Register for Tourism Authority seminar

The Hawaii Tourism Authority announced the schedule for its second annual festivals and events seminar, “Festival & Events II: Implementing Successful Strategies.”

To date, confirmed national speakers include:

• Paul Jamieson, executive director of SunFest, Florida’s largest music, art and waterfront festival;

• Bruce Erley, president and CEO of Creative Strategies Group;

• Laurie Lang, president of BrandCentrics and a former senior vice president at the Walt Disney Corporation;

• Julie Zadeh, director of market management for Expedia Partner Services Group (includes,, and Classic Custom Vacations).

The seminars are open to anyone interested in tourism, festival and event planning. The deadline to register is May 30. The registration fee for each seminar is $40 and includes lunch and HTA’s new Festival Brand Resource Manual.

The Kaua‘i forum will be on Friday, June 16 at the Kauai Marriott Resort & Beach Club.

For more information or to register, contact Eileen or Kristin at (808) 528-4050 or


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