Hawai‘i Tourism Reopening Consortium Webinar 8: Impact of the Activities, Events and Wedding Industry

Welcome to the eighth and final episode of Hawaii Tourism Re-Opening Consortium Webinar. In this episode we talk about the Impacts and Forecast of the Activities, Events and Wedding Industry.

On behalf of the University of Hawaii Shidler College of Business Alumni Association and the Travel Industry Management International, Inc, we would like to invite you to join a new webinar series on supporting the re-opening of Hawaii’s tourism industry. The webinars are designed to stimulate ideas for solutions that can be implemented by Hawaii businesses, tourism stakeholders, hospitality workers and the general public.

The webinars are designed to stimulate ideas that can be implemented by Hawai‘i businesses, tourism stakeholders, hospitality workers and the general public. The series will continue every Tuesday until November 17. Each webinar will feature a different industry topic, such as health and safety, airline, hotel, retail, restaurant and a Japan-focused webinar. 4-5 local industry leaders will be speaking on aspects necessary to effectively resume commerce and will be presented via a live zoom feed that will be free to the public. To view previous webinars, visit https://braingainhi.com

Each webinar will include 4-5 local industry leaders speaking on aspects necessary to effectively resume commerce and will be presented via a live zoom feed that will be free to the public.

Producers:
Evan Leong – CEO, Brain Gain Hawaii
Buddy Leong – Executive Director, Virtual Student Experiences
Koko Leong – Chief Marketing Officer, Virtual Student Experiences

Host:
Sandy Narvaez, Director of Sales & Marketing, The Ritz-Carlton Residences, Waikiki Beach
Toby Tamaye, President, AT Marketing

Moderators:
Trevor Newman, Sales Manager, Hawaii Convention Center

Panelists:
Paula Akana, Executive Director, The Friends of Iolani Palace
Julie Aragaki, Owner/ Publisher, Hawaii Wedding Style Magazine, Founder, Wedding Week Hawaii
John Morgan, CEO, Kualoa Ranch
Teri Orton, General Manager, Hawaii Convention Center
Philip Richardson, CEO, Partner & Innovative Event Producer, Current Affairs
Tiffany Richardson, President & Partner, Current Affairs

Topics Include:
Special Events Outlook
Group Booking & Conventions Outlook
How Activities are Pivoting
How Cultural Education will Play a Key Role in Rebuilding Tourism
Wedding Market Recovery and Next Steps
Changes to the Executing of an Event
Tips on how to Safely Run an Event
Transportation Concerns and Advice
What’s next for large festivals and gatherings