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Toward a Prosperous Pacific: Building a Sustainable Tuna Industry in the Pacific Islands Conference/Workshop November 5 to 8, 1997 Maui Prince Hotel, Makena, Maui, Hawaii, USA


Aloha from Maui!

Maui Pacific Center presents its seventh annual conference for Pacific island leaders November 5 to 8, 1997. We are pleased to provide you this preliminary conference program and extend a cordial invitation for you to attend.

This year's conference will focus on the financing and management of an island-based tuna industry and regional approaches which may maximize opportunities and report on progress in Pacific island fishery development.

With the dramatic advances and reforms taking place throughout the Pacific islands region, there could not be a more opportune time to bring together government leaders and the private sector on a Pan-Pacific basis for meaningful dialogue on tuna industry management and development.

Invitations to the conference are being extended to Pacific island government ministers; fisheries, finance, trade and economic development secretaries, directors, staff; international private sector representatives such as investors, bankers, fish brokers, buyers, processors, suppliers, freight companies, fishermen; and representatives of regional and international organizations.

We envision a stimulating and productive meeting at a beautiful oceanfront resort. If you have any questions, please call Maui Pacific Center at (808) 875-2310. Or you may e-mail us at .

We look forward to welcoming you to Maui.

Very truly yours,

Diane Zachary President


Maui Pacific Center gratefully acknowledges the cosponsors of this conference:



This conference presents a unique opportunity for all those interested in the sustainable development of the Pacific islands to join island delegates in discussing plans and strategies to build and manage an industry capitalizing on the rich tuna resources of the EEZs of the Central and Western Pacific.

Held on the beautiful island of Maui in a world class resort, this highly interactive three and a half day meeting offers participants presentations by international experts in fisheries and industry development, workshops, informal discussions and social activities in a relaxed atmosphere. The conference program is designed to facilitate dialogue and provide opportunities for applying conference information to the unique goals and objectives of each participant.

This is the seventh annual conference for the Pacific islands hosted by the Maui Pacific Center. The focus of the meeting - how to build a sustainable tuna industry in the Pacific islands and increase prosperity in the region - could not be more timely.



Participants will join delegates from Pacific island nations and territories to:


Detailed program available at a later date.


Tuesday, November 4

Early Registration Welcome Reception (evening)

Wednesday, November 5

Breakfast Registration

Commitment, Strategic Thinking and Cooperation for a Sustainable Tuna Industry


Managing Fishery Resources to Support Development




Thursday, November 6


Fisheries Development Opportunities

--Forum Fisheries Agency Member Countries --United States Territories and Freely Associated States --French Territories

--Purse Seine Fishery --Sashimi Longlining --Albacore Fishery --Vessel Crewing




Dinner on Your Own


Friday, November 7


Pacific Island Domestic Industry Development

--Constraints to Increased Local Development --Strategies for Stimulating and Attracting Domestic and Foreign Investment --A Look at Subsidies as a Means of Attracting Investment



--What to look for in reviewing solicited and unsolicited proposals --A model for determining cost benefits in the tuna industry


Celebration Dinner


Saturday, November 8 (half day)


Conference Summary and Agenda for Action

--Comments --Agenda for action --Conference resolutions

Conference Evaluation

Closing Ceremony



Conference Fees

The registration fee of US$595.00 includes conference materials and all conference meals (welcome reception, four breakfasts, three lunches and two dinners). To register for individual days, please indicate days selected.

Conference space is limited. Your registration will be confirmed once payment has been received.



Payment of conference fees will be in U.S. dollars. As indicated on the conference registration form, payment may be made by credit card (Visa or MasterCard), or by International Money Order, personal check or certified check payable on a U.S. bank. Checks should be made payable to Maui Pacific Center.


Accompanying Person

Your spouse or an accompanying person may wish to attend the conference or be included in meals. For conference attendance, complete a registration form and include conference payment. To participate in meals only, the meal rates on a daily basis are noted on the registration form. Please indicate the days selected.



The conference will be held at the Maui Prince Hotel, 5400 Makena Alanui, Makena Resort, Kihei, Maui, Hawaii 96753, (808) 874-1111, telephone; (808) 879-8763, fax. A special rate of $115.00 per night (plus 10.17% tax) for run-of-ocean rooms, single/double accommodation, has been obtained for conference participants. After conference registration has been confirmed by the Maui Pacific Center, participants may make their hotel reservation using the enclosed Maui Prince Hotel reservation form. Hotel reservation requests must be made by October 7, 1997. When calling, please indicate you are with the "Maui Pacific Center conference."


Travel Guidelines

Air Transportation. We recommend flying in to the Kahului, Maui Airport. It is about a 30 minute drive to the hotel.

Ground Transportation. From the Kahului Airport, you will need to hire a taxi cab or the Speedi-Shuttle Service to get to the hotel. A one-way transfer by taxi will cost about US$50.00 each way, and the Speedi-Shuttle is about US$35.00. Reservations for the Speedi-Shuttle Service may be made in advance by calling (808) 875-8070. Car rentals are also available.

Your travel agent can assist you with this.

Passport and Visa Requirements. Please check on passport and visa requirements immediately. Nationals of all countries require a passport for entry to the United States. Visa information and necessities may be obtained from your nearest United States Embassy or Consulate. Please inform the Maui Pacific Center if any difficulties are encountered.


Clothing Guidelines

The recommended conference attire will be "business casual."



The language of the conference will be English.


Diane Zachary, President Maui Pacific Center 590 Lipoa Parkway, Kihei, HI 96753 voice (808) 875-2319 fax (808) 879-0011 e-mail:


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