We are getting ever closer to the 2017 J-Biz Expo and Business Conference, which will be held on Thursday, June 15th, at the New Jersey Expo Center in Edison.
It is a whole new world.
“For the first time, our staff is not engaged in sales outreach for new exhibitors,” explains Duvi Honig, Founder and CEO of the Orthodox Jewish Chamber of Commerce, which hosts J-Biz. “They are overwhelmed by the phone calls and emails from companies from around the world that are reaching out to us.”
Indeed, the roster of participants in 2017 J-Biz – presenters, sponsors, exhibitors and attendees – reach the highest echelons of the international business world: banks, insurance companies, airlines, real estate firms, powerhouse law firms, billionaires, marketing gurus, business consultants and much more. The list of sponsors/exhibitors includes companies such as Microsoft, AmTrust Financial, Meridian Capital, IDB Bank, CHS Payroll Services, My Fast Photoshop on Amazon, Sills Cummins and Gross, Bell Works, Somerset Development, Exxon Lakewood, Greater New York Chamber of Commerce, and scores of diverse media outlets from around the world. Jet Blue airways will also be exhibiting at the expo, and will raffle off a set of tickets.
These diverse corporate giants all recognize J-Biz’s unique status as “the” vehicle through which one can build relationships within the Jewish community business world.
J-Biz Expo this year will aptly reflect the strides of both the Orthodox Jewish Chamber of Commerce and the business world as a whole. As always, its attendance will be very broad and diverse. However, this year, J-Biz will at once be more diverse and more focused than previous expos
There will be a broader array of attending businesses, from countries around the world, as well as many non-Jewish businesses looking to make inroads within the Jewish business world. There will also be exceptional diversity in size, from international corporate behemoths to smaller upstart business reserving exhibition space for just $700.
At the same time, exhibiting businesses will all be focused like a laser on the “business service” angle. J-Biz sales staff relate that they have turned down reservation requests from various businesses and other entities, including human resource and academic services, since they did not fit this targeted goal. Simply put, if you have a business or professional service that can be of service to other businesses, this is the place where you can interact with the broadest and most promising crowd you can find at any Jewish business event. And if you can benefit from a quality service – which essentially anyone in the business world can – this is the place for you too.
Beyond the exhibiting business, J-Biz will be buzzing with energy and networking, including a packed schedule of addresses, workshops, speed networking and good one-on-one talks between prospective clients, vendors, consultants and investors.
The J-Biz secret sauce has always been its ability to maximize the power of face-to-face networking. The more potent the network is, the more potent the networking is. And within the past year alone, the Orthodox Jewish Chamber of Commerce has forged a stunning set of relationships that are empowering the success of upcoming J-Biz.
Duvi Honig, along with Mrs. Odeleya Jacobs, VP of Business Development and Public Policy, and other Chamber leaders, have brought under their wings figures such mega Wall Street investor J. Morton Davis of DH Blair Investment Banking Corp, who serves as the Chamber’s Chairman. Mr. Davis has been an internationally recognized pillar of Wall Street for decades, and authored bestselling books such as Making America Work Again, How to Make the Economy Succeed, From Hard Knocks to Hot Stocks and Secrets of a Wall Street Tycoon. Mr. Davis will deliver an address on “How to Build a Successful Business” at the J-Biz morning business conference.
In fact, the Orthodox Jewish Chamber of Commerce is now headquartered in the heart of the Wall Street financial district, lending incredible prestige and networking capabilities. The list of elite business and community leaders, and elected officials, who are currently involved in the Chamber is breathtaking. All you need to do is look at the VIP guests at recent Chamber events, such the U.S.-Israel Business Alliance Mission with Mike Huckabee; the Wall Street office ribbon cutting; the Bell Works event to honor the State of New Jersey; the launch of the Chamber’s Small Business Alliance (SBA); and the by-invitation-only Israeli FinTech Expo held at Wells Fargo in Manhattan in conjunction with Israeli Economic Minister to North America Inon Elroy.
The Chamber has also strengthened its relationship with top-level figures in the Trump administration, including Vice President Mike Pence, Jason Dov Greenblatt and Ambassador David Friedman. The Chamber likewise enjoys a strong relationship with Breitbart News, whose Jerusalem Bureau Chief Aaron Klein will be broadcasting live from J-Biz. Other special highlights will include a keynote address by NYC mayoral candidate Paul Massey, who built a $100 million real estate firm out of several hundred dollars, and performances by famed business mentalist Marc Salem.
As you read these lines, J-Biz attendance and exhibition is expanding yet more. It’s time for you to make sure that you’ll be there – with as much energy to spare as you can.
For more information about J-Biz Expo and Business Conference, or to reserve exhibition space, visit https://www.jbizexpo.com/. Time is running out!