American Association of Endodontists in Honolulu This Week

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The American Association of Endodontists (AAE) hosts the largest endodontic meeting in the world this week with more than 3,500 attendees and over 100 vendors.  Kicking off on April 17 and running until April 20, the Hawai`i Convention Center will be filled with doctors, scientists, researchers, students, and dental staff specializing in the field of endodontics.

With more than 100 educational sessions going on, including the Master Clinician Series and hands-on workshops covering nine different tracks, as well as numerous social events and breaks, the AAE Annual Session is sure to be a fantastic opportunity for discussion, learning, and catching up with colleagues and friends in a beautiful setting.  We welcome the AAE to Hawai`i!

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Wellness Company Selects Waikiki for First-Ever Global Meeting

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Forever Living Products International, LLC, a world-renowned provider of high-quality aloe vera wellness products, will hold its first-ever Global Rally in Waikiki from April 21-29, 2013.  The rally will draw more than 4,000 attendees from over 50 countries to the Hilton Hawaiian Village and Hawai`i Convention Center for activities and meetings, and will feature free public workshops on the company, its products, and business opportunities.

“Our inaugural Global Rally will consolidate all of our regional rallies from around the world into one major event in Waikiki,” said Carl Zander, senior vice president of U.S. sales for Forever Living.  “Hawai`i represents an ideal international meeting destination that gives our distributors the opportunity to rub shoulders with the best in the business and take advantage of a destination with exciting activities.”

In addition to networking seminars and training meetings, attendees will be treated to recognitions with more than $20 million in incentive checks awarded to the top 50 distributors, and large-scale entertainment and activities.  The rally is the largest gathering in the company’s 35-year history, and will also include the launch of exclusive new products created from its more than 6,000 acres of aloe plantations, world-class manufacturing plants, and state-of-the-art distribution facilities.

WHAT:  Forever Living Products Global Rally Public Workshops

WHEN:  Wednesday, April 24 – Friday, April 26, 2013

TIME:  6 pm – 7 pm

WHERE:  Hilton Hawaiian Village, Honolulu Suite

PRICE:  Free and open to the public

Forever Living is also inviting the public to its free main rally event:

WHEN:  Saturday, April 27, 2013

TIME:  9 am – 2 pm

WHERE:  Hawai`i Convention Center, Kamehameha Exhibit Hall

PRICE:  Free and open to the public

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Check out Forever Living’s Aidan O’Hare on Hawaii News Now Sunrise show, April 17:

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Welcome Society for American Archaeology!

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Entrance to the Exhibit Hall of the Society for American Archaeology.

The 78th Annual Meeting of the Society for American Archaeology (SAA) is taking place April 3-7, 2013 in Honolulu, Hawai`i.  This meeting attracts more than 3,000 archaeologists from around the world.  The meeting’s dynamic poster sessions, forums, and symposia cover a vast range of topics and time periods.

SAA is an international organization dedicated to the research, interpretation, and protection of the archaeological heritage of the Americas.  With more than 7,000 members, the society represents professional, student, and avocational archaeologists working in a variety of settings including government agencies, colleges and universities, museums, and the private sector.

Since its inception in 1934, SAA has endeavored to stimulate interest and research in American archaeology; advocate and aid in the conservation of archaeological resources; encourage public access to and appreciation of archaeology; oppose all looting of sites and the purchase and sale of looted archaeological materials; and serve as a bond among those interested in the archaeology of the Americas.

Source: www.saa.org

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Browsing the products and services in the Exhibit Hall.

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Reading the poster presentations in the Exhibit Hall.

 

Ho`ohanohano With Life Changes

joeA single year can bring many things… a house is bought or sold; a family grows by the birth of a new little one, or sadly there is a loss of a loved one; a new job emerges or you change your career.  Things change in life… that is inevitable.  But how we handle that change and adapt for what the future brings shows ho`ohanohano as the important Hawaiian value.

The Hawai`i Convention Center recently saw its General Manager of over 12 years, Joe Davis, depart for the golden sunset of retirement in January.  Much aloha was expressed to Mr. Davis by the hospitality industry that he has been passionate about for so many years.  Likewise, the convention center `ohana was filled with mixed emotions in his departure, but like so many other displays of leadership Mr. Davis had shown over the years, his ho`ohanohano in dealing with this change to our convention center came through.  Instead of shying away from the limelight, Mr. Davis continued to run the convention center with the distinction it has come to admire from so many national and international clients.  He also made sure to pass along the importance of integrity in all that we do, both at the convention center to our guests, and also to our fellow co-workers, family, and friends in our everyday lives.

To Mr. Davis, we wish you much aloha in retirement.  Mahalo and thank you sincerely for all that you have given to the Hawai`i Convention  Center, tourism in the State of Hawai`i, and the SMG family.  A hui hou.