HIA-LI Announces Schedule of Executive Events and Seminars for the 29th Annual Trade Show and Conference


Thursday, May 25th, 2017; Trade Show Floor Open 9:00 AM to 3:00 PM; Suffolk Community College Sports & Exhibition Complex, Brentwood, NY.

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The HIA-LI 29th Annual Trade Show and Conference offers a full day of programming to help LI executives grow their businesses.

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Brentwood, NY - May 3, 2017 - Later this month is the largest business event on Long Island, hosted by HIA-LI, one of the recognized voices for business on Long Island. The HIA-LI 29th Annual Trade Show and Conference offers a full day of programming designed specifically to help Long Island executives grow their businesses. Every business can benefit from this must attend event which kicks off with an executive breakfast, followed by executive luncheon and complimentary seminars offered throughout the day. The 60,000-square foot show floor will feature hundreds of companies exhibiting a wide spectrum of innovative business products and services for B2B companies. The event will be held Thursday, May 25, 2017, trade show floor is open 9:00 AM to 3:00 PM, at the Suffolk Community College Sports & Exhibition Complex, Brentwood, NY. Business owners and executives are encouraged to become sponsors, exhibitors, or simply sign up as attendees at https://www.hia-li.org/hia-li-events/business-tradeshow.
“The annual HIA-LI Trade Show and Conference is important for all Long Island business leaders and their employees to attend. It is designed to provide educational tools and networking opportunities to develop new business relationships and to meet face to face with decision makers,” said Terri Alessi-Miceli, President, HIA-LI. “Learn from industry experts on the many ways your business can continue to grow and succeed. Every business on Long Island can benefit from attending, exhibiting or sponsoring the event.”
Breakfast Keynote: You Gotta Have Balls in Business – 8:00 AM – 10:00 AM
Brandon Steiner, Founder and CEO of Steiner Sports, takes the stage to help Long Island business leaders learn how to grow their businesses by differentiating themselves from competitors while motivating employees. Hear the inspiring story about how a kid from Brooklyn began with nothing to purchase Yankee Stadium memorabilia and create a sports empire. Register ahead for the 8:00 AM to 10 AM executive breakfast and keynote at https://www.hia-li.org/events/attendee-pass-to-walk-the-trade-show-floor.
Luncheon Panel: Long Island Revitalization Projects - 11:30 AM – 1:30 PM
During the executive luncheon, trade show participants will have an opportunity to find out about growth on Long Island from a group of featured speakers who are making it happen. Hear from our distinguished panel about projects of regional importance on Long Island, the significance of the Hauppauge Industrial Park and the Economic Impact Study and the on-going development and project expansion on Long Island as seen in Ronkonkoma and Patchogue.
The panel will be moderated by Mitch Pally, CEO Long Island Builders Institute. Panelists include Joe Campolo, Managing Partner, Campolo, Middleton & McCormick LLP; Jim Coughlan, Principal, Tritec Real Estate; Marty Dettling, Senior Vice President, Albanese Organization, Inc., and Don Monti, President and CEO of Renaissance Downtowns. Register ahead for the 11:30 PM to 1:00 PM luncheon and panel at https://www.hia-li.org/events/attendee-pass-to-walk-the-trade-show-floor.
Specialty Pavilions
This year the trade show floor will boast eight industry-specific pavilion areas, including Economic Development, Finance, Green Industries, Innovation, Made in America / Manufacturing, Technology, Wellness / Healthcare, and Workforce Development. In addition, the Suffolk IDA Innovation Pavilion will focus on information, imagination and innovation for Long Island entrepreneurs.
Seminars and Breakout Sessions
The HIA-LI will offer complimentary, educational breakout sessions throughout the day, including:  
Track A: 10:15am – 11:15am
  • Essential Sales Elements: Your Formula for Success to Get New Customers Now! Rob Fishman, Partner, Sandler Training.
  • Roofless Solar: Intro to Community Solar for Building Owners and Long Island Residents - Chuck Schwartz, Long Island Green Homes and panelists.
  • Navigating the World of Digital Marketing for B2B - Scott Darrahn, Co-Founder and Big Tuna at fishbat Media, LLC and panelists.
  • Non-Profits: How to Gain Support & Fundraise with the Business Community - Paule T. Pachter, ACSW, LMSW, Long Island Cares, Inc. and panelists.
Track B: 1:45pm – 2:45pm
  • Traits of the Successful Business Person: Would You Do Business with You? Christina Loggia, Small Business Development Center, SUNY Farmingdale State College Certified Business Advisor and Glenn Rudin, Owner & Marketing Sales Consultant, Always Be Creative, Inc.
  • Top Sales Tips I Learned from the Boss (aka Bruce Springsteen) - Adrian Miller, Adrian Miller Sales Training.
  • Marketing Your Business to Millennials: How Does the New Generation Buy? Brian Wagner & James Kittle, Marketing Managers, PMI Long Island and Co-Hosts of Scope of Success Podcast and panelists.
  • Millennials and Boomers, Closing the Gap - Jackie Gernaey, Effective HR
  • The Role of Virtual Reality in Real Estate - Linda Lugo, Broker Owner Realty Masters North Shore and panelists
This year’s trade show and conference sponsors and supporting organizations include: Age Well New York; Astoria Bank; AVZ & Company, P.C.; Bank of America; Bridgehampton National Bank (BNB); Campolo, Middleton & McCormick, LLP; Capital One Bank; Communication Strategy Group; fishbat; H2M architects + engineers; Level Solar; Lewis Johs Avallone Aviles, LLP; Long Island Business News; Long Island Cares, Inc.-The Harry Chapin Food Bank; Long Island Temps; LongIsland.com; Newsday Media Group; NST; Paypro Corporation; People’s Alliance Federal Credit Union; Plumbing Contractors Association of Long Island; Pole Position Raceway; Portnoy, Messinger, Pearl & Associates, Inc.; Positive Promotions; PSEG Long Island; Long Island Pulse; Schroder & Strom, LLP; Sign A Rama of Hauppauge; Stony Brook University; Suffolk County IDA; Suffolk Federal Credit Union; SUNation Solar Systems, Inc.; Teachers Federal Credit Union; Techworks; Town of Islip Economic Development; VOIP x; Winters Bros. Waste Systems.
About HIA-LI
HIA-LI helps Long Island businesses prosper. For over 30 years, we have been one of the recognized voices for business on Long Island and a powerful force and economic engine for regional development. We provide a forum for business leaders to network, problem solve and obtain advice on critical issues facing their businesses. Our member companies represent tens of thousands of business professionals. We’re headquartered in and support one of the largest industrial parks in the United States. HIA-LI programs and events promote strategic partnerships, targeted networking, and information sharing and business advocacy. Members benefit from our committees, educational programs, career resources, research capabilities, mentoring opportunities and business advisory services. For more information, visit http://www.HIA-LI.org or call 631-543-5355.