Mahalo (Thank you) to our current sponsors!

We are in the process of organizing the 3rd International conference of resveratrol and health that will take place in Hawai‘i from November 30th to December 3rd, 2014. The conference will once again collect the leading names globally in the area of resveratrol to discuss the trends and developments with resveratrol research and product development opportunities and set the scope for the coming years for resveratrol.

Resveratrol2014 conference is a non-profit project and we need a number of sponsors to make this happen. In addition to the sponsor-opportunities listed below, we would be happy to provide other combinations of services for you in order to match your specific needs.

The number of participants: Based on the number of participants in the previous conferences we expect more than 150 participants coming to Hawaii for Resveratrol2014.

The number of contacts: We have today more than 2000 contacts receiving our newsletters. In addition to this, we have a more than 100 press-contacts in our mailing list to which we send our press releases. The quality of the contacts is very high and our outreach is global.

Sponsor Opportunities

1. Main sponsors, only 3 in total, will receive the following benefits:

  • Logo on the front page of www.resveratrol2014.com
  • 3 free seats for the conference (Value $975 USD each)
  • Table-top presentation at the conference
  • Full page on the conference proceeding folder
  • Possibility to distribute material to participants
  • Possibility for own news items in the resveratrol newsletters sent to 2000+ contacts
  • Participation in Sponsor Pitching session (Poster Pitching for sponsors)
  • Joint press release
  • Use of the Resveratrol2014-logo in marketing
  • Price for main sponsorship: $15,000 USD

2. Supporting Sponsors will receive the following benefits:

  • One free seat for the conference (Value $975 USD)
  • Table-top presentation at the conference
  • Listing on the conference proceedings folder
  • Participation in Sponsor Pitching session (Poster Pitching for sponsors)
  • Listing on the conference homepage www.resveratrol2014.com
  • Use of the Resveratrol2014-logo in marketing
  • Price for sponsorship: $5,500 USD

3. Meals and breaks:

The sponsorship will be listed in the program “Sponsored by” and the sponsorship will also be stated during the presentations as the following point on the agenda. Sponsor’s logo will be listed on the conference proceedings folder and at the conference homepage.

The cost of sponsoring the different meals and breaks is based on 175 participants:

  • Each Breakfast – $6,125 USD
  • Each lunch – $10,000 USD
  • Afternoon breaks, two in total – $3,500 USD
  • Each Poster Session – $5,800 USD
  • Each Dinner – $14,000 USD

We would like to get the sponsorship started already during 2013, and this way expanding the period and visibility. We can also divide the payment in two or several invoices and spread the payment for two budget years.

Conference Venue: Hilton Waikoloa Village, Hawaii http://www.hiltonwaikoloavillage.com/

Regional Resveratrol Meeting

The biennial Resveratrol Conference is the main resveratrol proceeding globally collecting all the leading names in the area of resveratrol. In addition to this, we also organize smaller meetings in between the conferences. We have done so in Copenhagen 2012 and in Tokyo in October 2013.

During 2014 we are aiming to arrange 3 regional resveratrol meetings; Porto Allegro in Brazil, Copenhagen in Denmark and Seoul in South Korea. When sponsoring the 2014 Resveratrol Conference you will automatically become a sponsor for the regional meetings if you so desire. You will have 3 free seats for the regional meetings. You will have the possibility to distribute material to the participants at the regional meetings. During the proceedings, each sponsor will be presented with one page. When possible you can have a table-top presentation and sponsor will be listed on the homepage.

The regional meetings for 2014 are part of the project to create Global Council for Resveratrol. Global Council for Resveratrol would be an open and strategic platform for industry and science to meet and interact with the focus on resveratrol. Council’s main task is to support the global resveratrol-community with the latest data related to resveratrol and to make resveratrol from reliable sources a well-known product. Global Council for Resveratrol will collect information related to resveratrol from the academic and communicates this data mainly to the industry but also to the health professionals and to consumers. This communication will help to profile resveratrol positively and support it globally. This project and the regional meetings are partly depending on a grant we have applied from the Ministry of Education in Denmark. We will get the acceptance by January 2014.

We are looking forward tworking with you in this project. Please do get back to me for more information.

Sincerely Yours,

Sami Sassi
+45 29646950
Member of the organizing team for 3rd International conference of resveratrol and health

News Media

Life Extension becomes Co-Marketing Partner for Resveratrol2014 Conference

Life Extension has agreed to be the Co-Marketing Partner for Resveratrol2014 Conference taking place in Hawai‘i from November 30th to December 3rd 2014. As the co-marketing partner, Life Extension will promote the conference to their database of nearly 300,000 contacts.

