"The University Is Big Business in Hawai'i" will be the topic of a talk by University of Hawai'i President Evan Dobelle at a luncheon Nov. 28 before the HAWAI'I ECONOMIC ASSOCIATION. The noon meeting will be at The Plaza Club atop Pioneer Plaza; registration begins at 11:45 a.m. A question-and-answer period will follow. Fee; nonmembers welcome. R.S.V.P. by noon Nov. 27: Sterling Nakano, 538-4761.
It's the deadline for reservations for Wednesday's luncheon meeting of the PUBLIC RELATIONS SOCIETY OF AMERICA, Hawai'i chapter, when a panel discussion will look at what leaders in Hawai'i's government and visitor industry have been doing since Sept. 11 to encourage a return of visitors to the state. The panelists will be Lt. Gov. Mazie Hirono; Murray Towill, president of the Hawai'i Hotel Association; and Tony Vericella, president and chief executive officer of the Hawai'i Visitors & Convention Bureau. The meeting will begin with 11:30 a.m. registration, in the Puna Room of the Sheraton Waikiki Hotel. Fee; special nonmembers and student prices. R.S.V.P. by today: firstname.lastname@example.org. Information: Melissa Chang, 597-5515.
Hawai'i's participation in a nationwide Ad Council public service campaign to help with national healing and restoration following Sept. 11 will kick off at a special HAWAII ADVERTISING FEDERATION luncheon. At the same time, 220 American Advertising Federation clubs nationwide will preview a special video spearheading the $3 million "war chest" to pay for production and distribution of a public service media campaign using donated media time. The local meeting will start at noon at the Hawai'i Prince Hotel Waikiki. Fee; nonmembers welcome. Call Barbara Scott, 536-2728; fax 532-0560; email@example.com.
O'AHU VISITORS BUREAU 16th annual membership luncheon will be on Dec. 12 at the Regency Ballroom of the Hyatt Regency Waikiki Resort and Spa; 11:15 a.m. registration and cocktails; noon to 1:30 p.m. program. R.S.V.P.: Nov. 30. Information: 524-0722.
Sir Christopher Gent, head of the United Kingdom-based Vodafone, one of the world telecommunications giants, will be keynote speaker at the 14th annual PACIFIC TELECOMMUNICATION CONFERENCE Jan. 13-17 at the Hilton Hawaiian Village. Information: Puja Borries, 256-3423.