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Hawaii Tourism Conference: Future Trends in Tourism

The Futures Company provides expertise in future trends through strategic planning, insight and innovation. With a greater understanding and foresight of upcoming trends that may affect a particular industry or the overall economy, any company or industry can set better goals or expectations. 
 
Jeff Yang, senior vice president at The Futures Company, will be the afternoon keynote speaker on day one of the 2014 Hawaii Tourism Conference. He will share his knowledge on the changing landscape of media and technology and its impact on society, as well as provide critical trends that are shaping the consumer marketplace. 
 
Yang’s knowledge and expertise in understanding trends and futures with a focus on technology and media, have made him a sought-after media commentator. He writes a regular column for the Wall Street Journal online called “Tao Jones,” and can be heard regularly on public radio programs such as “The Takeaway,” “Tell Me More” and “The Brian Lehrer Show.” He has also authored and edited a number of books including, “Eastern Standard Time”, “I Am Jackie Chan: My Life in Action”, “Once Upon a Time in China,” “Secret Identities” and “Shattered.” 
 
There is still time to sign up for the shirt-sleeve sessions where you will have the opportunity to connect one-on-one with tour operators, wholesalers or meeting planners to promote your services or programs. To participate, your business or company must be a ground operator (rental car company, shuttle service, or transportation company), property (hotel, resort, condo-hotel, or vacation rental), activity (tour, recreational activity, or an event), or attraction museum, theater, aquarium/zoo, cultural or historic site, garden, park, or venue). Register for the sessions here on the Tourism Conference registration page. 
 
Seats are still available for the Hawaii Tourism Conference, Aha Oihana Hoomakaikai, on Aug. 28 – 29. Register today here.
 
 

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