The third International conference of Resveratrol and Health, Resveratrol2014, is hosted by the University of Hilo, Hawai‘i. This is a scientific conference and the main gathering of the year for the global resveratrol community. The interest for the substance resveratrol has been growing steadily in the past years and now the focus is also expanding to the resveratrol derivatives. The number of human trials with resveratrol has also been is increasing during the past years.

According to Rey Searles, Vice President of Marketing at Life Extension, Consumer awareness and knowledge of the variety of health benefits of resveratrol is the basis for the future success of marketing resveratrol products. That’s why Life Extension is participating in the scientific conference Resveratrol 2014. With almost half of the participants of Resveratrol 2014 coming from the supplement industry, we want to ensure we have solid and science-based communications to our customers on the benefits of resveratrol and its derivatives. Working together with Resveratrol 2014 helps us achieve that.
For the detailed program please visit http://resveratrol2014.hawaii-conference.com/. For more information, please contact Rey Searles – Vice President of Marketing at Life Extension +1 954-766-8433 (RSEARLES@lifeextension.com) and Sami Sassi from the organizing committee for the Resveratrol2014 Conference +45 29 64 69 50sami.sassi@cilnorth.com.

Knowledge is the fundament for the future of resveratrol

Resveratrol2014 is a scientific conference with almost half of the participants coming from the industry.

Shaklee Corporation, Hosoda Nutritional and Jarrow Formulas have already signed up as sponsors for the 3rd International conference of resveratrol and health that will take place in Hawaii from November 30th to December 3rd 2014. The conference is the main gathering of the year for the global resveratrol community. Mr Sami Sassi is responsible for the sponsor-relations for the Resveratrol2014-conference and is looking forward to attending the conference which is being held in United States for the first time: “The United States is the main market commercially for resveratrol, but academically, resveratrol is really global. In addition to the USA, we are seeing significant activity in Asia especially in countries like China, Japan and South Korea. The conference is a great way for the industry and academia to meet and to interact and get updated on the latest trends and developments in resveratrol. There is need for more science-based knowledge for the health promoting effects of resveratrol and the conference will set the scope for the coming years for resveratrol-research.”

Resveratrol2014 conference is a non-profit project and sponsors are needed to make it happen. Sponsors will have access to the global resveratrol players both at the conference and through access to the mailing list. More than 150 participants are expected to come to Hawaii for Resveratrol2014 and more than 2000 people are receiving the newsletters. The quality of the contacts is very high and the outreach is global.

“There is a high level of interest globally for the Resveratrol-conference. We are looking forward to working with our current partners who have supported the conferences in the past 6 years. We also welcome new supporters for the conference” concludes Mr Sassi.

For more information please visit www.resveratrol2014.com and, for sponsor-opportunities please contact Mr Sami Sassi sami.sassi@cilnorth.com Tel: +45 29646950

Hosoda Nutritional sponsors Resveratrol 2014

Original article here: http://newhope360.com/specialty/hosoda-nutritional-sponsors-resveratrol-2014?eid=forward

Hosoda Nutritional has agreed to become one of the first sponsors for the third International conference of resveratrol and health taking place in Hawaii from Nov. 30 to Dec. 3, 2014.

Resveratrol 2014-Conference will once again collect the leading names globally in the area of resveratrol to discuss the trends and developments with resveratrol research and product development opportunities and set the scope for the coming years for resveratrol. For Hosoda Nutritional, it is the emerging focus on the resveratrol derivates that makes the conference especially interesting.

Shinya Hosoda, CEO of Hosoda Nutritional: “We belive in science and we want to support cooperation between the industry and academia. Hosoda Nutritional has worked with Melinjo Dimer Resveratrol for more than 10 years and our strong sales in Japan demonstrate the benefits of selling scientifically proven high-quality natural product that is safe. Melinjo Dimer Resveratrol is the only safe natural extract with centuries of human consumption. We are looking forward to meet once more the international resveratrol community, now in Hawaii.”

Hosoda Nutritional is committed to supply the global supplement market with clinically documented, safe and natural ingredients. Melinjo Dimer Resveratrol has been studied for more than 10 years mainly by Japanese universities confirming the efficacy of Melinjo Dimer Resverarol is at minimum 2.6 times higher than standard trans-resveratrol. There are a comprehensive number of clinical studies supporting the health benefits of Melinjo Dimers including longer life expectancy with increased stamina, lowering blood sugar level and reducing visceral fat.

