Clippers Hawai‘i Classic Presented By Kaiser Permanente Announces Fan Fest

Clippers Hawaii Fan Fest 2017

Clippers Hawaii Classic 2017

Meet the L.A. Clippers live and in person on Sept. 30th

HONOLULU – AEG Facilities (AEG) today announced Fan Fest will be held on Sept. 30 from 11:00 a.m.-5:00 p.m. at the Hawai‘i Convention Center. Fan Fest is a free community celebration open to the public where fans can meet legendary players from the L.A. Clippers and participate in a variety of exciting activities.

Fan Fest is a part of the Clippers Hawai‘i Classic, a two-game NBA showcase event in Honolulu, presented by Kaiser Permanente, the nation’s largest integrated health care system.

Kaiser Permanente believes when you maximize your total health – mind, body and spirit – you thrive. Stop by the Kaiser Permanente interactive booth at the Clippers Hawai‘i Classic Fan Fest for your own thrive experiences. Try out the hydration station with homemade fruit-flavored drinks, learn more about building a healthy plate, how to prevent sports injuries, or grab your friends to take your own Kaiser Permanente photo. Just for stopping by, you will also receive fun giveaways to commemorate the day.

In addition to the chance to meet the L.A. Clippers, Fan Fest will consist of fun family activities, such as games, competitions, a variety of food and beverages, arts and crafts, and a basketball skills workshop with NBA players and coaches. Opportunities for pictures and autographs with the team will be available, as well as opportunities to win signed athletic-wear merchandise.

The Clippers Hawai‘i Classic will feature the L.A. Clippers playing the Toronto Raptors in two preseason games, October 1st and October 3rd, at the Stan Sheriff Center. The Clippers are also holding training camp in Honolulu. The Clippers Hawai‘i Classic will provide a rare opportunity for sports fans in Hawai‘i to see two of the NBA’s most talented teams in person, both of which participated in the 2016-2017 NBA playoffs.

General tickets to the Clippers Hawai‘i Classic are on sale now at etickethawaii.com.

Fan Fest is free and open to the public; however, we encourage fans to register their attendance here.

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Media contact:

Kalli Abernathy
Bennet Group Strategic Communications
kalli@bennetgroup.com

 

Join Us for Sunset Mele on the Rooftop on October 28, 2017

Sunset Mele October 28, 2017

Join the Hawaii Convention Center for our next Sunset Mele on the Rooftop this October 28, 2017, sponsored by ExFuze Japan and Alaska Airlines Visa Signature Card and Mileage Plan.

Join us for an evening of family fun, entertainment and Hawaiian Culture. Everyone is welcome to bring low beach chairs, mats and blankets. Call 943-3025 for any inquiries.

Date:     Saturday, October 28, 2017

Location: Hawaii Convention Center – Kalakaua Ballroom, 4th Floor (Rooftop)

Cost: FREE ADMISSION; Parking $5.00 per vehicle; Food and Drinks available for purchase

Schedule:

4:45pm                 Doors Open

5:00pm                 Marketplace & Keiki Activities (includes a bouncy house, bean bag toss, face painting and balloon twists)

5:15pm                 Live Hawaiian Music and Hula by Hula hālau ‘o Napualeikauika’iu

6:30pm                 Movie Feature “Moana”

8:30pm                 Pau

Hawaii Convention Center Legacy Forest

 

Photo credit: Hawaiian Legacy Reforestation Initiative

Through the Hawaiian Legacy Reforestation Initiative, a nonprofit organization that has led the permanent reforestation of more than 340,000 endemic trees on Hawaii Island, the Hawaii Convention Center has committed to planting 1 million native trees across the state. Join us as we support these vital reforestation efforts. With a few clicks, you can sponsor a Legacy Tree, track its development, and help Hawaii grow a brighter future.

We invite you to sponsor your own Hawaiian Legacy Tree. Planted on the Hāmākua Coast on the Island of Hawai‘i, your koa tree gift will perpetuate for years and grow to over 50 feet in its natural environment

Walk the ancient trails and feel the connection. Plant your ʻohana (family) tree in Hawaii and become a part of the rich history of this special place.

Visit http://onemillion.legacytrees.org/ to make a donation.

Registration Now Open for 2017 Global Tourism Summit in Honolulu, Sept. 19-21

We are excited to announce that the 2017 Global Tourism Summit, presented by the Hawaii Tourism Authority (HTA), will be held from September 19 to 21 at the Hawaii Convention Center.

Early-bird registration with flexible discounted rates are now available. You may register via www.globaltourismsummithawaii.com and choose from one of several options to attend the conference.

Sustainability is the theme of this year’s summit and how it is incorporated in the future of tourism will be a featured topic of the presentations. The significance of Hawaiian culture, global marketing, technology and innovation will also be highlighted in presentations and panel discussions, with the collective focus on improving tourism in Hawaii and abroad.

Early-bird registration is available through July 31 for the following discounted rates:
• Individuals: Full Conference, Sept. 19-21: $325, a savings of $70
• Groups of 8 or More: Full Conference, Sept. 19-21: $300 per person, a savings of $65 per person (Groups can mix and match different attendees during the conference)
• Student and Faculty Members: Full Conference, Sept. 19-21: $150
• Individuals, Partial Conference, Sept. 19-20: $275
• Individuals, Partial Conference, Sept. 20-21: $265
Information on sponsorship and exhibitor opportunities is also available online at www.globaltourismsummithawaii.com. A complete listing of sessions, programs and speakers will be added in the coming weeks.

Formerly known as the Hawaii Tourism Conference, HTA changed the name to the Global Tourism Summit to more accurately reflect Hawaii’s emergence as a leader in international travel and tourism.

