HawaiiWritten by Jerry Burris On 05 July 2011

Want to rub shoulders with the big leagues of business, government and industry from around the Asia Pacific region? Here’s your chance.

The host committee for the upcoming Asia Pacific Economic Cooperation meeting in Honolulu Nov. 7-13 is looking for volunteers to help out during the Leaders Week that is the cornerstone of the gathering. This is when hot shots from corporations around the region get together to talk business and set the economic tone for the coming year.

The Host Committee says more than 1,200 volunteers will be needed for everything from helping with transportation to providing information about Hawaii and its many opportunities.

Local businesses should  consider giving some of their people time off to help on this project. Not only will it help put Hawaii on the map as a serious place to do business, staffers might make one-on-one contacts that could pay off in big ways in the months and years to come.

Volunteers are expected to make a five-day commitment and will get a full day of training before going into service.

More details are available HERE.

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Jerry Burris

Senior Writer, Hawaii Business magazine. Award-winning Hawaii journalist, political columnist and former Editorial Page Editor of The Honolulu Advertiser. Co-author of the groundbreaking book, “The Dream Begins: How Hawaii Shaped Barack Obama.”

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