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Hawaii Aerospace Summit will be held during Aerospace in Hawaii Week

Oct 01, 2016

HONOLULU, Hawaii - The Hawaii Aerospace Summit will be held during Aerospace in Hawaii Week – part of World Space Week being celebrated in over seventy countries during the first week in October.

Representatives from Hawaii’s government, education, and business sectors, along with delegates from aerospace agencies and corporations nationwide, will discuss strategic opportunities to leverage our State’s Moon/Mars-like terrain, near-equatorial/mid-Pacific location, resident scientific and engineering expertise, and multinational ties with space-faring nations throughout the Asia-Pacific region, to help expand and diversify Hawaii’s economy, as well as enhance our State’s leadership role in the global aerospace industry.

WHAT: Hawaii Aerospace Summit during Aerospace in Hawaii Week.

WHEN: Tuesday, October 4, to Wednesday, October 5, 2016
• 7:30 a.m. – 8:30 a.m. - Registration
• 8:30 a.m. – 5:30 p.m. – Program (Day 1)
• 8:30 a.m. – 5:00 p.m. – Program (Day 2)

WHERE: Hawaii State Capitol Auditorium, 415 S. Beretania Street, Honolulu, HI 96813


• Governor David Y. Ige
• Senator Will Espero
• Representative John Mizuno
• Dr. Michael Bruno, Vice Chancellor – UH Manoa
• Mike Jones, Science Advisor – U.S. PACOM
• Henk Rogers, Chairman – Blue Planet Foundation
• Jeanne Skog, President and CEO – Maui Economic Development Board
• Capt. Vincent Johnson, Commanding Officer – Pacific Missile Range Facility
• Dr. Patrick Sullivan, Chairman – OCEANIT
• Dr. Luke Flynn, Director – Hawaii Space Grant Consortium
• Dr. Shauna Tonkin, Director of Education – Pacific Aviation Museum
• Jacqui Hoover, Executive Director – Hawaii Island Economic Development Board
• Dr. Robert McLaren, Associate Director – Hawaii Institute for Astronomy
• Tristan Bassingthwaighte, Mars Habitat Crew – HI-SEAS, U.H. Manoa
• Gen. Craig Campbell, CEO – Alaska Aerospace Corporation
• Dr. Dan Rasky, Director – NASA Space Portal/Ames Research Center
• Terrence Pagaduan, International Partnerships Chief – NASA Ames
• Other local and national leaders from the aerospace industry

Hawaii Aerospace Summit will be held during Aerospace in Hawaii Week

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