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A warm heartfelt mahalo to all our HVCB Members for their unwavering support and active participation in all our events. Your presence at our gatherings has been invaluable, and we deeply appreciate your commitment to fostering a vibrant tourism community. Whether it’s our informative Member Hōʻike sessions, enriching huakaʻi excursions, or lively Pau Hana networking events, your engagement has made each occasion memorable.

We'd like to also extend our gratitude to our partners, sponsors, and volunteers who contribute to the success of these gatherings. Together, we continue to strengthen our bonds, cultivate lasting partnerships, and propel our shared vision forward.

We look forward to seeing you at our next event. Mahalo nui loa!

 

Past In-Person Events

  • Romer Group Full Image Size

     

    A warm mahalo to Department of Parks and Recreation, Hilton Garden Inn Waikiki Beach, International Market Place, NMG Network, Summer Club, and Surfjack Hotel & Swim Club, who joined us, in partnership with Romer, to mālama ʻāina and cultivate networks that foster community and industry growth. We had a fantastic afternoon of networking and fun while honoring and preserving King Kalākaua Park.

     

    Experience Romer with HVCB

     

    Special thanks to the team at Romer Waikīkī at The Ambassador for generously hosting this event and to the team at Waikīkī Swim & Social Club for putting together such a delightful menu. We'd like to extend a heartfelt mahalo to Anuhea Kānealiʻi, Director of Learning Engagement at ʻIolani Palace, for blessing and honoring King Kalākaua during our park clean-up.

     

    We look forward to seeing you at our next event!

  • HVCB Huaka'i with Genki Ala Wai Project

     

    A warm mahalo to our members and guests who joined us for our huakaʻi (excursion) with Genki Ala Wai Project! We had a fantastic sunny afternoon celebrating National Volunteer Month as we mālama our ahupuaʻa.

     

    We want to thank the team at Genki Ala Wai Project for the privilege of participating in a collective effort to restore the Ala Wai Canal back to life and create a healthier, more vibrant ecosystem.

     

    Additionally, please mark your calendars for Wednesday, September 11, as we continue to mālama our ahupuaʻa with the Genki Ala Wai Project. Please stay tuned for more details.

     

    We look forward to seeing you at our next event!

  • HVCB 2023 Annual Holiday Event: A Not-So-Silent Night!

     

    A warm mahalo to our members and guests who joined us for our third annual A Not-So-Silent Night at International Market Place! We had a wonderful evening of networking and fun, getting to meet and connect with over 160 industry professionals.

     

    We want to thank Desiree Mosiman, General Manager; Malia Zannoni, Marketing & Sponsorship Director; and Darian Pang, Marketing & Sponsorship Specialist of International Market Place for generously sponsoring the event and putting together such a delicious menu!

     

    A special thanks to all the partners and volunteers who supported the event. Mahalo to our sponsors NMG Network, JPG Hawaii, Victor Goodpasture Photography, and Stargazers of Hawaii, and to our door prize donors International Market Place, Discount Hawaii Car Rental, Hawaii Nautical, Kapolei Golf Club, Kona Salt Farm by Sea Salts of Hawaii, OUTRIGGER Waikiki Beachcomber Hotel, Skyland Air, Southwest Airlines, and The Adventure Boat.

     

    We are pleased to share HVCB's A Not-So-Silent Night Photo Gallery provided by HVCB member, Victor Goodpasture, for your perusal. Should you wish to download the photos and use them, please provide photo credit to Victor Goodpasture Photography. Mahalo Victor for capturing a cheerful evening!

     

    We look forward to seeing you at our next event.

  • HVCB Huakaʻi at Lunalilo Home

     

    A warm mahalo to our members who joined us for our huakaʻi (excursion) at Lunalilo Home!  We had a fantastic morning celebrating Grandparents’ Day as we mālama our kūpuna with entertainment, lei, and ʻono food for our kūpuna and guests.

     

    We want to thank Keolamaikalani Dean, Chief Executive Officer; ʻIwalani Kanoelehua Ah Quin, Administrator; and Emma Poulson Adolpho, Executive Assistant to the CEO, of Lunalilo Home, for the privilege of visiting and guiding us through a tour of 130-year-old historic Lunalilo Home.

     

    A special thanks to our premier sponsor, Southwest Airlines, who supported our huakaʻi.

     

    We look forward to enriching our partnership with Lunalilo Home and hope to see you at our next event!

  • 2023 Summer Networking

     

    A warm mahalo to our members and guests who joined us for our "Sunny with a Chance of Networking" Pau Hana at Wayfinder Waikiki!  We had a wonderful evening of networking and fun, getting to meet and connect with like-minded industry professionals. 

     

    We want to thank Romeo Aguinaldo, Area General Manager, and Kanako Reeder, Director of Experience, of Wayfinder Waikiki, as well as Springboard Hospitality, for generously hosting the event and to the team at their on-site restaurant, Redfish Waikiki, for putting together a delightful menu for us to enjoy.

     

    A special thanks to all the partners and volunteers who supported the event.