Join Us For Sunset Mele On The Rooftop On July 1, 2017

Sunset Mele on the Rooftop – July 1, 2017

Join the Hawaii Convention Center for our next Sunset Mele on the Rooftop this July 1, 2017, sponsored by Honolulu Marathon. Featuring the movie “Sing”!

Join us for an evening of family fun, entertainment and Hawaiian Culture. Everyone is welcome to bring low beach chairs, mats and blankets. Call 943-3025 for any inquiries.

Sunset Mele on the Rooftop – July 1, 2017

 

Join Us For Our First Annual Mothers Day Brunch Celebration!

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Celebrate Mother’s Day at the Hawai‘i Convention Center! Treat your Mom to a delicious Mother’s Day brunch buffet on Sunday, May 14th, 2017.
Enjoy the culinary creations of Executive Chef Kevin Nakata showcasing many fresh ingredients found right here at our local farms, plus amazing entertainment from Na Hoku Hanohano awardees Kapena, Ku‘uipo Kumukahi, Marlene Sai; plus Da Braddahs & Friends and much more!

Enjoy complimentary welcome drinks upon arrival or pick up something sweet for mom at our Treat Street Marketplace. Take a free commemorative picture with Mom at our Photo Booth or leave a Legacy and buy a Koa Tree through our Hawaiian Legacy Reforestation Initiative or purchase a private message to honor mom, to be displayed on the big screen, during the program. Enjoy a relaxing time full of good food and entertainment, here at the Hawaii Convention Center.

Join us at the Hawai‘i Convention Center for a one-of-a-kind Mother’s Day Brunch Celebration! Call 943-3025.

View Flyer and Menu.

Buy tickets here.

Join Us For Sunset Mele on the Rooftop This April 2017

Sunset Mele - April 2017

Sunset Mele – April 2017

Join us for another fun night of family fun and entertainment on April 1, 2017 for Sunset Mele on the Rooftop, Sponsored by Bank of Hawaii.

We’ll be featuring the movie “Moana” with entertainment by Kimo Alana Keaulana & Lei Hulu.

Admission is free and parking is discounted to $5 per vehicle.

For more information, please call 943-3025

Hawai‘i Convention Center Is In the Game!

February was an active month for us here at the Hawai‘i Convention Center. On top of our list is the launch of our new state of the art athletic courts! With new volleyball courts and basketball courts, the Hawai‘i Convention Center is the perfect venue for sports tournaments of any size. The first athletic tournament to use our Volleyball courts is the AAU Volleyball Honolulu Grand Prix held last February 17 – 20, 2017 in our Kamehameha Exhibit Hall 1. An estimated 1,000 women athletes, ages 12 to

18, from the mainland U.S. and throughout Hawaii participated in this inaugural event and we look forward to having them back again in the future!

Another notable event in February is the return of Pola Cosmetics group. We welcomed 1,300 guests from Japan who enjoyed a morning of festivities which included an award ceremony, lunch and Hawaiian entertainment in our Kalakaua Ballrooms.

Lastly, we welcome the Association for the Sciences of Limnology & Oceanography, for here for their

2017 ASLO Meeting from February 26 – March 3, 2017. This is an important meeting to address water issues and promote scientific exchange across the freshwater to marine continuum. The conference theme, “From the Mountains to the Sea” emphasizes the connectivity of our planet’s aquatic systems, and underscores the urgent need to share knowledge, insights, discoveries, and different world views

about the lakes, rivers, streams, aquifers, wetlands, and oceans that comprise our Earth’s hydrosphere. We welcome ASLO’s 2,000 attendees and wish them a productive meeting here in Hawai‘i!

 

Volleyball Courts at Hawaii Convention Center

Volleyball Courts at Hawaii Convention Center (Photo credit: Keith Uehara Photography)

AAU Volleyball Honolulu Grand Prix

AAU Volleyball Honolulu Grand Prix at the Hawaii Convention Center (photo credit: Keith Uehara Photography)

 

AAU Volleyball Honolulu Grand Prix at the Hawaii Convention Center

AAU Volleyball Honolulu Grand Prix at the Hawaii Convention Center (photo credit: Keith Uehara Photography)

New Beginnings in 2017

We wish you a Happy 2017 and may the year of the Rooster bring you good fortune and prosperity! We are excited for the possibilities this year will bring and look forward to creating new partnerships this 2017.

We began January by welcoming back repeat groups to the Hawai‘i Convention Center. The IAFOR International Conference on Education 2017 (IICE Hawaii 2017) was our first event of the New Year. They had two simultaneous conferences, “East Meets West: Innovation and Discovery” held on January 5 – 7, 2017 and “Educating for Change” was held from January 8 – 10, 2017.

Another notable event was the Society for Critical Care Medicine (SCCM)’s 46th Critical Care Congress. Approximately 5,000 attendees in the critical/acute care field of the medical profession participated in the congress and we are honored to have SCCM back in Hawaii.

Lastly, we are excited to share with you a sneak preview of our state-of-the-art athletic courts. With our new volleyball, basketball, badminton and futsal courts make the Hawai‘i Convention Center is the perfect venue for sports tournaments of any size. Take a look at the photos below as our facilities team prepare to set up the courts!

More information is available on our website: https://www.meethawaii.com/convention-center/venue-information/sports/ 

New Basketball Equipment at the Hawaii Convention Center

New Basketball Equipment at the Hawaii Convention Center

New Basketball Court at the Hawaii Convention Center (real-wood flooring)

New Basketball Court at the Hawaii Convention Center (real-wood flooring)

New Basketball Equipment at the Hawaii Convention Center (high-grade plastic flooring)

New Basketball Equipment at the Hawaii Convention Center (high-grade plastic flooring)

New Volleyball Court at the Hawaii Convention Center

New Volleyball Court at the Hawaii Convention Center