Paragon Events, Inc. to Manage the 2018 Global Tourism Summit in Honolulu, Hawaii

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HONOLULU - Aug. 3, 2018 - PRLog -- For the second consecutive year, the Hawaii Tourism Authority (HTA) appoints Paragon Events, Inc. as the premier event and meeting management company with over 28 years of industry experience, as the 2018 Executive Event Producer for the Global Tourism Summit. The three-day Summit will take place at the Hawaii Convention Center in Honolulu from October 1-3, 2018. Paragon Events, Inc. will provide full-scale event production, registration design and management, logistics, entertainment, food and beverage creation, sponsorship support, brand strategy, and marketing services.

"We are honored to have been awarded this opportunity for the second year in a row, allowing us to further collaborate with the Hawaii Tourism Authority to produce another successful Summit. We are committed to the organization with our efforts focused on elevating the tourism industry and showcasing everything Hawaii has to offer," says Renee Radabaugh, President & CEO of Paragon Events, Inc.

Paragon Events, Inc. continues to offer strategies, guidance and support for this year's Summit in the fall. Along with showcasing the people, places and culture of the Hawaiian Islands, Paragon Events, Inc. is creating a program of presentations and seminars that will address a diverse range of subjects, such as international tourism trends, strategic alliances, and emerging opportunities. The Sustainable Tourism track will review key issues that are facing Hawaii's visitor industry while also providing global insight. Two sessions will be in conjunction with the PATA Hawaii chapter to review the Future of Hawaii Tourism and the mission of focusing on Big Picture Issues with Local Relevance.

"As the event lead for the 2018 Global Tourism Summit, I am most looking forward to the addition of new items on the agenda including the Innovation Days entrepreneurial opportunity and the esteemed panel we have slated for the session on international security. Additionally, attendees are going to be thrilled with the selection of keynote speakers and the return of the favored networking lounge. Our goal is to enhance the Summit each year in order to continue to drive global awareness and integration," says Katherine Stokoe, Manager of Meetings & Events, Paragon Events, Inc.

Building on the success of the 2017 Global Tourism Summit with a record number of attendees, the 2018 Summit will continue to be a gathering of thought leaders from around the world who represent the global marketplace. This year's Summit will focus on:
  • Bringing the world together to learn about new trends, and celebrate diverse and innovative practices in the tourism industry;
  • Examining and reinforcing the importance of environmental balance in Hawaii and elsewhere; and
  • Honoring Hawaii's culture, history, legacy and its role in making Hawaii the world class travel and tourism destination it is today.
The significance of Hawaiian culture, global marketing, technology and innovation will also be highlighted in presentations and panel discussions, with the collective focus on improving tourism in Hawaii and abroad. This year's conference is expected to host over 2,500 innovators and stakeholders and provide certification opportunities and feature 2018 global market outlooks and activities. Paragon Events, Inc. staff has extensive experience with event management, global branding and strategic meetings. Since 1989, the company has executed over 1,800 events in 62 different countries across six continents. Paragon Events, Inc. will utilize innovation and collaboration to produce an educational and unforgettable event.

About Paragon Events, Inc.

Paragon Events, Inc. is a full service strategic meetings management, association management, and marketing firm headquartered in Delray Beach, FL with offices in: Boston, MA, Orlando, FL, Los Angeles, CA, Richmond, VA, Washington, D.C., Pittsburgh, PA and Philadelphia, PA. For over 28 years, Paragon Events, Inc. has been trusted by companies around the world to conceive, plan, and execute meetings and events of all sizes and caliber. Paragon Events: Where Imagination Meets Ingenuity.

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The Paragon Events, Inc. Mission: To deliver a knowledge-based professional staff to support, improve and inspire its clients. Partnering with our client companies, we are wholly committed to enhancing the client's mission and providing innovative and quality services.

About Hawaii Tourism Authority (HTA)

The Hawaii Tourism Authority (HTA) is responsible for strategically managing the Sate of Hawaii's marketing initiatives to support tourism. HTA's goal is to optimize tourism's benefits for Hawaii, while being attentive to the interest of travelers, the community and visitor industry. Established in 1998 to support Hawaii's leading industry and largest employer, HTA continually strives to help ensure the sustainability of tourism's success. Learn more at

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