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Reservations: 808-921-2345


04 - Oct
(Nearby Event: )
Where:Halekulani, 2199 Kalia Road, Honolulu, Hawaii, United States, 96815
The Hawaii Economic Association's 2019 Annual Conference:  2020 Vision: Where is Hawaii headed in the next decade? October 4, 2019, 7:30 am - 3:30 pm The Halekulani Hotel Registration at 7:30a with Conference to begin at 8a and conclude at 3:30p. About  The start of a new decade will prove pivotal for Hawaii. The combination of elections and reality will force the state to address both the challenges and opportunities it faces. At its annual conference the Hawaii Economic Association will examine various aspects of that reality, starting with Hawaii's unique demographics, the increasing longevity its residents enjoy, and the longer-term influence these factors will have the state's on economic development. On many levels Hawaii has changed markedly in the last decade. Business and innovation have been major drivers of its evolution. While the state's physical isolation won't change, the potential for much else to change is real. One of our panels will attempt to confront and anticipate the forms that change might take. The November election has the potential to radically alter Hawaii's political landscape, particularly in Honolulu. Many voters are dissatisfied with the status quo. In addition to the election of a new mayor, five of nine City Council seats will be filled, none by incumbents. HEA speakers will discuss the potential implications of those races in addition to what awaits statewide and nationally. Since economics is HEA's core area of focus, two separate events will examine what's ahead for Hawaii, starting with a view from the Federal Reserve Bank of San Francisco and continuing with our ever-popular closing panel consideration of the economic outlook for Hawaii and the nation. The conference will include visionary presentations, stimulating discussions, fine food, good company, and the following speakers: Morning Keynote Andrew Mason, PhD. - Professor of Economics, University of Hawai`i at Manoa; Senior Fellow, East-West Center   Mid-morning Address Ci
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