Exotic, verdant, breezy, and tropical — Hawai‘i
rarely leaves a visitor unimpressed. But it’s
also a destination rich with intellectual assets
rife for collaboration, especially for meetings
within the fields of science and research.
Seventy-nine percent of global research
and development spending comes from the
United States and Asia, so Hawai‘i’s location
makes it easy to draw attendees from both
of these regions.
Many scientific organizations are capitalizing on this strategic mid-Pacific location
and global appeal. The Hawai‘i Convention
Center, in partnership with Meet Hawai‘i, has
a number of outreach programs designed
to build attendance and facilitate local connections. For example, groups that want to
boost attendance from the Pacific Rim can
reach out to their dedicated global marketing team in key markets throughout Asia,
Oceania, and North America. The team’s in-depth knowledge of the region can not only
help drive higher numbers but also increase
Within the educational and scientific sectors, Hawai‘i’s assets are diverse and many.
The University of Hawai‘i is ranked among
the top 50 universities in the United States
for research expenditures and is home
to standout facilities like the University
of Hawai’i Cancer Center and the John A.
Burns School of Medicine, well known for
its research on cancer, heart disease, and
diabetes. These resources provide a solid
foundation for visiting medical and scientific
groups, who often find that their attendance
projections have been surpassed. For example, the International Society for Magnetic
Resonance in Medicine’s 25th annual meeting and exhibition drew 6,434 attendees,
1,434 more than expected, to the Hawai‘i
Convention Center in April.
Within a quick stroll of some of Waikīkī’s
most popular lodging, shopping, and din-
ing spots, Hawai‘i Convention Center is
convenient for groups that want to make
the most of their time in Honolulu. It’s also
close to many of the area’s attractions, mak-
ing it easy for attendees to squeeze in a visit
to famous Waikīkī Beach, Pearl Harbor, or
560-foot-high Leahi (Diamond Head) before
or after meetings.
For more information: Hawai‘i
Convention Center — (808) 943-3500;
Hawai‘i Convention Center
A winning combination of brains and beauty
In the thick of it Hawai‘i Convention Center’s central location in
Honolulu puts attendees within
close range of more than 28,000
hotel rooms and must-see attractions like Waikīkī Beach.
Feel inspired With 1. 1 million
square feet of meeting space
— much of which features an open-air design and natural light and
landscaping — Hawai‘i Convention
Center is suitable for groups of up
to 11,000 attendees.