Hosoda Nutritional is a part of the Hosoda SHC, a Japanese family company established in 1952. Located in Fukui prefecture, the company operates in four different business areas with the focus on food industries, medical supplies and natural functional ingredients. Hosoda Nutritional has a long history working in Indonesia focusing on natural ingredients from Java.

Mid-Conference Field Trip

Hawai‘i Volcanoes National Park, Mid-Conference Field Trip
Wednesday, December 12, 2012

Deadline to register for field trip: Saturday, December 1, 2012
(after December 1, the price will increase to $120 per person)


  • $ 90 per person for conference participants/guests
  • All field trips are contingent on a minimum of 25 participants
  • Once the minimum participant count is met, payment will be processed. 


  • Those with heart or lung conditions must be aware of altitude, weather and air changes
  • What To Wear: Comfortable walking/hiking shoes & long pants
  • What To Bring: Light rain gear, towel, sun block, hat, at least 1 liter of water, & a camera
  • Roundtrip transportation
  • Healthy breakfast snacks
  • Picnic lunch with beverage
  • Snacks & one bottle of water
  • Field interpreter guide
  • Guided tour of Hawai’i Volcanoes National Park including the volcanic sulfur banks, Jaggar Museum, Crater Rim Drive, Mauna Ulu Lava Field and Nahuku (Thurston) Lava Tube
  • Brochures and pamphlets on Hawaiian Volcanoes
  • Witness steam vents and magnificent crater rim views


One of the world’s most dramatic landscapes in the world, Hawai`i Volcanoes National Park is both a powerful geological site as well as a deeply spiritual experience.

Pele is the Goddess of Hawaii’s Volcanoes and you can feel her presence as you traverse the volcano and reflect on the powerful and historic eruptions of the past. Your University Field Interpreter will guide you through the extraordinary geology of the Volcano’s lava flows, craters, sulfur banks, steam vents and dramatic lava tubes. On the walking tour of mesic rainforest you’ll observe Hawaii’s unique endemic birds and plant species. This will be an unforgettable trip as your explore the diverse environment and the inspiring and dramatic vistas.


08:15 am Depart for Hawai‘i Volcanoes National Park
10:45 am Hawai‘i Volcanoes National ParkKilauea Visitors Center
• Sulfur Banks & Steam Bluffs
• Picnic lunch
• Jaggar Museum
• Mauna Ulu Lava Field
• Nahuku (Lava Tube)
03:00 pm Depart back to hotel
06:00 pm Approximate arrival at hotel

Travel Tips


If you are traveling from the mainland, or internationally, please note that your final destination should be the Kona International Airport (KOA), on Hawai‘i’s Big Island.


Kona International Airport (KOA) is located on the west side of Hawai‘i Island and is a 20-30 minute shuttle-ride/drive to the conference site. The AUXIN 2012 meeting will be held at the Waikoloa Beach Marriott Resort & Spa in Waikoloa on the Kohala Coast of the Big Island.

Getting to Hawai‘i’s Big Island is easier than ever with daily direct flights into Kona International Airport. Major air carriers from Canada, and the U.S. fly directly into Kona. Other direct flights are available from the US West Coast and Denver, Phoenix, Salt Lake City and Chicago. Check with your airline for the most recent connecting flights.


Your routing may require that you fly directly into Honolulu International Airport (HNL) on the Island of O‘ahu as your first point of destination. Upon arrival into HNL, you will then take the WIKI WIKI (free shuttle) bus to the Inter-Island Terminal. Once you arrive in the Inter-Island Terminal, you will board a short, (35-40 minute) flight to Kona, which is located on Hawai‘i’s Big Island.

Please make certain that you book your travel all the way through to Kona (KOA) and don’t wait until you arrive in Honolulu to make your connecting flight because the seats are in demand.  Hawaiian Airlines and Go! Mokulele Airlines generally have the most seat availability, but other options are listed below for your information.

It is very important to leave a minimum of two-hours between your arrival into Honolulu International Airport (HNL) on the island of O‘ahu, and your departure to Kona (KOA). This is necessary because of the added security measures and transfer to the Inter-Island Terminal.


