H.C.R. NO.









requesting the hawaii visitors and convention bureau to assign one employee to assist the University of Hawaii at manoa to coordinate professors' conferences.



WHEREAS, Hawaii's appeal to travelers worldwide is a natural enticement to those who are seeking to organize or attend a conference or convention; and

WHEREAS, conventions in our State can make use of the excellent convention facilities at the Hawaii Convention Center, with it's state-of-the-art amenities, while taking advantage of Hawaii's prime location at the "crossroads of the Pacific"; and

WHEREAS, many of the professors who work for the University of Hawaii belong to many scientific and other societies and organizations which hold yearly conferences and conventions; and

WHEREAS, many of these groups would like to have their yearly conventions here in Hawaii, but the professors at the University of Hawaii at Manoa do not have the time or expertise to bring together such a convention; and

WHEREAS, the Hawaii Visitors and Convention Bureau has the necessary expertise to help University of Hawaii professors to bring these organizations to Hawaii and capitalize on this untapped market; now, therefore,

BE IT RESOLVED by the House of Representatives of the Twenty-first Legislature of the State of Hawaii, Regular Session of 2002, the Senate concurring, that the Hawaii Visitors and Convention Bureau is requested to:

(1) Meet with all departments within the University of Hawaii at Manoa and compile a list of societies and organizations that the professors within each department belong to;

(2) Help determine what the overall needs of these organizations are to hold a convention or conference here in Hawaii;

(3) Create generic tour packages of low, medium, and high-cost accommodations, transportation, and other recreational activities to present to the University of Hawaii;

(4) Assist professors in promoting Hawaii to their colleagues as a site for a conference; and

(5) Coordinate all aspects of any of these conferences, including securing payments from professors and other conference attendees;


BE IT FURTHER RESOLVED that the Hawaii Visitors and Convention Bureau submit a report of its activities to the Legislature no later than twenty days prior to the convening of the Regular Session of 2003; and

BE IT FURTHER RESOLVED that certified copies of this Concurrent Resolution be transmitted to the Executive Director of the Hawaii Visitors and Convention Bureau and the Board of Regents of the University of Hawaii.





Report Title:

HCVB; UH Conventions