Archive for January, 2020

Wednesday February 5, 2020
Prince Waikiki Hotel

Career insight from industry experts!

The Pacific Asia Travel Association Hawaii Chapter Annual Student Forum is an extension of the 2020 Outlook and Economic Forecast Forum, providing students majoring in hospitality, tourism, or transportation management an opportunity to obtain valuable career advice from a panel of successful industry professionals. Students and faculty from Hawaii’s higher education programs are invited to participate!


  • Kazu Hayashida, Senior Manager, Recruitment Operations Center, Hilton
  • Steve Litchauer, Area Director of Engineering, Highgate
  • Marisa Oishi, Administrative Manager, Secure Bike Share Hawaii, LLC (Biki)
  • Karen Codilla, Corporate Director, Revenue and Distribution, Outrigger Hospitality
  • Kevin Yim, Vice President of Marketing, FCH Enterprises (Zippys).

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Wednesday February 5, 2020
Prince Waikiki Hotel
7:45AM – 1:30PM

Roaring into the ’20s!

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While the 1920’s represented a “Roaring” period of significant change and growth, what’s ahead as we kick off “the Twenties” of the 21st Century? Continued but slower growth? Cautious optimism? Find out what our line-up of experts think. In addition to the annual economic and visitor industry forecasts, this year’s forum will also feature a panel of representatives working to grow Hawaii’s LGBTQ market; a look at new research using GPS location data; and an update on visitors’ transportation options for getting to/from/around the islands. These insights will help you better prepare and “roar” into the 2020s!

Speakers include Paul Brewbaker – TZ Economics, Evan Saunders, Director of Data at UberMedia, David Uchiyama, Chief Operating Officer at HART, and many more!

Morning coffee w/pastries and three-course lunch included.

The annual universities Student Forum will be held immediately following the event. Support the future, and a student by donating a seat!

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