2021 Daniel K. Akaka Conference and Food Show
August 16 @ 8:00 am - August 18 @ 5:00 pm UTC+0
On behalf of the National American Logistics Association we are honored to present the 24th Annual Daniel K. Akaka Conference and Food Show, a partnership started between our military resale partners and local businesses.
With Covid 19, we have had to adapt and change our events for this year. We will start off with a conference where you will hear updates from the leaders of the military resale system on the status of their business, current and future and how together we will continue to increase sales and develop solutions together in this new environment, updates from our Congressional Delegates and the National American Logistics Association on what is happening in Washington D.C. and how it affects our businesses.
Due to Covid 19 Guidelines, in place of an open ballroom with vendors, each vendor will prepare samples, serve and discuss items and answer any questions. A preparation room will be available, if needed to prepare/prep (cook, warm/ plate) prior to your time with each buyer.
Manufacturers, wholesalers, brokers, and distributors of products Made in Hawaii, unique to Hawaii and /or best-selling items (National items included) sold in Hawaii only and not nationally, will have an opportunity to present their items to the Hawaii Commissary and Exchange buyers for consideration to be sold in the Hawaii stores. The key decision-makers will be in attendance. This is your time to sell your product and get results!
One-on-one meetings will be scheduled on Thursday, August 19th and Friday, August 20th for the Defense Commissary Agency. You will be informed if your items were approved and / or if your company was selected to do business with DeCA. The Exchanges will inform you of their intentions in your presentation meetings between Aug 16 – 18, 2021.
Snapshot of event details:
- • Cost to participate (incudes Breakfast Conference):
- • New Companies – $795.00
- • Existing Companies – $1695.00
- • Limited time slots – First come, first served.
- • Maximum of 2 company representatives per presentation to buyers.
- • One preparation class will be held in early-July.
- • DeCA forms will be made available.
- • Preparation room will be available for cooking, warming up, if needed.
- • Vendors are to supply all necessary supplies for their presentation to the buyers.
COVID TRAVEL UPDATE: 2021 Daniel K. Akaka ALA Hawaii Food Show UPDATES – Travel & Hotel 6.24.21
VENDOR APPLICATION: 2021 Daniel K. Akaka Hawaii Registration Form – 7.19.21
GOVERNMENT/INDUSTRY REGISTRATION: 2021 Daniel K. Akaka Hawaii Government Registration Form