HIEDB General Membership Annual Meeting

Wednesday, April 29th 2015 – Hapuna Beach Prince Hotel

2015 marks the 31st anniversary of the Hawai`i Island Economic Development Board (HIEDB.   Please join us at HIEDB’s Annual Membership Meeting on Wednesday, April 29th 2015 at the Hapuna Beach Prince Hotel.

In addition to updates  and ratifying the slate of Officers and Directors, the meeting will feature presentations by:

  •  John White, Executive Director of Pacific Resource Partnership (PRP) who will be presenting the results of a statewide survey taken by PRP in collaboration with the  Hawaii Business Roundtable and Hawaii Chamber of Commerce.  The survey of Hawaii residents gauges consumer confidence and monitors public attitudes towards topics including and not limited to, Hawaii’s cost of living, housing, consumer spending, etc.  The survey also provides specifics to Hawaii County and our island’s residents’ responses.
  •  David Cunningham, kama`aina movie director and founder of Global Virtual Studios (GVS) Transmedia Accelerator (GTA) based in Kailua-Kona. Filmmaking and other media projects from story line, script refinement and creative proof of concept, budget execution, and other facets are accelerated with seed financing by GVS and projects positioned for additional financing and execution.  Learn more about this emerging industry on Hawaii Island and how it is creating new jobs and diversifying the economy and prospective career paths.

The meeting and luncheon will begin at 10:30 a.m. and conclude at 1:00 p.m.    Seating is limited so members are urged to register and make reservations for yourselves and guests.