China.Hawaii Chamber of Commerce ®
Hong Kong.Hawaii Chamber of Commerce ®
Asia Pacific California Chamber of Commerce ®

"Hawaii-California-China Guan Xi, We Get Things Done" - Trade Advocacy Organization

      061101-donald tsang.jpg (11044 bytes)   

 video  

 USA Small Business Administration (SBA) Selected Johnson Choi/HKCHcc 2008 United States National Champion

Click on the Logo to Join HKCHcc on   and follow us on 

 

Chinese business etiquette

Newsletter

Biz: China Hong Kong Hawaii SF

Seminar Material

What people said about us 

China Earthquake Relief

Tax & Government

Hawaii Voter Registration

Biz-Video

Hawaii's China Connection

Doing Business in Hong Kong & China

Events  to Build Bridges, Explore Opportunities for HKCHcc Members and Hawaii Companies - your direct business connection to Hong Kong, Taiwan & China!  "We welcome partnership with all business focus organizations"

                                               

   

    QuickTime   

How to Do Business with China, through Hong Kong & Setting up Business in China? - last update Feb 8, 2003

Go to Our Resource Center Page for Complete News Updates on SARS

How can we serve you better? - please take 1 minute to complete the web survey

The WHO withdrew its travel warning against Hong Kong and southern Chinese province of Guangdong on Friday. ''WHO director-general Gro Harlem Brundtland said:'' We are changing the travel advice for Hong Kong and Guangdong, effective on Friday, May 23.''

 Past Events

High Technology Development Corporation* (HTDC*) in conjunction with Punahou, Iolani, Kamehameha and Mid-Pacific Institute are again facilitating the Holiday Tech Fair. We feel that this is a worthwhile event that showcases Hawaii's technology industry and its dedication to the growth of technology here in Hawaii. This event will provide returning alumni and the community information and opportunities for their future development.

As always, our goal is to generate and continue the momentum of awareness of Hawaii's high technology industry. It is also an opportunity to help inform our youth on the need of a skilled workforce. With your commitment and dedication, we would like to once again facilitate the 2002 Holiday Tech Fair.

The event will take place on Friday, December 27, 2002 from 4:30 p.m.-7:00 p.m. at the Hawaii Convention Center. The participation fee will remain at $200.00 per company to cover facility costs. I look forward to your favorable responses. Please let me know of your commitment to participate by October 11, 2002. Call Sandy Park at at 539-3794 or contact HKCHcc at 222-8183 or by email info@hkchcc.org if you have questions.

*HKCHcc Collaboration Partner

STUDY MISSION TO SHANGHAI AND ZHEJIANG PROVINCE  

December 4 - 10, 2002 Sponsored by HKGCC*

Shanghai has attracted worldwide attention with its rapid economic growth and urban renewal in the past decade. With China's WTO accession, Shanghai is expecting its economy to accelerate to become China's undisputed economic, finance and trade center. Zhejiang Province has one of the highest growth rates and most exuberant economy in China, ranking fourth in aggregate economic strength. Strong growth in its private sector has no doubt been an important contributor to its economic success.

In order to study new economic developments and explore new investment opportunities, as well as strengthen government and business contacts in these regions, a HKGCC Mission to Shanghai and Zhejiang Province will be organized on 4-10 December, 2002.

Program Highlights

  • The delegation will be led by Mr. C C Tung, the Chairman & Chief Executive Officer of Orient Overseas (International) Limited and Mr. Stanley Hui, the Chief Executive Officer of Hong Kong Dragon Airlines Ltd.

  • Programs include meetings with high level government officials, attending intensive trade and investment related symposiums, visiting new development zones, etc.

  • In Shanghai, the delegation will study the new developments along the Huang Pu River, pay a visit to Kunshan Economic Development Zone, and have dinner with Shanghai Party Secretary and Shanghai Mayor Chen Liangyu

  • In Zhejiang, trips will be made to Hangzhou, Ningbo and Wenzhou, the three dynamic cities with sound economic performance, especially in their private sectors

Participation Fee

  • HK$11,000 (US$1,430) per person, which includes round-trip group economy airfare, six-nights' five-star single room hotel accommodation (including breakfast), group ground transportation, and administrative expenses. Delegates can have the option to only join the Zhejiang part. Participation fee is HK$9,500 (US$1,230). The above participation fees do not include golfing at Ningbo.

  • For the optional golf tour, participation details will be sent to interested parties shortly.

Tentative Itinerary 2002/12/08 Sunday
2002/12/04 Wednesday Visit Wenzhou.
1820-2025 KA622 Depart HK for Hangzhou via KA622 Option I:
2002/12/08 Sunday
2002/12/05 Thursday 1700-1835 MU5027
Leave for Hong Kong via MU5027 from Wenzhou.
Visit Hangzhou Option II:
2002/12/06  Friday 2002/12/08 Sunday
AM
Depart for Ningbo by coach.
1755 -1850 MU5592 Leave for Shanghai by MU5592
PM Visit Ningbo. 2002/12/09 Monday
2002/12/07 Saturday AM
 
Visit Kunshan Economic Zone.
AM Visit Ningbo  PM Study the newest development along Huang Pu River.
PM Optional Golf playing or rest
Evening
 
Dinner with Shanghai Party Secretary and Shanghai Mayor Chen Liangyu
Evening
Drive from Ningbo to Wenzhou
2002/12/10 Tuesday
    0855 KA895
Return to Hong Kong via KA895 from Shanghai

To Sign Up: Contact HKCHcc at 222-8183 or by email info@hkchcc.org by Thursday, November 28th

*HKCHcc Collaboration Partner

BUSINESS AFTER HOURS with The Chamber of Commerce of Hawaii and the Affiliate Chamber of Commerce*

Tuesday, December 3, 2002 - 6:15 PM TO 8:15 PM

HILO HATTIE,  700 N. Nimitz Hwy.

Admission fee $10 (Hosted pupus & refreshments)

(Food catered by Sam Choy's w/special appearance & cookbook signing by Sam Choy)

Join us for local entertainment, fabulous door prizes (includes four tickets & VIP parking pass to the ConAgra Foods Hawaii Bowl - value $160), and great savings on your holiday shopping!

Featured artist: Diana Hansen-Young will be available to sign her new calendar and artwork.

40% OFF all Hilo Hattie labeled fashions including their NEWEST line of
Deluxe silks

40% OFF on Maui Divers Jewelry

20% OFF on all other fashions and gifts

Be the first to get your very own 'Lilo & Stitch' video or DVD (goes on sale nationwide Dec. 3rd) 20% discount will apply!

(Sorry no discounts on sales merchandise, film, baskets, food items or oyster pearls)

Bring your associates, friends and family. Don't wait -- RSVP early to secure your admission to this fabulous event!

To Sign Up: Contact HKCHcc at 222-8183 or by email info@hkchcc.org by Thursday, November 28th

*HKCHcc Collaboration Partner

Shanghai International Industry Fair 2002

Yangtze Investment Project Expo 2002

November 22-27, Shanghai, Pudong

Shanghai International Industry Fair 2002 will be held at Shanghai International Expo Center during Nov. 22nd - 27th, with an exhibition area of 61,000sqm (2700 booths). In line with its four key functions of exhibiting, trading, evaluation and forum, SIF 2002 will be held in 9 professional halls featuring electronic information and network, electrical and mechanical equipment, industrial automation, bio-engineering and medicine, environmental protection and energy, automobile and components, new materials, household electronic appliances and scientific and technological innovations, presenting thousands of projects of investment, property right and high-tech achievements respectively.

Contact: HKCHcc at 222-8183 or by email info@hkchcc.org if you are interested to participate or have questions.

An Event Jointly Sponsored by the Korean*, Hispanic*, and Okinawan* Chambers of Commerce

DATE: Tuesday, November 26, 2002

TIME: 5:30 pm Welcome
[Light refreshments will be served]

6:00 pm Guest Speaker: Mike Murphy, Director
Honolulu Export Assistance Center
US Department of Commerce
6:15 pm Q&A

PLACE: Business Information and Counseling Center, Chinatown Gateway Plaza, 1041-A Nuuanu Avenue

 

RSVP: HKCHcc at 222-8183 or by email info@hkchcc.org by Monday, November 25th

*HKCHcc Collaboration Partner

PACIFIC AND ASIAN AFFAIRS COUNCIL*, EAST WEST CENTER, HAWAII PACIFIC UNIVERSITY COLLEGE OF INTERNATIONAL STUDIES CORDIALLY INVITE YOU TO ATTEND A LUNCHEON/BOOK SIGNING WITH IVAN HALL

Bamboozled: How America Loses the Intellectual Game with Japan and its Implications for our Future in Asia

DATE: November 22, 2002 FRIDAY
TIME: 11:30am Registration, 12noon Lunch
PLACE: RENAISSANCE ILIKAI WAIKIKI HOTEL, PACIFIC BALLROOM, 1777 ALA MOANA BLVD.
COST: $30/person, Checks payable to Pacific and Asian Affairs Council (PAAC), 1601 East–West Road, 4th Floor Honolulu, Hawaii 96848, for further information, please call 808-944-7780 or contact HKCHcc at 222-8183 or by email info@hkchcc.org if you have questions.

*HKCHcc Collaboration Partner

Chris Resich, Chairman of the Board, and Harry Saunders, Government Affairs Council Chairman, invite you join them at The  Chamber of Commerce of Hawaii* MEMBERSHIP CONVENTION

Better Business Climate, Better Economy -- An Agenda for Change

Thursday, November 21, 2002
Hale Koa Hotel (2055 Kalia Road ~ Honolulu, HI 96815)
9:00 a.m. - 1:30 p.m. (Registration begins at 8:30 a.m.)

KEYNOTE SPEAKER: MARK WILLES -  "Creating Leadership for the Future"

LUNCHEON SPEAKER: LINDA LINGLE, GOVERNOR-ELECT (INVITED)

$30 Per Person (Includes Morning Coffee Service, Lunch and Convention Materials)
Validated Self-Parking Will Be Available For $3
Register Now:
contact HKCHcc at 222-8183 or by email info@hkchcc.org

*HKCHcc Collaboration Partner

Rule of Law in China

The U. S. Consulate in Shanghai would like to invite you and your colleagues to attend an event on the Rule of Law in China with Ira Belkin who is currently the Legal Advisor at the U. S. Embassy in Beijing. As a former prosecutor who has lectured extensively on both the U. S. and China judicial system, Mr. Belkin will have many interesting things to say about current trends in China's judicial reforms and on what the U. S. is doing to promote and support them.

Date: Wednesday, November 20, 2002

Time: 4:00 - 5:00pm

Venue: Room 504, East Tower, Shanghai Tower

Address: 1376 Nanjing West Road

Cost: Free

RSVP: If you are planning to attend, please email David Hillon at hilloncd@state.gov

Contact HKCHcc at 222-8183 or by email info@hkchcc.org if you have further questions

Phoenix Dance Chamber 2002 Luncheon Gala and Silent Auction

 The Hawaii Foundation for Chinese Culture and Arts is happy to announce its 2002 Annual Luncheon Gala on Saturday, November 16, 2002 at the Pacific Beach Hotel Grand Ballroom. The fund raiser times are: 11:00 AM - 3:00 PM. Ticket prices: Gold Circle $45, General $30, Children 3-10 $15. Proceeds from this event will go to support the Phoenix Dance Chamber student scholarships for its upcoming China Cultural Exchange Tour and hosting the 2003 Chinese Dance concert by the Hong Kong Academy for the Performing Arts. Besides a sumptuous buffet there will also be a raffle, photo exhibit by Jim Dong, entertainment showcasing the youngest dancers of the Phoenix Dance Chamber and a silent auction featuring exquisite Chinese artifacts and antiques. The Honolulu based Phoenix Dance Chamber has toured internationally and sponsored several dance exchange tours to China since its inception in 1989. The company has won numerous international dance competition awards and received the 1997 Cultural Preservation Award from the Hawaii State Dance Council for "White Cloud Trilogy", an original choreography by Diane Letoto, the Chamber's dance director.

