Export Readiness Program (HiSTEP-ERP)


The Export Readiness Program (HiSTEP-ERP) is a training and advising program to prepare Hawaii companies to begin or expand their export market development. The program includes one-on-one export business advising and export training seminars. HiSTEP-ERP is open to all types of businesses considering exporting. At the conclusion of the program, companies will have a go-to-market strategy and export plan.

The following is the current list of seminars scheduled for the 2023 HiSTEP Program: 

2023 HiSTEP Kick-off Seminars 

DBEDT HiSTEP Kick Off 2023 Presentation

Hawaiʻi Island: Wednesday, October 26, 2022, 10:00 AM             
Registration: Zoom #1, Hawaiʻi Island
2023 HiSTEP Kick-Off Video-Hawaii Island

Maui: Wednesday, October 26, 2022, 2:00 PM                
Registration: Zoom #2, Maui
2023 HiSTEP Kick-Off Video-Maui

Oʻahu: Thursday, October 27, 2022, 10:00 AM  
Registration: Zoom #3, Oahu
2023 HiSTEP Kick-Off Video-Oahu

Kauaʻi: Thursday, October 27, 2022, 2:00 PM   
Registration: Zoom #4, Kauaʻi
2023 HiSTEP Kick-Off Video-Kauai 

The HiSTEP program has three key components that you will learn about in the seminar: 

  1. Export Readiness Program – training and consulting to help you begin or expand your export market development plans
  2. Hawai‘i Pavilions – support at major trade shows such as the Tokyo International Gift Show
  3. Company Assistance – awards of up to $5,000 for new-to-export companies and up to $15,000 for market expansion companies. 

This year four HiSTEP 2023 kick-off sessions will be held, each with a different island/county emphasis. 

Please check back later for upcoming 2023 HiSTEP Sessions as we prepare for 2023.

< Previous Page: Registration

Next Page: Hawaii Pavilions (HiSTEP-HP) >


DBEDT and SBA Logos

Funded in part through a Grant with the U.S. Small Business Administration