the inaugural

MĀMAKI CONFERENCE

APRIL 6, 2018
9:00 AM - 5:30 PM


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With generous support from


 
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PROGRAM

9:00 AM - 9:30 AM

CHECK IN
Māmaki tasting featuring māmaki and māmaki blends from across the islands.

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9:30 AM - 9:35 AM  

OPENING PULE & MELE
Kahu Kalani Souza, Olohana Foundation

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9:30 AM - 9:35 AM  

WELCOME REMARKS & INTRODUCTIONS
Bella Hughes, President & Co-founder
Shaka Tea & Shaka Forest Farms

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9:35 AM - 9:45 AM  

KEYNOTE SPEECH
Mike Rogers, Founding President of Māmaki Association

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9:45 AM - 10:00 AM

MĀMAKI : Supporting 'Āina & Economy
Albert “Alapaki” Nahale-a, Senior Director of Regional Strategies for Hawai‘i island, KS.

 

10:00 AM - 10:45 AM


BUILDING A MĀMAKI ENTERPRISE | Part 1
Māmaki Native Hawaiian Herbal Tea Company Story

Kawehi Inaba, Founder & CEO of Kupa’a Business Planners in conversation with Roberta Taira, Co-owner of Māmaki Native Hawaiian Herbal Tea

 

10:45 PM - 11:15 AM

Māmaki Research & Findings
Jari Sugano, County Extension Agent, UH CTAHR

 

** TEA BREAK **
11:15 AM - 11:30 AM

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11:30 AM - 12:15 PM  

PANEL | Japan: Export Opportunity
Mike Rogers, Founding President of Māmaki Association
 Matt Nagatori, Founder + CEO of Kamiloʻiki
Byron Goo, CEO of Tea Chest
Tsuyoshi Tahara, President & CEO of Mahalo Networks Inc

Moderated by
Nate Gyotoku, Director of Sustainability Initiatives, Kupu

 

12:15 PM - 12:45 PM

Ethnobotany of Māmaki
Nāmaka Whitehead, Ph.D., Ecologist, Kamehameha Schools

 

**LUNCH BREAK**
12:45 PM - 2:00 PM

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2:00 PM - 2:30 PM

BUILDING A MĀMAKI ENTERPRISE | Part 2:
Shaka Tea & Shaka Forest Farms
Bella Hughes, President, Co-founder of Shaka Tea & Shaka Forest Farms
Harrison Rice, CEO, Co-founder of Shaka Tea & Shaka Forest Farms

 

2:30PM - 3:00PM

Māmaki and ʻUlu:
Exploring the Potential of Co-cropping in Local Agroforestry Settings Through a Cooperative Framework

Dana Shapiro, Hawaiʻi ʻUlu Cooperative Manager

 

** TEA BREAK **
3:00 PM - 3:30 PM

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3:30 PM - 4:00 PM

Agroforestry and Māmaki Cultivation
Zach Mermel, Founder + Design Director of Ola Design and Director of Agroforestry, Shaka Forest Farms

 

4:00 PM - 4:15 PM

CLOSING REMARKS & CALL TO ACTION
How you can be part of the māmaki movement.

Mike Rogers, Founding President, Māmaki Association


4:30PM - 5:30PM

PAU HANA + NETWORKING
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