Upcoming Local Events:

Long Island Business Expo
The regions #1 business expo, conference and networking event comes to Long Island!
Date:
April 21, 2016
Location:
Hofstra University
The Long Island Business Expo is a one day event designed for business owners & executives of small & mid-sized businesses to gain access to high level education and growth opportunities.  This annual business trade show and conference brings together executives from all industries to enjoy face-to-face networking, business education and an expo floor filled with the latest and greatest products and services to help you run a better business. http://www.businessexpoli.com/

Hannover Messe April 25th-29th, 2016 (http://export.gov/hannovermesse)

  • The world’s leading trade fair for industrial technology - industrial automation, energy, digital factory, industrial supply, and research and technology sectors.
  • United States is the Partner Country -  your company has an unprecedented opportunity to showcase your goods and services with unmatched international exposure for U.S. companies participating as exhibitors in the U.S. Pavilion.
  • Turnkey booths with all on-site services available in the high profile U.S. pavilions in all seven industry sectors starting at $7,650 with funding available for qualified New York State companies. 
  • All U.S. companies will receive one-on-one business meetings with potential partners, buyers, and foreign commercial specialist PLUS scheduled booth tours.
  • Connect directly to more than 200,000 attendees from 70 countries, including 100 business delegations, global investors, buyers, distributors, resellers, and members of the business media.

If you've ever considered Hannover Messe, this is the year to do it!
Deadline to register is December 23rd, 2015.
Contact: Molly Ho, +1.516.493.8150, molly.ho@trade.gov

Join Global NY’s Trade Mission to the China Import Expo (CIE)
Date:
May 19th-21st, 2016
Location:
Kunshan, China
Global NY is recruiting up to 12 NYS companies to participate in an organized trade mission to the China Import Expo (CIE). Key industries represented: Advanced Technology, Environmental Protection, Metal Working, and Emerging Industries.
Application Deadlines and Details:
The deadline for CIE applications is February 15, 2016. For eligible companies, the STEP grant can reimburse a significant portion of your exhibit, travel and accommodation expenses.
To find out more about the STEP Program:
www.global.ny.gov
; globalny@esd.ny.gov; +1.212.803.2300

Past Local Events:

Cyber Security Protection for Small Businesses
Date:
Tuesday, December 8th, 2015; 1:00pm - 4:00pm
Location:
Brookhaven Science Associates LLC/Brookhaven National Laboratory, Berkner Hall Upton, Long Island, NY 11973

Export Controls Under ITAR & EAR Regulations
Date:
November 12th, 2015 8:30am – 4:30pm
Location:
The Long Island Forum for Technology (LIFT) 510 Grumman Road West, Bethpage, NY 11714

Small Business Resource Fair
Date:
November 5, 2015; 11:00am – 3:00pm
Location:
Shinnecock Community Center, 100 Church St, Southampton NY

STOPfakes Roadshow Seminar
Date:
November 5th, 2015;
Location:
McCarter & English LLP, 100 Mulberry St., Four Gateway Center, Newark, NJ 07102

Export University 101
Date:
September 10th, 2015; 8:30am – 4:30pm
Location:
The Long Island Forum for Technology (LIFT) 510 Grumman Road West, Bethpage, NY 11714

How Small Businesses can go Global
SBA Lenders—Identify capital resources for your Export business
Date:
Wednesday August 26th, 2015 11:30 am to 2:30 pm
Location:
Port Washington Public Library One, Library Drive, Port Washington, NY 11050

Energy Conference
Date:
Wednesday, June 10, 2015 8:30 a.m. – 3 p.m.
Location:
New York Institute of Technology, Seversky Mansion, Old Westbury, NY 11568


Access to Capital: Food, Beverage, and Agricultural Enterprises
Date:
Wednesday, June 24th 9:00am-1:30pm
Location:
Suffolk County Community College, 121 Speonk Riverhead Road, Riverhead, NY 11901

