Launch of 2017 HiSTEP Activities

Posted on Jan 3, 2017 in Exporter Support, HiSTEP, Manufacturing Support, News, SBA

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DBEDT is very pleased to announce the formal launch of the 2017 Hawaii State Trade Expansion Program, also known as HiSTEP. Building on the success of 2016, we are launching the 2017 program with the same three key components, but with added improvements:
1.    Export Readiness Program – in addition to group export training sessions, we have added 1-on-1 mentoring

2.    Company Assistance – financial award amounts have been increased to $15,000

3.    Hawaii Pavilions – support at major trade shows that attract international buyers

For detailed information on HiSTEP, please visit

On Tuesday, January 24, 2017, please join us to learn more about the 2017 HiSTEP program:

8:45 a.m.    Registration
9:00 a.m.    Program Overview
9:45 a.m.    Q&A
10:00 a.m.  Panel Discussion          
10:30 a.m.  Networking + Funds Registration
Hawaii Foreign-Trade Zone No. 9
Homer Maxey International Trade Center
ITC Conference Room, 2nd Floor
521 Ala Moana Boulevard, Pier 2
Honolulu, Hawaii 96813

Remote conferencing facilities will be available to companies on the neighbor islands.  Details to come.
Cost: FREE!
Seminar Registration Online:
Pre-registration is required for seminar. Deadline to register is January 20, 2017
Questions? Call (808) 522.8040
Please see the event flyer for details.
HiSTEP is funded in part through a Cooperative Agreement with the U.S. Small Business Administration (SBA)