The Hawaii Convention Center will be hosting the Alzheimer’s Association International Conference on Alzheimer’s disease (ICAD) from July 10 – 15.
The conference is expected to attract 5,500 international attendees which translate to almost $26 million in statewide spending. The center’s hotel partners will benefit with over 44,000 booked rooms.
“This is excellent news for Hawaii’s tourism economy and we look forward to providing a world-class venue, conveniently in the Asia Pacific, for professionals to come together to discuss this important work,” said Mike McCartney, Hawaii Tourism Authority president & CEO.
The Alzheimer’s Association ICAD is the world’s premiere forum for reporting and discussion of groundbreaking research and information on the cause, diagnosis, treatment and prevention of Alzheimer’s disease and related disorders. As a part of the Association’s research program, Alzheimer’s Association ICAD serves as a catalyst for generating new knowledge about Alzheimer’s and fostering a vital, and collegial research community.
“We are honored to be hosting this very important meeting,” said Joe Davis, SMG general manager of the Hawaii Convention Center. “Alzheimer’s disease affects many people and their families, and the research and findings that are discussed at this meeting are crucial to one day finding a cure for this debilitating disease.”
SMG markets and manages the Hawaii Convention Center under the direction and support of the Hawaii Tourism Authority, the state’s tourism agency. The Hawaii Tourism Authority was created in 1998 to ensure a successful visitor industry well into the future. Its mission is to strategically manage Hawaii tourism in a sustainable manner consistent with the state of Hawaii’s economic goals, cultural values, preservation of natural resources, community desires and visitor industry needs.