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Get Your Business In APEC 2011 Hawaii Innovation Showcase

May 3, 2011, 2:46 PM HST
* Updated May 4, 6:04 AM
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By Sonia Isotov

With more than 20,000 attendees expected, the APEC 2011 Hawaii Host Committee is looking to feature 35 key Hawaii businesses in their APEC 2011 Hawaii Business Innovation Showcase during APEC 2011 Leaders’ Week, Nov 7-13.

In partnership with The Chamber of Commerce of Hawaii, Kauai County, the City and County of Honolulu, Maui County and Hawaii County, the Host Committee is making available this unprecedented opportunity for businesses registered in the state to showcase innovation in businesses, products and services to an international audience.

“Hawaii businesses have extraordinary stories to tell and the Business Innovation Showcase will bring them to the forefront,” said Peter Ho, APEC 2011 Hawaii Host Committee Chair. “Hawaii’s best and brightest will be showcased to 20,000 APEC attendees in multiple venues during the course of Leaders’ Week.”

This is a statewide showcase program that will award up to 35 Recognitions of Excellence to companies from each county and one overall statewide winner.  Applications will be reviewed by evaluation panels in each county with winners at the county level going on to be reviewed by the a state evaluation panel for the overall statewide awards. 

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Awardees will receive recognition at various APEC 2011 Hawaii programs that could include displays at APEC 2011 Hawaii venues, virtual displays and media opportunities.

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Interested parties can download a Showcase application form online. The application deadline is June 30, 2011. Announcement of the Business Innovation Showcase awards is September 1, 2011.

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