For more information phone 988-2009 (Chinese), 550 0509 (English) or contact HKCHcc at 222-8183 or by email info@hkchcc.org if you have questions.

"Opportunities in the Pacific Century - Are we Ready?" by Johnson W. K. Choi, MBA, RFC., President & Executive Director, Hong Kong China Hawaii Chamber of Commerce (HKCHcc) and Director, Treasurer & Past President of University of Hawaii, Travel Industry Management Alumni Association

The Meeting will be held in HONG KONG Sponsored by the Hong Kong China Hawaii Chamber of Commerce (HKCHcc), Hong Kong UH-Travel Industry Management (TIM) Alumni Association, University of Hawaii Alumni Hong Kong, Hong Kong Ohana Club and Friends of Hong Kong

Invitation is being extended to HKCHcc members and collaboration partners in Hong Kong for business networking and for a formal/informal discussion on how various organizations could work together to promote trade/business/education/high-tech/film between Hong Kong, China, Hawaii and United States.

Date: November 14, 2002, Thursday, 7:00pm
Place: 3rd Floor Thornton Room, "The Salisbury" - YMCA of Hong Kong, 41 Salisbury Road, Kowloon, Hong Kong, Tel : (852) 2268 7000

Cost: HK$165/person (Please RSVP by November 9, 2002)
Contact: HKCHcc Members and Collaboration Partners, call us at 808-222-8183 (92393999 Hong Kong mobile phone between Nov 10 - 16) or by email to info@hkchcc.org if you have questions.
Contact: HK TIM Alumni, UHAA HK and Hawaii Ohana Club, call Roberta Wong, Programme Director, HKUSPACE at 852-2867-8386 or by email to rkwwong@hkuspace.hku.hk and Aldrin Leung, General Manager of YMCA Salisbury at 852-2268-7000 or by email to aldrin@ymcahk.org.hk if you have questions.

Celebrating a Legacy in Tourism

TIM International, Inc., the TIM Advisory Board, Friends of TIM and the TIM School will Honor Governor George Ariyoshi, President of Prince Resorts Hawaii, Chairman of the Board of Governors of the East-West Center and Former Governor of the State of Hawaii in honor of his pioneering efforts in the development of the University of Hawaii at Manoa School of Travel Industry Management and his historic contributions to tourism in Hawaii at the 4th annual "Celebrate a Legacy in Tourism" Fundraiser and Silent Auction. Each year, this event honors an individual who has made significant and long-term contributions to the travel industry.

The event is sponsored by TIM International and proceeds from the event went to the TIM School and to the TIM International Scholarship Program.

Tuesday, November 12, 2002, Hawaii Ballroom, Sheraton Waikiki Hotel, Honolulu, Hawaii, 5:30pm No-host Cocktail Reception & Silent Auction, 6:30pm Dinner & Program, Business/Aloha Attire

Ticket price starts at $125/person

Call Raina Matsui, Alumni Coordinator, School of Travel Industry Management, University of Hawaii at 956-4885 or email her at rainam@hawaii.edu or contact HKCHcc at 222-8183 or by email info@hkchcc.org if you have questions.

Pacific and Asian Affairs Council*, College of International Studies of the Hawaii Pacific University and Pacific Forum CSIS invite you to a Forum to discuss "U.S. & ASIA RELATIONS IN A POST 9-11 WORLD"

When: Thursday, November 7th, 3:30 - 5:00p.m.
Where: 1166 Fort St, Room 304, Hawaii Pacific University
Guest Speaker: Ralph Cossa, President, Pacific Forum CSIS
Panel Members: Dr. Grace Cheng, HPU; Brad Glosserman, Pacific Forum CSIS
Moderator: Dr. Caslos Juarez, HPU
Cost: Complimentary, please contact HKCHcc at 222-8183 or by email info@hkchcc.org if you have questions

*HKCHcc Collaboration Partner **HKCHcc Business Member

Prepaid Health Care Act - Sponsored by the Chamber of Commerce of Hawaii**

PANELISTS:
Chris Pablo, Director, Public Relations, Kaiser Permanente
Cliff K. Cisco, Sr. Vice President, Hawaii Medical Service Association (HMSA)
Gerard Russo, Associate Professor, Dept. of Economics, University of Hawaii
Piilani Pang, Project Manager, The Hawaii Uninsured Project
Gary Allen, Executive Director, Hawaii Business Council Health

With the passage of the Prepaid Health Care Act (PHCA) in 1974, Hawaii led the nation in its commitment to health care for its employees and citizens. It is the cornerstone of Hawaii's health care reform system. Health care premiums are now one of businesses largest expense. Smaller employers with fewer than 50 workers are having trouble keeping up with their premiums. How do we find a balance of our quality of life for employees while surviving in the global economy?

The Small Business Council will lead the educational and communication process of understanding the PHCA and its impacts, (good and bad) by sponsoring a series of Issue Events to start the dialogue in our business community. The first will address the history, the present, the economics, and the challenges, and possible solution.
The agenda is as follows:

4:00 - 4:15pm: “The origins and history of employment based health insurance in Hawaii.” Presented by Chris Pablo
4:15 - 4:25pm: “What are the current challenges and issues of the PHCA in Hawaii.” Presented by Cliff Cisco
4:25 - 4:35pm: “What are the economic and business issues in employment based health insurance.” Presented by Jerry Russo
4:35 - 4:55pm: “Where do we go from here? What impact does the PHCA have on part time employees, sole/independent contractors, social costs? What could the impact be if it is lost?” Presented by Piilani Pang
4:55 - 5:10pm: Questions, discussions to panelist.
5:10 - 5:15pm: “Solutions: A solution for the business community.” Presented by Gary Allen
5:15pm: Further discussion

DATE: WEDNESDAY - OCTOBER 30, 2002
TIME: 4:00 PM TO 5:15 PM
COST: $5/person
LOCATION: Kewalo Room, Ward Warehouse (2nd floor across Stuart Anderson)

RSVP to HKCHcc at 222-8183 or by email info@hkchcc.org if you have questions.

*HKCHcc Collaboration Partner

Open House - University of Hawaii New Downtown Campus at the Pioneer Plaza

Members of the Hong Kong China Hawaii Chamber of Commerce (HKCHcc) are invited to the open house

When: Wednesday, October 23rd, 10:30 - 11:30 a.m.
Where: Pioneer Plaza, 900 Fort St, Honolulu Hawaii 96813


Please contact HKCHcc at 222-8183 or by email info@hkchcc.org if you have questions

Election Year Candidates Series....presented by the China Club* - Charles Djou, City Council Candidate

Charles was born in Shanghai and is third generation Chinese. He will represent the districts of Hawaii Kai, Waikiki, and Ala Moana, where most businesses are located

Charles Kong Djou is running for the Honolulu City Council. Charles currently represents the 47th District in the House of Representatives. In the Legislature he serves as the House Minority Floor Leader and is a member of the Finance Committee. Charles has spent most of his life in Hawaii. Charles graduated from Punahou and earned both a B.A. in Political Science and a B.S. in Economics from the University of Pennsylvania, Wharton School of Finance and Commerce, graduating magna cum laude with distinction. Charles earned his law degree from the University of Southern California law school.

Outside of the Legislature, Charles practices as an attorney specializing in business law. He is also an officer in the U.S. Army Reserve.

Charles is an active member of the community. He currently serves on the Board of Directors of the American Lung Association and is a former member of the Neighborhood Board. Charles is a member of the Young Business Roundtable, the Rotary Club, and the Hawaii Telecommunications Association. Charles is also a member of the Hawaii Republican Party, where he previously served as Vice Chair. Charles is married to Stacey Kawasaki Djou and they have one son. Charles's surname "Djou" is a misspelled French translation of his Chinese surname "Zhou".

 DATE: October 22, 2002, Tuesday
TIME: 6:30pm
PLACE: Hong Kong Harbour View Seafood Restaurant, Aloha Tower Market Place
Cost: $50, check payable to China Club, please contact Michael Zhang at 808-351-3588 or HKCHcc at 222-8183 or by email info@hkchcc.org if you have questions.

*HKCHcc Collaboration Partner

Pacific and Asian Affairs Council* and Hawaii National Bank** invite you for an evening of fellowship with guest speaker, Ambassador Charlie Salmon, Foreign Policy Advisor and Distinguished Professor at the Asia-Pacific Center for Security Studies.

Ambassador Salmon will be speaking on East Timor, Indonesia and Malaysia: Impact of 9/11. He will be giving impressions from a September visit sponsored by the U.S. Department of State

Please RSVP by Tuesday October 15.

When: Thursday, October 17, 5:30 - 7:30 p.m.
Where: International Grille, 21st Floor, Plaza Club, 900 Fort St, Honolulu Hawaii
Cost: Complimentary When Book Through Johnson Choi of HKCHcc, please contact HKCHcc at 222-8183 or by email info@hkchcc.org if you have questions

*HKCHcc Collaboration Partner **HKCHcc Business Member

The Pacific Asian Center for Entrepreneurship and E-Business presents "Women Igniting the Spirit of Entrepreneurship," a special one-day workshop celebrating entrepreneurship in Hawaii - Yes, the conference focuses on women entrepreneurs, but the content is relevant for everyone.

DATE: October 10, 2002 Thursday
TIME: 9:00am - 4:30pm
PLACE: Sheraton Waikiki Hotel, Individual rate is $125. Group rate of $60 available for groups of 5 or more. Registration deadline is Friday, October 4th, for further information, please call 808-956-5083 or contact HKCHcc at 222-8183 or by email info@hkchcc.org if you have questions.

By Invitation Only - Cocktail reception at the Hong Kong Cyberport on Tuesday, October 8, 2002

This will be a special opportunity for AmCham-Hong Kong* members to see the much talked about Cyberport.  While several sections are still under construction, this visit will give you a preview of what to expect of a technology-themed  project. These world-class facilities set within a campus-like environment will undoubtedly put Hong Kong on the map as the leading digital city in Asia. 

DATE: October 8, 2002, Tuesday (RSVP is required - NO Cost of HKCHcc Members)
TIME: 6:30 - 8:15pm
PLACE:
Cyberport 2, Upper Lobby/Podium, 100 Cyberport Road, Hong Kong, for further information, please contact HKCHcc at 222-8183 or by email info@hkchcc.org if you have questions.

*HKCHcc Collaboration Partner

THE 9TH ANNUAL HISPANIC HERITAGE FESTIVAL Sponsored by the Hawaii Hispanic Chamber of Commerce*

Kapiolani Park Bandstand

DATE: October 5, 2002, Saturday
TIME: 11:00am - 4:00pm
PLACE: Kapiolani Park Bandstand, for further information, please call 808-944-7780 or contact HKCHcc at 222-8183 or by email info@hkchcc.org if you have questions.

*HKCHcc Collaboration Partner

Mr. Antony Leung, Finance Secretary of the Hong Kong Special Administrative Government (HKSARG) sponsored by the Hong Kong Association of Northern California, HKETO in SF and HKTDC in LA

On Friday, September 27, 2002, Mr. Antony Leung will be in San Francisco on his first official visit since assuming the post of Financial Secretary. He will take this opportunity to address the Bay Area audience at a luncheon with an update on Hong Kong's economic prospects and future direction in the context of the global economic downturn. He will also share his views on Hong Kong's role as the Mainland of China enacts reforms to adopt the WTO's standards, how Hong Kong can maintain its competitive edge through greater economic integration with the Mainland, and what opportunities this poses for U. S. Companies.

DATE: September 27, 2002, Friday
TIME: 12noon - 2:00pm

PLACE: Veranda Ballroom, Four Seasons Hotel, San Francisco, 757 Market Street
For further information, please contact HKCHcc at 222-8183 or by email info@hkchcc.org if you have questions.

