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 and consumer shows.

Interested companies should first register for HiSTEP.

MEEA trade and consumer shows include but are not limited to:

January 21-23, 2024Fancy Food Show (TRADE) – Application ClosedLas Vegas, NV, USAContact Yukashi Smith, Hawaiʻi Dept. of Agriculture;
February 19-23, 2024GULFOOD (TRADE) – Application ClosedDubai, UAEContact Brendan Akamu, Hawaiʻi Dept. of Agriculture;
March 5-8, 2024FOODEX Japan (TRADE)Tokyo, JapanContact Marlene Hiraoka at for details on participating.
March 13-15, 2024Natural Products Expo West (TRADE)Anaheim, CaliforniaContact Timothy Tiu at for details on participating.
July 10-15, 2024Hankyu Hawaiʻi Fair (CONSUMER)Osaka, Japan Please fill out this form, and you will be contacted by email for next steps.
September 2-5, 2024Fine Food Australia (TRADE)Melbourne, AustraliaContact Brendan Akamu, Hawaiʻi Dept. of Agriculture;
September 4-6, 2024Tokyo International Gift Show (TIGS) (TRADE)Tokyo, JapanContact Marlene Hiraoka at for details on participating.

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