In the weeks leading up to the Asia Pacific Economic Cooperation (APEC) in November 2011, a nine-session “APEC 2011 Opportunity Series” will inform local companies and connect them with real international opportunities. The series is being developed by the U.S. Department of Commerce and will feature dynamic speakers from the U.S. Embassies in each APEC market and private sector firms with experience in key APEC countries. Each session will focus on the market opportunities specific to Hawaii businesses, how to do business in each country, and the resources available for finding buyers or partners in each market.
This informative and timely seminar series will kick off on July 28, 2011 with the first session featuring Japan and South Korea. This session will include the latest on the Japan recovery and current business climate and the huge potential of the pending free trade agreement with South Korea. The APEC 2011 Opportunity Series has three objectives:
  1. To inform local firms on the real opportunities in each of the market economies.
  2. Provide resources and contacts for pursuing business opportunities in the APEC markets.
  3. To prepare Hawaii businesses for making connection during and after APEC 2011
In November 2011, President Barack Obama will be hosting the annual APEC Leaders Week in Hawai‘i, bringing together top governmental leaders of 21 market economies. APEC 2011 Opportunity Series participants will have the unparalleled opportunity to take advantage of the State of Hawaii role in hosting the 2011 APEC Leader’s Meeting. Please join us for this informative and educational series. For more information please contact us at 808.522.8040 or This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it.. For flyer: Click Here


July 2, 2011 - "Asia in Review" presented by the Law Offices of David Day, with contributing host David Day, and guests John Holman and Lesley Harvey, discussing the new Export University and the upcoming APEC country-specific seminars in time for APEC. 


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