Elevating Economic Horizons: Championing Growth at Long Island’s Premier Business Event.

Sands New York will once again serve as the Title Sponsor for the upcoming HIA-LI 36th Annual Business-to-Business Trade Show and Conference.

For more than 45 years, HIA-LI has been one of the recognized voices for Long Island business and a powerful force for regional economic development. The trade show, scheduled for Thursday, May 23, from 9am to 3pm, will be held at the Suffolk Federal Credit Union Arena at Suffolk County Community College’s Grant Campus in Brentwood. Marking its second consecutive year as the Title Sponsor, Sands New York’s continued partnership underscores its commitment to fostering local business growth and economic development.

This year’s trade show, the largest of its kind on Long Island, is expected to attract over 4,000 attendees, including 78 percent decision-makers, alongside 300 exhibitors representing a broad spectrum of industries. The event serves as a critical platform for networking, knowledge sharing, and collaboration among the region’s business community.

“We are extremely honored to welcome Sands New York back as our Title Sponsor for the second straight year,” said Terri Alessi-Miceli, President and CEO of HIA-LI. “Their unwavering support not only elevates the trade show but also significantly contributes to our mission of enhancing the economic health and resilience of the Long Island business community. Sands New York’s commitment to utilizing local suppliers and partnering with local businesses is a testament to their dedication to our region’s prosperity.”

“Our company’s track record of driving significant economic benefits to the communities in which we operate and the meaningful relationships and partnerships we have created in each of those communities gives us a unique perspective on what it takes to develop transformative tourism destinations that positively impact the local community,” said Robert G. Goldstein, Chairman and CEO of Sands Las Vegas. “Based on that experience, we strongly believe Long Island can be home to one of the region’s great entertainment and hospitality developments.”

The trade show will feature an array of seminars including a Sands New York procurement workshop designed to connect local businesses with Sands staff. This initiative aims to integrate local suppliers into Sands’ procurement process, opening doors to new business opportunities and fostering community engagement.

Carol A. Allen, Chair of HIA-LI and CEO of Peoples’ Alliance Federal Credit Union echoed this sentiment. “Sands New York’s role as Title Sponsor and their commitment to local engagement are invaluable to the success of this event. Their support enables us to offer a platform where local businesses can showcase their innovations, engage with decision-makers, and forge lasting partnerships. We are proud to have Sands New York as a key partner in our efforts to promote economic growth on Long Island.”

Attendees are encouraged to pre-register to avoid the same-day $10 walk-in fee. For exhibitor and sponsorship opportunities, please contact Anthony Forgione, HIA-LI’s Director of Business Development, 631-543-5355 or aforgione@hia-li.org. Registration, exhibitor, and sponsorship information can also be found at https://www.hia-li.org/trade-show/.

About HIA-LI

Now in its 46th year, HIA-LI is one of the recognized voices for Long Island business and a powerful force for regional economic development. It also represents the Long Island Innovation Park at Hauppauge, the largest industrial park in the Northeast. The park supports 55,000 jobs, produces $13 billion in goods and services each year, and accounts for eight percent of Long Island’s gross domestic product. For more information, go to www.HIA-LI.org or call (631) 543-5355.

About Sands New York

Sands New York, part of the globally renowned Las Vegas Sands Corporation, is committed to developing a flagship hospitality, entertainment, and casino project on Long Island, NY. With a focus on community collaboration, economic development, and sustainable practices, Sands New York aims to create a landmark destination that benefits the local community and the region at large. For more information, go to www.sandsnewyork.com.


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