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February 2022

HiSTEP 2022: Exporting to Australia & New Zealand

February 10 @ 3:00 PM - 4:00 PM
Zoom Webinar
Free

Australia and New Zealand (ANZ) are potentially interesting markets for Hawaii exporters as both countries have: direct flights to the islands, strong beach and surf cultures, and a growing appetite for natural and organic products. This webinar will feature US commercial service officers and businesspeople joining us from ANZ to discuss market trends and provide insights as to how to market your products to those markets.

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March 2022

HiSTEP 2022: Exporting of Services from Hawaii

March 10 @ 9:00 AM - 10:00 AM
Zoom Webinar
Free

The service sector is an important part of the Hawaii economy and exporting of services can be a significant driver of growth in areas such as architecture, engineering, technology, business planning, hospitality, training, and education. This seminar will bring together local experts who have been successful at exporting their services and government officials who assist service-oriented companies with their export goals.

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April 2022

HiSTEP 2022: Logistics for Hawaii Exporters

April 7 @ 9:00 AM - 10:30 AM
Zoom Webinar
Free

Shipping products to customers in foreign markets is perhaps the most complicated and expensive part of exporting from Hawaii. Many of our local companies do not consider this extremely important step before they start selling in a foreign market, and hard earned profits can be easily erased by mistakes in logistics. This webinar will introduce you to key suppliers of logistics solutions who can help you with your packaging, consolidation, shipment, customs duties, and warehousing.

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May 2022

HiSTEP 2022: Export Financing for Hawaii Companies

May 12 @ 9:00 AM - 10:30 AM
Zoom Webinar
Free

Financing the export of orders received from overseas customers can sometimes seem like a daunting task, however there is support available to Hawaii exporters. This seminar will provide details about financial language and terms used in international business that are different than local or domestic US sales. Also, information about resources such as Export-Import (EXIM) Bank credit financing, SBA export financing, and other options available in Hawaii, and introductions to the people who can assist you.

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June 2022

HiSTEP 2022: Exporting to Japan for Hawaii Companies

June 9 @ 3:00 PM - 4:30 PM
Zoom Webinar
Free

Japan is the top market for Hawaii exporters, due to longstanding cultural ties and our geographic location. Its sophisticated consumers with considerable purchasing power seek high-quality, trend setting, innovative products and services from Hawaii. This seminar will provide insights to doing business in Japan, as well as introduce attendees to key people and organizations that are excellent resources for Hawaii companies interested in exporting products and services to Japan.

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July 2022

HiSTEP 2022: Exporting from Hawaii Island

July 7 @ 9:00 AM - 10:00 AM
Zoom Webinar
Free

This webinar will introduce Hawaii Island exporters to key people at the federal, state, and county level who are ready to assist with exporting needs. Likewise, we will discuss products and services that are specific to the Big Island which have a high likelihood of success in overseas markets.

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August 2022

HiSTEP 2022: Export Plan Writing Workshop – Session 1 of 2

August 11 @ 9:00 AM - 11:00 AM
Zoom Webinar
Free

This two-part workshop will help companies develop an Export Plan specific to their business. The first workshop will review in detail a professional Export Plan template, after which the companies will have a month to do research and begin to fill out the template. The second workshop will review key concepts of the Export Plan, discuss progress the companies have made on their plans, and answer any questions via a roundtable discussion. At the end of the process, the companies…

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September 2022

HiSTEP 2022: Export Plan Writing Workshop – Session 2 of 2

September 8 @ 9:00 AM - 11:00 AM
Zoom Webinar
Free

This two-part workshop will help companies develop an Export Plan specific to their business. The first workshop will review in detail a professional Export Plan template, after which the companies will have a month to do research and begin to fill out the template. The second workshop will review key concepts of the Export Plan, discuss progress the companies have made on their plans, and answer any questions via a roundtable discussion. At the end of the process, the companies…

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