2017 HiSTEP Training Seminars

The 2017 HiSTEP Export Readiness Program (HiSTEP-ERP) seminars provide a solid foundation on exporting. Please view these videos and presentations before, during and after the 2018 program, to help you strengthen your export strategy.

Session NameDescriptionPresentation/Video
HiSTEP IntroductionHalf-day overview of all the components of Hi-STEP and opportunities for your company.Download the HiSTEP Powerpoint Presentation
Watch the HiSTEP Introduction on You Tube!
Japan Marketing and Trade for Hawaii CompaniesJapan has specific import protocol and business customs different from other importing countries. Session will provide the Japan market specific intel (Food Sanitation Law, Animal and Plant Quarantine Law, etc.) as presented by the Hawaii Department of Agricultural and a JETRO certified trade advisor to companies specifically looking at Japan market.View the Japan Marketing Presentation and Video
Export University 101A comprehensive training seminar that will help you learn the nuts and bolts of exporting while developing a global strategy for your business. Get first-hand knowledge from the experts, while taking charge of your unique and personalized International Business Plan to grow your international business successfully. From industry experts to our very knowledgeable community partners, Export University will help small businesses that are new to exporting as well as those with a blossoming international business to identify the best markets for your products or services and the steps needed to connect with new customers worldwide.View the Export University 101 Presentation and Video
Scaling Up Your Business Operations for ExportingAs Hawaii companies expand into global markets, attention needs to be paid to meeting increased orders (manufacturing) and establishing procedures to service customers overseas. Presented by Innovate Hawaii/HTDC and the national Manufacturing Extension Partnership.View the Scaling Up Your Business for Exporting Presentation and Video
LogisticsLearn about how to get your product from Point A to Point B, and each of the places in between. The seminar will cover international shipping, packaging, insurance, logistics providers, dealing with customs, and more.View the Logistics Presentation and Video
MarketingLearn how to market your products effectively in international markets and how to connect with the right buyers or partners. View the Export Marketing Presentation and Video
LegalLearn about key legal considerations as you engage your business with new partners or overseas markets. Topics covered may include: contracts, export documentation, export licenses, foreign corrupt practices act, protecting intellectual property, and regulations. View the Legal Presentation and Video
FinanceLearn all about export financing, including common methods of payment, export credit insurance, U.S. government financing programs, and more.View the Finance Presentation and Video
TaiwanTaiwan has a population of 23.5 million and following a period of stable economic growth, U.S. goods and services more attractive than ever to Taiwan buyers. Learn about opportunities for Hawaii businesses in Taiwan.View the Taiwan Presentation and Video
CanadaLearn about the exciting prospects for Hawaii companies in the Canadian market. Hear about the best opportunities for Hawaii businesses, how to do business effectively, avoid common pitfalls, and connect with the best partners and buyers in key sub-markets in Canada.View the Canada Presentation and Video
Trade Shows: Tokyo International Gift ShowLearn how to prepare for the Tokyo International Gift Show and how to convert promising new contacts into sales. Also included: proper business etiquette, understanding Japanese regulations, marketing, and building relationships. View the TIGS event flyer
View the TIGS Presentation and Video
Cultural TopicsIn doing business internationally, culture is king. Learn how to understand the business culture of key markets like China, Japan, Korea, Southeast Asia, and others. Also learn the keys to understanding a country’s culture and how it relates to doing business there.View the Cultural Topics Videos