 

Hong Kong: Your Premier Business Platform for Post-WTO China, Sponsored by Hong Kong Trade Development Council

Speakers, Moderators and Penalists: Jose DueOas, CE) and President, Bay Area World Trade Center; Ms. Wilma Chan, Chair, Select Committee on Asian Trade California State Assembly; Mr. Robin Chiu, Regional Director, the Americas Hong Kong Trade Development Council; Mr. Frank Kiang, President of the Board of Port Commissioners Port of Oakland; Ms. Francine Brevetti, Business Reporter, Oakland Tribune; Mr. M. K. Wong, Director of Marketing, OOCL (USA) Inc; Mr. Bret iBuzzi Chandler, President, ASEAN Corporation; Mr. Mike Ferren, Director of Operations, Hooked on Phonics, Mr. David Lei, President, International Sources and Mr. Anthony Wong, Director, Los Angels, Hong Kong Trade Development Council.

DATE: September 24, 2002, Tuesday
TIME: 7:30 - 10:00am

PLACE: City of Oakland Asian Cultural Center, 388 9th Street, Suite 290, Oakland, CA 94607
Cost: Complimentary for guest of Hong Kong Trade Development Council, please register before September 10, 2002, for registration and/or further information, please contact HKCHcc at 222-8183 or by email info@hkchcc.org if you have questions.

PACIFIC AND ASIAN AFFAIRS COUNCIL*, JAPAN-AMERICA SOCIETY OF HAWAII, JAPANESE AMERICAN CITIZEN’S LEAGUE CORDIALLY INVITE YOU TO ATTEND A LUNCHEON/BOOK SIGNING WITH

Richard Halloran

Sparky: Warrior, Peacemaker, Poet & Patriot

Richard Halloran is the author of five books, including most recently Sparky: Warrior, Peacemaker, Poet, Patriot, which chronicles the life of the late Senator Spark M. Matsunaga as a boy from a ramshackle Hawaiian plantation camp who rose from his humble beginnings to help lead Congress through a pivotal era in American History. Halloran also writes a weekly column entitled “The Rising East” about Asia, America’s relations with Asia, particularly in security, and articles on Asia for American and Asian publications. His career can be divided into thirds: Writing about Asia, covering national security, and reporting on economic, energy, and investigative issues. He was with The New York Times from 1969–1990, mostly as a foreign correspondent in Asia and military correspondent in Washington, D.C. Earlier, he wrote for the Washington Post and Business Week. After taking early retirement from the Times, Halloran was Director of Communications and Journalism in the East–West Center in Honolulu, wrote freelance articles, and was editorial director of the Honolulu Star–Bulletin, responsible for the editorial and commentary pages and the Sunday “Insight” section of analysis.

Halloran has won the George Polk Award for National Reporting, the Gerald R. Ford Award for Distinguished Reporting on National Defense, and the U.S. Army’s Medal for Outstanding Civilian Service. He has been awarded Japan’s Order of the Sacred Treasure (Gold Rays with Rosette), a Lifetime Achievement Award from the Pacific and Asian Affairs Council, and is an honorary member of the 100th Infantry Battalion Veterans Association.

Halloran graduated with distinction from Dartmouth in 1951 with an A.B. in government and international relations, earned an M.A. in Asian studies at the University of Michigan in 1957, and studied at Columbia’s East Asian Institute in 1964–1965 on a Ford Foundation Fellowship. He enlisted in the Army in 1952, was commissioned in the infantry in 1953, and was a paratrooper in the 82nd Airborne Division. Halloran served in Korea, Japan, Okinawa, Taiwan, and Vietnam and was honorably discharged in 1955.

DATE: SEPTEMBER 20, 2002 FRIDAY
TIME: 11:30am
PLACE: RENAISSANCE ILIKAI WAIKIKI HOTEL, PACIFIC BALLROOM, 1777 ALA MOANA BLVD.
COST: $30/person, Checks payable to Pacific and Asian Affairs Council (PAAC), 1601 East–West Road, 4th Floor Honolulu, Hawaii 96848, for further information, please call 808-944-7780 or contact HKCHcc at 222-8183 or by email info@hkchcc.org if you have questions.

*HKCHcc Collaboration Partner

Mid-Autumn Festival Sponsored by the Hawaii Chinese Association ...Karaoke...Dancing...Drinks...Food & Fun Fun Fun....

DATE: September 15, 2002, Sunday
TIME: 6:00 - 11:00pm (Hot Pupu till 9:00pm)

PLACE: Ala Moana Hotel - Rumours Night Club
COST: **$15/person by September 12, 2002, check payable to HKCHcc, 55 Merchant St, Suite 1813, Box C127, Honolulu, Hawaii 96813, please contact HKCHcc at 222-8183 or by email info@hkchcc.org if you have questions.

**HKCHcc Business Member will receive 1 FREE ticket for every 1 paid ticket for the first 3 attendees (FREE tickets are provided and paid for by Johnson Choi)

Patriot Day - A Statewide Moment of Silence to Pay Tribute to Those Who Lost Their Lives on September 11, 2001.

On September 11, 2002 we invite you to honor the victims of this National tragedy, and the families and friends they left behind. If you can, please step outside your home, school or workplace and join hands with your friends, families and co-workers. Or if you prefer, you might choose to reflect on your own. Together, we can observe this moment of silence in a show of support and unity.

10:05am    Statewide Bell Ringing

10:06am    Moment of Silence

The American community in Hong Kong cordially invites  you to an International Memorial for Peace to  commemorate the anniversary of September 11 and the  continued hope for world peace.
 
Date:    Wednesday, 11 September, 2002
 
Venue: HK City Hall, Concert Hall, 5 Edinburgh Place, Central, Hong Kong
 
Time:   7:30 pm to 8:30 pm SHARP  (doors open at 7:15 pm)
 
There is no admission charge and RSVP is NOT  REQUIRED.  Everyone is welcome.

Developing E-CRM (Customer Relationship Management)

Dr. Hong-Mei Chen, University of Hawaii, Associate Professor MIS, College of Business Administration e-CRM refers to how organizations through the use of tools such as help-desk software, e-mail organizers and web applications can personalize their customer's online experience. CRM or Customer Relation Management entails all aspects of interaction a company has with its customer, whether it be sales or service related. Computerization has changed the way organizations are approaching their CRM strategies because it has also changed their customer purchasing behavior. With each new advance in technology, especially the proliferation of self-service channels like the Web and WAP phones, more of the relationship is being managed electronically. Dr Hong-Mei Chen will discuss the security and database management aspects of developing eCRM applications. She will also be demonstrating some eCRM application functionality and how they can be applied towards finance and accounting, IT security, and audit purposes. Dr Chen is currently an Associate Professor of Management Information Systems in the Department of Information Technology Management at the College of Business Administration. She specializes in the design and development of distributed, multimedia database systems for medical, engineering, tourism, and education (Virtual University or e-learning) applications involving e-commerce technology as well as high performance computing and communication technology. Her work in high-performance tele-medicine has won recognition by the International GII Society in the Third Annual Global Information Infrastructure Healthcare Award. Her love for teaching has garnered her the Presidential Citation for Meritorious Teaching Award, the Dennis Ching Outstanding Teaching Excellence Award, and the College of Business Administration Teaching Excellence Award.

DATE: September 9, 2002, Monday
TIME: 11:30am - 1:30pm

PLACE: Plaza Club, 900 Fort St, 20/F (Parking at Harbor Court, 55 Merchant St)
COST: $25/person by September 6, 2002, check payable to HKCHcc, 55 Merchant St, Suite 1813, Box C127, Honolulu, Hawaii 96813, please contact HKCHcc at 222-8183 or by email info@hkchcc.org if you have questions.

Celebrate America, Celebrate Aloha on Sept 7, 2002, Saturday at the Waikiki Shell

6:00pm: Local entertainment includes: The Sounds of Aloha Barbershop Chorus; the Keiki Lilo & Stitch Medley, a keiki chorus from Princess Kaiulani Elementary School, Yvonne Elliman, Makaha Sons, and more........

8:00pm: The COMMODORES, bring their "Heroes" show to the stage in their ONLY Honolulu appearance

As a proud member of the Metropolitan Rotary Club of Honolulu, I would like to invite you as our special guest for a special fee:

$50.00 Dinner, auction (start at 4:00pm sharp) and concert package for our guests. The package includes reserved $35 concert seats (from the 11th row - first come first serve - reserve your seats early).

Lucky Number Drawings ($25 for 10 tickets) for a chance to win a one-carat, marguise-cut diamond donated by Ben Bridge Jewelers and a Vacation Package to the Manele Bay Hotel on Lanai

Check payable to HKCHcc, 55 Merchant St, Suite 1813, Box C127, Honolulu, Hawaii 96813, please contact HKCHcc at 222-8183 or by email info@hkchcc.org if you have questions.

Mr. Daniel P. Riley, Bank of America, President of Global Treasury Services

"A View of Asia/U.S. Economies"

Mr. Daniel P. Riley is President of Global Treasury Services.  In this role, he is responsible for the development, marketing, sales and support of treasury and trade finance products for corporate clients, as well as for the operations, systems and related support for these functions. 

Global Treasury and its support functions operate and have a branch presence in 36 countries doing business with large multinational corporations with sales in excess of $500 million/year.  The group is also responsible for the product management, operational and technical support for the Treasury functions for Commercial clients, sales $25-$500 million/year.

Mr. Riley is also a member of the Bank of America Operating Committee chaired by the CEO, which sets strategic direction and priorities for overall corporate activities.  He is a member of United Way of the Bay Area Board of Directors, and Chair of the Finance Committee, Board of Trustee for the California Academy of Sciences and Board of Director for the San Francisco Bay Area Science Fair.

Mr. Riley has been with Bank of America for more than 30 years.  Prior to being appointed to his current position in July 1996, Riley managed Support Services for four years, with responsibilities that included Cash Vaults, Item Processing, Data Processing Centers, and Corporate Procurement Services.  Before that, he managed the Consumer Banking Group's Operations Division, where he was responsible for the Bank's backroom retail operations and payment transaction processing.

Mr. Riley holds a Bachelor of Arts degree in marketing from San Francisco State University and a Master of Business Administration from Golden Gate University.



Wednesday, September 4th, 2002

11:30 am to 2:00 pm


Board Room at the Bankers Club

555 California Street
San Francisco, California


$48 Check payable to HKANC by Sept 1st, 41 Sutter Street, #1748, San Francisco, CA 94104 Or Fax to: (415) 392-2964, you may also contact HKCHcc at 222-8183 or by email info@hkchcc.org if you have questions.

Government Speaker Forum - Pudong Shangri-La, Shanghai, China, Sponsored by the American Chamber of Commerce in Shanghai*

China is bidding for World Expo 2010. Is Shanghai ready to take the challenge of this US$3 billion project? What economic impact will this event have on the city and what opportunities will this bring to your business? Can its infrastructure handle the expected 50-60 million people during the 6 months of the fair? What would this mean to us who work and live here? Come and hear from Mr. Xianjin Chen, Vice Director of World Expo Shanghai Bidding Office on how the Expo would change the city into a global community and bring a better life for the people of Shanghai.

Tuesday, August 27, 2002

Pudong Shangri-La, 33 Fu Cheng Road (corner of Lu Jia Zui Road),
Shanghai, People Republic of China

Please contact HKCHcc at 222-8183 or by email info@hkchcc.org if you are planning to attend or have questions.

*HKCHcc Collaboration Partner

Election Year Candidates Series....Meet Dalton Tanonaka, Candidate for Lieutenant Governor.

DATE: August 23, 2002, Friday
TIME: 6:00 - 9:00pm

PLACE: Harbor View Seafood Restaurant, Aloha Tower Market Place
COST: $100/person by August 20, 2002, check payable to HKCHcc, 55 Merchant St, Suite 1813, Box C127, Honolulu, Hawaii 96813, please contact HKCHcc at 222-8183 or by email info@hkchcc.org if you have questions.

Please join Hong Kong China Hawaii Chamber of Commerce (HKCHcc) and The Chamber of Commerce of Hawaii* at our next Business After Hours at Dave & Buster's on August 22, 2002!!

DATE: August 22, 2002, Thursday
TIME: 5:30 - 7:30pm

PLACE: Dave & Buster's
COST: $30/person by August 18, 2002, check payable to HKCHcc, 55 Merchant St, Suite 1813, Box C127, Honolulu, Hawaii 96813, please contact HKCHcc at 222-8183 or by email info@hkchcc.org if you have questions.

