With a resolute focus structured on Safety, Health, Professionalism and Economic Stability, Hawaiʻi Events Coalition serves the well-being of the businesses and individuals who make up the LIVE EVENTS INDUSTRY throughout the State of Hawaiʻi.

Public Relations

Committee Chair:

Heather Bailey
Vice President of Operations at MC&A
President, MPI-Aloha Chapter

For over 35 years, MC&A has built a reputation of designing unforgettable experiences and providing exceptional customer service for the MCI (meetings, conventions and incentives) market. MC&A’s expertise has also allowed us to become a leader in the Hawaiʻi leisure travel industry and cruise ground operations. Heather has been in the industry for over twenty years.



Barb Saito
President & Chief Executive Barker
Aloha Group International, Inc.

When not promoting major events, Barb is our Webinatrix and Social Media Stunt Gal.

Media & Technical Services:

Janet Lee Maduli
Vice President
Mt. Kalihi Productions Inc.

From the Waikīkī Shell to Carnegie Hall…making music and events for over three decades. Janet can be found wearing many hats at Hawai`i’s top entertainment events, including the Mākaha Bash, Nā Hōkū Hanohano Awards and the City & County of Honolulu’s Sunset on the Beach presentations such as the world premiere of Hawai`i Five-0 and Lost.


Videography & Photo Wrangling:

Donard Sonoda
808 Video Productions

After spending 15 years in Hawaiʻiʻs news industry, Donard ventured out in 1999 to work on TV shows, documentaries, reality TV, stringer for national and international broadcast station, concerts, conventions and gala events, and shooting major sporting events like Honolulu Marathon and Ironman World Championships. He brings a vast array of talent to any film project whether as a camera operator, video editor/producer, video engineering or multi-camera switching. Donard is in touch with every aspect of the video industry.

Grandmaster Web Builder Sage Marketing Solutions

Industry & Media Ambassador:

Philip Richardson
CEO and Partner
Current Affairs Event Production Agency

A driving force behind one of Hawaiʻi’s most successful event production agencies, Philip, along with his Daughter/Partner Tiffany, provides a three-sixty approach to Client’s needs – nothing is left for granted and everything is flawlessly executed. Heading into their 37th year, Current Affairs continues to design experiences that inspire & WOW!

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Latest Updates

Live Events Coalition on NBC Tonight!

Live Events Coalition on NBC Tonight!

*Update! The story was bumped from its Monday slot and is now airing at 7pm =tonight=, Jan. 4th.*

After more than a year and a half of story-telling and advocating, the Live Events Coalition is getting a prime-time national news feature…TODAY…