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What is our future in Kakaako? Opening remarks by Governor Neil Abercrombie

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What is our future in Kakaako?  Opening remarks by Governor Neil Abercrombie

Time: March 22, 2012 from 11:30am to 2pm
Location: The Plaza Club - 20th Floor
Street: 900 Fort Street Mall
City/Town: Honolulu, HI
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Phone: 808-382-4638
Event Type: luncheon, panel, session, and, networking, event
Organized By: Bill Spencer and Jay Fidell HVCA/ThinkTech Hawaii
Latest Activity: Mar 9, 2012

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Dear TechHui(ans):

Kakaako is a huge under-developed part of Honolulu that is the only place where downtown can grow.  Now a mish-mash of old warehouses, WWII quonset huts and a few high rises, the neighborhood is destined for a complete remake.  If rail continues on its current path, the line will proceed through Kaka'ako via Halekauwila on its way to Ala Moana shopping center.  A new 65 story dual use condo/commercial complex plan has gone out to bid.  Kamehameha Schools, Alexander & Baldwin and Howard Hughes Corporation own much of the land, yet the Hawaii Community Development Authority has say over how it will be used.  Will it become a thriving live, work and play community?  What happened to the previous plans for turning it into a bio-medical research mecca?  What is in store for this neighborhood?

Find out at the next HVCA/ThinkTech Hawaii luncheon on March 22, 2012 at the Plaza Club 20th Floor from 11:30A - 2PM.  Enjoy good food, great people and a first class networking experience.  Register today.  Please use our handy PayPal system which allows you to pay via any credit card.  You do not need a PayPal account to reserve your seat.

Joining us with opening remarks will be our special guest, the honorable Governor Neil Abercrombie, who will express his vision for transforming Kakaako.  Following the Governor's remarks we will have two dynamic panels.

•  The first panel will cover Projects and Prospects for Landowners and Developers, moderated by Bruce Barrett of Castle and Cooke, with panelists Peter Apo of OHA; Tony Ching of HCDA; Mitch D’Olier of Kaneohe Ranch; Kathy Inouye of Kobayashi Group; and Paul Quintiliani of Kamehameha Schools.

•  The second panel will cover Projects and Prospects by Designers and Innovators, moderated by John Ida of Urban Works, with panelists Wei Fang of the RD Project; Charlie Holdaway of Holatron; Eric Masutomi, Community Planner; Vicky Holt Takamine of Pua Ali'i 'Ilima; and Jasper Wong of Powwow.

Members, affiliates (including faculty and government) attend at the member rate of $29, students are $20 and all others $39.  

As always, TechHuians can attend at the HVCA member rate!

The Plaza Club kindly requests aloha attire.  Parking is available in the Pioneer Plaza building, entrance on Merchant St., but we do not validate.  Alternate parking is available at Harbor Court, entrance on Bethel Street.

Much thanks to our sponsors, Hawaii Business Magazine, the accounting firm of KMH, LLP and Kakaako based co-working space, The Box Jelly.

For more information or to reserve by phone, contact Gail at (808) 382-4638.

I'm looking forward to seeing you there.

Bill Spencer


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