Mufi's Message 2.28.20
3rd Annual Visitor Public Safety Conference
In partnership with Hawai'i Tourism Authority, the Waikiki Improvement Association, the Waikiki Business Improvement District Association, and the Hawai'i Hotel Visitor Industry Security Association, HLTA is pleased to announce our 3rd annual Visitor Public Safety Conference. This year's slate of distinguished speakers will again feature Honolulu Police Chief Susan Ballard and will also include United States Attorney for the District of Hawai'i Kenji Price, Attorney General of Hawai'i Clare Connors, and Acting City Prosecutor Dwight Nadamoto.
In years past, we have enjoyed a great deal of success with this event as it brings together various public safety stakeholders in a way that allows them to talk story and really drill down to the heart of issues that affect our community. In the past, takeaways from this event have led to major headway in areas including the late night cabaret establishments in Waikiki, the need for more surveillance cameras throughout Waikiki, and major funding assistance for HPD’s homelessness efforts in Chinatown. I am certain that this year's event will surely yield similar results.
What: 3rd annual Visitor Public Safety Conference
Where: Moana Surfrider, a Westin Resort & Spa
When: March 16, 2020
7:30 a.m. registration and breakfast
8 a.m. - 12 noon: Program
Our program this year will focus on a variety of subjects including sex trafficking, gun laws, prosecutorial methods and standards, as well as mental health and the homeless. This event is free and I can't wait to see you there.
Hawai'i Hotel & Restaurant Show
HLTA's HYPE committee has announced their next big event. Sponsored by The Honolulu Star-Advertiser, this event will host a leadership skills panel that will include Outrigger Reef Waikiki Beach Resort and Outrigger Waikiki Beach Area General Manager Kelly Hoen, Duke's Waikiki General Manager Keli'i Gouveia, and Briant808 Principal and former Nordstrom Store Manager Brian Tatsumura. The panel will be moderated by Lisa Yamada-Son who leads workforce development for A-1 A-Lectrician and is the former Chief Creative Officer and Partner at NMG Network.
This is a wonderfully diverse panel who will undoubtedly share their best leadership practices and methods. This is not an event you should miss.
The Hawai'i Tourism Authority has, in recent months, put together various video campaigns that simultaneously share local stories while also educating visitors about the diversity that our home has to offer. Their most recent playlist, Hawai'i Rooted, follows chefs, Hawaiian culture experts, athletes, kumu hula, and more as they share their own personal versions of Hawai'i.
In the video above, Pūlama Lāna‘i and Four Seasons Resort Lāna‘i Cultural Liaison Anela Evans is featured as she shares the impetuses and histories that she brings to her day to day job. There are 17 videos currently on the playlist and they are all worth a watch.
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