More than 700 delegates are expected to attend the World Indigenous Business Forum this fall in Waikiki, pumping an estimated $2 million into Hawaii's tourism economy.
The event seeks to connect indigenous leaders from across the globe to boost international trade as well as indigenous participation in business and economic development.
"Oahu, Hawaii, is the ideal locale to host the World Indigenous Forum, being the meeting place of indigenous people for generations already," said Rosa Walker, president and chief executive officer of the Indigenous Leadership Development Institute, which founded the forum. "Delegations can look forward to forming relationships and creating partnerships with businesses, corporations, entrepreneurs and youth from around the world."
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