Mayor Kenoi at the Counties of Hawaii Sister Cities Summit

Hawaii’s four counties hosted a sister-cities summit last week over on Oahu, bringing together Hawaii’s sister-city partners from around the world to discuss collaborative opportunities in economic development, clean energy, international trade, business, educational exchange and cross-cultural understanding.

The Counties of Hawaii

The Sister-Cities Summit is being held in conjunction with the 2011 Asia-Pacific Clean Energy Summit and Expo (APCESE). 

Sister Cities Summit (Darryl Watanabe Photography)

Like Hawaii’s four counties, many of the visiting sister-cities are focused on reducing their dependence on oil and creating clean-energy economies. 

Sister Cities Summit (Darryl Watanabe Photography)

Mayor Kenoi at the Sister Cities Summit (Darryl Watanabe Photography)

APCESE will provide visiting sister-cities delegates with opportunities to learn about the ambitious and innovative clean-energy initiatives underway in Hawaii as well as to establish partnerships with Hawaii businesses and government agencies to collaborate on clean-energy generation and smart-grid infrastructure development.

Sister Cities Summit (Darryl Watanabe Photography)

Sister Cities Summit (Darryl Watanabe Photography)

These sister-city relationships being acknowledged are an internationally accepted standard upon which closer economic, business and cultural exchanges between two foreign cities are promoted.

 

 

Delegates at the Sister Cities Conference (Photo by Darryl Watanabe)

Delegates at the Sister Cities Conference (Photo by Darryl Watanabe)

The City & County of Honolulu, County of Hawaii, County of Kauai, County of Maui welcome the visiting delegations:

  • Baguio, Philippines
  • Chengdu, China
  • Ehime Prefecture, Japan
  • Goyang, South Korea
  • Haikou, China
  • Incheon, South Korea
  • Iwaki City, Japan
  • Laoag City, Philippines
  • Majuro Atoll, Marshall Islands
  • Nagaoka City, Japan
  • Ormoc City, Philippines
  • Rabat, Morocco
  • Zhongshan, China
  • *Observers from Taiwan
Sister Cities Summit (Photo by Darryl Wattanabe)

Sister Cities Summit (Photo by Darryl Wattanabe)

Topics on the agenda are not only relevant to this global movement but vital to businesses and organizations with an interest in the transformation to a clean energy future such as:

  • International and domestic public policy affecting the renewable energy field
  • Outlook of market demand for renewable energy technology domestically and in the Asia Pacific region
  • Emerging industry development, economics, and competition of renewable energy projects in a global economy
  • Latest in renewable energy technologies and energy efficiency developments including market demand projections
  • Financing and investment opportunities
  • Expo and tradeshow showcasing clean energy technologies, equipment, services
Mayor Kenoi at the Sister Cities Summit (Darryl Watanabe Photography)

Mayor Kenoi Gives a Shaka at the Sister Cities Summit (Darryl Watanabe Photography)

One Response

  1. I am so glad that the mayor has his priorities in check for, there is nothing more important that he could be doing than this shizzt.

    For the love of fn christ! don’t he know that the state and the nation are absolutely broke?

    I hope the pupus were good.

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