Market Entry and Expansion Activities (MEEA)
Market Entry and Expansion Activities (MEEA), Formerly Hawaiʻi Pavilions (HiSTEP-HP), is a program that creates opportunities for Hawaiʻi companies to sell in overseas markets, either through digital platforms or via in-person trade shows.
Makuake is Japan’s leading pre-sales e-commerce platform that enables Hawaiʻi companies to promote new products to Japanese consumers.
- Ongoing: Makuake, Japan (CONSUMER)
MEEA trade shows include but are not limited to:
|January 21-23, 2024||Fancy Food Show (TRADE)||Las Vegas, NV, USA||Contact Yukashi Smith, Hawaiʻi Dept. of Agriculture; Yukashi.M.Smith@hawaii.gov|
|February 19-23, 2024||GULFOOD (TRADE)||Dubai, UAE||Contact Brendan Akamu, Hawaiʻi Dept. of Agriculture; Brendan.R.Akamu@hawaii.gov|
|March 5-8, 2024||FOODEX Japan (TRADE)||Tokyo, Japan||Contact Marlene Hiraoka at email@example.com for details on participating.|
|March 13-15, 2024||Natural Products Expo West (TRADE)||Anaheim, California||Contact Timothy Tiu at firstname.lastname@example.org for details on participating.|
|July 2024||Hankyu Hawaiʻi Fair (CONSUMER)||Osaka, Japan||Please fill out this form, and you will be contacted by email for next steps.|
|September 2-5, 2024||Fine Food Australia (TRADE)||Melbourne, Australia||Contact Brendan Akamu, Hawaiʻi Dept. of Agriculture; Brendan.R.Akamu@hawaii.gov|
|September 4-6, 2024||Tokyo International Gift Show (TIGS) (TRADE)||Tokyo, Japan||Contact Marlene Hiraoka at email@example.com for details on participating.|
Funded in part through a Grant with the U.S. Small Business Administration