Register Today for The Hawaiian Islands Hawaii Rooted Guest Speaker Series and Cultural Workshops in CA March 9-13, 2020
The Hawaiian Islands Hawaii Rooted Guest Speaker Series and Cultural Workshops

We cordially invite you to REGISTER today for The Hawaiian Islands travel advisor workshops, Hawaii supplier trade show and destination presentations being held March 9 – 13 starting in San Diego, Newport Beach, Burbank, Sacramento and San Francisco, CA. For the first time, we are offering an exclusive Hawaii Cultural Workshop with HVCB’s Director of Culture and Product Development. You won’t want to miss The Hawaiian Islands – Through a Cultural Lens with Kainoa Daines.

Join us for our evening general session with special guest speaker Kumu Kaui Kanakaole from Hana, Maui and dancers from Halau o Nakaulakuhikuhi. Meet, greet and network with our Hawaii suppliers at the Hawaii trade show.
Featured Guest: Kaui Kanakaole
Kumu Hula
Hawaii ImageWaves crash against the distant black rocky cliff, salting the air. Kaui Kanakaole, the kumu hula (hula teacher) and her three students chant an oli, asking permission to enter the forest, and wait for a response. A breeze filters through the canopy, and the thick air parts, giving them their answer. They pick their way through the underbrush, beyond the grove of hala (pandanus) trees, to find the lauae (monarch fern) leaves that generations of hula dancers have relied on to create their lei.

When they are worn during hula, the lei embrace the dancers with a touch of the forest. Their carefully gathered garb, the vibration of their voices, the rhythm of their instruments, the patterns of their movements and the story of their mele (song) all work together to replicate the environment. With their performance, they are literally connecting to Laka, the akua (deity) of hula and the physical, environmental process that keeps the forest alive. This is why every single part of the process—from gathering, to dancing, and returning to the aina (land) once again—is filled with deep respect.

Kumu Kaui will be the General Session Guest Speaker at each event. See her video featured in our Hawaii-Rooted “Keepers of the Forest” campaign here Keepers of the Forest - Kaui Kanakaole.
Participating Hawaii Suppliers
  • Apple Leisure Group (SAN/NPB/BUR)
  • Aqua-Aston Hospitality - All Shows
  • Atlantis Adventures - All Shows
  • Battleship Missouri Memorial - All Shows
  • Delta Vacations - (SAN/NPB/BUR/SFO)
  • GOGO Vacations (SAN/NPB/BUR)
  • Hawaiian Airlines (SAN/NPB/SAC/SFO)
  • Hawaiian Hotels & Resorts - All Shows
  • Highgate Hotels Hawaii (SAN/NPB/BUR)
  • Hilton Waikiki Beach (SAN/NPB/BUR)
  • Kaanapali Beach Hotel - All Shows
  • Kapohokine Adventures - All Shows
  • Koloa Landing Resort - All Shows
  • Marriott International Hawaii (SAN)
  • Maui Ocean Center - All Shows
  • Maverick Helicopters - All Shows
  • Outrigger Hotels & Resorts - All Shows
  • Pleasant Holidays - All Shows
  • Polynesian Cultural Center - All Shows
  • Residence Inn by Marriott Oahu Kapolei – All Shows
  • Sheraton Kauai Coconut Beach Resort - All Shows
Register Today
Monday, March 9
San Diego, CA 
Tuesday, March 10
Newport Beach, CA 
Wednesday, March 11
Burbank, CA 
Thursday, March 12
Rancho Cordova, CA 
Friday, March 13
San Francisco, CA 
  • Shoreline Waikiki and Coconut Hotels - (SAN/NPB/BUR/SFO)
  • Sightline Hospitality (SAN/NPB/SAC/SFO)
  • The Surfjack Hotel & Swim Club - All Shows
  • UnCruise Adventures - All Shows
Be sure to also meet representatives from the Hawaii Visitors & Convention Bureau, Kauai Visitors Bureau, Oahu Visitors Bureau, Maui Visitors & Convention Bureau, and the Island of Hawaii Visitors Bureau.

Mahalo nui loa, Robyn Basso
Sr. Director, Travel Industry Partnerships
Mahalo nui loa, Christina Aldanese
Regional Director, Travel Industry Partnerships - U.S. West
 Email Inquiries: Contact Erica Neves at

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