BPM Expo

All About the Expo

The Hawaii Buildings, Facilities & Property Management Expo
was developed by Doug Williams, President of Douglas Trade Shows, a Hawaii company, and Ken Kanter, owner of CSA (Creative Service Associates, LLC,) also based in Hawaii. The Expo was launched in March, 2008 with Ken serving as the Exposition Director and continuing annually in that capacity. CSA acquired full ownership of the Expo in early 2020, and now produces and presents the Expo under the dba: Trade Shows Hawaii.

The Expo provides a convenient and efficient showcase for the products, services and equipment utilized by owners, managers and operations personnel from Hawaii’s buildings, facilities and property management firms Although as many as 20 or more free industry seminars are offered, the primary objective of the Expo is to bring industry-related professionals with purchasing authority or influence together with suppliers and contractors for an effective business trade environment for everyone on the exhibit hall floor.

The 17th Annual Hawaii Buildings, Facilities & Property Management Expo is scheduled on Wed. March 5th and Thur. March 6th, 2025 from 9:00 am to 4:00 pm daily at the Neal Blaisdell Center in Honolulu. Exhibitors may set up their displays from 8:00 am to 6:00 pm on Tues. March 4th and from 7:00 am to 8:30 am on Wed. March 5th. Exhibits dismantling begins at 4:10 pm on Thur. March 6th and must be completed by 9:00 pm.

Hawaii’s total population is nearly 1.5 million.
The City and County of Honolulu is the state capital as well as the business, financial, urban and transport center encompassing the entire Island of Oahu. The metropolitan population is over one million, and in 2023 more than 9.6 million visitors came to Hawaii from around the world. The visitor industry offers 70,000 hotel rooms, resort condos and vacation rentals plus 3,000 foodservice establishments. Hawaii is also home to major military bases of the United States Army, Navy, Air Force, Marines, National Guard and Coast Guard. Census information from the State of Hawaii’s government agencies including the Dept. of Business, Economic Development and Tourism, the Dept. of Land Utilization and the Property Divisions of the Hawaii Counties indicates, excluding single family homes, that there are nearly 9,000 major residential, commercial and government buildings and facilities statewide. Hawaii’s limited land mass encourages design solutions favoring more vertical and “green” construction projects. A 21-mile mass transit system is also being built along the Honolulu urban core.

2,864 attended over the two days of the 2024 Expo.
They represented Hawaii architects, attractions, colleges, commercial buildings, condominiums, contractors, country clubs, culture & arts facilities, department stores, entertainment complexes, financial institutions, franchise operators, golf courses, government buildings, healthcare facilities, hospitals, industrial plants, interior designers, law enforcement and housing, office buildings, parks, prisons, property managers, public utilities,recreational and sports centers, real estate brokers, religious facilities, residential buildings, retirement homes, schools, shopping malls, supermarkets, transportation hubs, warehouses and more….

Products, services & equipment exhibits include:
accounting, air-conditioning, access controls, alarm systems, architectural, audio/video, building automation, cable and internet service, carpet, cleaning chemicals, com- puter systems, coatings, construction materials, doors, drapery, elevators, electrical, emergency power, energy con- trollers, engineering, finance, fire sprinklers, fitness, floors and floor care, furniture and decor, hardware, insurance, landscaping and groundskeeping, leasing, lighting, maintenance, marketing, material handling, office equipment and supplies, painting, parking, plumbing, printing, promotional items, recycling, recreation, remodeling, renovation and retrofitting, roofing, sanitation, security, shade products, shipping, signage, solar, storage, swimming pool supplies, telecommunications, umbrellas, ventilation, wall coverings, waste disposal, water purification, windows and more….

All qualified Hawaii industry buyers receive invitations & free admission badges.
Full-color ads appear in Hawaii trade publications. Exhibitors are given free Expo invitations as needed for their clients and prospective customers. Expo invitations are both mailed and emailed to a targeted database of over 20,000. Each individual in this database also receives multiple mail and email updates promoting the exhibitors, their products and services, booth locations, the seminar schedule and sponsorships. Free admission badges are sent to all registrants and include multiple contest entry coupons to win valuable prizes during the Expo.

The Neal Blaisdell Center is a right-to-work municipal facility
owned and operated by the City & County of Honolulu. The exhibitors are permitted to do their own display move-in, installation and dismantling. The Neal Blaisdell Center is conveniently located between Waikiki Beach, the heart of Hawaii’s tourist industry only two miles away, and Honolulu’s modern downtown capitol district and business center which are within walking distance.

10’ deep x 10’ wide booths are $1,695. Corners are $1875. 4.712% tax is added to total.
All exhibit booths include one skirted display table, two chairs, a wastebasket, an 8’ high drape backwall, two 3’ high drape siderails, a 7” x 44” booth ID sign, six exhibitor badges, a full Expo Buyer’s Guide program listing, a listing with the exhibitor’s link on the Expo website for a full year and the attendee postal mailing list free after the Expo.

Airlines and hotels are not designated by Expo Management. Exhibitors should go online or call their travel agents. For hotel referrals call Expo Management at 808-781-5438 or email kennethakanter@gmail.com.