Screen Shot 2022-04-28 at 2.48.06 PM.png

Navy Contracting Panel with NAVFAC & NAVSUP

Join us for a panel discussion with the Naval Facilities Engineering Systems Command (NAVFAC) Pacific, NAVFAC Hawaii, and Naval Supply Systems Command (NAVSUP) on May 17 at 4:30 pm. at Entrepreneur’s Sandbox 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.

  • Jill Nii, Chief of the Contracting Office at NAVFAC Pacific. Jill joined the organization in 1994 and has been in her current position since 2015. She is a DoD Contracting Certified Professional.
  • Ryan Kanda, Director of the Office of Small Business Programs, Fleet Logistics Center Pearl Harbor, NAVSUP. His past experience includes, serving as Contracting Officer, Fleet Logistics Center Pearl Harbor; Business Opportunity Specialist, Small Business Administration Hawaii District; and Business Development Specialist, MBDA Business Center Honolulu.
  • Tramaine Sims, Chief Contracting Officer, NAVFAC Hawaii. She joined the NAVFAC family as a Contract Specialist intern in 2008 and has since gone on to work for the Army Corp of Engineers, Norfolk District as the Acquisition Branch Chief for Military Construction and Architecture and Engineering Programs. She then served as Contracting Officer for NAVFAC Engineering and Expeditionary Warfare Center (EXWC) and is currently the Chief of Contracting for NAVFAC Hawaii.

To RSVP for this in-person event visit the button below or click here.


Expanding Beyond Hawaii with SAME

Join us for a free informational virtual webinar from May 26 from 2 - 3 p.m. with the Society of American Military Engineers (SAME) to learn about local DOD opportunities and opportunities beyond Hawaii for your business. Sit with a panel of SAME members to hear more about their experiences, how SAME helps them, and an update from the SAME Guam Post.

Panel to feature:

  1. James Peck, Executive Vice President, McDonough Bolyard Peck (MBP)
  2. Jeff Clark, Business Development Manager – Alaska and Pacific Rim, North Wind Group
  3. Julie Hong, Indo-Pacific Operations Director, Parsons
  4. Moderated by Tony Paresa, PE, Burns & McDonnell

To register for this webinar visit the button below or register online via Zoom. 

Register Here

DBEDT Hawaii State Trade Expansion Program (HISTEP) - Trade Show Opportunities

The State's Department of Business, Economic Development & Tourism (DBEDT) has a longstanding program funded in part through a grant from the U.S. Small Business Administration (SBA) to support Hawaii companies with export opportunities. The Hawaii State Trade Expansion Program (HISTEP), is designed to assist Hawaii's companies with three main components - export readiness program, Hawaii pavilions, and direct company assistance.

If you have plans to attend or are looking to attend a trade show, the HISTEP program could provide assistance to cover booth-related expenses under a Hawaii Pavillion. Some opportunities available include the Defence and Security Equipment International (DSEI) Conferences in Japan (March 2023) and London (September 2023). The HISTEP program is not limited to these conferences but open to any eligible companies applying for participation in a trade show. For inquiries and interest, please info@hawaiidefensealliance.org for additional details.

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.

Learn more


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.

Learn more


How to Get the Most from a Defense Conference or Event

May 17 at 9 - 10 a.m. HST


This webinar will provide you with a framework to plan for your attendance and participation at a defense related conference or event, make the most of your networking opportunities during the event and follow up actions.

Learn More

Screenshot 2022-04-29 114412.png

Schofield Barracks Career Summit

June 29 @ 8 a.m. - 4 p.m.

Schofielfd Barracks

Looking for employees to fill open positions? Participate in this in-person event to meet, network, and interview with local job seekers at this education and hiring event, presented by Schofield Barracks.

Learn More

All Events