Hawaii Society of Business Professionals

June 18: Tourism in Hawaii



Is Hawaii just a pretty place with beaches and warm weather? Do we need to re-invent ourselves to improve our competitive position? What is being done by private companies to position themselves in Hawaii and globally?

Join us as travel industry experts discuss how they position themselves in Hawaii and globally and the obstacles that need to be overcome.

Michael Troy

Field Marketing Director Hawaii of Starwood Hotels and Resorts, and has nearly 30 years of experience in the industry. Troy is responsible for on-line marketing and advertising/ promotions for Hawaii and French Polynesia. A past President of HSMAI, he is the 2015 President of SME (Sales & Marketing Executives of Honolulu).

Rick Egged

President of Waikiki Improvement Assn., a non-profit corporation working to improve, enrich, and beautify Waikiki for the benefit of residents and visitors alike, to promote conditions conducive to the economic and cultural good, and for the betterment of the entire community. Egged has over 16 years of service with WIA.

Julie Arigo

General Manager of Waikiki Parc Hotel (owned by Halekulani Corp.) and has over 20 years of service with the company. She oversees all aspects of operating the 297-room hotel. Arigo has a Bachelor degree with an emphasis in Travel Industry Mgmt. from UH Manoa and is a past chairperson of the Hawaii Lodging & Tourism Association.


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