2017 Annual Outlook & Economic Forecast Forum

Wednesday, February 2 2017

Join us as we address the question – After five consecutive years of record visitor arrivals, where does Hawai’i go from here?

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As 2017 gains altitude, consumers and business in the U.S. finds themselves navigating the winds of fear, change and opportunity. After five consecutive years of record visitor arrivals, where does Hawai’i go from here? Change is certainly “in the air” in Hawai’i’s West Coast markets with the merger of Alaska Airlines and Virgin America; Hawaiian Airlines’ expected transition to single-aisle Airbus A321 neo aircraft in late 2017; and, in the Japan market, with Hawaiian Airlines’ new nonstop Tokyo Haneda-Kona service. Find out what’s on the radar for Hawai’i’s visitor industry at the PATA-TTRA 2017 Outlook and Economic Forecast Forum.


7:45 am
Registration (continental breakfast)

8:30 am – 9:45 am
Session I: Economic Trends & Forecasts

Moderator: Chris Kam, Executive VP, Market Insights & Development, OmniTrak Group

  • Eugene Tian, Ph.D., Chief Economist, Department of Business, Economic Development & Tourism
  • Joseph Toy, President & CEO, Hospitality Advisors, LLC
  • Paul Brewbaker, Principal, TZ Economics
  • 9:45 am – 10:30 am
    Session II: Emerging trends and Changing Asian International Traveler Markets

    Moderator: Dave Erdman, President & CEO, PacRim Marketing Group, Inc. & PRTech, LLC

    10:30 am – 11:35 am
    Session III: MCI

  • Susan Bruinzeel, President, TTRA International and Senior Director of Planning & Research, San Diego Tourism Authority
  • Mary Neister, Vice President, Meet Hawai’i, Hawai’i Visitors and Convention Bureau
  • Vickie Omura, Vice President, Meet Hawai’i, Hawai’i Convention Center
  • 11:45 am – 1:30 pm
    Lunch & Keynote Speaker: Leisure Travel

  • John Packer, TNS Travel & Leisure
  • Cost:

    $145 PATA Members
    $145 TTRA Members
    $185 Non-members
    $1,015 Table Sponsor (7)

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    Please RSVP by Friday, January 27 2017. We look forward to seeing you there!