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John Fund to Headline Smart Business Hawaii Conference Jan. 11
By News Release @ 10:14 PM :: 8973 Views :: Maui County, Education K-12, Energy, Environment

"Climate Change for Hawaii Business"

SBH 36th Annual Conference on January 11, 2012

Hawaii’s first major business and investment conference of the New Year is coming January 11!

News release from Smart Business Hawaii

The 36th Annual SBH Business & Investment Conference will be held January 11, 2012, from 8am to 2pm at the Ala Moana Hotel, Garden Lanai and Hibiscus Ballroom. You will not want to miss this event.

The theme of the conference is: “Small Business 2012—Climate Change for Hawaii Business?”

John Fund of The Wall Street Journal will keynote the luncheon program at noon and share his insight on the importance of this year’s elections on business. Mark Dunkerley, CEO of Hawaiian Airlines will discuss business opportunities and challenges in Hawaii. Hawaii Supreme Court Justice Mark E. Recktenwald will discuss coming judicial reforms in Hawaii and computer guru, Peter Kay will provide you with secrets of social media for your business.

But there’s more! The American Legislative Exchange Council’s (ALEC) Jonathan Williams will rank Hawaii among, “Rich States, Poor States,” and Dr. Wendell Cox of Demographia, examines Hawaii’s transportation and infrastructure projects by priority and the ability to pay.

Business success tips will be featured on a panel with Marissa Capelouto (Oahu Express), Tyler Roukema (Outback Steak House) and Matt Longfellow (Valpak of Hawaii).

Initial conference sponsors include: McDonald’s of Hawaii; Aston Hotels; Charley’s Taxi; Clear Channel Broadcasting; Edward Enterprises; HawaiiReporter; Oahu Express, Ltd.; Peterson Sign Co., and Valenti Print Group. If your firm would like to co-sponsor the conference or a conference event such as a continental breakfast or refreshment break, please contact Malia at 808-306-3161.

The agenda appears below and a link to the reservation form appears on this page.


7:00 am Registration and Coffee – Garden Lanai

Network and Visit Business Exhibit Tables - Foyer

7:45 am Aloha and Welcome –

Sam Slom, President, Smart Business Hawaii (SBH)

8:00 “Hawaii’s Visitor Industry & Our Economic Prosperity”

Mark Dunkerley, CEO, Hawaiian Airlines

8:30 “Social Media Secrets for Your Business”

Peter Kay, President, CyberCom, Inc. and Your Computer Minute

9:00 “Strategies for Hawaii’s Business Recovery”

Tyler Roukema, Outback Steak House Hawaii Kai

Marissa Capelouto, Oahu Express, Ltd.

Matthew Longfellow, Valpak of Hawaii

Moderator: Geal Talbert, UBS Financial Services

9:45 - 10:00 Brief Refreshment Break - Visit Business Exhibits (Foyer)


10:00 “Major Honolulu Infrastructure Projects: Setting Priorities and Can We Afford Them?"”

Dr. Wendall Cox, Principal of Demographia (Wendell Cox Consultancy)

10:30 “Rich States, Poor States: Where Does Hawaii Stand?”

Jonathan Williams, Vice-President, American Legislative Exchange Council (ALEC)

11:00 "Judicial Reform and Business Impact in Hawaii"

Mark Recktenwald, Chief Justice, Hawaii Supreme Court

11:30 "Hear From the 2012 Hawaii Candidates"


12 noon Luncheon and Program Hibiscus Ballroom I & II


John Fund, The Wall Street Journal

Business & Political Journalist, Author

Popular Fox Television Public Affairs Opinion Panelist

“The 2012 Election and the Impact on the Economy”

2:00 pm Adjournment • Mahalo for attending!


SBH Leadership Circle

Members/Sponsors Only

Private Meeting with John Fund

2:15 pm, The Garden Lanai

* Program subject to last minute change.

Reserve Online | 2012 PDF Reservation Form.pdf


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