EARLY BIRD PRICING ENDS AUGUST 15TH : REGISTER NOW

Announcing internationally renowned photographer Steve Uzzell

Join us for the kickoff of the 2016 conference with a virtual journey showcasing the uniqueness of Hawai'i's diverse islands and culture.

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A full week of collaboration and networking on industry-leading vision, best practices and solutions. Register for the full week at a discount or choose the days that best fit your interests. Browse the schedule, create your personalized agenda and access special hotel discounts.

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July 20, 2016

EARLY BIRD PRICING ENDS AUGUST 15TH!

World-renowned photographer Steve Uzzell to kick off the conference with a virtual journey showcasing Hawai'i's diverse islands and culture.

Plus:

Curated island tours
The Village Square – An iconic centerpiece to a new collaborative format & layout, with Exhibitors, an #HTClive Social Media Studio, Tech Hub, a Showcase of Hawai'i's signature festivals & events, Demos & Workshops
An expanded global summit track

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Conference Schedule

Monday
September 26, 2016
9:00AM - 4:00PM
Ko'olau (Windward Side) O'ahu Tour

Venture to O'ahu’s Ko'olau coast (Windward side) and experience the beauty and select activities at Kualoa, Hawai'i’s Private Nature Reserve.  At Kualoa, discover Hollywood’s love affair with O'ahu through famed film locations, cross an ancient working fishpond and relax on the Ocean Voyage Tour, all while enjoying the magnificent views of the Ko'olau Mountains. 

Includes on-island group transportation from the Hawai'i Convention Center to-and-from Kualoa, and Kualoa Ranch buffet lunch.  Specific itinerary and check-in details to be provided prior to conference.  

 

9:00AM - 4:00PM
Kona District (Historic Honolulu) O'ahu Tour

Gain a better understanding of the overall history and political evolution of the Hawaiian Islands, from pre-Western contact, the Hawaiian monarchy and influences of the American missionaries.

Be awed and inspired by Hawai'i’s rich history, not often taught in classrooms outside Hawai'i. Learn the ways of the wayfinder and the warrior at Bishop Museum. Discover the global reach of the Hawaiian Kingdom at 'Iolani Palace and Queen Emma Summer Palace, and learn more about the missionary influence at Hawaiian Mission Houses.  Tour includes on-island group transportation from the Hawai'i Convention Center to-and-from Downtown Honolulu, and lunch.  Specific itinerary and check-in details to be provided prior to conference. 

9:00AM - 4:00PM
Pu'uloa ( Pearl Harbor) O'ahu Tour

On December 7, 1941, Hawai'i, America and the world were forever changed!  This year marks the 75th commemoration of the attack on Pearl Harbor, a historic opportunity to honor the past and inspire the future.  Visit the historic sites at Pearl Harbor and learn more about the “date which will live in infamy.” Experience the newly renovated, multi-million dollar Visitor Center. Pay your respects at the Arizona Memorial. Gain a better understanding of the submarine (Bowfin Museum) and air (Pacific Aviation Museum) support, and stand on the decks of the “Mighty Mo” where the Instrument of Surrender was signed, ending World War II.

Includes on-island group transportation from the Hawai'i Convention Center to-and-from Pearl Harbor, and lunch.  Specific itinerary and check-in details to be provided prior to conference.  

9:00AM - 5:30PM
Kaua'i Tour

Explore the sites of Waimea Canyon, the South Shore, and the Kaua'i Museum with the Kaua'i Visitors Bureau. Includes on-­island ground transportation and lunch. Specific itinerary and check-­in details to be provided prior to conference. Attendees must arrange for their own inter­island flight to/from the destination. 

 

9:00AM - 5:30PM
Upland Maui Tour

Discover Upcountry Maui with the Maui Visitors and Convention Bureau! Includes on-­island ground transportation and lunch. Specific itinerary and check-­in details to be provided prior to conference. Attendees must arrange for their own inter­island flight to/from the destination. 

 

9:00AM - 5:30PM
Kohala, Hawai'i Tour

Partake in one of the many activities the Kohala coast has to offer. Includes on­-island ground transportation and lunch. Specific itinerary and check-­in details to be provided prior to conference. Attendees must arrange for their own inter­ island flight to/from the destination. 

 

9:00AM - 5:30PM
Kona, Hawai'i Tour

From coffee to cultural cornerstones, an enriching journey through the Kona coast. A culture and coffee journey. Includes on-­island ground transportation and lunch. Specific itinerary and check-­in details to be provided prior to conference. Attendees must arrange for their own inter­island flight to/from the destination. 

 

9:00AM - 5:30PM
West Maui Tour

Find out what makes West Maui captivating to visitors! Includes on-­island ground transportation and lunch. Specific itinerary and check­-in details to be provided prior to conference. Attendees must arrange for their own inter­island flight to/from the destination. 

 

Sponsorship Opportunities

Use your presence at the 2016 Hawai`i Tourism Conference to interact with over 2,500 tourism innovators and stakeholders. Launch new products or services and highlight existing ones, elevate your brand in the tourism and hospitality community, network with specialists, seek international partners and form new alliances.

The Village Square

An iconic anchor to the collaborative format and layout of the 2016 Hawai'i Tourism Conference

A vibrant, high-traffic centerpiece for:

  • Registration & Information.
  • A marketplace of exhibitors.
  • Thematic lounge areas celebrating Hawai'i's distinctive islands.
  • Demos and workshops throughout each day.
  • Programmed working lunches.
  • An "HTC Live" social media studio and interactive media wall.
  • A tech hub featuring a range of innovators changing the face of tourism.
  • A showcase of Hawai'i's signature festivals and events.
  • Various business engagement resources and networking opportunities.