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Lobby of the Hawai`i Convention CenterThe Hawai`i Convention Center combines the modern requirements of a state-of-the-art meeting facility with the beauty, comfort and culture that are uniquely Hawai`i. Soaring forms and breathtaking space call to mind tropical palm trees and Polynesian sailing canoes. The design of the glass-front center represents the unique culture of Hawai`i, with its bold architecture, Hawaiian art collection, and features such as a rooftop tropical garden, glass-encased meeting rooms, and outdoor function spaces lined with giant palm trees.

The spirit of the Hawai`i Convention Center is the spirit of Aloha – welcoming and serving all who visit the Center with unconditional Aloha.

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Travel Details
Weather in Honolulu
Technology Services
Audio Visual Services

Travel Details:
The Daniel K. Inouye International Airport (HNL) is conveniently located 8 miles (12.8 km) west of the Hawai`i Convention Center. It is 9 miles (14.4 km) west of Waikiki Beach and 4 miles (6.4 km) west of Central Honolulu.

  • Currency is the U.S. Dollar.
  • Language is English.
  • 28,000 hotel rooms within 1.5 miles of the Center.
  • Time Zone: Hawai`i Standard Time is -10 hours GMT and we do not participate in Daylight Savings Time.

Here’s the current date and time in Hawai`i:

Hawai`i’s capital city of Honolulu is ranked one of the safest in the nation.

Attendees have six different island destination opportunities for pre- and post- meeting experiences. Please visit our sister site, GoHawaii.com to explore the many options available to you and your delegates.

Weather in Hawai`i:
We have balmy climate year round – never too hot and of course no such thing as cold!


Smart City Networks, the nation’s largest provider of event telecommunications and technology in the convention industry, has served as the Hawai’i Convention Center’s official technology provider since 2016 and offers a variety of services, including data and internet services through the ownership and operation of a large-scale data network, and WiFi services in all rentable spaces throughout the facility.
Smart City provides wireless network services throughout the facility, high-speed internet access using Ethernet protocols to all exhibit spaces and meeting rooms and turnkey data networking services, including local area networks (LANs), wide area networks (WANs) and private networks using the latest technology.

All of the following services are provided at the Hawai‘i Convention Center.

  • Full facility and high-density WiFi 802.11 a/g/n/ac network
  • Free light-use WiFi in all public spaces throughout the facility
  • Temporary LAN/WAN/VPN networks
  • Point-to-point networking
  • Speaker-ready networking
  • Wireless services and interference guide

Meeting planner services
Our top-notch technology allows meeting planners and event professionals to connect each meeting room and exhibit hall with selected hotel rooms or offices to integrate city-wide event networks. This gives the attendees an experience that is both cohesive and convenient. Available online event services allow you to create live internet broadcasts, send videos via email for promotion and marketing, or set up customized internet access and email centers for your attendees.

Exhibitor services
Smart City Networks has a great understanding of exhibitors’ and show management technology needs from years of experience. Our clients from the convention and trade show industry can easily select from a full range of services such as internet, and data networking in one convenient location. To place an order, visit our online ordering portal at https://orders.smartcitynetworks.com/ordering.aspx.

Attendee services
Free WiFi for light use like reading emails and web browsing is available in all public spaces. If you want to stay connected in all common areas and lobbies, you can purchase Instant Internet from your device. For connection questions or issues, please refer to the Wireless services and interference guide.

For inquiries about internet networking and event technology services, contact David Bachler at 808-943-3091 or visit https://www.smartcitynetworks.com/facilities/?p=facility&f=43.

Audio Visual Services
Projection Presentation Technology, Inc. (PPT) is the in-house audio visual supplier for the Center. They are a full service audio visual company, offering a full range of audio visual equipment, sound reinforcement, video/data imaging, skilled technicians and other related services. The Center’s in-house audio and video distribution and reinforcement system are an exclusive service of PPT.

Outside audio visual suppliers are permitted in the building.

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