     

    We are pleased to share HVCB's "Sunny with a Chance of Networking" Pau Hana Photo Gallery provided by HVCB member, Victor Goodpasture, for your perusal. Should you wish to download the photos and use them, please provide photo credit to Victor Goodpasture Photography. Mahalo Victor for capturing a cheerful evening!

     

    We look forward to seeing you at our next event.

  • Noho Home group

     

    A warm mahalo to our members who joined us for HVCB Pilina at NOHO HOME by Jalene Kanani! We had an insightful behind the scenes tour of Hawaiʻi's only microfactory and got to observe the different processes from start to finish. It was also motivating and refreshing to see that for every project, Native Hawaiian inspired designs are preserved.

     

    We want to thank Jalene Kanani, President & Creative Director, Lori Hieger, Director of Business Development, and Jaycinth Hitzeman, Operations Manager, at NOHO HOME for hosting the event, as well as the team for putting together a fun interactive tour. It's not every day that we see a drawing get processed into a pillow, especially in less than an hour!

     

    If you were unable to make it to the event but would like to learn more about their company, please click the image below to view NOHO HOME's presentation from our Member Hō‘ike on May 17, 2022.

     

    Noho Home video

     

    We look forward to seeing you at our next event.

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    A warm mahalo to our members and guests who joined us for our second annual Not-So-Silent night at the International Market Place!  We had a wonderful evening of networking and fun, getting to meet and connect with over 130 industry professionals.

     

    We want to thank Desiree Mosiman, General Manager; Malia Zannoni, Marketing & Sponsorship Director; Darian Pang, Marketing & Sponsorship Specialist of the International Market Place for generously sponsoring the event and putting together such a delicious menu!

     

    A special thanks to all the partners and volunteers who supported the event. Mahalo to our sponsors NMG Network, Victor Goodpasture Photography, JPG Hawaii, and The Lei Bus, and to prize donors International Market Place, Polynesian Adventure, Discount Hawaii Car Rental, Hawaii Nautical, and Kōkua Sun Care.

     

    Mahalo Victor for capturing a cheerful evening!

  • HVCB Summer Pau Hana


    A warm mahalo to our members and guests who joined us for the HVCB summer kick-off at the White Sands Hotel! We had a wonderful evening of networking and fun, getting to meet and connect with over 120 industry professionals.

     

    We want to thank Ben Rafter, President & CEO of Springboard Hospitality, Romeo Aguinaldo, Area General Manager and Wade Takano, Operations Manager at the White Sands Hotel for generously hosting the event and to the team at the hotel-owned restaurant, Heyday, for putting together a delightful menu. It's not every day we get to throw an event served by a James Beard award-winning chef, Robynne Maii!

     

    A special thanks to all the partners and volunteers who supported the event. Mahalo to Southwest Airlines for being a premier sponsor and providing two round-trip tickets for the grand prize. Mahalo to supporting sponsors Heyday, Green Lady, Aloha Event DJ, Victor Goodpasture Photography, and Kō Hana Distillers and to amenity and prize donors Honolulu Cookie Company, Aubrey Emi Design, and Kōkua Sun Care.

     

    Mahalo Victor for capturing a splashtacular evening!

  • HVCB Huaka'i at Bishop Museum


    We immersed ourselves in traditional Hawaiian knowledge and practices at Bishop Museum. We opened the morning with HVCB member Casey Ballao, Director of Sales and Marketing at SpeediShuttle, providing our Hawaiian cultural protocols and sharing more about the culture throughout the day.

     

    The volunteer team, comprised of members and HVCB staff, worked with the museum botany team in Nā Ulu Kanu o Kaiwiʻula Native Hawaiian Garden, cultivating and cleaning the native garden with non-native plants, these plants were essential to the survival of the original Polynesian settlers to Hawai'i over 1,000 years ago. Volunteers also worked with the museum curator to carefully catalog and identify some of the thousands of plants in the museum's collection.

     

    Mahalo to Milton Lafitaga and Sade Thomas at Bishop Museum for coordinating this event! 

  • HVCB Huaka'i on Maui


    Maui Visitors and Convention Bureau (MVCB) partnered with Nohoʻana Farm in central Maui and the Pacific Whale Foundation. We all lent a hand on this ancestral land, working in and around the loʻi to mālama ʻāina in honor of Earth Day. We were able to uncover the stone wall, that has been hidden by trees for nearly a century.

     

    A huge mahalo to our lunch sponsor, Southwest Airlines!

     

    Mahalo to Meagan DeGaia, Destination Manager at MVCB for coordinating this event!

     

Past Virtual Events

  • 2024 Outlook on U.S. Traveler Sentiment

    Presented May 14, 2024.

     

    Mahalo to those of you who attended the HVCB Membership Webinar: "2024 Outlook on U.S. Traveler Sentiment" with Future Partners’ Jamie Tokuno, Director of Research. We appreciate your participation and hope that you found this webinar very informative.

     

    You will gain insight from this presentation about the independent research conducted by Future Partners on the American traveler.

     

    We look forward to seeing you at our next event!

  • Generative AI and its Implications for Communicators

    Presented February 24, 2024.

