Hawaii Issues RFI for Convention Center Management and Worldwide Marketing

HIL ANDERSON, SENIOR EDITOR
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Honolulu, HI – The state of Hawaii issued a request for information (RFI) pertaining to the operation and marketing of the Hawaii Convention Center in Honolulu as part of a larger review of the various services performed by the center’s approximately six subcontractors.

The Hawaii Tourism Authority (HTA) said the RFI was not a solicitation for a new manager for the convention center but was a request for input from “qualified entities” about the latest industry capabilities and best practices for both running the facility and marketing it to the meetings, convention and incentives sector worldwide. The information could be used in a formal procurement solicitation that would be issued near the end of the year.

The Hawaii Convention Center is currently managed by SMG. It offers 200,000 square feet of prime exhibit space.

The RFI is available for download at www.hawaiitourismauthority.org and must be returned by June 8.

Reach Mike McCartney, HTA president and CEO, at (808) 973-2255 or mike.j.mccartney@hawaiitourismauthority.org