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The Department of Business, Economic Development and Tourism (DBEDT), in collaboration with industry leaders Amazon and Shopify, announced today that the first-ever “Made in Hawai‘i Presents: Your Future in E-Commerce” conference will be held at the Ala Moana Hotel on Wednesday, February 21.

The Department of Business, Economic Development and Tourism (DBEDT) and Mana Up today announced the launch of a Hawai‘i-themed pop-up retail shop featuring Hawai‘i products at Tokyo's Haneda Airport. Named the Aloha Market powered by Mana Up, the pop-up shop is set to open its doors on November 15, bringing a slice of Hawai‘i's vibrant culture, natural beauty, and tropical flair to the gateway to Tokyo. 

Maui small businesses hit by this summer’s wildfires are getting financial support to participate in this year’s Hawaiian Airlines Made in Maui County Festival on November 3 and 4, 2023 at the Maui Arts & Cultural Center. The Department of Business, Economic Development and Tourism’s (DBEDT) Community-Based Economic Development (CBED) program is providing $65,000 in grants to cover booth fees for vendors. The Hawaiian Airlines Made in Maui County Festival is an annual event presented by the Maui Chamber of Commerce to showcase products from the islands of Maui, Moloka‘i, and Lāna‘i.

The Made in Hawai‘I site is now linked prominently on the following high trafficked sites. Madein.Hawaii.gov is the one-stop site which helps shoppers know exactly where to look to find products that are made in Hawaiʻi!

Hawaii Ag & Culinary Alliance® (HACA) invites you to participate in the From Cottage Industry to Commercial Enterprise Program aimed at cultivating the next generation of Hawaii’s value-added entrepreneurs in partnership

Don’t miss this first-time ever gathering of world-class speakers and decision-makers! Learn about the Made In Hawaiʻi program benefits and provide your feedback to strengthen the brand. 

The Maui Chamber of Commerce is now accepting Product Vendor and Food Truck Vendor Applications for the 2022 Hawaiian Airlines Made in Maui County Festival (MIMCF). The 9th Annual event will be held at the Maui Arts & Cultural Center on November 4 and 5, 2022 and virtually through an online marketplace.

In addition to sponsoring some first-time participants at this event, DBEDT is offering all exhibitors a training session on Trade Show Exhibiting 101.  Featured are speakers from the Patsy Mink Center for Business and Leadership and the YWCA Oahu.  Links to this and other training sessions for exhibitors can be found here.

As part of World Trade Month, the U.S. Small Business Administration (SBA) will conduct and participate in a series of webinars aimed at helping participants such as yourself gain valuable insights on strategies for international sales success. We invite you to join us and discover the benefits of going global!