Hawai‘i Tourism Reopening Consortium Webinar - Impacts and Forecast of the Activities, Events and Wedding Industry

On behalf of the University of Hawai‘i Shidler College of Business Alumni Association and the Travel Industry Management International, Inc, we would like to invite you to join us for our webinar series on supporting the reopening of Hawai‘i’s tourism industry. The webinars are designed to stimulate ideas for solutions that can be implemented by Hawaii businesses, tourism stakeholders, hospitality workers and the general public. 
A panel discussion on Impacts and Forecast of the Activities, Events and Wedding Industry 


  • Paula Akana, Executive Director, The Friends of Iolani Palace
  • Julie Aragaki, Owner/ Publisher, Hawaii Wedding Style Magazine, Founder, Wedding Week Hawaii
  • John Morgan, CEO, Kualoa Ranch
  • Teri Orton, General Manager, Hawaii Convention Center 
  • Philip Richardson, CEO, Partner & Innovative Event Producer, Current Affairs
  • Tiffany Richardson, President & Partner, Current Affairs


  • Trevor Newman, Sales Manager, Hawaii Convention Center
  • Sandy Santiago-Narvaez, Director of Sales and Marketing, The Ritz-Carlton Residences, Waikiki Beach

Topics Include:

  • Special Events Outlook 
  • Group Booking & Conventions Outlook 
  • How Activities are Pivoting 
  • How Cultural Education will Play a Key Role in Rebuilding Tourism 
  • Wedding Market Recovery and Next Steps 
  • Changes to the Executing of an Event 
  • Tips on how to Safely Run an Event
  • Transportation Concerns and Advice
  • What’s next for large festivals and gatherings

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