HiSTEP 2017 Introductory Session

Posted on Jan 27, 2017 in Export Promotion, Exporter Support, Exporting, HiSTEP, News

HiSTEP Introduction SessionNearly 60 business owners attended, in person and by conference call, the HiSTEP 2017 Introductory Session on January 24, 2017, held at FTZ No. 9, Homer Maxey International Trade Center. After an introduction by John Holman, Director, Pacific of the U.S. Commercial Service and keynote remarks by Jane Sawyer, District Director of SBA Hawaii, Jamie Lum and Mark Ritchie of DBEDT explained in detail about the components of HiSTEP and how companies can apply and participate. You can watch the video and download the presentation.

The HiSTEP partners followed, each briefly explaining their respective role in supporting Hawaii exporters in HiSTEP and also beyond. The DBEDT HiSTEP partners are:

  • SBA Hawaii District Office
  • Hawaii Pacific Export Council (HPEC)
  • Hawaii Small Business Development Center (SBDC)
  • Hawaii Department of Agriculture
  • Foreign Trade Zone No. 9
  • HTDC / INNOVATE Hawaii
  • U.S. Department of Commerce Export Assistance Center

For more information, please view the HiSTEP web page. To apply companies should complete the HiSTEP application.

View photos of the event on Invest’s Flickr account.