*HKCHcc Collaboration Partner

Senior Policy Seminar 2002 Diplomats' Panel - The East-West Center, Friends of the East-West Center* and the Pacific and Asian Affairs Council*

Thomas C. Hubbard - U. S. Ambassador to the Republic of Korea, former Principal Deputy Assistant Secretary for East Asian and Pacific Affairs

Alok Prasad - Deputy Chief of Mission, Embassy of India, Washington, D. C., former Joint Secretary (Americas) in the Ministry of External Affairs in charge of all aspects of India-U.S. relations

Wiryono Sastrohandoyo - Senior Fellow, CSIS, Jakarta and Indonesian's chief negotiator in the peace talks with the Free Aceh Movement

Yue Xiaoyong - Counsellor and Head of Political Office, Embassy of the Peopl's Republic of China, Washington, D. C.

DATE: August 7, 2002, Wednesday
TIME: 11:30 - 1:30pm

PLACE: Hawiai Imin International Conference Center, Garden Level
COST: $20/person by July 31, 2002, cost including parking, check payable to East-West Center, Office of External Affairs, 1601 East-West Road, Honolulu, Hawaii 96848-1601, please call 808-944-7111 or by email info@hkchcc.org if you have questions.

RSVP Deadline July 31, 2002

*HKCHcc Collaboration Partner

Election Year Candidates Series....presented by the Hawaii Chinese Tourism Association (HCTA*) - Linda Lingle, Candidate for Governor.

Topic:

  • How to Improve Tourism and Economic Climate between Hawaii and Greater China
  • Her thoughts on Hawaii and Greater China
  • Her vision on what role her administration will take to develop and improve the relationship

Linda Lingle Issues Detailed Governor Campaign Agenda

DATE: July 29, 2002, Monday
TIME: 11:30am - 1:30pm

PLACE: Hawaii Prince Hotel, Mauna Kea Ballroom
COST: $38/person by July 22, 2002, check payable to HCTA, 1188 Bishop St, Suite 2003, Honolulu, Hawaii 96813, call HCTA at 523-1837 if you have questions.

*HKCHcc Collaboration Partner

Invitation 3rd Sino-US Mayors Conference - Honolulu, Hawaii

Mayor’s Dinner Reception*

Thursday, July 25th , 2002., 7: 00 pm

Hilton Hawaiian Village, South Pacific Suites

RSVP Required by Monday, July 21st , 2002

Mayor’s Office of Economic Development*** (808) 547- 7878 - Julie

* Table of 8 - $400, or Individual - $50

............................................................

You are cordially invited to attend as our special VIP guest to the following events:

Presentation on ‘Economy & Trade Partnerships Between Cities’

Thursday, July 25th , 2002 – 9: 00 am

Kapolei Hale – Conference Room

RSVP Required by Tuesday, July 22nd , 2002

Mayor’s Office of Economic Development

Please call (808) 547- 7878 - Julie

***HKCHcc Collaboration Partner

PAAC* INTERNATIONAL GOLF CLASSIC - 48th Anniversary Tournament - Friday, July 19, 2002 - Leilehua Golf Course

The Pacific and Asian Affairs Council (PAAC) is a private, non-profit educational organization formed in 1954, funded by individual and corporate memberships and contributions, and the Hawai'i State Legislature.  PAAC's mission is to promote a greater awareness and understanding of foreign affairs and Hawaii's role in the Asia/Pacific region.  Its educational programs reach public and private secondary school students, community college students, as well as business people, educators, and government and community leaders.

 I would like to support PAAC as a:

 ¨         Gold Sponsor ($1,500) Includes two foursomes

 ¨         Silver Sponsor ($1,000) Includes one foursome

 ¨         Bronze Sponsor ($600) Includes one twosome

 ¨         Donor (monetary or prize)

 Company/Individual Name: _______________________________

Address:_______________________________________________

PH:_______________________________________Zip: _________

 Make checks payable to: PAAC

1601 East-West Road, 4th Floor, Honolulu, Hawaii 96848-1601

*HKCHcc Collaboration Partner

July 16, 2002 - Dr. Evan Dobelle, President, University of Hawaii will be the keynote speaker at The Chamber of Commerce of Hawaii* 152nd Annual Membership Meeting  

At last year's Chamber annual luncheon, President Dobelle spoke of his vision for the University and detailed 11 things he wanted to accomplish ASAP. This year, The Chamber invites President Dobelle to return and give members a progress report.

We will also hear remarks by the outgoing Chairman Lily Yao and incoming Chairman Chris Resich

DATE: July 16, 2002, Tuesday
TIME: 12:00 - 1:45pm

PLACE: Sheraton Waikiki Hotel
COST: $45/person by July 12, 2002, check payable to HKCHcc, 55 Merchant St, Suite 1813, Box C127, Honolulu, Hawaii 96813, please contact HKCHcc at 222-8183 or by email info@hkchcc.org if you have questions.

RSVP Deadline July 12, 2002

*HKCHcc Collaboration Partner

China Hawaii Investment Corporation & LWK Enterprises LLC In cooperation with Hawaii Chinese Tourism Association* Cordially invites you to hear Madame Shen Huirong Director General, International Liaison, China National Tourism Administration & Mr. Shen Jianxiang, Executive General Manager, China Merchants International Travel Co. (Former Director of CNTA Hong Kong Office) to Discuss "What the Hawaii Tourism Industry Should Expect from Mainland China Tourists”

DATE: July 11, 2002, Thursday
TIME: 11:45am - 2:00pm

PLACE: Royal Hawaii Hotel, Regency Room
COST: $40/person by July 9, 2002, please contact Amanda at 381-3879 or HKCHcc at 222-8183 or by email info@hkchcc.org if you have questions

*HKCHcc Collaboration Partner

Hawaii Sister State/Counties Summit 2002 - July 8 - 12, 2002 - Hawaii Convention Center (HCC)

Visiting delegates will spend July 11-12 with their sister state/county on Oahu and the Neighbor Islands continuing business, matchmaking meetings and site visits.

Governor Benjamin J. Cayetano, and Mayors Jeremy Harris, James "Kimo" Apana, Harry Kim and Maryanne Kusaka have invited representatives from their 70 "sister" states, cities and counties to meet with Hawaii's companies to discuss business opportunities at this important, first-ever conference! This is your chance to network with decision-makers from China, Japan, the Philippines, Taiwan and around the world for:

-Joint ventures   -Critical contacts   -Opportunities for international cooperation
-Strategic alliances   -Learning about new projects overseas
-Business matchmaking

Registration fee of $125 includes three days at the HCC (July 8-10), with conference materials, a welcoming reception, three Continental breakfasts, and two lunches. If you would like to rent a table to present information on your company, there will be an additional $25 charge

Download Registration Form in pdf Format

For further information, please give us a call at 808-222-8183 or email us at info@hkchcc.org

Meeting with Chinese Business Delegation to Exchange Business Ideas and Networking - They are NOT part of the Hawaii Sister State/Counties Summit 2002 - July 8 - 12, 2002 - This may be the only opportunity to meet with them

There is NO cost for current due paying Corporate and Business members attending this luncheon.

Mr. Li Feng, Section Chief, China Council for the Promotion of International Trade, Jiaxing Branch

Mr. Zhao Yongming, General Manager, Haiyan County Import and Export Co. Ltd.

Mr. Chen Yunlong, Managing Director, Haiyan County Yunlong Transportation Inc.

Ms. Chen Jianling, Assistant Manager,  Haiyan County Import & Export Co.,  Ltd.

Mr. Gu Jinming, Assistant Manager, Haiyan County Wuyuan Industrial Development Park Co. Ltd.

Mr. Sheng Wanlin, Department Manager, Bank of China Jiaxing Branch

Mr. Zhang Qingyong, Deputy General Director, Haining Rural Enterprises Bureau

Ms. Shen Yujuan, Vice President, China Chamber of International Commerce, Haining Branch

DATE: July 10, 2002, Wednesday
TIME: 11:45am - 1:30pm

PLACE: China Buffet, Holiday Inn Waikiki, 1830 Ala Moana Blvd (across from Hilton Hawaiian Village)
COST: $12/person by July 8, 2002, please contact HKCHcc at 222-8183 or by email info@hkchcc.org if you have questions

June 19, 2002 - Banking on Japan: Resolving the Financial Question

The Japan-America Society of Hawaii is presenting a lunch program with Professor Thomas Cargill, Professor of Financial and Monetary Economics at the University of Nevada at Reno, on Wednesday, June 19, 2002 at the Hale Koa Hotel, Laulima Ballroom, Honolulu, Hawaii. The program, entitled "Banking on Japan: Resolving the Financial Question" will address Japan's current financial situation -- "What are the problems encountered by tackle issues surrounding Japan's banking industry?; Are Japan's major banks effectively bankrupt?; Are the mergers of banks part of the solution?" are some of the questions Professor Cargill will address. The cost to attend is $20 for members and $25 for non members with a choice between 1) Grilled Flank Steak and Broiled Mahimahi or 2) Vegetarian. Registration is at 11:30 a.m., followed by Lunch at 12:00 Noon. All interested individuals should contact the Society at 524-4450 by Monday, June 17th.

For further information, please give us a call at 808-222-8183 or email us at info@hkchcc.org

Business Trade Mission to Shanghai & Beijing Scheduled to Depart Honolulu on June 20th

Hong Kong China Hawaii Chamber of Commerce (HKCHcc) will be leading a “members only” delegation visiting Shanghai and Beijing, scheduled to depart Honolulu on June 20th and returning on June 30th. The 10 days mission will be funded entirely by private sectors. HKCHcc will be working closely with our collaboration partners in the United States and aboard.

Our delegates will be meeting and exploring business opportunities in the following areas:

  • China 2008 Olympic business opportunities for Hawaii
  • China Sport Industries
  • Financial Services
  • Investment Management
  • Construction Projects
  • Education
  • Tourism Management (sensitive to China’s needs and requirements)
  • Film industry - partnership with high-tech film studio
  • Waste Management & Disposal
  • E-commerce

Areas of interest will include exploring the opportunities and helping Chinese Companies to expand their business outside of China. We may be local, but our vision is global.

For membership opportunities, further information, please give us a call at 808-222-8183 or email us at info@hkchcc.org

LuncheonFeaturing Ambassador William Bodde, Jr - "Foreign Policy Under the Bush Administration, Post 9/11"

William Bodde Jr. was born in Brooklyn, New York on 11-27-1931. He holds B.A. degrees in History and Political Science from Hofstra College and an M.P.P.A. degree from Johns Hopkins School of Advanced International Studies. Bodde served in U. S. Army from 1951 - 1954. His career as a Foreign Service Officer spanned over 30 years. He was the first Director of Pacific Islands Affairs in the U. S. State Department (1978 - 1980) and was appointed by President Carter to serve as Ambassador to Fiji, Tonga, Tuvalu, and Minister to Kiribati in 1980. In 1982, Bodde became the first Diplomat in Residence at the East-West Center.

During the Reagan Administration, Bodde served as Consul General in Frankfurt, Germany and as Deputy Assistant Secretary of State for European and Canadian Affairs. In 1990, President Bush appointed him Ambassador to the Republic of Marshall Islands. In 1993, Ambassador Bodde was sent by the Clinton Administration to Singapore to set up the Secretariat of the Asia Pacific Economic Cooperation (APEC) organization.

Since retiring from government service in 1994, Ambassador Bodde has been busy as a consultant, writer, and lecturer as well as a college teacher at the University of Hawaii and Johns Hopkins University.

Ambassador Bodde will also comment on recent developments in Fiji.

DATE: June 28, 2002, Friday
TIME: 11:30am - 1:30pm

PLACE: Pacific Ballroom, Renaissance Ilikai Hotel, 1777 Ala Moana Blvd, Honolulu, Hawaii 96815, USA.

COST: $30/person by June 25, 2002, check payable to PAAC (Pacific and Asian Affairs Council)***, 1601 East-West Road, 4th Floor, Honolulu, Hawaii 96848 or call 944-7780.

