HPEC Presents: Find Growth Opportunities for Service Companies in Exporting

Posted on Mar 17, 2021 in HPEC, News

The Hawai‘i Pacific Export Council invites you to a webinar to discover the growth potential in exporting for companies in the service sector. Services is the largest sector in the US economy, and many of the industries within the sector have skills and reputations that are primed for export development. Companies in architecture, civil engineering, technology, planning, urban development, hospitality training, education are just some of those that can benefit by expanding their operations through exporting.

  • Date: Thursday, March 25, 2021
  • Time: 9 a.m.—10:30 a.m. Hawaiian Standard Time
  • Cost for virtual webinar: $20
  • Register at https://us02web.zoom.us/webinar/register/WN_aY1dM2lyQhyX_FgMqfwCEA or www.hawaiiexportsupport.com

For more information visit https://hawaiiexportsupport.com or call (808) 781-6625.

Program agenda:

  • Overview/opening – Alysha Taylor, US Dept. of Commerce Specialist in Services Exporting
  • Case studies from Architecture and Engineering
  • Panel Discussion on Resources and Practical Experiences
  • Q&A session to answer participants’ questions.


Alysah Taylor is Senior Advisor for Services within the US Dept. of Commerce International Trade Administration. The agency works to enhance the competitiveness of US services provider, which account for about 80% of employment and GDP. Her work covers the full range of issues facing services exporters.

Robert Zheng is Executive Vice President and Senior Director of Development Asia Pacific for WATG Architecture. He has directly impacted WATG’s expanding portfolio of projects in the Asia Pacific region with project experience in China, Indonesia, Singapore, Malaysia, Japan, Australia, India, and others. He has analyzed research data to support WATG’s strategic direction into international expansion.

Rob Haak manages support training and mentoring for exporters through HiSTEP (Hawai‘i State Trade Expansion Program). He founded The Asia Sales Manager in Singapore in 2006 and has spent years supporting international programs in areas including semiconductors, sensors, robotics, nanotech, biopharma and many others.