Below is the 2013 Seminar Schedule for the New York Business Expo & Conference.  The updated 2014 Seminar Schedule will be posted soon!

9:30 AM - 10:30 AM
Step into the Global Marketplace: Expand Your Business & Open New Markets Today!
Location: Room #2 – Business Growth & Development
Speaker: NYC International Trade Agencies and Organizations

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Writing Your Business Plan: A Roadmap to Success
Location: Room #4 – Startup & Entrepreneurship
Speaker: Judy Katz, SCORE Mentor

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Smart Phones, Social Media, Email and You: How to Successfully Manage Your Time, Your Communication and Your Life (in 60 minutes or less!)
Location: Room #7 – Running Your Business
Speaker: Andrew Mellen, Organizational Expert, #1 Best-Selling Author of Unstuff Your Life!

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Demystifying Cloud Computing: 3 Ways Cloud Technologies Can Help YOU Run a Better Small Business
Location: Room #8 – Get2Modern: Technology & Innovation
Speaker 1: Neil Holme, Owner, Impact Business Technology
Speaker 2: Todd Sweetser, Microsoft Partner Technology Strategist

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Grow Your Business with Email and Social Media – Marketing Strategies Workshop (9:30 AM - 11:00 AM)
Location: Room #9 – Get2Modern: Digital Marketing
Speaker: Wendi Caplan-Carroll, Area Director – Northeastern United States, Constant Contact with Constant Contact Authorized Local Expert Guest Speakers: Sandy Feder, JD, MA, Susana Fonticoba, Nancy Shenker & John Tully

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10:00 AM - 11:00 AM
Negotiate Your Way to Success: Using Negotiation Strategies to Get What You Want
Location: Seminar Room #1 - Sales Strategies
Speaker: Greg Williams, The Master Negotiator/Body Language Expert

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Creating the Perfect Online Marketing Strategy: Customize Your Content and Where You Deliver It
Location: Room #3 - Marketing & Advertising I
Speaker: Panel Discussion

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Off the Wall Marketing: Ideas for Creatively Marketing Yourself and Business on a Shoestring
Location: Room #5 - Marketing & Advertising II
Speaker: Nancy Michaels, Small Business Consultant, Speaker, Author

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11:30 AM - 12:30 PM
Using Technology to Drive Innovation & GROW Your Business
Location: Room #2 - Business Growth & Development
Speaker: Panel Discussion

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Show Me The Money! Accessing Capital & Securing Adequate Financing for Your New Business
Location: Room #4 - Startup & Entrepreneurship
Speaker: Panel Discussion

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What Every Small Business Owner & Employee Needs to Know About Healthcare Reform
Location: Room #7 - Running Your Business
Speakers: Marjorie A. Cadogan, HRA Executive Deputy Commissioner, Mark DeRosa, Founder and President, Vantage Point Benefit Administrators and Stana Nakhle, Regional Coordinator, New York State of Health, the Official Health Plan Marketplace

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Using the Power of the Microsoft Cloud to REDUCE Small Business Costs & INCREASE Productivity!
Location: Room #8 - Get2Modern: Technology & Innovation
Speaker: Todd Sweetser, Microsoft Partner Technology Strategist & Guest Speakers

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Simple Strategies of Email Marketing
Location: Room #9 – Get2Modern: Digital Marketing
Speaker: Naini Nakagawa, Founder, matchmyspirit.com and Constant Contact Authorized Local Expert

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12:00 PM - 1:00 PM
How to Double Sales in the New Economy
Location: Room #1 - Sales Strategies
Speaker: Marc Wayshak, Sales Strategist & Author

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Smart Networking: Attract a Following in Person & Online
Location: Room #3 - Marketing & Advertising I
Speaker: Liz Lynch, Author, Smart Networking: Attract a Following In Person and Online

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Interactive Session: Build Your Own Marketing Plan
Location: Room #5 - Marketing & Advertising II
Speaker: Jessica Lyon, Senior Vice President, Co-Communications

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1:00 PM - 2:00 PM
INCREASE PRODUCTIVITY! Creating a ‘Virtual Office’ for Your Small Business
Location: Room #2 - Business Growth & Development
Speaker: Carl Mazzanti, CEO, eMazzanti Technologies

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Roadmap to Entrepreneurship – A Comprehensive Guide to Building Your Dream Business!
Location: Room #4 - Startup & Entrepreneurship
Speaker: Panel Discussion

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Privacy, Security & ID Theft Prevention: Tips for the Vigilant Business
Location: Room #7 - Running Your Business
Speaker: Brian Rauer, Executive Director of the BBB Serving the Mid-Hudson Region and General Counsel of the BBB Serving Metropolitan New York

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How to Run My Small Business Anywhere, on any Device, at any Time Using the Cloud
Location: Room #8 - Get2Modern: Technology & Innovation
Speaker: Todd Sweetser, Microsoft Partner Technology Strategist & Guest Speakers

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Social Media Marketing Made Simple
Location: Room #9 – Get2Modern: Digital Marketing
Speaker: Vikram Rajan, Founder, Practice Marketing, Inc. & phoneBlogger.net and Constant Contact Authorized Local Expert

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1:30 PM - 2:30 PM
5 Things You Must Know To Close the Sale
Location: Room #1 - Sales Strategies
Speaker: Carolyn Herfurth, Business Development Strategist

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Local Advertising: Reaching the Right Customers in Your Area
Location: Room #3 - Marketing & Advertising I
Speaker: Ezra Kucharz, President CBS Local Digital Media

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Search Engine Optimization: How to Get a Page 1 Listing in Google
Location: Room #5 - Marketing & Advertising II
Speaker: Maisha Walker, President, Message Medium and Contributing Editor, Inc. Magazine "The Internet Strategist"

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2:00 PM - 3:00 PM
Getting Started with Constant Contact
Location: Room #9 – Get2Modern: Digital Marketing
Speaker: Maria Semple, Principal, The Prospect Finder LLC and Constant Contact Authorized Local Expert

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3:00 PM - 4:00 PM
Selling to the Government: New Markets, New Customers, New Opportunities for Business Growth
Location: Room #2 - Business Growth & Development
Speaker: Panel Discussion

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Internet Marketing for Startup Businesses: How to Get Customers Right Away
Location: Room #4 - Startup & Entrepreneurship
Speaker: Michael Flaminio, VP of Digital Solutions, New York Daily News

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3:30 PM - 4:30 PM
Mobilizing Commerce | Successful Sales strategies in the Post PC-Era
Location: Room #1 - Sales Strategies
Speaker: Sid Jhunjhunwala, CEO, Web Spiders

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How Blogging Can Boost Your Credibility, Generate More Following and Help You Make More Money
Location: Room #3 - Marketing & Advertising I
Speaker: Deborah Shane, Career Author, Professional Branding Catalyst, Content/Social Media Strategist, Media Host, Speaker

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6 Reasons Why Over 50% of Local Businesses are Failing Online and What You Can Do to Fix These Mistakes
Location: Room #5 - Marketing & Advertising II
Speaker: Ari Monkarsh, CRO, Marketecture

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