Airport Shuttle

Roberts Hawaii is proud to offer the AUXIN delegates Express Shuttle Transportation*
between Kona International Airport and the Waikoloa Beach Marriott.

Click here to reserve your airport shuttle now!

*Bookings/Reservations must be made 48 hrs in advance.

Car Rental

Rental cars are available at the Kona International Airport. We strongly suggest booking your rental car reservation prior to your arrival. All the major rental companies are found on the Big Island. Rental car companies are located just a short distance from the Inter-Island Terminals. Taxis and other ground transportation are available curbsides.


From Kona International Airport (KOA) Click here for a google map

A. Kona International Airport at Keahole (KOA) 73-200 Kupipi St, Kailua-Kona, HI 96740

  1. As you exit the airport, turn left onto HI-19/Queen Ka`ahumanu Hwy.
  2. Proceed on HI-19/Queen Ka‘ahumanu Hwy for 17 miles.
  3. After 17 miles you will come to Waikoloa Beach Drive, turn left.
  4. Travel 0.8 miles on Waikoloa Beach Drive.
  5. Waikoloa Beach Marriott Resort & Spa will be to your left.

B. Waikoloa Beach Marriott Resort & Spa 69-275 Waikoloa Beach Drive Waikoloa, HI 96738

From Hilo International Airport (ITO) (Not recommended, as this is a 2-hour drive) Click here for a google map

A. Hilo International Airport (ITO), Hilo, HI 96720

  1. From Kekuanaoa Street (Airport Access Road) turn right on to Kanoelehua Street.
  2. Turn left onto Kamehameha Avenue. Continue as lane merges to the right onto Highway 19.
  3. Remain on Highway 19 to Waimea (approximately 53 miles). Follow signs in Waimea to Kawaihae (turn right on Lindsey Road/Highway 19).
  4. Continue for approximately 11 miles down Kawaihae Road. At the T-intersection on your left, turn left to continue on Highway 19. You are now traveling south, parallel to the ocean on your right.
  5. Continue approximately 9 miles.
  6. Turn right at Waikoloa Beach Drive. (0.8 mi)
  7. Turn left

B. Waikoloa Beach Marriott Resort & Spa 69-275 Waikoloa Beach Drive Waikoloa, HI 96738


Please inquire early about visa requirements to visit the United States from your local US Embassy or Consulate. For general information on the USA visa requirements, go to: http://travel.state.gov/visa/temp/types/types_1265.html.



Alaska Airlines/Horizon Airlines


Continental Airlines


Delta Airlines


Hawaiian Airlines, Inc.

3375 Koapaka St. Suite #G-350
Honolulu, HI 96819

Phone: (800) 367-5320
Fax: (808) 838-5498
Toll Free: (800) 367-5320

United Airlines

1132 Bishop St #1407
Honolulu, HI 96813
Toll Free: (800) 241-6522

US Airways



If you are flying into Honolulu on the island of O‘ahu or any of the neighbor islands first, the following inter-island airlines offer inter-island flights to the Big Island:

Go! Mokulele Airlines

300 Rodgers Blvd. #23
Honolulu, HI 96819
Phone: (808) 838-7900
Fax: (808) 838-7989
Toll Free: (888) I FLY GO 2

Hawaiian Airlines, Inc.

3375 Koapaka St. Suite #G-350
Honolulu, HI 96819
Phone: (800) 367-5320
Fax: (808) 838-5498

Island Air

Toll Free: (800) 652-6541

Sponsorship Information


Auxin was one of the first plant hormones to be discovered almost 75 years ago. This hormone has been implicated in virtually every aspect of plant growth and development from embryogenesis, through all stages of vegetative development, to the formation of reproductive structures and growth of the gametophyte. The regulation of auxin signaling and transport are central to a fundamental understanding of plant growth and development. After many years of slow progress, the last 15 years have seen remarkable advances in our understanding of auxin biology. Recent research highlights include the identification of auxin receptors, modeling of auxin-dependent regulation of root and shoot meristem function, the identification of protein kinases and endocytic pathways that regulate auxin transport, and characterization of novel auxin biosynthetic pathways. A search of PubMed with the term “auxin” recovers 1678 publications during the last 3 years alone (as of February 7, 2012), which is more than 10% increased compared to the years before and indicative of an extremely robust auxin research community and the broad role of auxin in plant growth. In recognition of these exciting advances, international meetings focusing on auxin research have been held in 2000, 2004 and 2008 in Corsica, Crete, and Marrakesh respectively. Because the pace of discovery in auxin biology continues to accelerate, we propose to follow up on these very successful meetings with “Auxin 2012.” This meeting will be held on the Big Island of Hawai‘i December 9th – December 14th.

