Maui Business

Free MEDB Workshop on Opening APEC Opportunities

June 18, 2011, 9:54 AM HST
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By Sonia Isotov

In preparation for the Asia Pacific Economic Cooperation Leader’s Week conference in November, Enterprise Honolulu and Maui Economic Development Board are hosting a series of free workshop designed to show how APEC can be the catalyst to expanding Maui business into new international markets.

The first workshop of the series will be held on Friday, June 24 and feature representative from Enterprise Honolulu, a Honolulu-based economic development organization, and other Hawaii economic development associations. Information on the basics of how attendees can connect with key partner opportunities in APEC member countries will be shared.

 APEC, is a 21-member association of economies from the Asia-Pacific region working together to advance regional economic integration and prosperity.  APEC is comprised of 21 member economies, including Australia, Brunei Darussalam, Canada, Chile, China, Hong Kong, Indonesia, Japan, Republic of Korea, Malaysia, Mexico, New Zealand, Papua New Guinea, Peru, the Republic of the Philippines, the Russian Federation, Singapore, Chinese Taipei, Thailand, the United States and Vietnam.

Future workshops will focus on: 1) key language empowerment training that engages potential customers and partners; and 2) identifying potential opportunities in different APEC member nations using an internet based connection solution software program.

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This first workshop will be held on June 24, from 10 a.m. to 12 p.m. at the Maui Research and Technology Center in Kihei. Pre-event reservations are required to participate by calling the Maui Economic Development Board, Inc. at 875-2300.

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