Hawaii Social Media Summit to Be Hosted at the 2012 Technology Expo for Business and Consumers

cartoon illustration about facebook, facebook tower
article top

cartoon illustration about facebook, facebook towerREPORT FROM TECHNOLOGY NEWS BYTES – Technology News Bytes presents the 3rd Annual Hawaii Social Media Summit, part of the Technology Expo for Business and Consumers, taking place at Blaisdell on October 17 from 9 a.m.-4 p.m.

The Social Media Summit will share best practices and insights on developing and implementing large-scale social marketing and advertising strategy. This year’s event will focus on the latest in social media trends, with speaking sessions by several of the nation’s most talented social media experts, including two of the social media gurus from Forbes’ list of the Top 50 Social Media Power Influencers, Mike O’Neil and Lori Ruff.


Opening keynote speakers O’Neil and Ruff, better known as the “LinkedIn Rockstars,” follow a proven LinkedIn business methodology that will guide their audience through the essential ins and outs of LinkedIn, especially for sales and business development. They present it in dynamic fashion, making use of music and props to educate, inform and entertain their audience.

Other scheduled speakers include last year’s Top 15 Social Media Award winner Rob Bertholf, Susan M. Tenby of TechSoup Global, Kimanzi Constable of Chaotic Organization, Edward Wright of Verizon Wireless, Susan Tenby of TechSoup Global, Liz Strauss of SOBCon and Yancey Unequivocally-Jim of Empowered Presentations.

In addition, the Social Media Summit this year will feature a Content Camp track, valuable panels hosted by local experts in the field that will take attendees through planning a social media campaign and getting started, being proactive, publishing and promoting content and tracking a campaign’s success.  Among the Content Camp panelists and moderators are Jason Seaborne of Hagadone Printing, John Garcia of The Green House, Toby Tamaye of AT Marketing, blogger Catherine Toth, Gene Park of The Limtiaco Company and Melissa Chang of Nonstop Honolulu. The track goes from 10:30 a.m.-3:20 p.m.

Tickets to the 2012 Social Media Summit are $100, available at hisummit2012.eventbrite.com.

Speaker applications will be accepted through August 31, 2012. If you are a social media expert or authority in the consumer generated web and mobile-based technology field and are interested in presenting, please contact genesis@tnblive.com.

For more information about the Technology Expo for Business and Consumers and for an application to participate in Startup Corner, visit TNBLive.com/events or contact Genesis Leong at genesis@tnblive.com or Quincy Solano at quincy@tnblive.com or (808) 381-2552.

About the Technology Expo for Business and Consumers:

The 2012 Technology Expo for Business  & Consumers and Hawaii Social Media Summit will be held from 9:00 a.m. – 4:00 p.m. on Wednesday, October 17 at the Neal Blaisdell Center. One of the largest tech expos in Hawaii since 2003, it attracts an anticipated audience of 1,500– 2,000 and provides the opportunity for businesses and organizations to present their latest products, services, and innovations through exhibits, seminars, and live presentations to a tech-savvy audience.

About Technology News Bytes:

Technology News Bytes is a Honolulu-based network that successfully connects high-tech businesses to the most diverse and qualified customers in Hawaii and the Pacific Rim, enabling technology consumers to make more informed decisions about technology businesses, products, and services.