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The 2024 Team

Hawaii Food Industry Association

Hawaii Food Industry Association (HFIA) is a non-profit organization led by a diverse board of directors consisting of some of the State of Hawaii’s most well respected executives and leaders. HFIA is dedicated to ensuring that Made in Hawaii businesses not only survive but thrive in today’s economy. The Made in Hawaii Festival is HFIA’s signature event which it has been producing since 1995. Our passion for this event is driven by our shared values. Since its inception, the Made in Hawaii Festival has helped countless Made in Hawaii businesses achieve success not only through strong sales during the festival but also by providing access to retail buyers that allow Made in Hawaii businesses to become sustainable year round. The Made in Hawaii Festival provides an opportunity for companies to market themselves to retail buyers, consumers and test-market new products. Over the years the event has become a business incubator helping businesses to test-market products at a low-cost to thousands of patrons. It is our pleasure and joy to continue this mission with the strong support of our government and our community.


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Gourmet Events Hawaii

At Gourmet Events Hawaii, our mission is to create memorable and successful events that exceed our clients’ expectations, nurture relationships and delight the senses – one client, one event, one experience at a time. Incorporating each client’s unique vision, we create sumptuous occasions, memorable well beyond the last morsel of dessert or sip of fine wine.


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Tapiki, LLC

Find out what lies at the edge of possible. Tapiki solves your business challenges with custom mobile and web solutions. We help companies unlock new opportunities to engage, enlighten, and entertain their audiences by developing mobile games, iOS and Android mobile apps, and websites. Helping clients in Hawaii since 2009.


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Olena Heu

Olena Heu is a multi-award-winning journalist, local television personality and Miss Hawaii 2004. The Kauai native holds a BA and an MA in Communication with a concentration in Speech from Hawaii Pacific University, hosts a weekly show/podcast called Da Best Hawaii featured on Hawaiian TelCom and on Hawaiian Airlines.


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