Hawai`i Takes Center Stage

Hawai`i was once again up in lights in New York City’s Times Square at a New York Society of Association Executives (NYSAE) event earlier this month.

The Hawai`i Convention Center and its Hawai`i-based industry partners participated for the second consecutive year in NYSAE’s MeetNY client/customer showcase, where qualified executives and planners were invited to attend. The Center was featured prominently during exclusive events, with the logo emblazoned on the Hard Rock Cafe marquee together with NYSAE’s logo, providing invaluable exposure in the heart of New York City.

HCC’s partnership with NYSAE puts Hawai`i in the forefront of the New York metropolitan and tri-state area, which is the third-largest association market in the United States and a key market for Hawai`i as a destination.

Pictured, from left to right:

  • Joel Dolci, President & CEO, New York Society of Association Executives
  • Laurie Ihara, Director of Group Sales, Starwood Hotels and Resorts Waikiki
  • Lee Conching, Associate Director of Sales, Hawai`i Convention Center
  • Robin Ide, Director of Sales, Turtle Bay Resort
  • (back row) Brian Reaver, Regional Director of Accounts, Northeast, Hawai`i Convention Center
  • Anna Stankey, Director, Association Sales, Fairmont Orchid
  • Claire Rosensweig, Chairman of NYSAE, President & CEO, Better Business Bureau of Metropolitan New York
  • Kathy Dolci, Executive Vice President & COO, Dolci Management Services
  • (back row) Robert Korin, Eastern Region Senior Sales Manager, Hilton Waikoloa Village
  • Epooni Perkins, Director of Sales, Hilton Hawaiian Village

It’s Time to Get Smart About Brain Health

Honolulu will host the first-ever Brain Health Fair by the American Academy of Neurology Foundation on April 9, featuring expert advice, activities for children, health seminars, and a film festival, among many other educational events.

The free Brain Health Fair is open to anyone interested in learning how the brain works, particularly for patients, caregivers, and families affected by neurologic disorders such as Alzheimer’s disease, epilepsy, headaches, stroke, brain injuries, and Parkinson’s disease.

Participants will have the opportunity to learn from some of the best neurologists in the world, who will share the latest advances in the prevention and treatment of neurologic disorders as well as ways for people to maintain a healthy brain.

What: The Brain Health Fair
When: Saturday, April 9, 2011, from 10 am to 4 pm
Where: Hilton Hawaiian Village, Honolulu

The event is being held in conjunction with the American Academy of Neurology’s 63rd Annual Meeting, the world’s largest gathering of neurologists, at the Hawai`i Convention Center. The meeting is expected to draw more than 11,000 delegates, topping the 8,000 who attended when the meeting was last held at the Center in 2003.

Space is limited, so advance registration is recommended.