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Tuesday, September 23, 2014
Conference: Growing Our Economy and Increasing Prosperity
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Hawai‘i Economic Association
2014 Annual Conference
October 3, 2014 at Halekulani
7:30am to 4:30pm

To register for this event, CLICK HERE

Join us for a conference on one of the most important issues facing Hawaii: Growing Our Economy and Increasing Prosperity at this all day event. It’s the annual meeting of the Hawaii Economic Association, happening on Friday, October 3, 2014 at Halekulani Hotel.

Topics include:

  • How an outdated regulatory regime impacts Hawaii's economy
  • Hawaii’s business tax climate
  • Developing skilled and productive workers
  • Customized, data-driven regional strategies as the key to economic growth
  • How income inequality impacts the economy
  • Four eminent Economists forecast the 2015 economy

Reserve your seat today for this important and thought-provoking conference sponsored by Hawaii Business magazine. To learn more about the HEA, visit our webpage here: Hawaii Economic Association.

Through September 30: $105 for Members / $125 for Non-Members /

$75 for Students

Registration after October 1 / Walk-Ins: $135

Not a member yet? Want to renew your annual membership for 2015? You can complete your membership and take advantage of Membership pricing by clicking selecting the 'HEA Membership dues' ticket below.

CONFERENCE HIGHLIGHTS

For full conference agenda, click here

This conference is approved for Continuing Professional Education Credit by Hawaii State Board of Public Accountancy

BREAKFAST KEYNOTE

Richard Lim, Director DBEDT:  Hawaii's Economic Future

PANEL I:  CHALLENGES & OPPORTUNITIES FOR ECONOMIC PROSPERITY  

Regulatory Environment:  Lee Sichter - Growing GDP Needs a 21st Century Regulatory Regime

Infrastructure/Energy:  Makena Coffman, Ph.D., UHERO - Impact of Renewable Energy on GDP

Transportation:  Michael Hansen, Hawaii Shippers Council:  Impact of the Jones Act on GDP

PANEL II:  CHALLENGES & OPPORTUNITIES FOR ECONOMIC PROSPERITY

Business Climate:  Tom Yamachika, Tax Foundation of Hawaii - 2014 State Tax Climate Index

Talent Pipeline:  Leon Richards, Ph.D., Kapiolani Community College - Addressing Business Needs

Income Inequality & GDP:  Victor Geminiani, Hawaii Appleseed Center - Poverty, Economic Development & Hawaii

LUNCH KEYNOTE 

John Fernald, Ph.D., Senior Research Adviser, Federal Reserve of Bank, San Francisco -

         Technology and the American Economy:  What’s the New Normal?

PANEL III:  HOW TO MOVE THE GDP NEEDLE

Focus on Customized Regional Strategies:  Lisa H. Gibson, Rising Tide Economics - Hawaii's Prosperity Agenda is a Regional Cluster Agenda

Hawaii’s Food Chain Cluster

Producer Perspective:  Richard Ha, Hamakua Springs Country Farms

         Innovation Impacts on Ag Productivity - The Convergence of Water, Ag and Energy

Distributor Perspective: Russell Hata, Y. Hata & Co. - The Chef Zone: Innovation and Networks

         Drive Hawaii’s FoodChain Productivity

PANEL IV:  ECONOMIC FORECAST

National Economic Forecast: John Fernald, Ph.D., Federal Reserve Bank of San Francisco

Hawaii GDP Growth Potential: Paul Brewbaker Ph.D., TZ Economics

The Demise of Hawaii Economic Growth?

State Forecast I: Peter Fuleky, Ph.D., UHERO - Hawaii Growth Slows As Global Risks Rise

State Forecast II:  Eugene Tian, Ph.D., Chief Economist, State of Hawaii

What are the Drivers Behind Hawaii's Economic Growth in the Short Run?

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