Hawai‘i Tourism Conference 2023

Hawai‘i Tourism Conference 2023

The Hawaiʻi Tourism Authority (HTA) is excited to hold our Hawaiʻi Tourism Conference on Monday, October 2, and Tuesday, October 3. Join us for two days of insightful discussions at the Hawaiʻi Convention Center.

The conference will focus on the ongoing efforts to shape Hawaiʻi's regenerative tourism future that stimulates travel demand to the Hawaiian Islands while prioritizing the well-being of our people, places, and culture. We will cover various topics, including HTA's response to the Maui wildfires and rebuilding travel to the island, progress made in implementing our community-based Destination Management Action Plans, updates from our Global Marketing Team, and perspectives from industry and community leaders who are actively driving positive change in Hawaiʻi. 

Full Registration is available for $200 plus tax for both conference days including continental breakfast, lunch, coffee breaks, Aloha Reception, Legacy Luncheon, general session and concurrent sessions.

For those interested in selling at the Hoʻokipa Exhibition Hall on the first day, please register with the link below. For those providing information and not-selling items, please email: [email protected]

For those interested in attending the Aloha Reception or our Legacy Luncheon only, tickets can be purchased separately. 

Conference Schedule Day 1: Monday, October 2

7:30 a.m.

Registration and Continental Breakfast

8:30 a.m.

Opening Remarks and Protocol by Hawaiʻi Tourism Authority Leadership and Government Officials

10:00 a.m.

Opening Speaker: Destination Management Panel

11:00 a.m.

General Sessions

  • Research Insights
  • Air Updates
  • Cruise Updates
  • Break

12:00 p.m.

Opening Luncheon, Networking and Hoʻokipa Showcase (Showcase/Exhibitors open until 5:00 p.m.)

1:30 p.m.

General Sessions

  • Marketing Insights & Trends by Chief Brand Officer Kalani Ka‘anā‘anā
  • Hawai‘i Tourism Europe
  • Hawai‘i Tourism Canada
  • Hawai‘i Tourism Oceania
  • Panel Discussion
  • Break

2:50 p.m.

General Sessions

  • Hawai‘i Tourism Korea
  • Hawai‘i Tourism China
  • Hawai‘i Tourism Japan
  • Panel Questions
  • Break

3:55 p.m.

General Sessions

  • Meet Hawaiʻi
  • Hawai‘i Tourism USA
  • Panel Questions
  • Closing Remarks

5:00 p.m.

Aloha Reception (Enjoy pūpū, entertainment, and networking)

* Times and topics subject to change.

Conference Schedule Day 2: Tuesday, October 3

8:30 a.m.

Continental Breakfast

9:15 a.m.

Opening Remarks by Hawaiʻi Tourism Authority Leadership
General Session: Kilohana/HTA Stewardship Presentation

10:00 a.m.

Concurrent Session One

  • Marketing Trends
  • Technology Trends
  • Research Trends

11:15 a.m.

Concurrent Session Two

  • Tourism Concerns
  • Sustainable Tourism
  • Workforce Solutions

12:30 p.m.

Tourism Legacy Awards Luncheon (Theme: Culinary and Agriculture)

2:00 p.m.

Concurrent Session Three

  • PATA Student Forum (until 4:00 p.m.)
  • DMAP Workgroup Solutions
  • FestPAC 2024
  • Mālama Maui Actions

3:30 p.m.

Closing Speaker: Destination NEXT Futures Study

* Times and topics subject to change.

Sponsorship and Exhibition Opportunities

Lee-Ann Choy

Owner of Pacific Rim Concepts

(808) 864-9812

[email protected]

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