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Hawaii Small Business Forum 2011: Emerging Technologies Aug. 5 2011 - Register @ hsbforum.com

The 9th annual Hawaii Small Business Forum will be held Friday, August 5th, 2011 at the Japanese Cultural Center, Honolulu, HI. This year's forum will focus on Emerging Technologies. Visit hsbforum.com to get more information and register now.

PRLog - May 13, 2011 - HONOLULU -- The annual Hawaii Small Business Forum will be held Friday, August 5th, 2011 from 8am to 3pm at the Japanese Cultural Center, Honolulu, HI. The conference enables large and small business owners to meet with federal and state government officials who discuss their organizations needs in Hawaii and the Pacific region.

Confirmed and invited speakers include:
Keynote Speaker Honorable Neil Abercrombie, Governor State of Hawaii (invited)
Mr. Randy Cieslak, CIO U.S. Pacific Command
Mr. Mark Adams, Director Advanced Technologies Northrop Grumman
Dr. Anupam Shah, Chief Scientist Enterprise Architecture SAIC
Mr. Carl Williams, President ICRC Solutions
Ms. Susan Burrows, Director Small Business Programs Navy Supply Command
Mr. Keith Nakasone, Chief DITCO-PAC, PL7 (invited)

The 2011 Forum will continue to provide local and national businesses entrée to key federal programs and potential growth areas as well as partnering opportunities with major government contractors.

The cost for the one-day event, including lunch, is $35. Register early, as seating is limited.
Visit http://www.hsbforum.com for more information and to register now.

Event Details
Title: Hawaii Small Business Forum 2011 - Emerging Technologies
Date: Friday August 5, 2011
Time:  8:00am - 3:00pm
Location: Japanese Cultural Center
2454 S Beretania St # 101
Honolulu, HI 96826-1524

This event is sponsored in part by Integrated Concepts & Research Corporation (ICRC), Bering Sea Group, Group HI, Northrop Grumman, and Group IQ Inc.

The Hawaii Small Business IT (HSBIT) Hui hosts the annual HSB Forum in Honolulu, HI to address the need for a focused information technology conference that enables government agencies, small business contractors, community leaders and educational program managers to meet and discuss how to expand and develop business opportunities for professionals,, and areas of focus for students and graduates.

Founded in 2003, the annual conference has become an important calendar fixture for Hawaii’s entrepreneurial community. The event is designed to bring “Washington to Waikiki”, giving local small business owners and educators an opportunity to meet some of the federal government’s movers and shakers in policy and contracting. The Forum and the Hui’s advocacy for development has demonstrated there are millions of dollars of contract opportunities available to island businesses.

Previous forums helped introduce Hawaii entrepreneurs to numerous federal small business programs and the decision makers who manage them. The conferences have also featured representatives from several of the federal government’s prime contractors – “integrators” who each year assign billions of dollars in subcontracts to smaller firms and are constantly looking for trained professionals for government and commercial jobs.

Through these introductions, a number of local firms have established a presence in areas of business that were once considered inaccessible to Hawaii-based enterprises. Engaging with local educators and community leaders has provided opportunities to discuss possible joint efforts. Raising awareness and expectations is one of the primary goals of the HSB Forum.

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The annual Hawaii Small Business Forum brings together large and small business owners to meet with federal and state government officials who discuss their organization needs in Hawaii and the Pacific region.

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