Workshops And Seminars

Workshops And Seminars

Research & Development Tax Credits for Businesses

Hawaii Technology Development Corporation – Innovate Hawaii

521 Ala Moana Blvd., Honolulu, HI  96813

Tel:  808-586-2510

Date: Thursday, September 20, 2018

Time:  9:30 to Noon, Registration at 9:00

Tickets:  $25.00

Testing or developing a new product? Working with a consultant to improve shelf life? From Engineering to Manufacturing, your business may qualify for the R&D Tax Credit!

  • Who can benefit from the R&D Tax credits?
  • What qualifies as research & development?
  • What tax credits are available?
  • How do these tax credits work?
  • What are the state qualifications?

On MAUI (Livestream hosted by Maui Economic Development Board (MEDB)):

Time: Check-in begins at 9:00 AM; Presentation 9:30 AM – 12:00 PM

Location: The Malcolm Center at Maui Research & Technology Park, 1305 North Holopono Street, Kihei, HI 96753 (map)

To register for the Maui event, go to: REGISTRATION REQUIRED.


On HAWAII ISLAND (Livestream hosted by HTDC at NELHA, Kailua Kona):

Time: Check-in begins at 9:00 AM; Presentation 9:30 AM – 12:00 PM

Location: Natural Energy Laboratory of Hawaii Authority (NELHA), 73-987 Makako Bay Dr, Kailua-Kona, HI 96740 (map)

To register for the Hawaii Island event, contact Tom Leonard at REGISTRATION REQUIRED.


On KAUAI (Livestream hosted by Kauai SBDC at Lihue Plantation Building):

Time: Check-in begins at 9:00 AM; Presentation 9:30 AM – 12:00 PM

Location: Lihue Plantation Building, 2970 Kele Street, Suite 101, Lihue, HI 96766 (map)

To register for the Kauai event go to: REGISTRATION REQUIRED.


About the Speakers:

Michael J. O’Malley is the Managing Partner of Goodsill Anderson Quinn & Stifel, and represents for-profit, nonprofit and health care clients in their initial organization and structuring, tax planning and proceedings before tax authorities, etc. and also addresses issues of corporate governance and fiduciary duty.

Scott Hayashi, Tax Director, joined CW Associates, CPAs in 2017 after serving as the Director of Tax at Alexander & Baldwin, Inc. He has 10 years of public accounting experience with Deloitte & Touche, LLP in St. Louis and Silicon Valley serving U.S. and international clients and 12 years of private industry experience with large publicly-traded companies, including 8 years as Senior Tax Counsel at Apple Inc. Scott is an attorney licensed to practice in California and an associate member of the Hawaii Society of Certified Public Accountants. Scott has a law degree from Washington University School of Law and a Bachelor’s degree in Accounting and Finance from Georgetown University. Scott was appointed to the Honolulu Real Property Tax Board of Review and serves on the board of various community organizations, including the Pacific and Asian Affairs Council (Treasurer), St. Francis School, Hawaii Community Reinvestment Corporation (Treasurer) and the Deputies.

Questions? Email


HPEC Monthly Brown Bag Lunch:  Meet the Exporter

This month’s speaker:  Mr. Ali Nikkhoo, Vice President Hawaii, APL Shipping 

521 Ala Moana Blvd., Honolulu, HI  96813

Tel:  808-586-2510

Date: Wednesday, September 26, 2018

Time:  Noon to 1:00 PM, doors open at 11:30

Location: Hawaii Foreign-Trade Zone No. 9, 521 Ala Moana Blvd., Homer A. Maxey International Trade Resource Center (ITRC), Honolulu, HI 96813 (map)

Ali is an extremely experienced executive in the global shipping business and he will share his expertise with us regarding movement of ocean freight from Hawaii to export markets. APL Shipping is a leading international container shipping and ocean freight provider.  Registration fee:  $5.00.  Space is limited.  Register online now.

