Upcoming Local Events:

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

Continental Breakfast and Lunch Included
Learn the latest techniques of exporting: understand export marketing, international trade finance, global logistics, and international standards. Experience a day of management- level pragmatic instruction from experts in the field of international business!
Who should attend:
Companies that are currently exporting but need guidance to further expand overseas sales and companies that are new to exporting that need the tools to begin and to avoid costly mistakes.
Agenda includes:

  • Developing an Export Strategy & Marketing Plan
  • Understanding Foreign Cultural Differences & Business Variances
  • Developing Customer Relationships
  • Building a Global Infrastructure
  • International Logistics
  • Trade Regulations and Legal Issues
  • Managing Payments & Financing Export Transactions
  • International Standards

Contact Molly Ho for additional information and questions.
+1-526-493-8150 or Molly.Ho@trade.gov

Past Local Events:

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

Energy Conference
Wednesday, June 10, 2015 8:30 a.m. – 3 p.m.
NYIT de Seversky Mansion, Old Westbury, NY 11568
New York Institute of Technology
Tipping Points: Energy, Water, Climate
Featuring James Hansen, Ph.D Climate Science Pioneer

Access to Capital: Food, Beverage, and Agricultural Enterprises
Wednesday, June 24th 9:00am-1:30pm
Suffolk County Community College, 121 Speonk Riverhead Road, Riverhead, NY 11901
Are you in the food, beverage, or agricultural industry in Long Island?
On Wednesday, June 24th attend a free workshop sponsored by the Federal Reserve Bank of New York, Empire State Development, New York State Department of Agriculture and Markets, and Long Island Development Corporation.
Get the inside perspective from experts and lenders.
Breakfast and Lunch will be provided

HIA-LI 26th Annual Business Trade Show & Conference
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 number S9. LI USEAC staff will be there to answer questions about our services and how we can help your business enter the international marketplace!

Going Strong: The U$ Dollar and the Global Marketplace
Friday, May 8, 2015 – 8:30AM – 10:30AM
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
Tuesday, March 10, 2015 - 8:15AM to 5:00PM, Program begins promptly at 9:00AM
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
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.”

Talking Trade: Entrepreneurship in Africa
Tuesday May 13, 2014 - 10:00AM to 12PM (Noon)
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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