MPI's Experiential Event Series:
The Hawai'i Food & Wine Festival

November 1-4, 2017  |  Honolulu, Hawaii

The Hawaii Food & Wine Festival is the premier epicurean destination event in the Pacific. The Festival features a roster of over 100 internationally-renowned master chefs, culinary personalities, and wine and spirit producers. MPI’s Experiential Event Series will offer attendees a unique experience in culinary event management that will showcase wine tastings, cooking demonstrations, one-of-a-kind excursions, and exclusive dining opportunities with dishes highlighting the state’s local farmers, fishermen, and ranchers.  The festival will feature internationally renowned talent and leaders of the hospitality industry at uniquely crafted events showcasing world-class wine, spirits, food, and fun. This event is for PLANNERS ONLY.

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Event Highlights

  • Opportunity to interact and meet with key event organizers, including Denise Yamaguchi, CEO of the Hawaii Food & Wine Festival who will share operational insights from the teams that plan, program and produce the event
  • Go behind the scenes on several unique components of HWFW 2017, including: 
    • Behind-the-scenes tours and access to the Hawaii Food & Wine Festival
    • VIP access to the Hawaii Convention Center for an exclusive behind-the-scenes tour of set-up for Uncorked, Kualoa Ranch Experience, and the Spice Market 
    • High-level education in the areas of culinary event management, security, media relations, transportation, and much more
    • Meet and engage with celebrity chefs such as event co-chairs Alan Wong and Roy Yamaguchi and Executive Chef, Jason Peel 


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MPI’s Experiential Events Series is eligible for 20 clock hours, provided by the Convention Industry Council

Participants will earn a Certificate Culinary Event Management


Registration Pricing 

MPI Member Registration: $1,299

Use promo code HAWAII in the Total Order Discount section on the checkout page
(discounted price is $899 vs. $1,299)

Non-MPI Member Registration with New Member Bundle: $1,599

Use promo code HAWAIINEW in the Total Order Discount section on the checkout page
(discounted price is $1,099 vs. $1,599)

Pricing Includes:

  • Culinary Event Management Certificate
  • Hotel Stay for 3 nights sponsored by Starwood Waikiki Host Hotel (TBD) 
  • Ground transportation to/from Honolulu Airport
  • Sponsored Food & Beverage throughout the event 
  • 20 clock hours of continuing education 


Pricing Does Not Include:

  • Airfare

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Event Cancellation by MPI

Meeting Professionals International (MPI) reserves the right to cancel an event due to low enrollment or other circumstances which would make the event non-viable. If MPI cancels an event, registrants will be offered a full refund. Should circumstances arise that result in the postponement of an event, MPI has the right to either issue a full refund or transfer registration to the same event at the new, future date. MPI will not be responsible for reimbursement of any participant’s expenses related to the cancellation or postponement of an event.