Frequently Asked Questions
Who is organizing the 2020 Hawaiʻi Executive Conference?
The Hawaiʻi Executive Conference operates under the leadership of the Hawaiʻi Executive Collaborative, a 501©(3) entity that provides backbone support, energy and resources to help leaders form cross-sector partnerships to drive strategic changes for Hawaiʻi.
Why did the aio Foundation take over the Conference from the Hawaiian Educational Council?
The aio Foundation, whose mission is directed at improving the welfare of Hawaiʻi’s children, saw purpose in continuing the Hawaiʻi Executive Conference’s 50-year old tradition of bringing together Hawaii’s leaders and decision makers with a renewed vision to raise awareness, inspire partnerships, collaboration and action to address our island community’s most pressing issues. This vision is rooted in the belief that Hawaii’s unique culture and values, built upon the foundation of aloha, is essential in cultivating leadership that dedicates itself to the care and nurturing of Hawaiʻi’s land and people.
Who will attend the 2020 Hawaiʻi Executive Conference?
The 2020 Conference is an invitation-only event for CEOs, decision makers and thought leaders from Hawaiʻi, U.S. mainland and Asia, with the purpose of addressing issues that affect Hawaiʻi and collaborating on solutions to move the islands forward.
What is the history of the Hawaiʻi Executive Conference?
The Hawaiʻi Executive Conference was originally established in 1963 to provide executives from Hawaiʻi and the Pacific with a forum for the exchange of knowledge and ideas. It evolved over the years into an interactive venue for discussion and learning among senior executives whose leadership was recognizable either by the position they held at the policy and strategy level of their organization or the influence they exerted in the community and on the opinion of others.