HIA-LI 26th Annual Business Trade Show & Conference
Date:
Thursday May 22, 2014 – 9:00AM – 4:00PM
Location:
Suffolk County Community College Sports & Exhibition Complex, Brentwood Campus

Going Strong: The U$ Dollar and the Global Marketplace
Date:
Friday, May 8, 2015 – 8:30AM – 10:30AM
Location:
Hofstra University Club, 225 Hofstra University, Hempstead, NY 11550

Please join the U.S. Commercial Service Long Island and Hofstra University at the 3rd annual export seminar series to discuss current currency trends, the outlook and effects of currency fluctuations on US companies doing business internationally. An expert panel will address how US companies can adapt to currency shifts and available tools and alternative strategies to operate effectively in the global marketplace.

Long Island Business Development Resources UNITE
Date:
Tuesday, March 10, 2015 - 8:15AM to 5:00PM, Program begins promptly at 9:00AM
Location:
Cradle of Aviation Museum, Garden City, NY 11530
Join the U.S. Commercial Service, ADDAPT, and Supporting Partners for a dynamic all-day business development forum UNITING the diverse range of business development and export resources that exist on Long Island to transform market potential into market success! Receive actionable insights and tools to help cut costs, expand your business, and create a sustainable business growth model!

Virtual Wine Tasting Event to Promote the Rural Export Initiative
Date:
Thursday August 28, 2014 – 7:00PM – 10:00PM
Location:
Long Island Forum for Technology, Bethpage, NY
On August 28, 2014, a virtual wine tasting event to highlight New York State wines from the Finger Lake and Long Island regions was co-hosted by the Long Island, Buffalo, and Rochester USEAC’s in partnership with several local partners, including the Finger Lakes Community College, the Long Island Forum for Technology (LIFT) and HSBC. As part of the Rural Export Initiative (REI), this event virtually connected through DVC technology 5 New York wineries, 3 from the Finger Lakes including Dr. Frank Konstantin, Swedish Hill, and LaMoreaux Landing, and 2 from Long Island, Palmer Vineyards, and Paumonok Vineyards, with Japanese importers, restaurateurs, buyers and media who were assembled at the US Embassy in in Tokyo, Japan. Working together with the New York Wine and Grape Foundation, and the USDA’s Foreign Agricultural Service to develop this program, it provided an opportunity to not only promote the general exposure of New York wines to buyers in Japan and educate them on the quality of New York wines available, but to also increase potential export sales. Each winery selected a red and a white wine to present, and all were well received by the Japanese attendees. Long Island Business News, a major LI publication, covered the event.

Excerpt from Long Island Business News:
“The USEAC’s first-ever virtual wine-tasting event was developed as part of a rural export initiative established earlier this year by President Barack Obama. The initiative offers federal resources to rural businesses looking to increase overseas investment opportunities, according to Susan Sadocha, senior international trade specialist for the USEAC.

During the Aug. 28 event, wine importers and representatives from upscale Japanese supermarkets and restaurants sampled some of Long Island’s select vintages. Kareem Massoud, a second-generation winemaker at family-owned Paumanok Vineyards, cited a golden opportunity to get his products in front of key Japanese buyers.

“It certainly beats flying over there with a case of wine,” Massoud said.”


Talking Trade: Entrepreneurship in Africa
Date:
Tuesday May 13, 2014 - 10:00AM to 12PM (Noon)
Location:
Hofstra University, Axinn Library, 2nd floor, Room 246
Have you ever thought of launching a new business for trading with Africa? Do you wonder how it is done? What are the key traits for entrepreneurship in Africa? Join live speakers from South Africa who do business across the continent. Come hear from the experts: Dr. Richard Hayes, Professor Frank Z. Zarb, Hofstra School of Business and Michael Sudarkasa CEO Africa Business Group share their insight on entrepreneurship and doing business in Africa. Learn branding, marketing and communications tools for success from our own New York City Entrepreneur Adiat Disu, Founder & CEO Adiree PR & Communications and Director of Africa Fashion Week(s) NYC. Take home US Commercial Service Global Markets resources. 


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