August Luncheon: The Future of News

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#HIMedia The landscape of news reporting is changing dramatically. Our panel of professionals with wide experience in broadcast, print and on-line journalism will share their insights on the trends that are shaping the reporting of breaking news, the opportunities and challenges for journalists, and the kinds of stories that will matter in the future.


Rick-BRick Blangiardi is the General Manager of Hawaii’s largest multimedia company, Hawaii News Now, KGMB (CBS) and KHNL (NBC). He is a nationally recognized television broadcaster and held senior executive positions in Seattle, New York City, San Francisco and Los Angeles.


Gina MGina Mangieri, Investigative Reporter for KHON2, has both a bachelor’s and master’s degree in journalism from Northwestern University. She worked in New York, London, Chicago and Washington, D.C. as a reporter and editor in print and broadcast journalism. She was also editor of Pacific Business News.


Eric PapeEric Pape is the Deputy Editor of Civil Beat. He’s written extensively for Newsweek magazine, the Los Angeles Times, Foreign Policy and Spin magazine. Pape has also contributed to The New York Times, The Guardian, Mother Jones, Salon, Slate and Vibe magazine.

June Luncheon: Tourism in Hawaii Trends & Challenges

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IS Hawaii just a pretty place with beaches and warm weather? Do we need to re-invent ourselves to improve our competitive position? What is being done by private companies to position themselves in Hawaii and globally?

Join us as travel industry experts discuss how they position themselves in Hawaii and globally and the obstacles that need to be overcome.

Michael TroyMichael Troy

Field Marketing Director Hawaii of Starwood Hotels and Resorts, and has nearly 30 years of experience in the industry. Troy is responsible for on-line marketing and advertising/ promotions for Hawaii and French Polynesia. A past President of HSMAI, he is the 2015 President of SME (Sales & Marketing Executives of Honolulu).

Rick EggedRick Egged

President of Waikiki Improvement Assn., a non-profit corporation working to improve, enrich, and beautify Waikiki for the benefit of residents and visitors alike, to promote conditions conducive to the economic and cultural good, and for the betterment of the entire community. Egged has over 16 years of service with WIA.


Julie ArigoJulie Arigo

General Manager of Waikiki Parc Hotel (owned by Halekulani Corp.) and has over 20 years of service with the company. She oversees all aspects of operating the 297-room hotel. Arigo has a Bachelor degree with an emphasis in Travel Industry Mgmt. from UH Manoa and is a past chairperson of the Hawaii Lodging & Tourism Association.