ESPN SportsCenter anchor Neil Everett will be a keynote speaker on the second day of the Global Tourism Summit at the Hawaii Convention Center Sept. 20, the Hawaii Tourism Authority announced.
The three-day event (Sept. 19-21) is intended to “share the significance of the Hawaiian culture, global marketing, technology and innovation in presentations and panel discussions, with the overall intention of bringing people together to help improve tourism in Hawaii and abroad,” the HTA said in a release today.
Everett, who worked in local TV and radio and at Hawaii Pacific University before joining ESPN in 2000, will speak on, “Paying Aloha Forward – How Hawaii Saved My Life” and “will draw upon the inspiration of Hawaii’s aloha spirit…” the release said.
“Like people throughout the country, I’m a fan of SportsCenter because of Neil Everett and how he cleverly combines fun with professionalism in the telling of scores and reporting of sports news,” said George D. Szigeti, HTA president and CEO. “You meet Neil and can quickly tell his soul is filled with a goodness to do what’s right and to help others, and much of that stems from him living in Hawaii. Attendees of the Global Tourism Summit will enjoy hearing his story of personal inspiration.”