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Growth and Globalization of Sports in the Asia Pacific Region

When: Nov 7 2007 (All day) until Nov 9 2007 (All day)
Where: Imin International Conference Center

East-West Center and Sports Marketing Japan are joining forces to convene a high-level international summit focusing on sports and the sports industry in the Asia Pacific region and the United States.

The East West Sports Summit (EWSS) is designed for business, government, federation and media leaders of the Asia Pacific region and the U.S. who wish to acquire expertise and influence national and regional Asia Pacific sports issues.

The inaugural EWSS will take place on November 7 to 9, 2007 at the East-West Center's International Conference Center in Honolulu, Hawai'i which is the most appropriate location given its position as a geographic and cultural meeting place between the United States and the Asia Pacific region.Summit participants will stay at the Waikiki Beach Marriott Resort & Spa, just across the street from the most vibrant stretch of beach in Hawai'i.


The rapid globalization of sports places the dynamic Asia Pacific region at the center of significant new growth opportunities.Understanding this fast changing sports scene is a vital step toward fuller engagement.

With the approaching 2008 Beijing Olympic Games galvanizing attention on this part of the globe, the EWSS will:

  • illuminate opportunities and challenges for increased sports interchange;
  • provide opportunities for participants to nurture enduring professional relationships; and
  • foster the cultural competencies that allow businesses to thrive in Asia Pacific markets.


Register early!  Participation in the EWSS is limited to the first 250 who register.

Registration fee:


Regular registration (October 1 to November 2):         $500

For more information, please visit the East West Sports Summit website.

Primary Contact Info:
Name: Gary Yoshida
Phone: 808-944-7196