AEG Community Foundation Awards $40,000 in Charitable Grants in Hawai‘i

The AEG Community Foundation, the newly formed charitable arm of AEG, which manages the Hawai‘i Convention Center, has awarded $40,000 in grants to two nonprofit organizations in Hawai‘i. The Foundation’s mission is to support children and families in need in the areas of K-12 education, the arts, and health and wellness in communities where AEG operates.

Left to Right (Jan. 23, 2019): Avery Fukeda, Sales Coordinator, Hawai‘i Convention Center; Teri Orton, General Manager, Hawai’i Convention Center; Arden Salassa, Corporate Relations Manager, Make-A-Wish Hawaii; James Donnelly, Hospitality and Development Manager, Make-A-Wish Hawaii.
Left to Right (Feb. 1, 2019): Auli‘i Hirayama, Development Director, Boys & Girls Club of Hawaii; Teri Orton, General Manager, Hawai’i Convention Center; Paddy Kauhane, Interim President & CEO, Boys & Girls Club of Hawaii.

Make-A-Wish Hawai‘i was awarded $25,000 to support its mission of granting life-changing wishes for children with critical illnesses, and the Boys & Girls Club of Hawaii was awarded $15,000 to support sports and culinary arts programs for at-risk youth.

“We are pleased that two outstanding organizations in our community, Make-A-Wish Hawai’i and Boys & Girls Clubs of Hawai’i, were selected to receive grants from the AEG Community Foundation,” said Teri Orton, general manager of the Hawai‘i Convention Center. “In its more than 20 years of operation, the Hawai‘i Convention Center has participated in numerous efforts to support and enhance Hawai‘i’s communities, including efforts furthered by AEG’s longstanding AEG 1Community program, which established foundations and programs and contributed more than $120 million in direct financial and in-kind support of charitable, community and civic programs over the past decade.”

Sunset Mele & Night Market – Entertainment Lineup Announced!

Check out our Entertainment Lineup for December’s Sunset Mele & Night Market!

Entertainment Schedule (Room 306):

4:00 pm Karlie G.








5:00 pm Evan Khay and Keilana







6:00 pm Kamanawa






7:00 pm Kawika Kahiapo







8:00 pm Ben & Maila









Feature Movie: Elf
6:00pm in the Lili΄u Theater 310









The Art & Music of Award Winning Songwriter IZIK – The Sabian Garden

Inspired by beautiful gardens and the Sabian symbols of astrology, The Sabian Garden is a space within the unconscious bank of knowledge reserved for all strange quirks and buoyant energies. Accompanied by a full band, the Nā Hōkū Hanohano Award Winner will perform original songs off of his debut album, Obsidian.  IZIK will also share new songs off of his forthcoming music project.

Opening for the evening will be TWELVENOONANDMIDNITE and Keilana Mokulehua along with Special Guests Imua Garza, NIKS and Softboi..

Food and beverages will be available for purchase. No outside food or drink permitted.

Parking in the Hawai‘i Convention Center parking garage is available for $10 per entry, cash or card.

Guests with Electric Vehicles that have valid EV license plates may park at the Hawaii Convention Center at no charge while attending an event at HCC. (EV charging is available.)

Please note that free parking only applies to full electric vehicles and does not include hybrid vehicles.

Ticket sales are final and non-refundable.

Purchase tickets here:


Clippers Hawai‘i Classic Presented By Kaiser Permanente Announces Fan Fest

Clippers Hawaii Fan Fest 2017

Clippers Hawaii Classic 2017

Meet the L.A. Clippers live and in person on Sept. 30th

HONOLULU – AEG Facilities (AEG) today announced Fan Fest will be held on Sept. 30 from 11:00 a.m.-5:00 p.m. at the Hawai‘i Convention Center. Fan Fest is a free community celebration open to the public where fans can meet legendary players from the L.A. Clippers and participate in a variety of exciting activities.

Fan Fest is a part of the Clippers Hawai‘i Classic, a two-game NBA showcase event in Honolulu, presented by Kaiser Permanente, the nation’s largest integrated health care system.

Kaiser Permanente believes when you maximize your total health – mind, body and spirit – you thrive. Stop by the Kaiser Permanente interactive booth at the Clippers Hawai‘i Classic Fan Fest for your own thrive experiences. Try out the hydration station with homemade fruit-flavored drinks, learn more about building a healthy plate, how to prevent sports injuries, or grab your friends to take your own Kaiser Permanente photo. Just for stopping by, you will also receive fun giveaways to commemorate the day.

In addition to the chance to meet the L.A. Clippers, Fan Fest will consist of fun family activities, such as games, competitions, a variety of food and beverages, arts and crafts, and a basketball skills workshop with NBA players and coaches. Opportunities for pictures and autographs with the team will be available, as well as opportunities to win signed athletic-wear merchandise.

The Clippers Hawai‘i Classic will feature the L.A. Clippers playing the Toronto Raptors in two preseason games, October 1st and October 3rd, at the Stan Sheriff Center. The Clippers are also holding training camp in Honolulu. The Clippers Hawai‘i Classic will provide a rare opportunity for sports fans in Hawai‘i to see two of the NBA’s most talented teams in person, both of which participated in the 2016-2017 NBA playoffs.

General tickets to the Clippers Hawai‘i Classic are on sale now at

Fan Fest is free and open to the public; however, we encourage fans to register their attendance here.

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Media contact:

Kalli Abernathy
Bennet Group Strategic Communications


A Month of Fashion, Arts and Thanksgiving

As we enter the last few months of Fall, we welcome cooler weather, shorter days and a more relaxed atmosphere here at the Hawaii Convention Center. This is a time where we get a chance to look back and appreciate how much we have accomplished this year and look forward to ending strong in 2016.
The month of November began with the Hawaii Asian Art Auction. Over 400 pieces of Asian art and antiques was on display in our 3rd floor Room 317AB from November 2 – 4, 2016 where attendees were able to preview various pieces before culminating in a live auction from November 5 – 6, 2016.
Next was Honolulu Fashion Week 2016 from November 10- 12, 2016. Held in our Kamehameha Exhibit Hall 3, this event showcased Hawaii’s unique fashion talents joined by world-renowned fashion designers, stylists, and industry experts. Check out some of the photos below.
We also partnered with Hawaii Tourism Korea to put together a FAM Tour where we welcomed 5 clients representing the top 10 companies in Korea. Held last November 13 – 18, 2018, we had the opportunity to showcase the best of Honolulu and Maui to five select VIPs. We would like to thank the entire HTK as well as our various industry partners for contributing to the success of this FAM!

Lastly, as this is the season of Thanksgiving, we would like to extend our Mahalos to all of you for your constant support and collaboration. Your warm hospitality and expert guidance have helped us explore new opportunities this year and we look forward to a great 2017 with you!


The Honolulu Fashion Week 2016, presented by Hawaiian Airlines and Honolulu Magazine, highlighted international and local designers on their runway shows.

The Honolulu Fashion Week 2016, presented by Hawaiian Airlines and Honolulu Magazine, highlighted international and local designers on their runway shows.

The inaugural Hawaii Asian Art Auction showcased over 400 unique Asian art and antiques for live auction.

  The inaugural Hawaii Asian Art Auction showcased over 400 unique Asian art and antiques for live auction.


Mahalo to the Hawai‘i Tourism Korea team for a successful 2016 Hawai‘i MCI FAM!

Mahalo to the Hawai‘i Tourism Korea team for a successful 2016 Hawai‘i MCI FAM!