     

    Mahalo to our HVCB Members and Guests who attended the HVCB Membership Webinar: "Generative AI and its Implications for Communicators" with Edelman’s Tristan Roy, Chief Digital Officer, and Mirza Germovic, Vice President, AI Platform Evaluation and Offering Development Lead. We appreciate your participation and hope you found the webinar informative.

     

    The presentation will give you an overview of Generative AI, guiding you to a deeper understanding of its capabilities, benefits, and real-world applications for business leaders. We’ll delve into unique ways AI can revolutionize the travel industry, fostering innovation and delivering unprecedented value.

     

    We look forward to seeing you at our next event!

  • A warm mahalo to our members who joined us for our 2023 Commute Challenge: Go Multimodal Webinar! The O‘ahu DMAP seeks to engage our industry and encourage our O‘ahu industry workforce to participate in the challenge, learn about the multimodal transportation options on O‘ahu, and play a part in alleviating traffic – a priority of our island communities as voiced in Action I. With this participation, we hope our industry workforce can be sustainable transportation ambassadors when interacting with our visitors, and we look to our industry to be leaders in the solution.

     

    This statewide event, happening throughout August 2023, will challenge you to get out of your car and experience the variety of transportation options that Hawaiʻi has to offer. Walk, bike, bus, carpool, or utilize public transportation for any trip — whether to school, the grocery store, the beach, or to work — to earn points, complete challenges, and compete for fun prizes!

     

    Gear up, the Commute Challenge starts August 1st!

  • https://youtu.be/5gpKmyitSZQ

    Explore the indigenous language, culture, and history of these islands and ways to incorporate this ancient wisdom into your day-to-day operations as we welcome guests with the aloha spirit. Join the Hawai‘i Visitors & Convention Bureau and enjoy a sample of the cultural and destination training we provide for our Membership with Kainoa Daines, Senior Director of Brand. Presented September 28, 2022.

  • HVCB Social Media E-Commerce Webinar

    The Hawaiʻi Visitors & Convention Bureau in partnership with Anthology Marketing Group presents "Social Media E-Commerce Webinar." Need tips on how to succeed in an ever-changing and ever-competitive e-commerce industry? You'll get insights into how small e-commerce businesses can make the most of social media to grow an audience and attract customers. We’ll cover best practices on how to maximize your profile, different content ideas, user-generated content, and beginning with paid ads. Recorded March 24, 2022.

  • Elevate Mindset and Build Resiliency


    Increasing Positive Intelligence can impact self-awareness, strengthen ones ability to differentiate saboteur thoughts and feelings from ally thoughts and feelings, improve productivity and develop resiliency.

     

    Grace will share specific mini-mindfulness practices and strategies that you can use throughout the day to elevate mindset. This accelerated learning experience is offered based on the Positive Intelligence body of work developed by Shirzad Chamine and the Coach Excellence School body of work developed by Grace Hao & Coach with Grace.

     

    The recording of Elevate Mindset & Build Resiliency is available exclusively to registered attendees.


  • In today's rapidly changing environment, it is all too easy to get caught up in the rush of daily activities. We need to remind ourselves to practice self-care on a regular basis. In this live, interactive webinar we will learn 7 exercises for stress management, discuss the power of gratitude, and have the opportunity to connect with others.

     

    Get ready to laugh and learn together. Our guide, Makana Risser Chai, is a certified wellness coach and author of the book, Mindful Multitasking: Timeless Techniques for a Vibrant Mind, Strong Body, Happy Heart & Light Spirit.


  • Economic chaos and the pandemic are causing unprecedented change in commerce, society, and everyday life. Resilient companies that adapt quickly to change are far more able to survive and succeed than those that are stuck in business as usual.

     

    Topics include: • Appreciating the benefits of change • Overcoming resistance to change • Understanding how people respond differently to change • Assessing the risks and rewards of change • Preparing, planning, and implementing organizational change • Leading others through the process of change • Creating an action plan for successful change


  • Posture your communication with optimism, care, solution-oriented thinking, and a sincere desire to serve. With respect for the current global circumstances, it is important to be brief, personable, and find ways to add value to those you are looking to connect with virtually.

     

    In this webinar you will: • Discover how to build rapport and create receptivity to your calls, emails, texts, videos, and beyond. • Learn how to connect efficiently and effectively with online etiquette strategies.

  • Coral reefs represent the backbone of Hawaii's ocean ecosystem. Critically important to providing food, coastal protection, marine recreation opportunities, and healthy marine ecosystems, Hawaii's reefs face numerous impacts and threats. In recent years, scientists have focused on the harmful impacts of sunscreen to coral reefs. In an effort to curb these impacts, Hawaii passed landmark legislation in 2019 banning certain chemicals commonly found in sunscreens. These chemicals have been linked to coral disease and death. This webinar will review Hawaii's sunscreen legislation as it relates to businesses, provide best practices for sun protection, and help your business make the most environmentally conscious decision when it comes to sun protection for your guests.

     

    Presented by Lauren Blickley, marine biologist, on behalf of the Sustainable Tourism Association of Hawaii.