Brain Gain Hawaii

Please enjoy episode #1 of Hawaii Tourism Re-Opening Consortium Webinar: Restarting Hawaii’s Tourism Industry. On behalf of the University of Hawaii Shidler College of Business Alumni Association and the Travel Industry Management International, Inc, a new webinar series on supporting the re-opening of Hawaii’s tourism industry has begun. These webinars are designed to stimulate ideas for solutions that can be implemented by Hawaii businesses, tourism stakeholders, hospitality workers and the general public.

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. The format of the webinar will vary from panel discussions and presentations, with an opportunity for attendees to ask questions to the speakers.

John Doyle – Technical Director, Department of Defense
Buddy Leong – Executive Director, Virtual Student Experiences
Evan Leong – CEO, Brain Gain Hawaii
Koko Leong – Chief Marketing Officer, Virtual Student Experiences

Co-hosts from the UH Shidler College of Business Alumni Association Board of Directors:
Lee-Ann Choy – President, Pacific Rim Concepts
Trevor Newman – Sales Manager, Hawaii Convention Center
Sandy Santiago-Narvaez – Director of Sales and Marketing, The Ritz-Carlton Residences, Waikiki Beach
Toby Tamaye – President, AT Marketing

John De Fries – President and CEO, Hawaii Tourism Authority
Derek Kawakami – Mayor, County of Kauai
Sherry Menor-MacNamara – President and CEO, Chamber of Commerce of Honolulu
Pono Shim – President and CEO, Oahu Economic Development Board
Glenn Wakai – Hawai‘i State Senator, Chair of the Senate’s Committee on Economic Development, Tourism and Technology