The Honolulu Festival Begins Today

A display of unique and intricate origami in the exhibit hall of the Hawai`i Convention Center.

A display of unique and intricate origami in the exhibit hall of the Hawai`i Convention Center.

Hawai`i’s annual cultural extravaganza, The Honolulu Festival, begins today!  This much anticipated event brings people together from around the Pacific Rim – Japan, Australia, Tahiti, Philippines, Taiwan, Korea, and Hawai`i.  A mix of educational programs, dance performances, musical acts, art demonstrations, food and fun activities for all ages attracts thousands of locals and visitors each year.

These family-friendly activities take place at the Hawai`i Convention Center and many other location in Honolulu, with the grand finale Honolulu Festival Parade down Kalakaua Avenue at 4:00pm and Fireworks Show at 8:30pm on Sunday, March 9.

For more information and a complete schedule, please visit the Honolulu Festival website.


Hawai`i Destination Grows Asia-Pacific Attendance

photo of Darren Mendola from the Alzheimer's AssociationWe were ready to tap into the Pacific, but we weren’t ready to go to Asia.  Hawai`i is an amazing place if you want to open up the Asian market.  In Hawai`i we had more people from the Pacific Rim than we’ve ever had before.

– Darren Mendola, CMP
Senior Director, Conference Services, Alzheimer’s Association
International Conference on Alzheimer’s Disease (ICAD)
July 10-15, 2010
5,500 Delegates

Read our coverage of this event here on the Hawaii Convention Center blog.

The Perfect Venue to Reach Pacific Rim Markets

aha-150x150-logoThe American Heart Association has selected the Hawaii Convention Center for the Asia Pacific Scientific Forum and The 42nd Annual Conference on Cardiovascular Disease, Epidemiology and Prevention in April 2002.

The Hawaii Convention Center provides the perfect venue to expand the reach of cardiovascular science to the Pacific Rim markets.

– Judith Collier, American Heart Association