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.

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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)

A Festive Month of December

The holidays are in full swing here at the Hawaii Convention Center!  We began the month of December with a host of holiday parties and celebrations by local business such as First Hawaiian Bank and as well as private companies who availed of our Holiday Paina Menu.

We also took this time to commemorate the 75th Anniversary of the attack on Pearl Harbor with a series of banquets on December 5th  and 7th honoring the World War II veterans.

Of course, December would not be complete without the annual Honolulu Marathon Expo held last Dec 8 to 10, 2016. The Expo is free and open to the public, welcoming close to 30,000 attendees annually. Marathon participants also come here to pick up their race day packets and get a chance to shop for official merchandise and explore various vendors.

Lastly, we wrapped up the 2016 event calendar with our very own Sunset Mele on the Rooftop. It was a fun night for the whole family, featuring local vendors and entertainers, picture taking with Santa Claus and the screening of the movie ‘Finding Dory’. What a great way to celebrate the holidays as we look forward to an even better 2017!

From ‘Ohana to yours, we wish you all Mele Kalikimaka me ka Hau’oli Makahiki Hou (Merry Christmas and a Happy New Year)!

 

Feeling the Holiday Spirit at HCC

Feeling the Holiday Spirit at HCC

 

Fighting Two Wars: Japanese American Veterans Tribute

Fighting Two Wars: Japanese American Veterans Tribute

A Month of Science, Arts and Culture This October

October has proven to be another productive month here at the Hawai‘i Convention Center. We began with PRiME 2016, the largest, most significant research conference in the world. Held every 4 years, this international gathering is the joint effort of The Electrochemical Society (ECS), The Electrochemical Society of Japan (ECSJ), and The Korean Electrochemical Society (KECS). Much of the research being discussed here supports efforts advancing the scientific discipline involved with the renewable energy, biomedical, water sanitation, communications, transportation, and infrastructure sectors.

PRiME 2016 Highlights

PRiME 2016 Highlights

Following PRiME 2016 is a series of exciting local events ranging from the Amazing Hawaii Comic Convention, to Chopsticks and Wine to our very own Sunset Mele on the Rooftop which featured great local artists, a Halloween costume contest and the screening of the feature film Transylvania 2.

We end the month with the much anticipated Hawaii Food and Wine Festival, featuring world class chefs showcasing their menu creations! Our very own Chef Kevin Nakata also participated!

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HCC’s-own-Chef-Kevin-Nakata-at-the-2016-Hawaii-Food-and-Wine-Festival

Lastly, we also recently unveiled three new cultural exhibits which are now on display at our 3rd level so the next time you are at HCC, feel free to stop by and check it out!

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3-New-Cultural-Artworks-at-HCC

Registration for 2016 Hawai’i Tourism Conference Extended by Demand

HeaderDue to significant demand after the registration deadline, we have extended registration for the 2016 Hawai’i Tourism Conference until the start of the conference on 9/26!

Tracks include: Culture – Environment – Education – Visitor Experience – Media & Technology – Marketing – Lodging – China and Japan Business Development.

Don’t miss a full week of collaboration and networking on industry-leading vision, best practices and solutions, plus:

– An expanded global summit track with headliners including MLS star & Galaxy President Chris Klein and Clippers President Gillian Zucker in our sports marketing session; travel TV celebrities Adam Richman hosting Roy Yamaguchi and a list of culinary tourism leaders, and Don Wildman hosting session on local experiences and customized travel; founder of the International Institute for Peace through Tourism Louis D’Amore, and a list of high-profile industry executives.

– the 2016 Tourism Legacy Awards honoring Hawai’i’s Gifts to the World, this year featuring surfing

– The Village Square – An iconic centerpiece to a new collaborative format & layout, with Exhibitors, an #HTClive Social Media Studio, Tech Hub, Immersive 360 VR experiences, a Showcase of Hawai’i’s signature events & festivals, Demos & Workshops

– AM Aloha Activities and Evening ‘Ohana Time sessions at host hotels

– Live entertainment throughout the week including a special performance by Willie K on Friday.

Register for the full week at a discount or choose the days that best suit your interests. Reserve your limited spot today at www.hawaiitourismconference.com.

$375 full conference
$250 two days
$185 single day

Don’t forget to check out our discount hotel accommodations and inter-island airfare being offered through our partners OUTRIGGER HOTELS & RESORTS and ISLAND AIR. Details available on the website.

We look forward to seeing you in September.