Almost 4,000 People Attend HIA-LI Trade Show

Nearly 4,000 members of the business community gathered at Suffolk County Community College in Brentwood for the HIA-LI Business Trade Show. With over 250 exhibitors, this business-to-business event marked the organization’s 36th trade show. Attendees from various sectors, including technology, energy, manufacturing, finance, healthcare, government and more had the opportunity to network and connect with upper management decision-makers.

The HIA-LI trade show is a significant boost for local businesses as it provides valuable connections and new opportunities for business professionals. President and CEO Terri Alessi-Miceli emphasized the goal of helping businesses thrive and fostering economic development on Long Island. The event featured an executive luncheon and breakout sessions.

Breakout sessions covered a range of topics such as procurement workshops aimed at connecting local businesses with Sands staff and exploring new business opportunities. Additionally, speed networking sessions were held to facilitate rapid connections between participants and other business professionals.

Overall, the trade show served as a platform for meaningful discussions on economic development and business growth in the local community.

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