Honolulu, Hawaii – Sales and Marketing Executives International (SMEI), Honolulu Chapter is proud to announce that Mayor Peter Carlisle, City and County of Honolulu, will be a guest speaker at a dinner meeting on Tuesday, October 18, 2011 at The Kahala Hotel & Resort. Registration and no-host cocktails will take place from 5:30-6:30 with the dinner and program immediately following from 6:30-8:30. The program will focus on the upcoming Asia-Pacific Economic Corporation (APEC) summit. Honolulu Mayor Peter Carlisle will discuss the upcoming APEC summit that will bring President Obama and the leaders of 20 other member economies here next month, along with thousands more dignitaries and officials from throughout the Asia Pacific region. Carlisle will also provide an update on Honolulu’s rail transit project and its importance as an alternative to clogged freeways and limited parking spaces. He will also highlight the recent Sister City’s Summit. This event is sponsored by Pacific Business News, Hawaiian Airlines, and Maui Divers.
Peter Carlisle is the 13th Mayor of the City and County of Honolulu and is serving in his first term as Mayor, the 10th largest municipality in the United States. Elected in 2010, Carlisle is the Chief Executive of approximately 10,000 employees in over twenty departments. Not a member of a political party, Peter has been a City and County employee for 25 years including being elected Prosecuting Attorney for an unprecedented four terms. During Carlisle’s administration, Honolulu experienced historically low crime rates which he credits to inter-agency cooperation and collaboration efforts. After graduating from UCLA Law School in 1977, Peter moved to Oahu where he met his wife Judy and raised two children.
Since its inception in 1948, SMEI, Honolulu Chapter, has been hosting learning and networking opportunities for sales and marketing executives. Sales & Marketing Executives International is the worldwide organization dedicated to ethical standards,continuing professional development, knowledge sharing, mentoring students and advancing free enterprise.