FocusOn: Economic Outlook for 2024
The Chamber represents more than 2,000+ businesses of all sizes representing 210,000 employees from a wide variety of industries that are contributing more than $32 billion in revenue to Hawaii’s economy.
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FocusOn returns to provide an intimate educational and network opportunity to help startups, small to medium-sized businesses and mid-career professionals succeed.
Register to attend the December edition of FocusOn: Economic Outlook for 2024 presented by Spectrum Reach.
Calling all who want to get ahead for 2024! Stay ahead of the curve in 2024 by joining us for our last FocusOn of 2023: Economic Outlook for 2024. Discover opportunities and challenges that could shape your business strategies in the coming year.
Join us as we are pleased to have Dr. Carl Bonham, Executive Director & Professor of Economics at UHERO, and Michael D'Addario, Vice President with Cadinha & Co, as they will bring their extensive knowledge and experiences to prepare and enrich you for 2024!
Learn from experts in the field on this topic:
- Economic Trends Affecting Businesses
- Financial Planning Tips for 2024
- Hawaii Forecasts
- And more!
Registration includes coffee and complimentary pastries provided by 1132 Cafe & Catering.
Registration will close on Monday, December 4. For assistance, please contact Marisa Pangan at: firstname.lastname@example.org.
Dr. Carl Bonham
Executive Director & Professor of Economics
The Economic Research Organization at the University of Hawaii (UHERO)
Carl Bonham was a founding member of UHERO in 1997 and currently serves as UHERO’s Executive Director and Professor of Economics. Carl’s research interests include macroeconomics, applied econometrics and forecasting, tourism economics, and the Hawai`i economy. His current research focuses on mixed frequency models for nowcasting inputs for UHERO’s quarterly Hawaii Forecasting System. Recent publications include, “Long COVID and Unemployment in Hawaii” with Ruben Juarez and Nicole Siegal in the International Journal of Environmental Research and Public Health, “Forecasting in a Mixed Up World: Nowcasting Hawaii Tourism”, with Ashley Hirashima, James Jones, and Peter Fuleky in the Annals of Tourism Research, and “A Policy Analysis of Hawaii’s Solar Tax Credit” with Makena Coffman, Sherilyn Wee and Germaine Salim in Renewable Energy. Dr. Bonham has served on the State of Hawaii Council on Revenues since 1996, the House Select Committee on Covid-19 Economic and Financial Preparedness from 2020 to 2021. He currently serves on Governor Green’s Build Beyond Barriers Working Group, and is on the board of Child and Family Services.
Cadinha & Co.
After working on Wall Street for twenty-nine years, Michael retired from Goldman Sachs in 2018 and moved his family to Oahu. He soon realized he missed serving clients and his involvement in the capital markets, so after a five thousand miles long journey, he landed at Cadinha & Co.
Michael began his career at Prudential Fixed Income Advisors and spent seven years as an institutional, high grade corporate bond portfolio manager. He then wanted to try his hand on the “sell-side” of the business and worked for twelve years at Merrill Lynch as a Managing Director in the Leveraged Finance Trading & Sales division serving institutional clients. During the roller coaster ride of the financial crisis, Michael had the opportunity to move to Citadel LLC., and build their Leveraged Finance Trading, Sales and Research team. After two years at Citadel LLC., Michael worked the next seven years of his career at Goldman Sachs as a Managing Director in the Leveraged Finance Trading & Sales division. He was primary sales coverage and relationship manager for institutional clients, including Insurance, Mutual Fund, Hedge Fund and Pension clientele.
Michael holds a BS in Business Management from Rutgers University (Magna Cum Laude) and an MBA in Finance from Fordham University (Cum Laude).
Michael is married to Clare and has two daughters. When he is not spending time with his family, he enjoys many outdoor activities, especially water sports, cooking and traveling.
Date and Time
Tuesday Dec 5, 2023
9:00 AM - 11:30 AM HST
9:00 - 9:30 AM: Registration
9:30 - 10:45 AM: Presentation
10:45 - 11:30 AM: Networking
COMPLIMENTARY for Chamber, YP & HFMA members
Non-Member Rate: $15
Parking: Not included in registration. Parking available at Alii Place on Alakea Street.
1099 Alakea St., Ste. 2440, Honolulu, HI 96813. $3 flat rate for 2-hours.
Members who cancel without 48-hour advance notice will be charged a $10 no-show fee.
Cancellation policy for non-members:
5 days or more prior to event full refund
2-4 days before event 50% refund
0-1 day before event no refund