*** PAAC is one of the HKCHcc Collaboration Partners

Hong Kong International Symposium on Sustainable Development - June 10 - 11, 2002 - Hong Kong Convention and Exhibition Centre.  

The Hong Kong Government's Sustainable Development Unit (SDU) organizes the International Symposium on Sustainable Development on June 10 and 11, 2002 at the Hong Kong Convention and Exhibition Centre. In attendance will be key stakeholders and experts from diverse industries, including government officials, non-governmental organizations, notable business sector, academics and researchers from all countries.

Join Hong Kong's key stakeholders at this high profile international event with distinguished keynote speakers including the Honorable Donald Y.K. Tsang, Chief Secretary for Administration of the HKSAR, Ms. JoAnne DiSano, Director of the Division for Sustainable Development, United Nations, Dr. Filemon Uriarte, Senior Expert, United Nations Economic and Social Commission for Asia and the Pacific, Ms. Johanne Gelinas, Commissioner for the Environment and Sustainable Development from Canada and Dr. the Hon. Rosanna Wong, Executive Director of the HK Federation of Youth Groups.

Attendees are also invited to attend a stimulating panel discussion series where pre-eminent international and local experts will exchange views and concerns on G7 Global Issues and Cooperation on Sustainable development, as well as Challenges to Sustainability in the Pearl River Delta Region.

You are also invited to share your views and concerns in an interactive setting with other stakeholders by participating in a facilitated workshop - 'Engaging the Community: A Workshop on Priorities and Actions for Sustainability'. The workshop will enable participants and stakeholders to work together to establish a manageable and practical list of priorities, actions and responsibilities needed to strengthen the sustainability of the HKSAR.

As a stakeholder in the goal towards sustainable development for Hong Kong, you are encouraged to register for this conference
.

HKCHcc will pay for the Symposium registration fee based on membership status: 100% of the fee for Corporate Members, 40% of the fee for Business Members and 20% of the fee for Individual Members.

Give us a call at 222-8183 or email us at info@hkchcc.org if you are planning to attend.

Network with Hawaii Hispanic Chamber of Commerce***

Place: Las Palmas Mexican Restaurant

55 Merchant Street, Suite 111

Honolulu, Hawaii 96813

Phone Number 533-0129

Time:  6:00 p.m. to 8:00 p.m.

Candidate Series Election 2002

Guest Speakers:  

Mazie Hirono – Candidate for Mayor

Keith Kaneshiro – Candidate for Mayor

Please join us and find out for yourself about the candidates who will be leading the Future of Hawaii.

Limited seating RSVP by calling 545-4344 or email us at info@hkchcc.org

*** Hawaii Hispanic Chamber of Commerce is one of the HKCHcc Collaboration Partners

DinnerFeaturing Raymond F. Burghardt, Ambassador to the Socialist Republic of Vietnam - "The U.S. and Vietnam: Views of the American Ambassador"

Ambassador Raymond F. Burghardt was nominated as Ambassador to Vietnam on September 4, 2001, and confirmed by the Senate on November 15, 2001.

Amb. Burghardt began his Foreign Service career in Vietnam where he first worked for the Agency for International Development (AID) as Refugee Affairs Officer in Gia Dinh Province from 1970-1971 and then as a Political Officer at the American Embassy in Saigon from 1971-1973. He later was responsible for Vietnamese refugee issues in Hong Kong during his assignment there from 1977-80. Amb. Burghardt was Deputy Director of the State Department’s Office of Vietnam, Laos and Cambodia Affairs from 1980-1982. In March 1982, he represented the State Department in the first U.S. Government delegation to Hanoi to negotiate resolution of the issue of American servicemen missing in action (MIAs).

His most previous post was as the Director of the American Institute in Taiwan (AIT) from 1999-2001. Prior to that, he served as the American Consul General in Shanghai from 1997-1999. His other positions have included an assignment on the national Security Council staff as Special Assistant to President Reagan and Senior Director of Latin American Affairs. He also served at the U.S. Embassies in Honduras and Guatemala.

Amb. Burghardt received a B.A. from Columbia College in 1967 and did graduate study at Columbia’s School of International and Public Affairs. He speaks Vietnamese, Mandarin Chinese and Spanish.

DATE: May 24, 2002, Friday
TIME: 5:30 - 8:30pm

PLACE: Hale Koa Hotel, Laulima Room II, III, IV 2055 Kalia Rd, Honolulu, Hawaii 96813, USA.

COST: $35/person by May 22, 2002, check payable to PAAC (Pacific and Asian Affairs Council)***, 1601 East-West Road, 4th Floor, Honolulu, Hawaii 96848 or call 944-7780. You may also contact HKCHcc at 222-8183 or by email info@hkchcc.org if you have questions.

*** PAAC is one of the HKCHcc Collaboration Partners

Luncheon with the Jefferson Fellows – The Jefferson Fellowship Program offers journalist from the United States, Asia and the Pacific an opportunity for intensive study, cultural and professional exchange and travel, more than 350 journalists have participated in the 35 year old program.

This spring the 14 fellows from 9 countries are:

We Ke, Deputy Editor-in-Chief, Business Weekly, China Daily News Group, Beijing

Sun Yu Hong, Deputy Director, Special Page Dept, Yang Cheng Evening News Group, Guangzhou

Lam Kit Yin, Producer, Radio Television, Hong Kong

Vinay Kumar, Special Correspondent, The Hindu, New Delhi

Sory Ersya Siregar, Senior Journalist, Rajawali Citra Televisi Indonesia, Jakarta

Badrul Azhar Abdul Rahman, Foreign Editor, Utusan Malaysia, Kuala Lumpur

Imran Bashir Kahn, Reporter, Pakistan Television Corp, Islamabad

Mary Christine Ong, Anchor-Writer-Producer-Reporter, National Broadcasting Network, Manila

Thi Ngoc Tran Hue, Page Editor, The Saigon Times Daily, Ho Chi Min City

Eugene Paul Bloch, Assignment Manager, CNN Business News, New York

Florangela Davila, Reporter, The Seattle Times, Seattle

Jane Jennifer Hirt, Foreign-National News Editor, Chicago Tribune, Chicago

Karen Leslie Lowe, Foreign Editor, Marketplace Productions, Los Angels

Jesie Riogelon Mangaliman, Asian Affairs Writer, San Jose Mercury News, San Jose

DATE: May 23, 2002, Thursday
TIME: 12:00 - 2:00pm

TIME: PLACE: Halekulani Hotel - Halekulani Hau Terrace, Honolulu, Hawaii 96813, USA (Free Validated Parking).
Sponsors: Friends of East-West Center***, East-West Center***, Honolulu Media Council & Pacific and Asian Affairs Council***

COST: $30/person by May 20, 2002, check payable to Friends of East-West Center, 1601 East-West Road, Honolulu, Hawaii 96848 or call 944-7691. You may also contact HKCHcc at 222-8183 or by email info@hkchcc.org if you have questions.

*** HKCHcc Collaboration Partners

Air Force Research Workshop  

The US Air Force For Small Businesses And Minority Colleges/Universities Program is sponsoring a workshop on pursuing research opportunities with the Air Force. Topics include the Air Force Small Business Innovation Research (SBIR) program, and a discussion of the Air Force needs. The workshop targets participation by small business and colleges/universities.

There is no fee for this event.

U.S. Air Force speakers from the Washington DC include: 
* Dr. Alain Hunter, USAF Minority Institutions Program Manager
* Colonel Jan Cerveny, PhD, USAF
* Mr. Joseph Diamond, Director, Office of the Secretary of the Air Force for Small Business and Minority Institutions

The workshop is hosted by the High Technology Development Corporation (HTDC
***) and 
University of Hawaii Office of Technology Transfer and Economic Development (OTTED).

Date: Monday, May 13, 2002
Time: 10:00 a.m. - 11:30 a.m.
Location: University of Hawaii at Manoa, Campus Center Rooms 309 and 310
Parking: $3 visitor parking is available on the UH campus. 

RSVP & INQUIRY: Janice Kato (808) 539-3814 or email janicek@htdc.org  

***HTDC is one of the HKCHcc Collaboration Partners

U. S. China Infrastructure Development Meetings Shanghai - Independent Power Producers Forum (IPPF)  

HKCHcc is a member of IPPF, we are offering special arrangements for our members at the 35th Annual Meeting of the Asian Development Bank in Shanghai, PRC, May 8 - 12, 2002

Download Registration Form in pdf Format & return to HKCHcc by March 12, 2002  

Early commitment for the above is imperative should you wish to enjoy the important added perk of being accredited and badged to attend the main event, all plenary, panels, workshops and social functions of the 35th Annual Meeting of the Asian Development Bank.

The very cooperative FCS / ADB Liaison Office has graciously offered to assist our members to become accredited ADB attendees if they are coming to the Shanghai conference as "members" of the "IPPF".

There is, however, one limitation. As our group registration and accreditation will be through the coordinating office of the "U.S.-China Infrastructure Development Meetings". The FCS / ADB Liaison Office can only accept representatives of "U.S." companies. IPPF, however, has been granted special "NGO" status as we will be assisting in providing important content for the ‘U.S.-China Infrastructure Development Meetings".

We apologize for this possible inconvenience to our members who run or represent European or Asian firms. This is not our doing, it’s the way the host country (China) is organizing the ADB accreditation procedures within the context of ADB’s structure. These ADB annual gatherings are always at a Country-to-Country level usually with very tight attendance control with participants mainly from the upper ranks of each country’s major ministries, (Finance, Foreign, Interior, etc.) from Cabinet level down.

There cannot be a 100% guarantee that registering for the "U.S.-China Infrastructure Development Meetings" will automatically confer ADB delegate / attendee status. There is still another ADB registration procedure that must be undertaken separately through and / or with the FCS / ADB Liaison Office. Each applicant will be scrutinized by the "host" country authorities (China) who are sticking to the most minute procedures of protocol. Honolulu (the last ADB) was a casual picnic, the host country being the U.S. (pre 9-11 of course) with a very laid back "Hawaiian Tourism Association" in charge of registration details. This years ADB in Shanghai will probably be the strictest in the organization’s history.

DATE: DATE: May 8 - 12, 2002 Shanghai China
PLACE: Hotel Nikko Pudong, Shanghai China
SPONSORED BY: Hong Kong China Hawaii Chamber of Commerce (HKCHcc) & IPPF
RSVP DEADLINE: March 12, 2002 - after that, you're on your own and will have to deal directly with the ADB through your appropriate government representatives
INQUIRY: 222-8183 or email info@hkchcc.org  

The Kipapa i ke Ala Lecture Series: Venture Law Panel featuring Craig Johnson, chairman and co-founder of Venture Law Group (VLG), Silicon Valley, and other new venture attorneys

Live Streaming Video

DATE: April 25, 2002 (Thursday)
TIME: 5:30 - 6:30pm
PLACE: University of Hawaii School of Architecture Auditorium
RSVP at 956-8780 or e-mail ttaira@cba.hawaii.edu

To help us understand how our state may benefit from the fast-paced changes in the world-wide marketplace, the University of Hawaii's College of Business Administration along with the Emmett R. Quady Foundation has created the Kipapa i ke Ala Lecture Series. Kipapa (which means 'Paving the Way' in Hawaiian) aims to bring the best and brightest from the world of international business to share their knowledge with students, faculty alumni and members of the greater Hawaii community.

Participants in this series of six panel discussions and talks will include top venture capitalists, intellectual property attorneys, CEOs, academics and high-tech visionaries.

11th Annual Spring Concert  

Hawaii Foundation for Chinese Culture and Arts (HFCCA) will be hosting their 11th Annual Spring Concert at the McKinley High School Auditorium.  How do you combine an atmosphere of elegance, and an array of culture and arts into one event?  Come and find this out at our Spring Concert that is being meticulously planned for your enjoyment.

         The Hawaii Foundation for Chinese Culture and Arts, a non-profit organization, was established in 1989 and has since been devoted to serving the community by sponsoring classes in Qigong, Chinese philosophy and Chinese dance.  Two branches of the HFCCA are the White Cloud Chamber and the Phoenix Dance Chamber.

