HCC Recognizes Asian Pacific American Heritage Month

May is Asian/Pacific American Heritage Month – a celebration of the culture, traditions and history of Asian Americans, Native Hawaiians, and Pacific Islanders (AANHPIs) in the United States. The Hawai‘i Convention Center is honored to be home to a number of cultural events that celebrate our AANHPI communities. Here are just some of the memorable images from our past events. We look forward to welcoming them back in the future.

Happy Earth Day 2021!

Today and every day we strive to do our part to support climate action. At the Hawai‘i Convention Center, our guests, planners, staff and communities have come together for more than two decades to preserve, protect and enhance the natural beauty of the Hawaiian Islands. Our Hoʻomaluo program celebrates that commitment with a multi-faceted approach to environmental conservation that inspires everything we do and touches everyone we serve. Visit our website for more info on our sustainability practices. 

Hawaii Convention Center Recognizes National Breast Cancer Awareness Month

The Hawai‘i Convention Center is recognizing National Breast Cancer Awareness Month this October with special lighting throughout the Lobby of the building from Oct. 16 – 31, 2020.

The pink LED lighting is designed to help raise awareness of the disease. It is estimated that more than 276,400 women and over 2,600 men will be diagnosed with new cases of invasive breast cancer in the U.S. this year.

“We are proud to recognize National Breast Cancer Awareness Month this October in honor of the many families who are touched each year by this disease,” said Teri Orton, general manager of the Hawai‘i Convention Center, managed by ASM Global. “It is critically important that patients receive the screening, access, treatment and support that they need.”

The Center has remained closed to the public since March following State of Hawai‘i COVID-19 pandemic restrictions. It is working with state agencies to provide space for important services such as unemployment claims processing, COVID-19 contact tracing, and vote counting. All public events previously scheduled during this time are either postponed or canceled.

The Center is also conducting improvements, repairs and upgrades throughout the building, allowing for the expedited completion of maintenance projects and the implementation of new safety protocols without disrupting meetings and events.

The health and safety of guests and employees are the Center’s top priority. The Center has developed safety guidelines and protocols in response to COVID-19, and continues to follow the guidance of public health officials.

Visit HawaiiConvention.com for updates.

Hawaii Convention Center Lit Up in Red In Support Of #RedAlertRESTART Campaign

The Hawai‘i Convention Center was illuminated in red last September 1st in solidarity with the millions of people working behind the scenes to bring live events, concerts and sporting events back to life.

1,500 other buildings across North America also lit up their facilities in red to call attention to the deep financial plight of the Live Events Industry.

For more info, visit WeMakeEvents.org

Hawaii Convention Center Continues to Serve Community as Location for Hawaii Unemployment and Elections Services

Honolulu, June 16, 2020 – While the Hawai‘i Convention Center remains closed to the public following State of Hawai‘i COVID-19 pandemic restrictions, it is working with state agencies to provide space for important services such as unemployment claims processing and vote counting.

Since April the Hawai‘i Convention Center has served as a temporary satellite location for the Hawai‘i Department of Labor and Industrial Relations to process unemployment insurance claims. While this location is not open to the public, volunteer personnel and staff are using socially distanced workstations to process a record number of unemployment claims. The Center has worked in coordination with the Hawai‘i Army National Guard to ensure volunteers and staff are wearing the appropriate personal protective equipment (PPE) and are having their temperatures and security credentials checked upon entry.

“Our ballroom and exhibit halls provide ample space to follow social distancing measures recommended by the CDC to ensure the health and safety of our guests and employees,” said Teri Orton, general manager of the Hawai‘i Convention Center, managed by ASM Global. “While all public events previously scheduled during this time are either postponed or cancelled, we are pleased to continue to serve Hawai‘i.”

From July through November the State of Hawai‘i’s Office of Elections will use a portion of the Center’s exhibit hall space as a temporary vote counting center, with more than 200 volunteers and staff expected to participate.

The Center is also conducting improvements, repairs and upgrades throughout the building, allowing for the expedited completion of maintenance projects and the implementation of new safety protocols without disrupting meetings and events.

The health and safety of guests and employees are the Center’s top priority. The Center has developed safety guidelines and protocols in response to COVID-19 and continues to follow the guidance of public health officials.

Updates will be posted to the Center’s schedule at HawaiiConvention.com.

About the Hawai‘i Convention Center

“Where Business and Aloha Meet,” the 1.1 million-square-foot Hawai‘i Convention Center provides a spacious, modern and flexible meeting space in the heart of Honolulu – all with an award-winning team and renowned aloha spirit. Conveniently located between East and West, the Center is a global leader for a diverse array of meetings and events, just steps from 30,000 hotel rooms in iconic Waikiki. The Center is a state-owned facility opened in 1998, and is managed by ASM Global. For more, visit HawaiiConvention.com.

About ASM Global

ASM Global was formed from the merger of AEG Facilities and SMG in October 2019, creating a venue management powerhouse that spans five continents, 14 countries and more than 300 of the world’s most prestigious arenas, stadiums, convention and exhibit centers, and performing arts venues. To learn more about ASM Global and the exciting new ways we can serve you, visit ASMGlobal.com.

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Hawaii Convention Center Update on COVID-19 Closure

The Hawai‘i Convention Center continues to follow State of Hawai‘i restrictions to help prevent the spread of COVID-19, remaining closed since March 18, 2020. While all public events previously scheduled during this time are either postponed or cancelled, the Center is pleased to serve our communities as a temporary satellite location for the Hawaii Department of Labor and Industrial Relations to process unemployment insurance claims. This satellite location is not open to the public for walk-ins.  For further information please refer to the Hawai‘i Department of Labor and Industrial Relations website at https://labor.hawaii.gov/ui/.

The health and safety of our guests and staff are our top priority, and we will post updates to our events calendar at HawaiiConvention.com

Please also visit our FAQs page for any questions: https://blog.hawaiiconvention.com/covid-19-faqs/