Douglas Trade Shows was established in Hawaii in 1983. It is Hawaii’s largest and oldest trade show management company and producer of Hawaii’s largest annual exposition, the Hawaii Lodging, Hospitality & Foodservice Expo, begun in 1995. Douglas Trade Shows also produces Hawaii’s four annual general merchandise, gift, jewelry and fashion accessory trade shows. In addition, the company has provided management services for association and government trade events for the arts, the environnment, architecture and the disability industries.
Now in its 7th year, the Hawaii Buildings, Facilities & Property Management Expo offers convenient and efficient access to a broad variety of products, services and equipment needed by the owners, managers and operations personnel of Hawaii’s buildings, facilities and property management companies. Although, a wide variety of free industry-related seminars are offered, the primary objective of the Expo is to bring individuals with purchasing authority or influence together with industry vendors to create an effective marketplace for both on the exhibit floor. Admission is free.
Exhibit hours are from 9:00 am to 4:00 pm on Wed. March 12th & Thur. March 13th, 2014. Exhibitors may set up their displays from 8:00 am to 6:00 pm on Tues. March 11th and from 7:00 am to 8:30 am on Wed. March 12th. Exhibit dismantling begins at 4:00 pm on Thur. March 13th. It must be completed by 9 pm.
Hawaii’s total population exceeds 1.2 million residents. The state capital and business, financial, urban and transport center is the City & County of Honolulu on the Island of Oahu. It’s population is over a million placing it among the twelve largest cities in the U.S.A. Seven million tourists come to Hawaii from around the world each year. They have access to 70,000 hotel and resort condo units and 3,000 foodservice establishments. Hawaii is also home to major military bases for the U.S. Army, Navy, Airforce and Marines. Census information from Hawaii governmental agencies including the Dept. of Business, Economic Development & Tourism, the Dept. of Land Utilization and the Property Divisions of Hawaii Counties indicates (excluding single family homes) that there are over 9,000 major residential, commercial and government buildings and facility structures Statewide. Hawaii’s limited land mass encourages design solutions favoring more creative vertical and “green” construction in urban centers. An aggressive initiative to build a mass transit sytem on Oahu with Federal assistance is also underway.
2,476 individuals with purchasing authority or influence attended in 2013. They represented Hawaii’s architects, asset managers, attractions, colleges, commercial buildings, condominiums, contractors, country clubs, culture and arts facilities, developers, department stores, entertainment complexes, financial institutions, franchise operators, golf courses, government buildings, healthcare facilities, hospitals, industrial plants, interior designers, law enforcement centers, libraries, military structures and housing, office buildings, parks, prisons, property managers, public utilities, recreational and sports centers, real estate brokers, religious facilities, residential buildings, schools, shopping centers, supermarkets, transportation centers, warehouses and more…
Products, services & equipment exhibited include: accounting, air-conditioning, alarm systems, access controls, audio/video, awnings, building automation, cable & satellite services, carpets, cleaning, ceilings, computer systems, coatings, construction material, doors, drapes, elevators, electrical, emergency power, energy control, engineering, finance, fitness, floors & floorcare, furniture & decor, hardware, insurance, interior design, landscaping & grounds-keeping, leasing, lighting, maintenance, marketing, material handling, office supplies & equipment, painting, parking, plumbing, printing, promotional items, recycling, recreation, remodeling, renovation, retrofitting, roofing, safety, sanitation, security, shade products, shipping, signs, solar & photo-voltaic, storage, sustainability, swimming pools, telecommunications, uniforms, ventilation, wallcoverings, waste disposal, windows and more…
All qualified Hawaii industry buyers are mailed personalized invitations & free admission badges. Full-color ads are placed in all relevant print and digital trade media venues in Hawaii. Multiple targeted email invitations are also forwarded to all potential attendees. Each exhibitor receives unlimited full-color invitational postcards to mail to their customers and a digital invitation for emailing purposes. The EXPO PREVIEW, a full-color tabloid-size newsletter, is mailed to approximately 15,000 qualified buyers 4 weeks before the Expo. It includes a list of exhibitors and listings of their products, services and booth locations. All attendees receive multiple contest entry forms and other chances to win high valued products and vacation travel prizes. To be eligible to win, entries must be deposited at strategic locations throughout the Expo.
The Neal Blaisdell Center is a right-to-work municipal facility owned and operated by the City & County of Honolulu. The exhibitors are permitted to do their own display move-in, installation and dismantling. The Blaisdell Center is conveniently located between Waikiki Beach, the heart of Hawaii’s tourist industry only 2 miles away, and Honolulu’s modern downtown capital district and business center which are within walking distance.
Pipe & drapery exhibit booths 10′ deep by 10′ wide are $1,375 plus 4.712% tax. Corners are an extra $175. All booths include a skirted table, two chairs, wastebasket, 8′ high draped backwall, two 3′ high draped siderails, a 7″ x 44″ booth ID sign, six exhibitor badges, a full listing in the Expo Buyer’s Guide, an Expo website listing with exhibitor link and the Expo attendee mailing list.
Airlines and hotels are not designated by Expo Management. Exhibitors should contact their travel agents, go online or, for housing suggestions, call Douglas Trade Shows at 888-376-1516. or 261-3400 (Oahu).