Security: Hawaii & the Asia Pacific Economy (SHAPE)

On January 7, 2014, the Chamber of Commerce Hawaii held ‘SHAPE’, an annual forum for senior military commanders to update government and business leaders on the security concerns in the Asia Pacific and the status of military forces based in Hawaii.
Topics included looming threats of sequestration and potential impacts on commerce and trade in the Asia Pacific and Hawaii economies.
Luncheon remarks with a keynote address were provided by Admiral Harry B. Harris Jr., Commander, U.S. Pacific Fleet, followed by Admiral Thomas B. Fargo, U.S. Navy (Retired) and chairman of Huntington Ingalls Industries, who shared plans for a new proactive strategy being rolled out by the Chamber’s Military Affairs Council (MAC) to secure the military’s presence in Hawaii. Governor Neil Abercrombie closed the luncheon by addressing his appreciation of and support for the military in Hawaii.
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Morning briefing presentations included: