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HIA-LI Announces 28th Annual Trade Show and Conference
The Largest Business to Business Trade Show & Conference on Long Island, Thursday, May 19, 2016, Trade Show Floor Open 9:00 AM to 3:00 PM; Suffolk Community College Sports & Exhibition Complex, Brentwood, NY

HAUPPAUGE, N.Y., March 22, 2016 /PRNewswire/ -- In one day, 375 Exhibitors and over 4,000 attendees, 78 percent of whom are key decision makers, will be walking, talking and making deals on the 60,000 square foot trade show floor, making this the largest B2B event on Long Island. HIA-LI, the recognized voice for business on Long Island, hosts the annual Long Island Business-to-Business (B2B) Trade Show designed specifically to help businesses learn ways to advance their companies, connect with their target audience and get the exposure every business needs. The full day event includes an executive breakfast which is once again hosted by entrepreneur, business owner, consultant, author and speaker Clay Clark. A luncheon panel and break-out seminars will provide information to help Long Island business owners and executives continue to grow their businesses. The show floor will feature 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 open 9:00 AM to 3:00 PM, at the Suffolk Community College Sports & Exhibition Complex, Brentwood, NY. Interested business owners and executives are encouraged to become sponsors, exhibitors, or simply sign up as attendees at

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"The Annual Trade Show is one of the most important events for Long Island business leaders to attend, not only for the opportunity to develop new business relationships but also to meet face to face with decision makers," says Terri Alessi-Miceli, President of HIA-LI. "This once-a-year conference assists business leaders with the educational tools and networking experience needed for success. Whether you prefer to Sponsor, Exhibit or Attend, the trade show will help you reach your corporate goals."

Valuable Business Programming
Perhaps the greatest value to sponsors and attendees alike will be the business information available throughout the day. Beginning with the keynote address, speaker Clay Clark will present his topic, "How to Make Your Business Thrive" for the breakfast audience (8:00 AM10:00 AM).

During the luncheon, a panel of Long Island leaders will discuss "LI Economic Revitalization Projects" that include the Ronkonkoma Hub, Wyandanch Rising, Downtown Patchogue, Renaissance Downtowns and more. Invited panelists include Mitch Pally, CEO of Long Island's Builders Institute; Paul Pontieri, Mayor of Patchogue; Russ Albanese, Chairman of the Albanese Organization; Bob Coughlin, Principal of TRITEC Real Estate Company; and Don Monti, CEO of Renaissance Downtowns.

Throughout the day, Long Island business experts will lead seminars dedicated to showing ways that business owners and executives can improve their game on critical business topics ranging from finance, to sales and marketing.

Finally, exhibitors from every industry on Long Island will be on hand to discuss trends, directions and their latest products and services.

This year's trade show and conference sponsors and supporting organizations include: Adecco; All Island Media; Astoria Bank; Atlantic; Tomorrow's Office; Bank of America; BMB Solutions; Bridgehampton National Bank; Capital One Bank; Communication Strategy Group; Corporate Coffee Systems; Effects of Color; DAV; Empire National Bank; Harvest Power; H2M Architects + Engineers; HSBC Bank; Investors Bank; Kevin Wood Media; Level Solar; Long; Long Island Board of Realtors; Long Island Brew Bus; Long Island Business News; Long Island K98.3; Long Island Temps; Lorrain Gregory Communications; Mark of Elegance Limousine Services; Mass Mutual Long Island Metro; Mark of Elegance Limousine Services; MAX FM 103.1; Microsoft; NEFCU; NETS Brooklyn; Newsday; NY Islanders; NST; Open Moves; Optimum Business; People's Alliance Federal Credit Union; Plumbing Contractors Association of Long Island; Positive Promotions; Presentations Plus; PSEG Long Island; Renewal by Anderson Farmingdale; Schroder & Strom, LLP; Signarama of Hauppauge; Signs By Tomorrow; Suffolk Federal; Stony Brook University; Suffolk County IDA; Teachers Federal Credit Union; Techworks Consulting, Inc.; The Alternative Board; Town of Islip Office of Economic Development; Walk 97.5; WBLI 106.1; WLIX 93.3/94.7; WHLI; The Shark 94.3.

About HIA-LI
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 or call 631-543-5355.

Terri Alessi-Miceli, 631-543-5355,

Lisa Hazen, Communication Strategy Group, 631-239-6335 x103,