. I Mua Hawai'i | Northstar Meetings Group

I Mua Hawai'i

I MUA HAWAI'I - Forward Together is designed for Meeting and Incentive Planners to meet one-on-one with top travel suppliers from Hawai'i.



The Northstar Meetings Group and Hawai'i Visitors & Convention Bureau will bring together buyers and sellers of meetings and events interactively and dynamically. "I MUA HAWAI'I = Forward Together," will bring Hawai'i into the offices of meeting & incentive buyers throughout the US.  It will focus on the new Hawai'i Blueprint—detailing protocols for the islands and their hospitality partners, establishing Hawai'i as a safe and healthy destination for future groups. Buyers will meet one-on-one with hospitality partners to discuss future programs; 2021 and beyond. Hawai'i is ready to connect and partner with you!

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Hawai'i is layered with appeal, and the more one learns, the more clear it becomes that Hawai'i makes an ideal choice for MICE programs. First and foremost is Hawai'i's pure beauty, but more is revealed as layer upon layer continues to impress: hospitality know-how, modern infrastructure, guest activities on land, at sea and in air, historic and geographical wonders, world-class attractions and entertainment and through it all, a warm and welcoming culture that makes everyone feel welcome.

Booking an event in the next 18+ months? Join us at I Mua Hawai'i = Forward Together, Digital Trade Show!

Get to Know each of the unique islands…from, Clean & Safe certified lodging and meeting spaces, amazing outdoor venues, and easy access to the region's most popular attractions – beautiful beaches, exciting activities, extraordinary cultural experiences, learn why Hawai'i is the best place for your next event.

  • Alohilani Resort Waikiki
  • Dewitt Jones LLC
  • Fairmont Kea Lani
  • Four Seasons Resort Oahu
  • Island of Hawai'i Visitors Bureau
  • Kahala Hotel & Resort
  • KapohoKine Adventures
  • Kauai Visitors Bureau
  • King Kamehameha's Kona Beach Hotel
  • Maui Visitors & Convention Bureau
  • MC&A
  • Meet Hawai'i
  • Oahu Visitors Bureau
  • Outrigger Hotels & Resorts
  • Prince Resorts Hawai'i
  • The Ritz-Carlton, Kapalua


Dewitt Jones

Dewitt Jones


Dewitt Jones is one of America’s top professional photographers. He is also one of the nation’s most sought-after keynote speakers. A master of both virtual and in-person keynotes, he combines stories from his years at National Geographic with his stunning photographs to teach both creativity and the power of vision.

Dewitt makes his home in Hawai'i on the island of Molokai. The Hawai'ian culture and spirit of Aloha remind him every day of the lessons he learned at the Geographic. His philosophy of "Celebrating What's Right with the World!" has inspired and uplifted thousands.

Dewitt has long been recognized as a world class speaker. His genuine style and ability to connect with audiences make his presentations truly extraordinary.

October 15, 2020
All times shown are Hawai'i Standard Time (-6 from EST)

7:30 8:30 am (HST)
Take a few minutes to explore and get comfortable with the platform

Head over to the Made in Hawai'i product information - Learn more on unique gifts and products for MCI attendees from our Hawai'i-based vendors.

8:30 8:50 am (HST)
Center Stage:  Opening and Oli - Kainoa Daines, Director of Culture & Product Development - HVCB
8:50 9:30 am (HST)
Center Stage:  Keynote - Dewitt Jones, “Celebrate What is Right”

Dewitt will give you a new lens with which to view your life and your work.  A lens of optimism, celebration and aloha.  Participants will come away with a fresh perspective on their life and work and a set of tools to turn the ordinary into the extraordinary.

9:30 9:40 am (HST)
9:40 10:30 am (HST)
10:30 10:40 am (HST)
10:40 11:10 am (HST)
Center Stage:  John Reyes, Senior Vice President and Chief MCI Sales Officer, HVCB presents, “Hawai'i Blue Print”
11:10 – 11:20 am (HST)
11:20 – 12:20 pm (HST)
12:20 – 1:00 pm (HST)
Closing Message & Pau Hana
1:00 – 2:00 pm (HST)
Continue exploring Made in Hawai'i products and information



Buyer Contact:

Cindy Binder

Director of Buyer Development

[email protected]

Supplier Contact:

Sharon Freeark

Business Development Director

[email protected]

Event Logistics Contact:

Andrea Hennings

Event Director

[email protected]