AUXIN 2012

The small size of the AUXIN 2012 meeting will promote informal discussions and interactions among the participants. The meeting will consist of 9 sessions as outlined in the proposed program. We will feature Keynote Addresses with talks by Joanne Chory, Philip Benfey and Masao Tasaka who will put the auxin field in a broader perspective of refined signal transduction and whole genome analysis based on recent breakthrough discoveries. The main body of the meeting will consist of sessions covering diverse aspects of auxin biology including transport, signaling, and metabolism. In addition, sessions will focus on the diverse roles of auxin in aspects of plant development such as meristem function, plant architecture, vascular development, and embryogenesis. Mathematical and computational modeling of auxin-regulated development is another area of key interest in the field and will be well-represented. Exciting advances have been made in each of these areas as evidenced by the number of major review articles published within the last two years. The abstracts of the meeting will be printed and a bound copy will be distributed to all the participants. In addition, the abstracts will be available online.


The proposed program lists 30 confirmed invited speakers who will be distributed through 9 sessions. The speakers were chosen based on their recent contributions and represent 14 countries. Each session will include these invited speakers with 30-minute talks and 15 minutes shorter talks of which 18 will be chosen from the submitted abstracts. Each chair will introduce the subject of the session and will encourage discussion. In addition, poster sessions will take place on Monday, and Tuesday afternoons. All participants will be encouraged to bring posters.

Your Support & Sponsorship

The auxin meeting is entirely a community affair, with no learned society infrastructure for backup- so we are completely dependent on our own fundraising.  We like to create opportunities for enhanced visibility by offering ‘platinum’, ‘gold’ and ‘silver’ sponsorship contracts, in which you will, by a donorship of $25,000, $15,000, and $10,000,  respectively, be recognized as the main sponsor of this key meeting in the plant field.  If such an ambitious sponsorship is not compatible with your interests, any way you are able to help would be much appreciated. For example, you could sponsor a specific speaker or provide funds to support Ph.D. students to attend the meeting We would, of course, be happy to include logos/promotional material as appropriate.

Reflections on Event Planning. The 2014 PAES Summit

Pacific Astronomy & Engineering Summit

What an extraordinary experience!

2014 PAES Students – Mauna Kea Summit

The privilege of collaborating with the dynamic organizers, students, and dignitaries involved in the PAES Summit was beyond memorable! It was transformative, inspiring and heart-warming to participate in this global educational event.

Reflecting on the UH Hilo Conference Center’s role in planning the Summit, always brings me back to the thrust of our work which is embedded in the execution of the details. Organizing the myriad of complex components, and collaborating to bring the event to its successful conclusion, is the hallmark of our work.

As with most of the events we coordinate, our passion for education, cultural exchange, and the unrivaled discovery process, consistently bridges any logistical obstacles inherent in the implementation process. A sense of community and trust readily forms as we work together to achieve the collective vision, goals, and mission of the event.

Navigation Lessons – ‘Imiloa Astronomy Center

Our roles, as organizers and service providers, quickly morph into something more! Partnerships, collaborations and lasting bonds of friendship are the gifts we receive from providing support, guidance, and mentorship.

Over the past few months, the opportunity to collaborate with staff of the ‘Imiloa Astronomy Center, Hawai‘i Space Grant Consortium and the Thirty Meter Telescope, gave us tremendous pause to reflect on the stellar opportunities we, (at the Conference Center), have to work with great minds, noted faculty, extraordinary resources, students and visiting international schools and dignitaries. The experience instills a palpable sense of pride, honor, and privilege about the work produced by our award-winning UH Hilo Conference Center!

Sunset on Mauna Kea

This global collaboration, with participation from Japan, China, India, Canada, and Hawai‘i, has stunning, long-lasting outcomes that reach far into the future. The “international ripple effect”, and the lessons learned about working collaboratively on shared goals, is a model for the future. Different languages, experiences, backgrounds, environments, and perceptions all blended together for the greater good… for the learning process, for education, for science, and for the future! It was exciting to see everyone give 100% to the program and to see the student’s passion for active learning.

They, (we), are truly ready to move forward and anticipate the next Summit with great excitement!

Judith Fox-Goldstein, Administrative Director
Mary Ann Tsuchiyama, Assistant Director