The meeting will take place at the Hawaii Convention Center in Honolulu, Hawaii, USA.
Hawaii, America’s 50th state, is an archipelago of eight main islands, seven of which are inhabited. The state of Hawaii was named after the biggest island in the archipelago, Hawai’i, also called “The Big Island.”
Honolulu is the capital of the state of Hawaii, and is located on the island of Oahu. The Convention Center is located near the famous Waikiki Beach.
Hawaii is the only state in the USA located in the Pacific Ocean. Named the Sandwich Islands by Captain James Cook in 1778, Hawaii received statehood on August 21, 1959.
Discover all the wonderful islands Hawaii has to offer.
The oldest and northernmost island in the Hawaiian chain, Kauai is known for the breathtaking cliffs of the Napali Coast. Take a boat tour and don’t forget your camera as you witness this spectacular natural wonder. While you’re there, don’t forget to spend some time relaxing on the picturesque beaches of the North Shore. And while Kauai may be best known for kayaking along the tranquil Wailua River, the truly adventurous should try mountain tubing in the irrigation ditches of Lihue.
Oahu is the metropolitan heart of Hawaii. It’s also known as the destination for the sport of surfing. The legendary North Shore is home to Waimea Bay, the birthplace of big wave surfing and every winter, the best surfers from around the world compete along the North Shore at the Vans Triple Crown of Surfing. You can also learn how to surf or go on a canoe ride on the gentle waves of historic Waikiki Beach. For snorkelers, the Hanauma Bay Nature Preserve is one of the most popular snorkeling spots in the islands.
From Kaanapali Beach to Makena Beach (Big Beach), Maui is famous for its many idyllic beaches. Hookipa Beach is also known as the windsurfing capital of the world. But Maui is probably best known as being one of the best places in the world to see humpback whales. Go on a whale watching tour from December to May departing from Lahaina or Maalaea Harbor for an unforgettable whale encounter.
The calm, clear waters along the Kona Coast make Hawaii Island a special place for snorkeling and scuba divers. Kona is also known as a great place for deep-sea sports fishing, with many fishing tournaments held throughout the year. But one of the most unique water adventures the island has to offer is manta ray diving. Take a charter boat off the Kona coast at sunset and scuba or snorkel with friendly mantas. Having an otherworldly manta ray glide within inches of you is an experience you’ll never forget.