Workshops And Seminars

Workshops And Seminars

2019 Customs and Border Protection Outreach to Hawaii’s Trade Community

February 1, 2019


Access Driveway from Channel Street,  Parking available at Restaurant Row

Doors open at 8:30 AM

To register, email:   HILDA.C.MONTOYA@CBP.DHS.GOV

Presentations By:

  • Hawaii Foreign-Trade Zone No. 9
    U.S. Department of Agriculture, Plant Protection and Quarantine
    U.S. Food and Drug Administration
    U.S. Department of Small Business Administration
    U.S. Department of Interior, Fish and Wildlife Service
    U.S. Customs and Border Protection, Sea Cargo
    U.S. Customs and Border Protection, Sea Cargo, Agriculture
    U.S. Customs and Border Protection, Air Cargo
    U.S. Customs and Border Protection, Air Cargo, Agriculture
    U.S. Customs and Border Protection, Mail Branch
    U.S. Customs and Border Protection, Import and Entry
    U.S. Environmental Protection Agency
    Intellectual Property Group (non-government)


2019 US-HK-China Forum at Laniakea YWCA

The one-day forum will cover a range of topics, including economic, trade, finance, investment, urbanization, infrastructure, retailing, technology, entrepreneurship and US-China relations.

“Trade has made the world more peaceful and stable by connecting our nations – and aligning our interests. But the benefits of trade have not been distributed as widely as they should be – and we must do more to address that.” Michael R. Bloomberg, former mayor of New York spoke at an opening day of the Bloomberg Global Business Forum in 2018.

The US-HK-China forum’s goal is to stimulate productive, fact-driven dialogue among participants and speakers in an effort to promote deeper understanding on important local, national, and global issues, to find mutual opportunities including trade, globalization, and competition, supported by public-private partnerships, investments and global initiatives. All participants will be encouraged to contribute their ideas. Each panel session will open the floor for Q&A.

Featured Topics

  • US-China Relations and Trade
  • New Economy and Smart City
  • Belt & Road Initiative
  • Finance & Capital Market
  • China Outbound Investment
  • Chinese Consumers, E-Commerce and Retail Market
  • Innovation, Technology and Entrepreneurship


In the morning, you will gain the understanding of the current economy environment: the US-China trade dispute, and China’s future economic plans, how these will affect the global economy growth and our daily lives, and how to get ready to meet as yet undefined challenges, and find better solutions. In the afternoon, you will learn practical information on doing business in Hong Kong and China:  how to tap into China’s emerging economic opportunity, and cross-border/ foreign investments. This forum is also a great resource to learn how Hong Kong has emerged as an innovation and technology hub.   Gain insight into entrepreneurship in Hong Kong, and learn to tap into Chinese capital and finance.  Most importantly, this forum will also provide a valuable opportunity to network with other participants, speakers and sponsors.

Tel:  808-564-0011

Date: Monday, February 25, 2019

Time:  9:00 AM to 6:30 PM

Location: Laniākea YWCA O’ahu, Elizabeth Fuller Hall

Online Registration –; OR Mail Check/Money Order payable to

Hong Kong Business Association of Hawaii c/o 2019 US-HK-China Forum, P.O. Box 1839, Honolulu, HI 96805-1839, USA.

For any inquiry, please contact HKBAH Tel/Fax: 1 808 564-0011 Email:

US-HK-China Forum Brochure



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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