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The Hawaiʻi Economic Association 2013 Annual Conference THE ECONOMICS OF INNOVATION

On October 15th at the Halekūlani Hotel Ballroom
7:30 – 8:00 8:00 - 8:10 8:10 - 8:30 8:30 – 9:30 Registration & Continental Breakfast Welcome Remarks • Dr. John M. Knox, 2013 HEA President • Frederic Berg, Conference Chair Keynote Speaker – Dr. Vassilis Syrmos, UH Vice President for Research and Innovation Entrepreneurship: Building Global Businesses in Hawaiʻi Panel Moderator: Karl Fooks • The HI Growth Initiative, a new state investment program to support high growth businesses Karl Fooks, President, Hawaiʻi Strategic Development Corporation • Born in Hawaiʻi, Made for the World Joe Ganahl - President, Intova • Commercializing UH technology for global markets Dustin Shindo - Chairman and CEO, Pono Pharma Break/Networking Industry Update – Ag, Energy, Fashion: Innovation Drivers on the Horizon Panel Moderator: Lisa H. Gibson, President, Rising Tide Economics • The Impact of Innovation on Hawaiʻi’s Food Chain Security Dr. Maria Gallo, Dean, UH College of Tropical Agriculture and Human Resources • Liquid Natural Gas (LNG) – Energy Market Changer? Dr. Kang Wu, Senior Advisor, FGE-Facts Global Energy • Hawaii on the Global Fashion Map Melissa White – Hawaiʻi Fashion Incubator Break/Networking Structuring for the 21st Century: A New Generation of Leaders Panel Moderator: Jennifer Barra, Legislative Aide to State Senator Laura Thielen • Business Trends Towards the New Economy Shanah Trevenna, Founder and Director, Smart Sustainability Consulting LLC • Policies Which Support Business Sustainability Chris Lee, State of Hawaiʻi Representative, District 51 • How to Become a B-Corp Amy Brinker, Director of Policy, KYA Sustainability Studio LUNCHEON Lunch Keynote Speaker – U.S. Senator Brian Schatz Harvey Shapiro Economic Education Scholarship Economic Forecast: The Economy, Real Estate, and the Federal Spending Panel Moderator: Dr. John Knox, President, John M. Knox Associates, Inc. • State Economic Forecast Dr. Eugene Tian, State Economist, DBEDT • Commercial Real Estate Mike Hamasu, Director of Consulting and Research Colliers International • State Finances and Federal Expenditures in Hawai‘i Kalbert Young, Director, State Dept. of Budget & Finance • Tourism and Residential Real Estate Dr. Paul Brewbaker, Principal, TZ Economics
Many thanks to Johnson Controls for supporting student attendees

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12:00 – 1:30: 12:40 1:20 1:30- 3:00

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