         Looking to the past, the HFCCA sponsored Professor Liu Youlan of the Beijing Dance Academy to teach dance classes for the Phoenix Dance Chamber, the general community and the University of Hawaii in 1990, 1991, 1992, and 1995.  In 1992, 1995 and 1999 cultural exchange tours were sponsored by the HFCCA to enable the Phoenix Dance Chamber dancers to visit both professional and amateur dance academies, and to provide a first-hand experience of the dances and culture of China.  Phoenix Dance Chamber Dance Scholarships were awarded to dancers to for the exchange tours.  An extension of the 1992 trip included a tour of monasteries in China by a few members of the White Cloud Chamber and the 1999 trip included an extended week of intensive training in Chinese folk and classical dance technique at the Hong Kong Academy for Performing Arts.  The HFCCA has also sponsored the Phoenix Dance Chamber to perform at an international dance conference in Kuala Lumpur, Malaysia and to participate in two dance competitions in Vancouver, Canada.  The Phoenix Dance Chamber received first place awards in several of the categories entered.  In 1997, the HFCCA co-sponsored with the UH-CCECS the Guangdong Modern Dance Company to Hawaii.  The Guangdong Modern Dance Company provided dance workshops not only at the University of Hawaii but also at elementary and high schools in the community.  The highlighted performance by this first professional modern dance company of China at the Hawaii Theatre was a landmark event in the history of dance in Hawaii.
 
         Other past projects include sponsoring a Tibetan scholar to Hawaii, and holistic health instructors in the community to teach classes and give demonstrations in diverse natural healing areas such as massage, reflexology, and chiropractics.  In 1998 the HFCCA sponsored Reiki healing classes and eleven members of White Cloud Chamber were awarded Master Reiki degrees.

Mark your calendars for the upcoming Hawaii Foundation for Chinese Culture and Arts Spring Concert 2002 on April 21, 2002, 2:00 p.m. and 7:00 p.m. at the McKinley High School Auditorium.  Tickets that include an artistic works performed by the Phoenix Dance Chamber are only $15 for adults, $12 for students and seniors and children under 3 are free.  Don’t miss this exciting, fun, culturally packed event!

Robert Lees’ talk will cover his reflections on the region’s political and economic situation and how it affects Hawaii’s position and its economic future.

DATE: April 21, 2002, 2002 (Sunday)
TIME: 2:0pm & 7:00pm (2 shows)
PLACE: McKinley High School Auditorium
COST: $15 for adults, $12 for students and seniors and children under 3 are free
TICKET & INFO: Yen Chun at 396 7163 or 550 0509 or info@hkchcc.org if you have questions.

Business Forum - Business Opportunities in Canton, China & How to Get the Most Out of it When Attending the "China Export Commodities Fair", also called Canton Fair – Presented in Mandarin only!

Download Registration Form in pdf Format

Breaking News - Pacific Business News Direct Link - Feb 12, 2002 

Chinese Chamber of Commerce Hawaii

Keynote Speakers:

Fu Lang

Deputy Director General, Foreign Affairs Office, Guangdong Provincial People’s Government, and,
Deputy Director General, Hong Kong and Macao Affair Office, Guangdong Provincial People’s Government, PRC

Hu Zhusheng

Deputy Chief, Doctor of Economics, Senior Economist, Shenzhen Municipal Government Economic Reform Commission, PRC.

Wang Yu

President, Asia Pacific Trading Group Inc
Member, China Club

DATE: March 22, 2002 (Friday)
TIME: 5:30 - 9:00pm
PLACE: Hong Kong Harbour View Seafood Restaurant, Aloha Tower Market Place, 2nd Floor
SPONSORED BY: Hong Kong China Hawaii Chamber of Commerce (HKCHcc), China Club and Taiwanese Chamber of Commerce
COST: $35/person for sponsoring organizations, Others $40/person
RSVP: Johnson Choi of HKCHcc at 808-222-8183 or by email
info@hkchcc.org; Michael Zhang, President of China Club at 808-351-3588 or Wayne Lu, President of the Taiwanese Chamber of Commerce at 808-478-7555 by March 20, 2002 - seating is limited!

Asia’s Leading Graduate School Business Plan Competition to be Held in Honolulu for the First Time March 13-15, 2002 Sponsored by the University of Hawaii, College of Business Administration 

The 2002 Asia Moot Corp will be hosted by the University of Hawaii College of Business Administration following several years in Hong Kong. Teams representing 14 of the best business schools in Asia, including the two top schools in India, Fudan University from Shanghai China, Chulalonghorn in Thailand, Waseda University in Japan, as well as schools from Korea, Taiwan, Hong Kong, and Singapore will be flying to Hawaii for the contest. A team representing the University of Hawaii will also be competing.

The event helps to position Hawaii as a place where entrepreneurs and new startups from throughout the Asia Pacific region gather to showcase their business ideas, meet venture capitalists, and network with each other. The winner of the Asia Moot Corp is eligible to compete in the super bowl of business plan competitions at the Austin Moot Corp in Texas in May at the University of Texas at Austin. Prizes range from the first prize of $5,000 to $1,000 for each of the finalists.

You are invited to attend the competition for this very special world class event on March 14 and 15.

Thursday, March 14, 2002

8:45 - 11:45 am Divisional Competition

East-West Center, Burns Hall 4th Floor, Parking available in UH main parking area near Stan Sheriff Center for $3

Friday, March 15, 2002

2:00 – 5:30 pm Finals Competition

UH School of Architecture Auditorium, room 205, Parking available in UH main parking, same as Thursday for $3

Reservations not required

Business Networking - Cocktail Pupus Mixer

DATE: March 14, 2002 (Thursday)
TIME: 5:30 - 7:30pm
PLACE: Plaza Club, 900 Fort St, 21st Floor, Honolulu, Hawaii 96813
RSVP by March 12 to 222-8183 or e-mail
info@hkchcc.org

Breakfast Featuring Robert G. Lees, Former Secretary General - PBEC  

Download Registration Form in pdf Format

Chinese Chamber of Commerce Hawaii

Join us in acknowledging Robert Lees as he steps down as Secretary General of Pacific Basin Economic Council (PBEC) after nine years. Lees acted as the chief operating officer of, and spokesman for the organization. Lees traveled extensively throughout the region, consulting with senior business and government officials, and developing first-hand expertise on economic, political, and business issues. He has built strong personal relationships throughout the Asia-Pacific, and maintains close contact with key international and regional leaders. Lees also maintains close contact with members of key international and regional organizations such as Asia Pacific Economic Cooperation (APEC) forum, Association of Southeast Asian Nations (ASEAN), The World Bank, and the World Trade Organization (WTO).

During the course of a dynamic corporate career, Lees has gained over twenty years of experience in the field of international business including senior management positions with Security Pacific Corporation and Corning Inc., and has lived in both Japan and the Caribbean. He lectures on topics involving the Asia Pacific region, and is featured for his expertise on CNN, CNBC, MSNBC and Japan’s NHK, and is frequently quoted in the international business press.

Robert Lees’ talk will cover his reflections on the region’s political and economic situation and how it affects Hawaii’s position and its economic future.

DATE: March 12, 2002 (Tuesday)
TIME: 7:30 - 8:45am

PLACE: Waialae Country Club, Cocktail Lounge, 4997 Kahala Ave, Honolulu Hawaii
SPONSORED BY: 

Pacific and Asian Affairs Council

East-West Center

Hong Kong China Hawaii chamber of commerce (HKCHcc)

Hawaii society of corporate planners

Japan-America Society of Hawaii

COST: $15/person for sponsoring organizations, Others $20/person
RSVP & MAIL PAYMENT: By March 11th, check payable to PAAC, 1601 East-West Road, 4th Floor, Honolulu, Hawaii 96848 or call 944-7780. You may also contact HKCHcc at 222-8183 or by email info@hkchcc.org if you have questions.

The Kipapa i ke Ala Lecture Series: Venture fund manager and advisor John May, managing partner of New Vantage Group and co-author of "Every Business Needs An Angel"

Live Streaming Video

DATE: March 7, 2002 (Thursday)
TIME: 5:30 - 6:30pm
PLACE: University of Hawaii School of Architecture Auditorium
RSVP at 956-8780 or e-mail ttaira@cba.hawaii.edu

To help us understand how our state may benefit from the fast-paced changes in the world-wide marketplace, the University of Hawaii's College of Business Administration along with the Emmett R. Quady Foundation has created the Kipapa i ke Ala Lecture Series. Kipapa (which means 'Paving the Way' in Hawaiian) aims to bring the best and brightest from the world of international business to share their knowledge with students, faculty alumni and members of the greater Hawaii community.

Participants in this series of six panel discussions and talks will include top venture capitalists, intellectual property attorneys, CEOs, academics and high-tech visionaries.

Fed-in-Brief: Hawaii - The Role of the Federal Reserve & Economic Development in the West  

Moderator:

Warren Luke, Former Director Federal Reserve Bank of San Francisco and Chairman, President and CEO Hawaii National Bank, Honolulu, Hawaii

The Role of the Federal Reserve:

Andrea P. Wolcott, Group Vice President and District Community Outreach Officer, Federal Reserve Bank of San Francisco

Economic Development in the West:

Gary Zimmerman, Banking and Regional Studies Federal Reserve Bank of San Francisco

DATE: February 25, 2002 (Monday)
TIME: 11:30am - 1:15pm
PLACE: Hawaii Prince Hotel Waikiki, 100 Holomoana St
SPONSORED BY: The Chamber of Commerce of Hawaii & Supported by Hong Kong China Hawaii Chamber of Commerce (HKCHcc)
COST: $35/person 
RSVP: 222-8183 or email
info@hkchcc.org by February 19th  - seating is limited!

The Hawaii Ethnic Heritage Series: Celebrating the Chinese New Year 2002, "The Year of the Horse" 

                       

DATE: February 22, 2002 (Friday)
TIME: 7:00pm
PLACE: Honolulu Hale - 530 South King Street
VENUE: Lion Dances, Traditional Music, Singing & Dancing and Free Chinese Food Tasting

        Business Luncheon:

Download Registration Form in pdf Format

DATE: February 22, 2002 (Friday)

CANCELED - Mr. Norman T. L. Chan has canceled his trip to Hawaii due to "newly emerged commitments" that unfortunately cannot be re-scheduled.

Hong Kong Monetary Authority

The Kipapa i ke Ala Lecture Series: Silicon Valley Venture Capital Panel - "Venture Capital, a Silicon Valley Perspective"

Breaking News - Pacific Business News Direct Link - Feb 12, 2002  

Live Streaming Video

DATE: February 14, 2002 (Thursday)
TIME: 5:30 - 6:30pm
PLACE: University of Hawaii School of Architecture Auditorium
RSVP at 956-8780 or e-mail ttaira@cba.hawaii.edu

To help us understand how our state may benefit from the fast-paced changes in the world-wide marketplace, the University of Hawaii's College of Business Administration along with the Emmett R. Quady Foundation has created the Kipapa i ke Ala Lecture Series. Kipapa (which means 'Paving the Way' in Hawaiian) aims to bring the best and brightest from the world of international business to share their knowledge with students, faculty alumni and members of the greater Hawaii community.

Participants in this series of six panel discussions and talks will include top venture capitalists, intellectual property attorneys, CEOs, academics and high-tech visionaries.

Kipapa i ke Ala Lecture Series will feature four Silicon Valley veterans in a wide ranging panel discussion on the current funding climate for local entrepreneurs. Panelists will include Barry Weinman (Allegis Capital); Charlie Bass (Socket Communications); Jamie Shennan (Trinity Ventures); and Jean Louis Gassee (Computer Access Technology Corp).

The title of the talk will be "Venture Capital, a Silicon Valley Perspective. A talk with friends of Hawaii". Barry Weinman, who will chair the discussion, is a part-time Hawaii resident and a full time VC. Weinman said the participants will bring years of experience to the table and offer a rare chance for locals to gain an insider's perspective on Silicon Valley tightly knit Venture Capital universe.

