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21 April 2022 Newsletter

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NHOA Small Business Summit

HDA partnered with the Native Hawaiian Organizations Association (NHOA) for their annual Small Business Summit held at Ala Moana Hotel from April 5-6. The two-day event featured breakout and plenary sessions focused on business development, federal small business certification and contractor compliance, and opportunities to connect and engage with potential partners and helpful resources.


Some session highlights include Small Business Contracting Trends to Impact Small Businesses in 2022, Facility Clearances, Cybersecurity/CMMC Update, Working with Small Businesses to Fulfill the Mission, Small Business Resiliency & Forward Thinking, and much more.


If you missed attending the Summit in-person, there is still a chance to view the sessions and connect with speakers virtually, on-demand through July 31st. Find out more on how to register and access the sessions, PowerPoint presentations, exhibit hall, and more click here.

NHOA Small Business Summit (Virtual on Demand)

TechNet Indo-Pacific

TechNet Indo-Pacific is the largest event of its kind in the Indo-Pacific Rim. The conference focuses on the regional issues military leaders have identified, including full spectrum cyber operations as adversaries leverage cyberspace to conduct operations below the threshold of conflict. TechNet Indo-Pacific features speakers and discussions about the area's challenges and how industry and government can collaborate. Learn more about TechNet Indo-Pacific, how to get engaged with defense and cyber industries, and how your business can benefit from attending the upcoming conference in November.

With our How to Navigate TechNet Indo-Pacific webinar, AFCEA members share their experiences from attending past conferences and provide best practices on how to make the most out of your time at a large-scale conference like TechNet Indo-Pacific.

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Upcoming Events

Below are a list of upcoming events hosted by Hawaii Defense Alliance or its partners. If you are interested in sharing your event on our website, click here to submit an event. For a full list of upcoming events, visit hawaiidefensealliance.org/events.


NHOA Small Business Summit (Virtual On-Demand)

Through July 31, 2022

The NHOA Small Business Summit is now available on-demand throughl July 31, 2022. A special virtual registration fee is available for those unable to attend the in-person.

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Navy Contracting Panel with NAVFAC & NAVSUP

May 17 from 4:30 - 6:30pm

Entrepreneur's Sandbox

Join us for a panel discussion with the Naval Facilities Engineering Systems Command (NAVFAC) Pacific, NAVFAC Hawaii, and Naval Supply Systems Command (NAVSUP) to learn about doing business with them and about upcoming contracting opportunities. If you are interested in new opportunities with Navy command, this is the perfect time to learn about what you need to prepare to bid.

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2022 AUSA LANPAC Symposium and Exposition

May 17 - 19

The AUSA LANPAC Symposium is a world-class, international event highlighting the role of land forces in the Indo-Pacific theater and their contributions to the Joint Force in peace and war.

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2022 Pacific Defense Contracting Summit

September 27-29 @ 8:00 am  12:00 pm

The 2022 Pacific Defense Contracting Summit brings together Contracting Officers, Contracting Experts, and Business Leaders nationwide.

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TechNet Indo-Pacific – November 2022

Nov. 1-3 @ 8:00 am - 3:00 pm

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The Hawaii Defense Alliance is established by the State of Hawaii Department of Business Economic Development and Tourism (DBEDT) through a grant from the U.S. Department of Defense, Office of Local Defense Community cooperation (previously, Office of Economic Adjustment). For more information about DBEDT’s Hawaii Defense Economy project visit DefenseEconomy.hawaii.gov.