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Ka Huina 2020

March 12, 2020 @ 9:00 am - 6:30 pm

Ka Huina 2020

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ʻEia Hawaiʻi, ka huina o ke ao. Here is Hawaiʻi at the crossroads of the world.

The Hawaiian term KA HUINA literally translated means the intersection or nexus. On March 12, 2020 the Hawaii Tourism Authority and the Native Hawaiian Hospitality Association invite you to join us at KA HUINA – our second annual convergence of leaders in thought and action at the dynamic intersection of TRADITION and INNOVATION.

In the middle of the vast Moananuiākea, Hawaiʻi lies at the crossroads of a rapidly changing world – the intersection of heaven and earth, of east and west, of tradition and innovation.

Inherent to Hawaiʻi’s visitor industry is a responsibility to understand these intersections as the largest economic driver and employer of kamaʻāina, as the stewards of many of our natural and cultural treasures, and as the representatives of our home to the world. Our collective success in preserving the Hawaiʻi we love for future generations is dependent upon our ability to navigate these intersections.

Our discussions and presentations are framed by compelling issues and bold initiatives within Hawai‘i tourism, sustainable development, our local communities and Hawaiian culture and language. KA HUINA will also feature the finest in Hawaiʻi-made products on Hana Lima Avenue and an evening networking reception.

Registration is open at NaHHA.com. You can get the latest KA HUINA updates by following @NaHHA808 on social media, and signing up for our email list. Sponsorship packages and limited scholarships are available.

One of the day’s highlights will certainly be a stroll down Hana Lima Avenue (adjacent to our meeting room) where creative artists and entrepreneurs will showcase their limited editions of cultural designs and products, all of which will be for sale.

With aloha for the Hawaiʻi we love and all those inspired by it, we invite you to join us for this special day of learning, sharing and connecting. Aloha.

John De Fries, Executive Director at Native Hawaiian Hospitality Association

Ka Huina Conference Information

Continental Breakfast: 8:00am-9:00am

Hana Lima Avenue – A Native Hawaiian Mākeke: 8:00am-4:00pm (313A) *Open to the Public

Conference: 9:00am – 4:30pm (Room 313B&C)

Reception: 5pm – 6:30pm (Room 313A)

Registration: $85 per person, continental breakfast, coffee break, and lunch will be provided.

Registration Desk Opens: 8:00am

For conference registration, visit www.kahuina2020.eventbrite.com or call (808) 628-6374 for more information.

Pau Hana Reception Information

Time: 5pm-6:30pm

Location: 313A, Hawaiʻi Convention Center

Come and meet our guests, conference speakers, panelists, and other conference participants. Come to network, enjoy Hawaiian Music, Cocktails, ʻOno Pupus, Mele, and much much more! This event is INCLUDED in your conference registration fees.

Hana Lima Avenue Information

Time: 8:00am – 4:00pm (Room 313A)

Hawaiʻi’s artisans and entrepreneurs live at the intersection of tradition and innovation – whether it’s exploring new materials and methods to express traditional forms, bringing traditional knowledge to contemporary home decor, or bringing traditional botanical remedies to innovative body care products.

To celebrate the creativity and spirit of these entrepreneurs, we’ve put together a curated shopping collection alongside our Ka Huina conference – and we’re calling it Hana Lima Avenue.

Confirmed Vendors:

Valley Made ‘Ukulele Company

Kai Kompany

Ha’aheo Hawaiian Crafts

Lauhala Love

Hawaiian At Art

Kapa Curious


‘Opihi O Na Lani

Kaikulu Originals

Keiki Kine Designs

*NaHHA is currently seeking this year’s 20+ vendors for this invitation-only event. More information will be posted in this section as vendors are confirmed.

To see products from our vendors, check out NaHHA’s social media: FacebookInstagramLinkedIn or Twitter.

Parking: Convention Center Parking is $10 per vehicle per entry. Other Parking Options: Street and Metered Parking is available on all side streets.

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March 12, 2020
9:00 am - 6:30 pm
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Hawaii Convention Center
1801 Kalakaua Avenue
Honolulu, HI 96815 United States
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