Regional Economic Development conference

?EVENT: Regional Economic Development conference
DATE: February 27-March 1, 2007
PLACE: Hilton Hawaiian Village in Honolulu, Hawai`i
HOSTED BY: the University of Hawai`i Pacific Business Center Program
You are invited to a regional economic development conference

“Sustainable Entrepreneurial Development in Urban and Rural Areas”

February 27-March 1, 2007
Hilton Hawaiian Village in Honolulu, Hawai`i

Learn from colleagues as they describe their successful projects in the area
of Sustainable Entrepreneurial Development in Urban and Rural Areas. Hear
from international speakers, federal funders and others for ideas about
approaches and collaborations that work.

KEYNOTE SPEAKER: Dr. Ernesto Sirolli, Founder, Chairman & CEO of the Sirolli
Institute (, is a noted authority in the field of
sustainable economic development. Sirolli will be delivering the Wednesday
luncheon keynote speech as well as a hands-on workshop on Thursday morning.
He’ll be introducing his concept of “Enterprise Facilitation”– a
person-centered approach to community and economic development.

FEATURED SPEAKER: Mr. Richard Engelhardt, Regional Advisor for Culture in
Asia and the Pacific, United Nations Educational, Scientific and Cultural
Organization (UNESCO) will deliver the closing luncheon talk on the topic of
“Protecting Indigenous Cultures within a Tourism Environment”.

The agenda is on the conference website, located at: We are still confirming
speakers, so check back often for updates!

To register for the conference, go to

For more information about the conference, please contact Dorothy Chen at

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