HAUPPAUGE, N.Y., May 3, 2016 /PRNewswire/ -- Long Island companies will learn techniques to make their businesses succeed – and thrive – when keynote speaker Clay Clark, Founder of Thrive 15, takes the stage at this year's HIA-LI's 28th Annual Trade Show and Conference. HIA-LI, the recognized voice for business on Long Island, hosts the largest Long Island Business-to-Business (B2B) Trade Show designed specifically to help Long Island businesses with educational programs and networking to build relationships. The full-day event includes an executive breakfast, luncheon speakers and break-out seminars to help Long Island business owners and executives continue to grow their businesses. The 60,000 square foot show floor features hundreds of companies exhibiting a wide spectrum of innovative business products and services for B2B companies. The event will be held Thursday, May 19th, 2016, 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 http://bit.ly/24n7opg
"The HIA-LI Trade Show and Conference is the largest business event on Long Island providing programs specifically geared toward Long Island business leaders. Our executive programming is designed to educate and help attendees grow and build new relationships for success," said Terri Alessi-Miceli, President, HIA-LI. "We are dedicated to keeping executives informed and companies here on Long Island and for 28 years we have been able to this with our annual trade show. Every business on Long Island can benefit from attending, exhibiting or sponsoring the event."
Breakfast Keynote: How To Make Your Business Thrive – 8:00 AM – 10:00 AM
Clay Clark is a Serial Entrepreneur and founder of Thrive 15, a company offering online education for entrepreneurs in 15 minute videos taught by world-class mentors. Clark is recognized as a dynamic thought leader on leadership, sales development, and strategic planning. He serves as a business performance coach for executives and companies throughout the United States. A national award-winning Small Business Administration Entrepreneur of the Year award, Clark is also a contributing writer for Entrepreneur Magazine and author of 4 books.
- Register ahead for the 8:00 AM to 10 AM executive breakfast and keynote at http://hia-li.org/event_detail_wf2.cfm?eventid=911
Luncheon Panel: Long Island Economic Revitalization Projects–Building the Long Island Economy - 11:30 AM – 1:00 PM
During the executive luncheon, trade show participants will have an opportunity to hear from featured speakers about the NYS initiatives and revitalization projects that include the Ronkonkoma Hub, Wyandanch Rising, Downtown Patchogue and Renaissance Downtowns.
The panel will be moderated by Mitch Pally, CEO of Long Island Builder's Institute. Panelists include Paul Pontieri, Mayor of Patchogue; Russ Albanese, chairman of the Albanese Organization; Bob Coughlin, principal and co-founder of Tritec Real Estate Company; and Don Monti, president and CEO of Renaissance Downtowns. Register ahead for the 11:30 PM to 1:00 PM luncheon and panel at http://hia-li.org/event_detail_wf2.cfm?eventid=912.
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.
Suffolk IDA Innovation Pavilion: The pavilion will focus on information, imagination and innovation for Long Island entrepreneurs.
Seminars and Breakout Sessions
The HIA-LI offers a complete list of breakout sessions taking place throughout the day including complimentary seminars on a variety of educational topics.
Track A: 10:15am – 11:15am
Predictive Models, Predictive Analytics and Applications for Integrated Machine Learning, Presented by Microsoft – Lecture Hall
Doing Business on LinkedIn, Presented by Kevin S. Ryan, Principal – KSRyan Group – Room 113
Planning Solutions for Upgrading or Expanding Your Facility, Presented by Michael J. Bonacasa, Vice President, Studio Director - H2M architects & engineers and panelists – Room 115
Energy Savings for Businesses, Presented by Brian Johnston, LC, IES - Bulbtronics and panelists – Room 122
How Employee Engagement Drives Organizational Results, Presented by Jacquelyn Gernaey, President – The Alternative Board – Room 123
6 Things Remarkably Successful Salespeople Do VERY Well, Presented by Adrian Miller, President – Adrian Miller Sales Training – Room 124
Track B: 1:45pm – 2:45pm
Telling or Selling? Seven Breakthrough Selling Strategies Guaranteed to Bring Your Business to the Next Level! Presented by Rob Fishman, Partner – Sandler Training – Room 113
Healthcare Update, Presented by Rick Casmass, Chief Revenue Officer – PayPro Corp. and additional panelists – Room 115
Taking the Mystery out of applying for a SBA Loan, Presented by Michael Ogus, SVP and SBA Team Leader – Bridgehampton National Bank and Larry Pontillo – Room 122
Improve Email Marketing Results with Automation and Mobile Responsiveness, Presented by Amir Chitayat and Ronen Yaari, partners at OpenMoves Inc. – Room 123
HIPAA, The Audits Are Coming: Will Your Business Survive? Presented by Andrew Weitzberg, President, HIPPAA Continuity Planners; Susan Montana, President, Habanero Inc. and Stephanie Musso-Mantione, Chief Information Privacy and Security Officer at Stony Brook Medicine – Room 124
Tips and Techniques for Telling an Unforgettable Brand Story! Presented by Arthur Germain, Principal & Chief Brandteller of Communication Strategy Group – Room TBD
This year's trade show and conference sponsors and supporting organizations include: Sponsors: Adecco; Albrecht, Viggiano, Zureck & Co., P.C.; All Island Media; Bridgehampton National Bank; Capital One Bank; Communication Strategy Group; Design Audio Visual; Effects of Color; Empire National Bank; Farrell Fritz Attorneys; H2M Architects & Engineers; Investors Bank; Kevin Wood Media; Level Solar; Long Island Board of Realtors; Long Island Brew Bus; Long Island Business News; LongIsland.com; Lorraine Gregory Communications Group; Mark of Elegance Limousine; MaxFM 103.1; Microsoft; NEFCU; Newsday; New York Islanders; Nets Brooklyn; NST; OpenMoves; Optimum Business from Cablevision; People's Alliance Federal Credit Union; Plumbing Contractors Association of Long Island, Inc.; Positive Promotions; Presentations Plus, Inc.; PSEG LI; Sign A Rama of Hauppauge; Staples; Stony Brook University; Suffolk County Industrial Development Agency; Suffolk Federal Credit Union; TD Bank; Techworks; The Shark 94.3; Town of Islip Economic Development; WALK 97.5; WBLI 106.1; WHLI 1100 & 1370; WLIX 93.3FM and 94.7FM.
Supporting Organizations: Cactus Salon; Direct Marketing Association of Long Island; Long Island Ducks; State of New York Department of Labor; Department of Commerce; Empire State Development; Habitat for Humanity of Suffolk; Long Island Builders Institute; Long Island Board of Realtors; National Wildlife Refuge System; North Brookhaven Chamber of Commerce; SHRM LI; New York State Small Business Development Center; Time to Play Foundation.
HIA-LI helps Long Island businesses prosper. For over 30 years, we have been the recognized voice 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.
Terri Alessi-Miceli, 631-543-5355, [email protected]