By now, we have all read about the upcoming historic “Nationwide Parnassah Expo and Business Networking Event.” Following months of feverish preparation, and a skyrocketing list of booths and attendees, the event is just around the corner: Tuesday, February 12th, at the Meadowlands Exposition Center (from noon through 8:00 pm).
While the last minute details, from traffic and security to late reservations, are being tended to, it is clear that there has never been anything of remotely this scale in our community’s history. Figures such as New Jersey Lieutenant Governor Kim Guadagno, Investors Bank CEO Kevin Cummings, Attorney Nat Lewin, marketing guru Menachem Lubinsky, executives from Goldman Sachs and Co. and PricewaterhouseCoopers, along with countless business owners and activists from within our community, are preparing for their active presence at the expo.
Every attendee or business can look forward to find a priceless associate, client or piece of advice – from somewhere on our vast continent – for future benefit. The following is a brief summation of what you will find at the Meadowlands:
A broad selection of packed sections – including general business enhancement services, businesses catering to specific industries (real estate, healthcare, finance, technology, manufacturing, and others), job fair, academic and vocational training programs, investment capital, seminars, social services, community development, and more. The expo offers abundant tangible resources for those at “Every Stage; Every Age.”
Experts in every imaginable field will be at the expo, delivering seminars and being available to network with every attendee. Many of these individuals are typically out of reach for the ordinary businessman and their advice is valued in the hundreds of thousands of dollars range. At the expo, it is all included in the nominal entrance fee.
Lots of floor space has been dedicated for networking space. Each expo section will have a spacious “Networking Pavilion” at its side dedicated to attendees with an interest in that section. The pavilion will be split into three parts:
One will be comfortable space for general networking, including some partitioned space for private conversation. Attendees will get to meet many others of various goals, experiences and needs in that field.
The second section of the pavilion will be dedicated to the panels of seasoned experts that will be present in each field. In addition to being available for one-on-one conversation, panelists will hold over a dozen brief, seminar-style Q & A sessions with attendees on a host of pertinent topics.
The third section in the pavilions will be dedicated to “speed networking,” a unique networking tool developed by Reb Duvi and Parnassah Expo. At such a large expo, it can be difficult to determine the right person to speak to. The pavilions will have comfortable round tables and chairs, where attendees will gather and briefly introduce themselves and their particular areas of experience.
Additional Networking Perks-
They include “mobile booths,” where attendees who did not reserve booths in time, yet have services or job openings to offer, can purchase a special conspicuous badge at the door that will offer them a respectable level of visibility to other attendees, including a detailed summation of what they’re looking for or have to offer. This is particularly useful for attendees who are looking to hire, but did not know about that in advance or felt that the number of positions they needed to fill did not justify reserving a booth for the entire day.
Some of the latest expo innovations include “Meet your Politician” sections where government officials from various frum neighborhoods will be available to discuss local topics and offer direct constituent services, and “Shtark Tank” sections where attendees with promising ideas and inventions can publicize them and potentially find partners, investors or other resources to turn them into reality.
For more information, you can contact Parnassah Expo at (732)987-7704 or email@example.com, or visit their website at www.parnassahexpo.com. You can also receive expo updates via text messaging by texting “Parnassah” to 21800.