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Hawaii Tourism Authority 2019 Spring Tourism Update

Mar 6, 2019 from 8:00 AM to 5:00 PM
Hawaii Convention Center, Honolulu, HI
Event Summary

The Hawaii Tourism Authority invites the public to participate in its 2019 Spring Tourism Update, Wednesday, March 6, at the Hawaii Convention Center.

Event Details



This day-long forum will focus on managing tourism for Hawaii's future, featuring engaging presentations, a luncheon panel with government leaders and Q&A sessions.


In addition, the Native Hawaiian Hospitality Association will host its Kipa Aloha Hawaiian Culture Workshop, covering three topics important to everyone: Olelo Hawaii, the Hawaiian cultural value of malama (to nurture), and The Malama Mandate, a local and global call to action.


The cost to attend the Spring Tourism Update is $20, which includes lunch. Validated parking is free.


Hawaii Convention Center, Room 316 ABC

1801 Kalakaua Avenue, Honolulu


Schedule of Events


8:00-8:30 a.m.

Registration and Networking


8:30-9:45 a.m

Hawaii Tourism Authority



Chris Tatum, President and CEO


Hawaiian Culture and Natural Resources Programs

Kalani Kaanaana, Director of Hawaiian Cultural Affairs


Community Programs

Caroline Anderson, Tourism Brand Manager


Strategy Update

Karen Hughes, Vice President of Marketing and Product Development


9:45-10:05 a.m.

United States Market Update


10:15-11:05 a.m.

International Market Updates

Canada, Oceania, Europe


11:05-11:30 a.m.

Hawaii Convention Center Update


11:45 a.m.-1:00 p.m.

Tourism Luncheon Panel

Kalakaua Ballroom BC


1:15-2:35 p.m.

International Market Updates

Southeast Asia, Taiwan, China, Hong Kong, Korea, Japan


3:00-5:00 p.m.

Kipa Aloha Hawaiian Culture Workshop presented by the

Native Hawaiian Hospitality Association

John De Fries, Executive Director

Hiilani Shibata, Lead Cultural Trainer



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When and Where
Hawaii Convention Center
1801 Kalakaua Avenue
Room 316 ABC
Honolulu, HI 96815

Mar 6, 2019 from 8:00 AM to 5:00 PM HST
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