Wall Street Journal writer and TLC friend, Julia Flynn Siler is in town for two book signings at ‘Iolani Palace today and tomorrow for her book “Lost Kingdom.”
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For Immediate Release
February 8, 2012
PACIFICHEM to Bring 2015 Meeting to Hawai‘i Convention Center
HONOLULU, HI – The Hawai‘i Convention Center will host the seventh International Chemical Congress of Pacific Basin Societies (PACIFICHEM) in December 2015.
The meeting is the seventh in a series of PACIFICHEM congresses. PACIFICHEM has been held in Honolulu nearly every five years since its founding in 1984 with 3,871 attendees. The event was first held at the Center in December 2010, beating initial estimates with more than 12,500 attendees and a record 13,000 research papers submitted from 72 countries. The success of the 2010 event was due in part to the Center’s international marketing program, which helps associations build attendance from countries throughout the Pacific Rim.
“Hawai‘i has exceeded our expectations every year, and we are excited to bring PACIFICHEM back to Honolulu in 2015,” said Nancy Todd, CMP, manager of American Chemical Society Meetings & Expositions Attendee Services & Contracts. “We have seen continued growth at each congress, now attracting more than three times the number of attendees from our inaugural PACIFICHEM.”
Pacifichem, the largest chemical conference in the Asia-Pacific region, is sponsored jointly by the American Chemical Society (ACS), the Canadian Society for Chemistry (CSC), the Chemical Society of Japan (CSJ), the New Zealand Institute of Chemistry (NZIC), the Royal Australian Chemical Institute (RACI), the Korean Chemical Society (KCS), and the Chinese Chemical Society (CCS).
“We are proud to once again serve as the home for these ground-breaking research discussions,” said Joe Davis, SMG general manager of the Hawai‘i Convention Center. “Hawai‘i has a strong legacy of scientific research and development, which aligns perfectly with PACIFICHEM’s mission, and our location couldn’t be better to draw participation from around the Pacific Rim.”
“We are extremely pleased that the International Chemical Congress of Pacific Basin Societies has once again selected Hawai‘i for its conference, and we look forward to welcoming them back in 2015,” said Mike McCartney, president and CEO of the Hawai‘i Tourism Authority. “Our strategic location in the Pacific makes Hawai‘i an ideal location to host PACIFICHEM that draws attendees throughout the Asia-Pacific region. The meetings, conventions and incentives market is important for our tourism economy, and the HTA continues to promote Hawai‘i beyond a leisure destination, and as an ideal place to conduct business.”
Special note to media: The Hawai‘i Convention Center (HCC) recognizes the use of Hawaiian diacritical markings (e.g. glottal stop [‘], macron [ä] in place names of Hawai‘i such as Läna‘i). However, HCC respects the individual use of these markings for names of organizations and businesses.
Hawai‘i Convention Center Contact:
Joe Davis Teddi AndersonGeneral Manager President
Hawai‘i Convention Center The Limtiaco Company
(808) 943-3500 (808) 535-9099, ext. 103
For more information about the Hawai‘i Convention Center, visit www.hawaiiconvention.com.
Founded in 1977, SMG provides management services to more than 220 public assembly facilities including convention and exhibition centers, arenas, stadiums, theatres, performing arts centers, equestrian facilities, science centers and a variety of other venues. With facilities across the globe, SMG manages more than 12 million square feet (1.2 million square meters) of exhibition space and over 1.5 million sports and entertainment seats. As the recognized global industry leader, SMG provides venue management, sales, marketing, event booking and programming, construction and design consulting, and pre-opening services for such landmark facilities as the Moscone Convention Center in San Francisco, Houston's Reliant Park and the Louisiana Superdome. SMG also offers food and beverage operations through its concessions and catering company SAVOR, currently serving more than 100 accounts worldwide. For more information visit www.smgworld.com.
Statewide Meetings Contact:
Michael Murray, CMP, CMM, CASE Patrick Dugan
Vice President – Sales & Marketing, Senior Vice President
Hawaii Visitors and Convention Bureau McNeil Wilson Communications
(808) 924-0253 (808) 539-3411
For information about hosting corporate meetings and incentives in Hawai‘i, visit HVCB’s website at MeetHawaii.com or call 1-888-424-2924.
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Here's a great link to yesterday's appearance by Cheryl Nishita of Hawai‘i National Bank on Sunrise, where she discussed the bank’s participation in the national “Lights, Camera, Save!” student video contest running through 11/1. She's a pro for sure!
Chef Hector was on KHON’s Wake Up 2Day yesterday to prepare his awarding winning poke recipe and chat about this weekend's Seafood Festival at Turtle Bay Resort Oct. 7 & 8 with Olena Heu.
Below are some behind the scenes pictures which includes the entire Wake Up 2Day team eating the ONO poke as they sign off for the day!