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Published on : Friday, July 7, 2017
The Hawai’i Tourism Authority (HTA) appoints Paragon Events, the premier event and meetings management company who come with more than 25 years of industry experience, as the 2017 Executive Event Producer for the Global Tourism Summit. Paragon will provide full-scale event production, registration design and management, logistics, entertainment, culinary creation, sponsorship management and fulfillment, brand strategy, and marketing services.
The HTA is the leading state agency for tourism, and is responsible for supporting programs that enhance and showcase Hawai’i’s people, place and culture in order to deliver an incomparable visitor experience. Paragon Events will provide strategies, guidance and support to build on the success of previous HTA events. The 2017 Summit goal is expected to increase the number of participants, connections, and representation from international, domestic, and local businesses interested in collaborating on the future of Hawai’i tourism.
This year’s theme will focus on sustainability and how to build a framework of action for the future of tourism. The significance of Hawaiian culture, global marketing, technology and innovation will also be highlighted in presentations and panel discussions, with the collective focus on improving tourism in Hawai’i and abroad.
George D. Szigeti, HTA president and CEO, said, “The core objective of the Global Tourism Summit is the collaboration and sharing of knowledge to make tourism stronger and better for the Hawaiian Islands and the industry as a whole. Tourism has stakeholders in all walks of life and all around the world and we are encouraging anyone interested in seeing this global industry succeed to participate in the summit, share their insight, and be part of this greater effort for everyone’s future benefit.”