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UH Manoa's Pacific Business Center Program to convene energy summit

Pacific Island leaders to discuss sustainability on April 9

University of Hawaiʻi at Mānoa
Renata Matcheva, (808) 956-7275
Business Development Specialist
Posted: Mar 24, 2009

UH Manoa's Pacific Business Center Program presents the 2009 Pasifika Energy Summit, from 8 a.m. to 5 p.m. on Thursday, April 9, at the Sheraton Waikiki. The summit will bring together prominent global speakers and influential leaders representing Fiji, American Samoa, Independent Samoa and the Republic of the Marshall Islands.

The Pasifika Energy Summit will focus on energy initiatives in the Pacific Islands, and the potential benefits that can be realized through alternative and renewable energy sources. The Head of State of the Independent State of Samoa, His Highness Tui Atua Tupua Tamasese Efi, will share traditional wisdom and his ideas about the changing environment and future for the Pacific Island nations.

Among the prominent speakers at the event will be Dr. David Korten, a world-renowned author of best-selling books including Agenda for a New Economy: From Phantom Wealth to Real Wealth and When Corporations Rule the World. Dr. Korten will discuss sustainability and how it affects island economies.

The energy summit is being held in conjunction with a Stars of Oceania Luncheon, which recognizes and honors traditional leaders from the Pacific. Proceeds will benefit UH Pacific Island students through the Stars of Oceania Scholarship Fund.

Cost for the full-day summit is $120, and includes the Stars of Oceania Luncheon. To attend the lunch only, ticket cost is $60. Sponsorship and donation opportunities are available.

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