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April 18 Lunch Program - Going Global: International Project Opportunities, Funding and Resources

SMPS Hawaii Chapter

Wednesday, April 18, 2012 from 11:30 AM to 1:00 PM (HST)

April 18 Lunch Program - Going Global: International...

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Going Global:

International Project Opportunities,

Funding and Resources

Whether you are new to providing services outside Hawaii or a veteran of working overseas, these knowledgeable speakers will provide relevant and useful resources to support your efforts.

John Holman, Director, Pacific, U.S  Commercial Service, U.S. Department of Commerce will review his agency’s mission and programs designed to support U.S. companies, located in most foreign capitals and the multi-lateral banks (ADB, WB, etc). He will describe the Hawaii Pacific Export Council’s (HPEC) new grant funding to help you grow your global business in 2012.

Ryo Nakamoto, P.E., Chief, Military Integration Division Directorate of Programs, U.S. Army Corps of Engineers, Pacific Ocean Division oversees the program execution of the $3.4B Military and Host Nation Construction Programs throughout the Pacific Ocean Division and will provide information about upcoming design and construction opportunities for US firms in U.S. Army Corps of Engineers projects, primarily in Japan and Korea.  


Jim Lyon, P.E., LEED AP, President, LYONhas been steadily increasing his firm’s international market share; enabling LYON to grow steadily despite the tumultuous domestic economy.  He will share the opportunities, rewards and lessons learned in the Pacific, Asia and most recently, the Middle East.


Date:  Wednesday, April 18, 2012


Time:  11:30 a.m. – 1:30 p.m.



$35 SMPS Members (membership # required for each member)
$55 Non-Members
$65 Late Registration (after April 16 or walk-ins)



Registration Deadline: April 16, 2012, 5:00 PM

Location: Plaza Club | 900 Fort Street Mall, Crown Room, 20th Floor, Honolulu, HI 96813

Parking: Enter Pioneer Plaza Parking Garage off Merchant Street (Parking will be $6 for 2 hours with validation).  Pay for validation at registration desk on the day of the event - cash/check only for validation.  $2.75 each for 1/2 hour thereafter payable to the booth attendant. Parking is also available at Harbor Court Municipal Parking.

Copyright Notice: Presentations at all SMPS Hawaii events are subject to US and International copyright laws. Unauthorized videotaping or recording of SMPS Hawaii events is prohibited.

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When & Where

Plaza Club
900 Fort Street Mall
Crown Room, 20th Floor
Honolulu, 96813

Wednesday, April 18, 2012 from 11:30 AM to 1:00 PM (HST)

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SMPS Hawaii Chapter

The Society for Marketing Professional Services (SMPS) was created in 1973 by a small group of professional services firm leaders who recognized the need to sharpen skills, pool resources, and work together to create business opportunities.  The mission of SMPS is to advocate for, educate, and connect leaders in the building industry.  Today, SMPS represents a dynamic network of 6,900+ marketing and business development professionals from architectural, engineering, planning, interior design, construction, and specialty consulting firms located throughout the United States and Canada.  The society and its 55 chapters benefit from the support of 3,250 design and building firms, encompassing 80% of the Engineering News Record Top 500 Design Firms and Top 400 Contractors.
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