Hawaii Convention Center to Fully Reopen in January
Facility has been used by public sector through pandemic >>
by: Harvey Chipkin
The Hawaii Convention Center will fully reopen its exhibit halls for meetings and events in January, according to a center update. This comes after the facility hosted multiple public sector agencies and programs during the pandemic. Throughout the pandemic, the center worked with state agencies to provide temporary space that allowed for additional staffing and social distancing, while delivering public services such as unemployment claims processing for the Hawaii Department of Labor and Industrial Relations, COVID-19 contact tracing for the Hawaii Department of Health, vote counting for Hawaii’s Office of Elections, and Hawaii Bar Exams for the Hawaii State Judiciary. Teri Orton, general manager of the center, said management has been pleased to serve its community by offering space so these agencies could provide important services in a safe and socially distanced manner. She said as the pandemic has progressed, the needs for these spaces have changed, and the center will be welcoming meetings and events back to its exhibit halls. The center continues to follow health and safety guidelines set by the state and by the city and county of Honolulu. It has also developed and implemented health and safety measures led by ASM Global’s comprehensive VenueShield program. The center has developed new virtual meetings packages to offer guests the convenience of attending meetings remotely. This array of turnkey video production services includes professionally coordinated pre-recording management, webinar and live-stream production, and hybrid meeting design and execution across a variety of popular virtual platforms.