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2020 HiSTEP – International Trade Shows

February 7, 2020 @ 9:00 am - 11:00 am

2020 HiSTEP - International Trade Shows

2020 HiSTEP – International Trade Shows

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Event Details

International Trade Shows – Learn what to do before, during, and after an international trade show in order to maximize the return on investment. Topics discussed will be prepared for the show, cultural issues to contemplate while interacting with a foreign audience, and tactics for following up with new contacts after the event.

This International Trade Shows session is part of DBEDT’s Hawaii State Trade Expansion Program, also known as HiSTEP, designed to assist small businesses in Hawaii with growing export sales in markets around the world.

The HiSTEP program has three key components that you will learn about in the seminar:

1. Export Readiness Program – training and mentoring

2. Company Assistance – awards up to $7,500

3. Hawaii Pavilions – support at major trade shows

The Export Readiness Program (HiSTEP-ERP) will help you to begin or expand your export market development through training and mentoring. The Company Assistance component (HiSTEP-CA) provides Hawaii companies with export development funds up to $7,500. Finally, companies are supported through Hawaii Pavilions (HiSTEP-HP) at major trade shows such as the Tokyo International Gift Show.

The world is open for your business, so come learn how you can start or further develop your export strategy!

Seminar Schedule

February 7, 2020

8:45am Registration

9:00am International Trade Shows

11:00am Pau & Networking

Session Information

Hawaii Foreign-Trade Zone No. 9

Homer Maxey International Trade Center

ITC Conference Room, 2nd Floor

521 Ala Moana Boulevard, Pier 2

Honolulu, Hawaii 96813

Cost: FREE

Seminar Registration

Pre-registration is required for seminar. Deadline to register is February 5, 2020

Questions? Call (808) 522-8040

Neighbor Island companies are encouraged to participate via livestreaming:


HiSTEP Program Information

To learn more about the HiSTEP program: http://invest.hawaii.gov/exporting/histep.


Foreign Trade Zone No. 9
521 Ala Moana Boulevard
Honolulu, HI 96813 United States
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