An Awesome Month of August

Time really does fly! As we near the end of summer, our upcoming events are just heating up!

Among our notable events this month was the Japan-US International Symposium for Ocean Conservation in Hawaii held last August 22, 2016 at our Liliu Theater. Faced with various problems such as global warming, pollution, overfishing and inappropriate development of the marine environment, Akie Abe, First Lady of Japan and wife of Prime Minister Shinzo Abe, along with Irene Hirano Inouye, President of the U.S.-Japan Council and wife of the late Senator Daniel K. Inouye, led the discussion of possible solutions at this symposium. It was a significant dialog that will aim to keep our oceans beautiful for generations to come.

Lastly, in keeping with the very relevant theme of conservation, the local host committee and organizers of the 2016 International Union for Conservation of Nature (IUCN) World Conservation Congress have already begun their preparations for the upcoming Congress. We are excited to welcome an estimated 8,000 attendees from September 1 to 10, 2016 and look forward to the resolutions and recommendations regarding key conservation issues that will be discussed.

Japan-US International Symposium for Ocean Conservation in Hawaii

Our Liliu Theater 310 was the site of the Japan-US International Symposium for Ocean Conservation in Hawaii

Dinner Function in our Kamehameha Exhibit Hall

We recently held a large dinner function at our Exhibit Hall for a large Japanese corporation.


Join us for the 2016 Hawaii Tourism Conference


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Transforming Tourism Together


The global tourism industry is converging on Hawaii September 26th through 30th and you are personally invited to the 2016 Hawaii Tourism Conference. We’re breaking the mold of conferences, bringing together major stakeholders from around the world, celebrating Hawaii’s unique culture and attractions, and you simply do not want to miss this event.

Hawaii epitomizes diversity, a unique culture & lifestyle, and a continually growing tourism economy. There is no better stimulating environment for a global summit on international tourism trends, strategic alliances and emerging opportunities. The 2016 Hawaii Tourism Conference will bring together thought leaders, visionaries, suppliers, operators, policy makers and the media in an innovative format of networking and sharing. Our goal is for attendees to leave this year’s conference feeling inspired, informed and better connected across continents as key stakeholders in a rapidly evolving global travel marketplace. Together we will set a new benchmark for what a tourism conference can be and new ways to collaborate on game changing ideas and best practices. Join us and discover the unexpected!

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See you in September!