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Connect and network at Long Island’s largest business trade show
  • By Emily Davenport
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  • Wednesday, May 10th, 2017
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  • 02:50 PM UTC


On May 25th, the 60,000 square foot Suffolk County Community College’s Sports and Exhibition Complex in Brentwood will once again open its doors to the largest single - day business trade show Long Island has to offer. The HIA-LI 29th Annual Long Island Business Trade Show and Conference “Your Business, Connected” in partnership with the college, is expected to draw over 4,500 attendees and 375 exhibitors, making it the best place to do business and build relationships in 2017.

Major sponsors include:  All Island Media / PS Digital, Bank of America, Bridgehampton National Bank (BNB), Campolo, Middleton & McCormick, LLP, Communication Strategy Group, Discover Long Island, Effects of Color, Elite Parking Area Maintenance, fishbat, H2M architects + engineers, Level Solar, Lewis Johs Avallone Aviles, LLP, Long Island business News, Long Island Pulse,, MassMutual Long Island Metro, Newsday Media Group, People’s Alliance Federal Credit Union, Plumbing Contractors Association of Long Island, PSEG Long Island, Signarama of Hauppauge, Stony Brook University, Suffolk County Community College, Suffolk County IDA, Suffolk Federal Credit Union, SUNation Solar Systems, Inc., Taste New York, TD Bank, Town of Islip Economic Development, and Winters Bros. Waste Systems.

With this list of who’s who in business the show will not only provide attendees with opportunities to generate sales with the best of the best but it will also present an opportunity to educate with a variety of educational programs and notable speakers.

“For the 29th straight year, the HIA-LI Trade Show and Conference will not only be the host for the largest business event the Long Island community has to offer, but will also feature a variety of educational programs that touch on key economic development issues to help improve Long Island’s economy and discuss challenges that our business owners face,” said Terri Alessi-Miceli, President, HIA-LI.

Executive Breakfast: You Gotta Have Balls in Business Featuring Brandon Steiner - 8 AM

At the Executive Breakfast from 8 am to 10 am the keynote speaker Brandon Steiner, CEO of Steiner Sports will discuss how to make your business succeed! Hear the inspiring story about how a kid from Brooklyn started from scratch, bought Yankee Stadium and created a sports empire.

Suffolk IDA Innovation Pavilion

Once again this year we are proud to partner with major sponsor Suffolk IDA to create the Suffolk IDA Innovation Pavilion. The Pavilion on the trade show floor will focus on information, imagination and innovation for Long Island entrepreneurs. Additional Pavilions on the trade show floor will include Economic Development, Finance, Green Industries, Made in America/Manufacturing, Technology, Wellness/Healthcare, and Workforce Development.

Executive Luncheon: LI Economic Revitalization Projects 11:30 AM

The Executive Luncheon titled LI Economic Revitalization Building the Local Economy from 11:30 am to 1:30 pm will be moderated by Mitch Pally, CEO of Long Island Builders Institute. Speakers include Joe Campolo, Managing Partner of Campolo, Middleton, & McCormick LLP; Jim Coughlan, Principal of Tritec Real Estate Company; Marty Dettling, Senior Vice President of Albanese Organization, Inc.; and Don Monti, CEO of Renaissance Downtowns. They will discuss the HIA-LI Hauppauge Industrial
Park Economic Impact Study and revitalization projects that include the Ronkonkoma Hub, Wyandanch Rising, Downtown Patchogue and Renaissance Downtowns. Last year over 300 business leaders attended.

“This luncheon presents an opportunity for our local business community to hear first person what NYS and our business leaders are doing to help Long Island become the leader in economic development,” states Terri Alessi-Miceli, President of the HIA-LI .

Additional complimentary breakout sessions presented by industry experts throughout the day will highlight social media, workforce development, energy cost reductions for the business owner, secrets of the successful salesperson and much more.

The dedication and commitment to keeping local business people informed and doing business is showcased at this trade show and conference, and everyone involved in business should take advantage of this unique opportunity to network and educate themselves.

For more information on sponsoring, exhibiting or attending (pre – registration to walk the trade show floor is required to avoid $10 walk in fee) the HIA-LI 29th Annual Business Trade Show and Conference on May 25th visit or call the HIA-LI Office at (631) 543-5355. Don’t miss the place where business gets done in 2017.