The Hawaii Pacific Export Council (HPEC) is a Honolulu-based 501(c)3 non-profit focused on increasing the exports of Hawaii and Pacific Island companies by providing training and mentoring on export-related topics.  HPEC holds the “Meet the Exporter” Brown Bag Lunches on the last Wednesday of the month — mark your calendar! Bring your own lunch and learn from the experts about exporting.  These events are an invaluable resource as the speakers are seasoned exporters and the event provides extensive Q&A networking opportunities with professionals throughout the export chain.  We have several other events each year, such as the Pacific Islands Export University 101, export topic-specific seminars, and international networking meetings. Please see the HPEC website for more details about the organization and our events.


Hawaii Shoots + Berad Studio + American Marketers Association Hawaii Chapter

Workshop on video production and utilizing video in your digital marketing strategy


521 Ala Moana Blvd., Honolulu, HI  96813

Tel:  808-586-2510

Date: Thursday, October 4th

Time:  7:30 to 9:30 AM

Location: Hawaii Foreign-Trade Zone No. 9, 521 Ala Moana Blvd., Homer A. Maxey International Trade Resource Center (ITRC), Honolulu, HI 96813 (map)

Hawaii Shoots is a community of imagemakers, video producers and visual artists. We foster the growth of creative storytelling and technical knowledge through monthly workshops, digital resources, and networking opportunities. Hawaii Shoots encourages collaboration and professional growth to strengthen our local industry.

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How to Start a Small Business

Richard Kebo, Hawai‘i SBDC Senior Business Advisor

521 Ala Moana Blvd., Honolulu, HI  96813

Tel:  808-586-2510

Date: Tuesday, October 16th

Time:  10:00 to Noon

Location: Hawaii Foreign-Trade Zone No. 9, 521 Ala Moana Blvd., Homer A. Maxey International Trade Resource Center (ITRC), Honolulu, HI 96813 (map)

We’re pleased to announce our entrepreneurship class focused on people who are at the beginning stages of starting their business on O‘ahu. This class will address all of the important topics you must consider before investing money or time, and so it is a very important step in the process of starting your business.

The Hawai‘i SBDC is a program of the University of Hawai‘i at Hilo funded in part through a Cooperative Agreement NO. SBAHQ-18-B-0041 with the U.S. Small Business Administration. All opinions, conclusions or recommendations expressed are those of the author(s) and do not necessarily reflect the views of the SBA. Hawai‘i SBDC services are extended to the public on a nondiscriminatory basis. Language assistance services are available for individuals with limited English proficiency as well as reasonable accommodations can be made for persons with disabilities if requested at least two weeks in advance. Please contact Hawai‘i SBDC at 945-1430 to make arrangements. Hawai‘i SBDC is an Equal Opportunity Employer.

Fee: $ 10.00

Payment is to be made at the time of on-line registration. No Refunds unless the event is canceled by SBDC.


Export University 101

Homer A. Maxey International Trade Resource Center Conference Room, Foreign-Trade Zone No. 9

521 Ala Moana Blvd., Honolulu, HI  96813

Tel:  808-586-2510

Next Date and Time to be Determined

A comprehensive training seminar that will help you learn the nuts and bolts of exporting while developing a global strategy for your business. Get first-hand knowledge from the experts, while taking charge of your unique and personalized International Business Plan to grow your international business successfully. From industry experts to our very knowledgeable community partners, Export University will help small businesses that are new to exporting as well as those with a blossoming international business to identify the best markets for your products or services and the steps needed to connect with new customers worldwide.




DBEDT for Business Toastmasters Club Open House

State Office Tower, 235 S. Beretania St., Room 405

2nd and 4th Tuesday, 11:30 to 12:30

DBEDT for Business Toastmasters Club invites members from both the public and private sectors. The club was started in 2005 as a professional development opportunity for DBEDT employees to improve their communication and leadership skills in a proven cost-effective, self-paced and very supportive program.


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