HIA-LI Hosts Long island’s Largest B2B Business Trade Show on Thursday, May 26 at Suffolk Community College in Brentwood.
Hia-LI’s 34th annual trade show and conference features business leadership breakfast and more than 100 exhibitors.
First-ever “Manufacturing Pavilion” focuses on special challenges facing Long Island’s manufacturing sector.
HIA-LI, one of Long Island’s largest business advocacy organizations, is hosting its 34th Annual Business Trade Show and Conference on Thursday, May 26 at the Suffolk Federal Credit Union Arena at Suffolk County Community College in Brentwood.
The event, running from 9:00am to 3:00pm, on Thursday, May 26 and is Long Island’s largest business-to-business trade show.
More than 100 exhibitors will represent a full spectrum of Long Island business sectors, including technology, energy and environment, manufacturing, finance, hospitality, healthcare, media and advertising, education, government, and workforce development.
HIA-LI anticipates attendance by more than 4,500 business professionals from Nassau and Suffolk counties, and beyond. Three-quarters of these attendees are upper-management decision-makers.
The trade show will feature an Executive Breakfast with a panel of prominent Long Island business leaders, as well as a full schedule of complimentary seminars and breakout sessions covering an array of business topics. In addition, sponsors and exhibitors will offer special offers, prizes, and promotions.
The HIA-LI Trade Show Executive Breakfast will focus on regionally significant Long Island projects that have the potential to revitalize the area’s economy. The breakfast takes place between 8:00am and 10:00am and will be moderated by Marc Herbst, Executive Director of the Long Island Contractors’ Association. Panelists will include Scott Burman, Principal with Engel Burman; John D. Cameron, Jr., Managing Partner of Cameron Engineering & Associates, LLP; Joe Campolo, Managing Partner at Campolo Middleton & McCormick LLP, and; Jim Coughlan, principal at TRITEC. Campolo and Coughlan are both HIA-LI board members.
For the first time ever, this year’s HIA-LI Trade Show will feature a “Manufacturing Pavilion” focused on special issues facing Long Island’s manufacturing sector, such as labor challenges, supply chain disruptions, automation, marketing, and employee training.
Among topics to be addressed at the trade show’s full agenda of complimentary seminars and breakout sessions are: Mastering the Art of Online Marketing; Developing Your Talent Pipeline; What Small Business Needs to Know in 2022; Avoiding a Cyber-Security Attack; Connecting Education to Business; among others.
“Each year, this show consistently presents more sales and networking opportunities for regional businesses than any other event on Long Island,” said Terri Alessi-Miceli, HIA-LI President and CEO. “You simply can’t beat this kind of face-to-face, in-person contact for building valuable relationships and for generating new business. We are thrilled to be back at our usual venue at Suffolk County Community College and look forward to welcoming new and returning attendees.”
“The tremendous variety of business exhibitors strongly reminds us of the great breadth and diversity of the Long Island economy,” said Rich Humann, HIA-LI Board Chairman and President and CEO of H2M Architects and Engineers. “A regional trade show of this magnitude elevates its attendees to an exciting, new level of business-to-business synergy. It’s not to be missed.”
Attendees must pre-register by calling 631-543-5355 or by visiting www.hia-li.org to avoid the $10 same-day walk-in fee. Interested businesses can contact HIA-LI about exhibitor and sponsorship opportunities.