Barry Weinman
Charlie Bass
Jean-Louis Gassee
Jamie Shennan

2002 Legislative Business Forum: Learn about the major legislative issues affecting businesses and Hawaii’s economy, Interact with members from other Chambers & Networking & Fellowship

Download Registration Form in pdf Format

DATE: February 6, 2002 (Wednesday)
TIME: 4:30 - 7:00pm
PLACE: Japanese Cultural Center of Hawaii, 2454 South Beretania St, Honolulu, Hawaii 96826, USA.
SPONSORED BY: Hong Kong China Hawaii Chamber of Commerce (HKCHcc), Affiliated Chambers and The Chamber of Commerce of Hawaii
COST: $10/person
RSVP: 222-8183 by January 31, 2002, Tuesday

The following Legislators have RSVP as of 1-29-02:

Rep. Lei Ahu Isa (Chair, House Committee on Economic Development & Business Concerns)
Rep. Ed Case
Rep. Jerry Chang (Chair, House Committee on Tourism)
Rep. Charles Djou (Minority Floor Leader)
Rep. William Espero (Vice Chair, House Committee on Transportation)
Rep. Ezra Kanoho (Chair, House Committee on Water & Land Use)
Rep. Bertha Leong
Rep. Michael Magaoay (Vice Chair, House Committee on Economic Development & Business Concerns)
Rep. Barbara Marumoto
Rep. Colleen Meyer
Rep. Hermina Morita (Chair, House Committee on Energy & Environmental Protection)
Rep. Mark Moses
Rep. Marcus Oshiro (Majority Floor Leader)
Rep. Scott Saiki (Chair, House Committee on Labor & Pubic Employment)
Rep. Brian Schatz (Vice Chair, House Committee on Energy & Environmental Protection)
Rep. Nathan Suzuki (Chair, House Committee on Legislative Management)
Rep. Dwight Takamine (Chair, House Committee on Finance)
Rep. Terry Yoshinaga

Sen. Jonathan Chun (Majority Leader)
Sen. Suzanne Chun Oakland (Vice Chair, Senate Committee on Water, Land, Energy, & Environment)
Sen. Calvin Kawamoto (Chair, Senate Committee on Transportation, Military Affairs, & Govn't Operations)
Sen. David Matsuura (Chair, Senate Committee on Health & Human Services)

Lt.Gov. Mazie Hirono


Business Luncheon: Business Luncheon with Helen Peterson, Associate Director-General of Investment Promotion, Invest Hong Kong (based in HK) 

Topic: Opportunities in Hong Kong for Hawaiian Companies in telecommunications, media/multimedia, IT, technology & biotechnology and tourism & entertainment - How China's accession to the WTO will further increase Hong Kong's attraction as investment destination, as well as a conduit to business opportunities in the Mainland?

Download Registration Form in pdf Format

Download Presenter's Note in pdf Format

DATE: January 15, 2002, Tuesday
TIME: 11:30am - 1:00pm
PLACE: Hong Kong Harbor view Seafood Restaurant, 2/f, Aloha Tower Market Place
PRESENTED BY: Hong Kong China Hawaii Chamber of Commerce (HKCHcc)
CO-SPONSORS: Hong Kong Economic & Trade Office in San Francisco (HKETO), The Chamber of Commerce of Hawaii, Hawaii Technology Trade Association (HTTA), High Technology Development Corporation, Hawaii Department of Business Economic Development and Tourism (DBEDT), Office of Economic Development - City and County of Honolulu, and United States Department of Commerce - Honolulu
COST: $25/person for Members, Co-sponsors, Collaboration Partners, Hawaii Technology Trade Association (HTTA) and Federation of HK Association Worldwide; $30 for others and/or RSVP after January 8, 2002.
RSVP: 222-8183 by January 8, 2002 - seating is limited!
(Sold Out)
EMAIL US:
info@hkchcc.org

The following representatives from InvestHK & HKETO will be at the luncheon to answer your questions:

Lawrence Tang, Head of Telecommunications, Media and Multi-media Sector (based in HK at InvestHK) 

Patrick Chung, Principal Consultant (based in SF at the Hong Kong Economic & Trade Office) 

Yuemei Chow, Overseas Consultant (based in SF at the Hong Kong Economic & Trade Office) 

Please visit our "News Releases" page on a write up dated 12-23-2001, Section E2, Honolulu Star-Bulletin titled "A New Game - China's entry to the World Trade Organization presents opportunities for Hawaii, if we can meet the challenge".

Invest Hong Kong

Open House and Reception: Dr. William Fischer, Professor, the International Institute for Management Development (IMD), Switzerland (former executive president and dean of the China Europe International Business School (CEIBS), Shanghai)

Topic: China & WTO  - The impact of China's membership with WTO and the opportunities created for companies doing business with China and vice versa

DATE: January 7, 2002, Monday
TIME: 11:30am - 1:30pm (lunch will be served)
PLACE: 6660 Hawaii Kai Drive, Honolulu, HI 96825, USA.
PRESENTED BY: Japan-America Institute of Management Science (JAIMS)
COST: NO COST to members of Hong Kong China Hawaii Chamber of Commerce (HKCHcc)
RSVP: Call 222-8183 or email
info@hkchcc.org reservation by January 3, 2002 - seating is limited!

Japan-America Institute of Management Science (JAIMS)

Holiday Dinner - Business Networking with Fun

Holiday Dinner: Hong Kong China Hawaii Chamber of Commerce, Taiwanese Chamber of Commerce and China Club

DATE: December 27, 2001 (Thursday)
TIME: 7:00pm
PLACE: Hong Kong Harbor view Seafood Restaurant - Aloha Tower Market Place
SPONSORED BY: Taiwanese Chamber of Commerce, Hong Kong China Hawaii Chamber of Commerce and China Club
COST: $30/person - 9 course Chinese dinner include drinks
RSVP: 222-8183 by December 20, 2001

Meet CoCo Lee, She is the Lead Singer for the Movie "Crouching Tiger Hidden Dragon", "The Running Bride" and Others....

Dates: Dec 15, 2001, Waikiki Shell, 7:00pm
Sponsored by: Big Wave Honolulu Concert
CANCELLED BY BIG WAVE HONOLULU LLP 

TGIF Honolulu Advertiser

NASA Small Business Innovative Research Workshops

Date: December 6, 2001
Sponsored by: ITEC 2001
Location: Hawaii Convention Center

You are invited to a series of NASA Small Business Innovative Research Workshops on December 6th at Hawaii ITEC 2001 at the Hawaii Convention Center. This interactive series includes a NASA Panel discussion with local NASA SBIR contract winners, SBIR "Laugh While You Learn" SBIR Seminar, and NASA SBIR Discussions. Join us and learn more about the NASA SBIR Research Program and how your business can obtain a NASA SBIR contract.

Interested guests can register for this exciting series of free NASA outreach events at: www.prismapacific.org/sbir.asp. Although the workshops are free, guests must have a ticket to ITEC 2001 in order to attend the NASA SBIR events. Pre-registration on our website includes a free ticket to ITEC ($10 value). Non-registered guests must pay a $10 fee to enter ITEC and the workshops.

Please contact Mary Hind at 808-306-6823 or mhind@prismapacific.org for more information. 

Sponsored by:

Prisma Pacific, NASA Ames, NASA Far West RTTC Juniroa, ITEC, City Bank, JTSI, Mana Pacific, Prisma Inc., SixD Studios High Technology Development Corporation & the State of Hawaii Department of Business Economic Development & Tourism

Learn about the NASA Small Business Innovative Research program and how your business can obtain a NASA SBIR contract at this exciting series of free* NASA outreach workshops presented at the Hawaii ITEC 2001 at the Hawaii Convention Center. Sponsored by Prisma Pacific, NASA Ames and NASA Far West RTTC.

NASA SBIR Panel Discussion
10:00-11:00 a.m., Hawaii Convention Center, Keynote Theater A - Join a panel of NASA SBIR specialists, Hawaii SBIR experts and Hawaii NASA SBIR winners as they present an overview of the SBIR contract process. Ken Cheung from Oceanit Laboratories and Detlev Even from Innovative Technical Solutions will reveal how their local companies succeeded in obtaining NASA SBIR contracts.

Networking Mixer
11:00 a.m. - 12:30 p.m., Prisma Pacific VIP Lounge
Join us in the Prisma Pacific VIP lounge on the ITEC 2001 convention floor for light refreshments and an opportunity to meet the NASA panel.

How to Obtain a NASA Ames SBIR Contract
12:30 p.m. - 2:30 p.m., Hawaii Convention Center, Room 323C - Presented by Don Miskowich
This free NASA outreach workshop focuses on how small businesses and entrepreneurs can obtain SBIR contracts. The instructor, Don Miskowich, is the former Vice President for Business Development for Sony Pictures High Definition Center and has decades of experience in multiple technical fields. He will be joined by a team of SBIR specialists who bring years of experience in evaluating and pursuing successful SBIR contracts. They will present an entertaining program unlocking the secrets and pitfalls on the rocky road to obtaining your own SBIR contract. Laugh while you learn what you really need to know about this intricate process through comedic skits and audience interaction. Each scene clarifies the key elements of the SBIR process and will be followed by a question and answer session with the audience. Juniroa, a local film studio, will film this session and create DVDs of this exciting event in the future that will be distributed by NASA Far West RTTC.

Break - 2:30-2:45 p.m.
NASA SBIR Discussions

2:45-4:00 p.m., Hawaii Convention Center, Room 323C 
NASA SBIR Website, Resources & Solicitations - Presented by Marty Zeller, NASA Far West RTTC

NASA Ames SBIR Program & Topic Emphasis - Presented by Rosa Tonarelli, SBIR/STTR Manager, NASA Ames Research Center & NASA SBIR Topic Manager (TBD)

Please register for this exciting series of NASA Ames SBIR Events at www.prismapacific.org/sbir.asp. For more information contact Mary Hind at 808.306.6823 or mhind@prismapacific.org

*Although these NASA Outreach Workshops are free, guests must have a ticket to ITEC 2001 in order to attend the workshops. Pre-registration includes a free ticket to ITEC ($10 value). Non-registered guests must pay a $10 fee to enter ITEC and the workshops.

"Doing Business in Hong Kong, China and it's Neighboring Economic Regions" - Special Guest, Mr. Robert G. Lees, Secretary General, Pacific Basin Economic Council will speak on TERRORIST ATTACK ON AMERICA "EFFECTS ON USA - ASIA TRADE & INVESTMENTS"

imin-center.jpg (41712 bytes) Event is sold out - call 808-222-8183 before send in registration form & payment!

