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Register Now For Native Hawaiian Hospitality Association’s Ka Huina 2022 Conference

June 6, 2022, 2:00 PM HST
* Updated June 6, 11:40 AM
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The Native Hawaiian Hospitality Association is creating a path toward a regenerative tourism future for the islands — and it invites the community to be part of the discussion.

The association’s Ka Huina 2022 Conference will be conducted online from 9 a.m.-noon Wednesday and Thursday, June 8-9. The conference is free; however, advance registration is required.

“In the middle of the vast Moananuiākea, Hawai‘i lies at the crossroads of a rapidly changing world — the intersection of heaven and earth, of east and west, of tradition and innovation,” a press release from the association said. “The global pandemic of 2020-22 has further accelerated the changes already compelling us to reimagine our future. Our collective success in preserving the Hawai‘i we love for future generations is dependent upon our ability to navigate this intersection.”

The Native Hawaiian Hospitality Association’s conference will explore the nexus — the huina — of community, culture, tourism and sustainability. How these four pillars intersect, how they depend on each other and how they allow the community to reimagine its future are what the conference seeks to uncover and celebrate.

For the first time, content will be available in ‘ōlelo Hawai‘i and English. The conference will also boast four panel discussions, one of which will be purely ‘ōlelo Hawai‘i with English subtitles, as well as multiple speakers and question-and-answer sessions. Presentations also will showcase the industry’s top project leaders and will cover an array of topics, including:

  • What Hawaiian values are driving Hawai‘i’s efforts to manage tourism and educate visitors.
  • What opportunities lie ahead in the shift toward a circular economy and regenerative tourism.
  • What innovations are advancing the visitor industry’s efforts to be better stewards of Hawai‘i’s natural resources.
  • How has technology accelerated efforts to grow the community of Hawaiian language speakers, including those within the visitor industry.
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“We hope that participants of Ka Huina will depart with a reinvigorated sense of kuleana and commitment to the Hawai‘i we share, the Hawai‘i we will leave for our children and for the generations to come,” the press release said.

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For more information or to register, click here.

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