii life science participants this year will include Cardax, Eyegenix, Hawaii Biotech, HNu-nanoPOINT, Pono Pharma and Tissue Genesis. In addition to DBEDT, the High Technology Development Corporation (HTDC) and the Maui Economic Development Board will participate along with the University of Hawaii represented by the UH Office of the Vice President for Research and Innovation and the UH Office of Technology Transfer and Economic Development (OTTED). Here are the profiles of the Hawaii life science companies participating in this year’s BIO.

The State of Hawaii will return to the Autumn Tokyo International Gift Show for the third consecutive year. Based on solid export sales data reported by last year’s 40 participating Hawaii companies, the State will again organize a Hawaii Pavilion at the largest international trade show in Japan featuring exhibits promoting gifts, consumer goods and ...
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As part of DBEDT’s initiative to increase the number of foreign students studying in Hawaii, DBEDT brought together Dr. Li-ling Liang, Director of the Education Division with the Taipei Economic & Cultural Office (TECO) in Los Angeles to meet with Hawaii’s education officials.  Dr. Liang and Ms. Huichen Pan, senior TECO education officer, met with ...
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Link to Star Advertiser article By Diane Peters-Nguyen Apr 20, 2014 As the legislative session prepares to enter its final decision-making phase, particularly looking at where investments can be made to secure future economic development and diversification, our legislators would do well to consider the state Department of Business, Economic and Tourism (DBEDT)’s initiative to ...
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Over 80 local and international government officials, business representatives and the Indonesian community in Hawaii joined Governor Neil Abercrombie during the signing of the Hawaii-Bali Sister-State relationship in the Executive Chambers on April 14, 2014. “What an auspicious occasion that brings us all together for the signing of Hawaii’s sister in the Pacific, the Province ...
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DBEDT and Study Hawaii Educational Consortium will participate in the upcoming international educator exhibition and conference called NAFSA* taking place in San Diego from May 25-30, 2014. School representatives from ELS Language Centers Honolulu; Hawaii Community College; University of Hawaii at Hilo; Leeward Community College; UH Manoa HELP (Hawaii English Language Program); Hawaii Pacific University; Kapiolani Community College; Kauai Community College and UH Manoa Outreach College will be present to promote Hawaii as a premier learning destination.

2015 will mark the 30th anniversary of sister state relationship between the State of Hawaii and Guangdong Province, China An advance team, led by Madame Su Caifang, Deputy Director General of the Guangdong Provincial Foreign Affairs Office, met with Bruce Coppa, Governor’s Chief of Staff. Madame Su and her delegation traveled to Honolulu to discuss ...
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Over 120 entrepreneurs, along with several companies and government agencies that support them, converged on the State Capitol on March 5th for the HI Growth Entrepreneurs’ Day at the Capitol. For the second year in a row, DBEDT gathered these businesses in a show of support for DBEDT’s HI Growth Initiative, the strategy to grow ...
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Hawaii exhibitors reported increased sales at the 2013 Tokyo International Gift Show. The Hawaii Pavilion was a feast for the senses as 42 Hawaii companies showcased their attractive Hawaii made products to over 200,000 industry buyers in last September’s Tokyo International Gift Show. The Hawaii Pavilion was organized by DBEDT, with funding support from a ...
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Honolulu – On Saturday, February 22, 2014, the Department of Business, Economic Development and Tourism (DBEDT) co-hosted the 2014 Hawaii Small Business Spring Fair, “Launch Your Dreams Into Reality” at Leeward Community College in Pearl City. The free one-day event featured more than 30 workshops and exhibits from Federal, State and local agencies and participating ...
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