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Not Just Another Convenience Store: How ABC Stores Continue to Enhance the Visitor Experience
The Pacific Club
Honolulu, HI
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Our guest: Paul Kosasa, President & CEO, ABC Stores

Tuesday, September 16
The Pacific Club
5:30-6:30 pm  Networking & No-host Cocktails
6:30-8:309 pm  Dinner & Program

Drive down Kalakaua and Kuhio Avenues in Waikiki, and you'll count more ABC Stores than you have fingers and toes. If it seems that there's an ABC Store on every block, it's because there are 37 of them between Ala Moana Center and the Honolulu Zoo. They're stocked with everything visitors need for their stay, plus all the souvenirs they can fit in their suitcases at non-touristy prices.

What's the story behind ABC Stores? How did they become the biggest retailer of macadamia nuts, sunscreen, and souvenirs in the state? How do they do it and where are they going? Join us on September 16 and learn the ABC's of this vibrant family business.

About the Speaker
Paul Kosasa is the President and CEO of ABC Stores in Honolulu, Hawaii. ABC Stores is a locally-owned business that has been in existence for 50 years with over 75 stores located in Hawaii, Las Vegas Nevada, Guam and Saipan. He is responsible for the real estate activities and overall operations of the company.

Mr. Kosasa is the President of the Kosasa Foundation and the current Chair and on the Board of Governors of the Hawaii Community Foundation.  In addition, he serves as a board director and/or member of many local organizations such as Central Pacific Bank, Waikiki  Improvement Association, Waikiki  Business Improvement District Association, Hawaii Food Industry Association, Retail Merchants of Hawaii, Japanese Chamber of Commerce, Kuakini Health Systems, University of Hawaii Family Business Center of Hawaii, and also the Japanese American National Museum.

Advance reservations requested by Thursday, September 11, 2014. Admission prices increase by $10 on Friday, September 12, 2014. No-Shows with unpaid reservations will be invoiced.

Please honor The Pacific Club's dress code of aloha or business attire. No jeans, shorts, tee-shirts, or slippers.

Being a Meeting Sponsor allows you to promote your company or services to our audience of sales and marketing professionals. Meeting Sponsors receive:
- Two complimentary dinners valued at $130
- 3 minutes of podium time during the dinner program to promote your company
- 6' display table during the cocktail reception
- Company logo on video screen
- Opportunity to place company brochure and/or promotional premium at each attendee's seat
- Opportunity to provide a prize which may be used as a scholarship fundraiser or given away as a business card drawing.


Your sponsorship allows a Pi Sigma Epsilon student to join you and other professionals at the table, and make important connections for their future.

Pi Sigma Epsilon is a national, co-educational fraternity for students interested in marketing, sales, and management. These UH-Manoa PSE students assist at our events and raise funds for the SMEI Honolulu Memorial Scholarship in Honor of Stephanie Lee Uyeda by selling lucky draw tickets for donated prizes.

Contact Laura Baker, Executive Director:  
or (808) 942-7000
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The Pacific Club (View)
1451 Queen Emma Street
Honolulu, HI 96813
United States

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Education > Business

Kid Friendly: No
Dog Friendly: No
Non-Smoking: Yes!
Wheelchair Accessible: Yes!


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