Upcoming Local Events

Long Island Business Development Resources UNITE

Date: Tuesday, March 10, 2015 - 8:15AM to 5:00PM, Program begins promptly at 9:00AM
Cradle of Aviation Museum, Garden City, NY 11530
$100 per participant – all inclusive
Register: http://go.usa.gov/taaz

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!

Program Includes:

  • High-Profile Keynote Speakers From:
    Telephonics Corporation
    U.S. Dept. of Commerce International Trade Administration
  • Tax Savings Through IC-DISC and FTZ’s to increase your profits
  • BIS Export Control Updates and How-To’s from BIS Agent
  • How to Cut Int’l Business Development Costs and Time-to-Market
  • Market and Industry Reports on Key Opportunities & Trends
  • How to Leverage State Trade and Export Promotion (STEP) Grant Funds and Additional Global NY Cost-Saving Programs
  • Network with U.S. Trade Officials, Private Sector Experts, and Like-Minded U.S. Businesses Successful in Overseas Markets
  • One-on-One Counseling and Access to All Panel Experts

Past Local Events

Virtual Wine Tasting Event to Promote the Rural Export Initiative

Date: Thursday August 28, 2014 – 7:00PM – 10:00PM
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.”

HIA-LI 26th Annual Business Trade Show & Conference

Date: Thursday May 22, 2014 – 9:00AM – 4:00PM
Suffolk County Community College Sports & Exhibition Complex, Brentwood Campus

Interested in exporting your product or services overseas?

Please stop by the US Department of Commerce, LI Export Assistance Center's exhibit booth. LI USEAC staff will be there to answer questions about our services and how we can help your business enter the international marketplace!

Talking Trade: Entrepreneurship in Africa

Date: Tuesday May 13, 2014 - 10:00AM to 12PM (Noon)
Hofstra University, Axinn Library, 2nd floor, Room 246
Free, but you must register
http://www.hofstra.edu/zarbrsvp (Must RSVP by May 9th)

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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