DATE: Sept 25, 2001, Tuesday 
TIME: 8:00am to 12:30pm (7:30am registration)
PLACE: Asia Room - Hawaii Imin International Conference Center, East West Center
ADDRESS: 1777 East West Road, Honolulu, Hawaii 96848 
PARKING: Lower Campus Public Parking@$3 per car (7 minutes walk to Asia Room) or
East West Center Parking@$4/car - Advance Payment due Sept 20th! East West Center Parking is recommended - East West Parking Pass-Sold Out. Asia Room is Located on the 2nd Floor of the East West Center!
RSVP: By September 20th (seating is limited)

Download Registration Form in pdf Format

COST: $25/person for HKCHCC/HKHCC, The Chamber of Commerce of Hawaii, Affiliated Chamber of Commerce, Hawaii Technology Trade Association (HTTA) and Federation of Hong Kong Business Association Worldwide Members (FHKBAW), $35/person for others and RSVP/payment after Sept 20th

Speakers* Topic*
Ronald Brown, Professor of Law and Director, Center for Chinese Studies Strategic Connections and Cooperative Alliances: University as Resource Center in Hawaii-China Ventures
Johnson Choi, President & Executive Director, Hong Kong China Hawaii Chamber of Commerce  First Choice HONG KONG - Your Asia-Pacific Platform
Manuel D Garcia, Attorney at Law A Lawyer's Experience in Doing 'Deals' Overseas
Alan Kojima, VP, American Customs Brokerage Co Inc Importing from Hong Kong & China
Robert G. Lees, Secretary General, Pacific Basin Economic Council Terrorist Attack on America "Effects on USA - Asia Trade & Investments"
Elvira Lo, President, Elvira Chocolat Advantage of Hawaii's geographic location when doing business with the Asian Countries
Alan Ma, Attorney at Law, Former Hawaii DBEDT Hong Kong Representative Successful Fund Raising in the Greater China Region for your Hawaii Business
Manuel Menendez, Director, Office of Economic Development, C & C of Honolulu Doing Business in China: The Myth - The Reality.... formulas to be successful
Robert Murphy, Director, U. S. Dept of Commerce Hong Kong, the Door for Doing Business in China
Puongpun Sananikone, President & CEO, PacMar Inc A Hawaii Consulting Firm Sharing Their Success Stories on Doing Projects in China
Alan Yee, Partner, Grant Thornton New Tax Law Benefiting USA Companies Doing Business Overseas
Shaw Yen, Sr. VP, Beimei Consulting Group Finding the Right Projects & Partners!
Michael Zhang, President & CEO, Blue Hawaii Surf LLC Doing Business in China from a Hawaii Entrepreneur's Point of View

*Speaker and speaker's topic are subject to change without notice

CO-SPONSORS: The Chamber of Commerce of Hawaii, Hong Kong Economic and Trade Office in San Francisco, Hong Kong General Chamber of Commerce, Hong Kong Trade Development Council, U. S. Department of Commerce - Honolulu, Office of Economic Development - City and County of Honolulu and Hawaii DBEDT

Pirate's Ball 2001

IYRF Pirate's Ball 2001 - Pirate's Costume and Black Tie (Gala Uniform) - Fun Fun Fun Event!

DATE: November 9, 2001 (Friday) 
TIME: 5:30 - 11:30pm
PLACE: Ilikai Renaissance Waikiki Hotel
VENUE: Champagne Reception/Sit Down Gourmet Dinner (Salmon, Steak and...)/Big Band Music (10-Piece Orchestra)/Wine by the Barrel (1 Barrel/Table included)/2001 Pirate's Queen Contest/Best Pirate's or Wench's Costume Contest (prizes)/Fabulous prizes, with a GRAND PRIZE for the lucky ticket holders in attendance/AND MOST OF ALL, A PIRATE'S BALL AT ITS BEST 
RSVP BY: October 22, 2001
COST: $75/person
CONTACT: For Metro Rotary Honolulu and HKCHcc & HKHcc members, please contact Johnson Choi directly at 808-222-8183 or to download the registration form in Microsoft Word 97 or Adobe PDF format

Download Registration Form in PDF File Format

Breakfast Meeting on, Tuesday, October 30, 2001

The Chamber of Commerce of Hawaii/HKCHcc are pleased to  announce our exciting lineup of speakers participating in our Good Morning Hawaii panel on October 30, 2001 from 7:00 am to 8:30 am at the Pacific Club:

* The Honorable Calvin Say, Speaker of the House
* Major General James Dubik, US Army Hawaii
* Walter Dods, Chairman of First Hawaiian Bank
* Dean David McClain, University of Hawaii-Manoa, College of Business Administration
* Susan Au Doyle, Aloha United Way

Catch up on the latest developments in Hawaii's economy. $20 fee includes the program and breakfast. No show will be billed (to you) by the Chamber of Commerce of Hawaii.

Make reservation by calling 545-4329. Seating is limited.

Economic Development, Human Resources and Immigration Policy of Hong Kong under the "One Country, Two Systems" Arrangement

DATE: October 3, 2001 (Wednesday)
TIME: 12noon - 1:00pm
PLACE: John A Burns Hall, Room 3015/3019, 3rd Floor
SPONSORED BY: East West Center
SPEAKER: Pak-Wai LIU, Professor of Economics and Pro-Vice-Chancellor, The Chinese University of Hong Kong.
RSVP: Ms Mary Abo, East-West Center, phone: 808-944-7353

Lunch with Professor Pak-Wai Liu, Professor of Economics and Pro-Vice-Chancellor, The Chinese University of Hong Kong

DATE: October 2, 2001 (Tuesday)
TIME: 12noon - 1:30pm
PLACE: Plaza Club, 900 Fort Street, 20th Floor
SPONSORED BY: HKCHcc & HKHcc
RSVP: By Invitation only 
Cost: $25/person

Live Webcast  "Talk Story Festival - Hawaii" - 3 Nights

TIME: 7:00 - 9:30pm (Hawaiian Time)
DATE: October 5th (Friday)  - Spooky Tales
DATE: October 6th (Saturday) - Kid Kind Tales
DATE: October 7th (Sunday) - Adventure Stories 
LIVE WEBCAST LINK: Talk Story Festival

2001 High-Tech Summit

DATE: Sept 11th (Tuesday)
TIME: 4:30 - 6:30pm
PLACE: City Hall
HOSTED BY: Microsoft, AT & T Wireless, American Airlines and the City & County of Honolulu, co-sponsored by the Hawaii Telecommunications Association, AITP, Hawaii Advertising Federation and the American Marketing Association
PLACE: City Hall
SPEAKER: Mayor Jeremy Harris will provide a speech on the Electronic City of Honolulu and how you and your company can get involved

Complimentary Delicious Food, Drinks, Entertainment and an opportunity to meet the 2001 Hi-Tech Summit keynote speakers, presenters, sponsors, special guests, summit exhibitors, supporting organizations and attendees.

INFO & RSVP: For your complimentary pass, please e-mail your reservations to Kimberly at techshow@lava.net or Lincoln at lincoln@pacificnews.net Thursday September 6, 2001 and provide the following information to be included on the VIP list:

1. First Name, Last Name
2. Company
3. Title/Position
4. E-mail
5. Phone Number

DATE: Sept 12 & 13 (Wednesday & Thursday)
COST: Exhibits Area is FREE (there is a charge for seminars)
PLACE: Sheraton Waikiki
VENUE: Video over ATM with MPEG 2 compression , the state of the art in video conferencing for Telemedicine, Distance Education , Corporate Video etc. Will also demo Management Solutions for Faults & Performance of Networks, Applications, Systems Resources & Security. 
MORE INFO: Eran Agmon at (808)-831-0600

Cocktail Reception Honoring Hawaii's Alumni & Kamaaina in Hong Kong - Hosted by Honorable Benjamin Cayetano, Governor of the State of Hawaii, Hawaii DBEDT, University of Hawaii and the East West Center

DATE: Sept 16th (Sunday)
TIME: 6:00 - 7:30pm
PLACE: Island Shangri-La Hotel, Tianshan & Lushan Room, Pacific Place, Supreme Court Road, Hong Kong
RSVP: By Sept 10th, America Center, Phone: 2609-8748

Hawaii's Tourism and the Asian Economy - Chuck Y. Gee, Dean Emeritus, University of Hawaii at Manoa, School of Travel Industry Management

DATE: Sept 17th (Monday)
TIME: 8:00 - 9:15am
PLACE: American Club, Columbia Room (47/F), II Exchange Square, Central, Hong Kong
COST: HK$195 AmCham Member (HK$235 Non-Member)
RSVP: By Sept 12th, Christine Pun, Fax#2537-8824

Download Registration Form in Microsoft Word 97 Format

Directors' Meeting

DATE: September 6, 2001 Thursday
TIME: 11:15am - 1:00pm
PLACE: Pacific Club - President Cleghorn Room
COST: $20/person 
REGRETS: by Sept 3, 2001 
HKHCC members and advisors are welcome to attend, others by invitation only!
PHONE: (808) 222-8183
E-MAIL: info@hkhcc.org

The Shanghai Children's Palace Art Troupe Returns to Hawaii in July.

Dates: July 28th, 7:30pm; July 29th, 2:00pm
Contact: USCPFA-Shanghai Children's Palace
Phone: (808) 597-8135, 533-3181 or 595-8231 for tickets

The Chamber of Commerce Luncheon

DATE: July 18, 2001, Wednesday 
TIME: 11:30am to 1:30pm
PLACE: Hilton Hawaiian Village, Coral Ballroom
COST: $40 per person
SPEAKER: Lily K. Yao, Vice Chairman, FHB & Chairman of The Chamber of Commerce of Hawaii
SPEAKER: Honorable Governor Benjamin J. Cayetano
SPEAKER: Dr. Evan Dobelle, President of University of Hawaii 
RSVP Deadline: July 12, 2001
PHONE: (808) 222-8183
E-MAIL: info@hkhcc.org

Press Conference  

July 18, 2001, Wednesday
2:30 - 4:00pm
please mark you calendar - details to follow

DATE: July 12, 2001 Thursday - July Board of Directors Meeting
TIME: 11:00 - 1:00pm
PLACE: Kainoa I Room, Kahala Mandarin Oriental
COST: $20/person (valet parking fee waived)
REGRETS: by July 9, 2001 
HKHCC members and advisors are welcome to attend, others by invitation only!
PHONE: (808) 222-8183
E-MAIL: info@hkhcc.org

Meet Special Olympic Guest

DATE: July 1, 2001, Sunday 
TIME: 11:00am to 1:00pm
PLACE: China House Restaurant - Chinese Cultural Plaza
COST: $10 per person, $100 for table of 10
Special Guest: Ms. Lang Ping - Volleyball Gold Medallist & Coach
RSVP: by June 28, 2001 
PHONE: (808) 222-8183
E-MAIL: info@hkhcc.org

The Entrepreneurial Wave: Coming Changes in the Global Economy  -  Dr. Thimothy Stearns

Date: June 20th, 12noon - 1:30pm Hilton Hawaiian Village
Contact: Pacific Asian Management Institute
Phone/Fax: (808) 956-8041 / (808) 956-9685 

Meet New General Manager of China Airlines, Ms. Agnes Yu

Date & Time: June 21st, 5:00 - 7:30pm (Networking)
Place: Hawaii Prince Hotel, Takanawa Room
Cost: $10/person, Heavy Pupu's - No Host Cocktail 
Contact: Hawaii Chinese Tourism Association
Phone: (808) 523-1837 for RSVP by June 14th

DATE: June 22, 2001, Friday (Membership Dinner)
TIME: 6:00 - 8:30pm
PLACE: Plaza Club, 900 Fort Street Mall, 20th Floor
COST: $25 for members, $35 for non-members
GUEST SPEAKER: Rae Gee will discuss Coco Lee's
RSVP: by June 20, 2001 (will not accept walk-ins)
PHONE: (808) 222-8183
E-MAIL: info@hkhcc.org

Meet Special Business Delegation from Tianjin, China on Resort and Shopping Center Development - Open to HKHCC members only!

DATE: June 22, 2001, Friday
TIME: 12:30pm
CONTACT: Johnson Choi at 222-8183 by Friday, 8:00am

DATE: June 21, 2001, Thursday (Live Radio Show)
TIME: 2:00 - 3:00pm
PLACE: KCCN AM 1420
HOSTS: Keaumiki Akui & Samuel G Powell
PROGRAM: The Chamber of Commerce Report
SPECIAL GUEST: Johnson W. K. Choi, President and Executive Director, Hong Kong-Hawaii Chamber of Commerce (HKHCC)
SPECIAL GUEST: Brenda Lei Foster, Executive Assistant for National and International Affairs, Hawaii Governor's Office and One of the Founders of HKHCC
E-MAIL: info@hkhcc.org

DATE: June 23, 2001, Saturday (Speaking Engagement)
TIME: 1:30 - 3:45pm
PLACE: East West Center
HOSTS: Association of Chinese Scholars in Hawaii
TOPIC: Hawaii Chinese Economic Circle 
PANEL SPEAKERS: Johnson W. K. Choi, President and Executive Director of HKHCC (from the Hong Kong Prospectus*)
PANEL SPEAKERS: Four Other Speakers Representing China and Taiwan Interest


 

pon.jpg (13583 bytes)    Powered by ProjectOnNet.com - "Connecting the Building Industry"        BEST Airline & Hotel Offers - enter to save $

 

Honolulu USA

Hong Kong

Shanghai PRC

Taipei ROC

San Francisco

New York

London England