ESD Announces 2018 Global NY Export Experts Tour

Foreign Office Representatives to Visit Eight New York State Regions and Hundreds of Businesses

August 28, 2018

Empire State Development (ESD) today announced that representatives from Global NY’s foreign offices will embark on a trade promotion tour to eight regions of New York State. Global NY is ESD’s international division, which offers resources and assistance to both foreign businesses looking to invest and to local businesses that want to export globally. The tour—featuring representatives from Canada, Mexico, Europe (U.K.), South Africa, Israel and China—will take place from Oct. 18 to Oct. 25.

Empire State Development President, CEO and Commissioner Howard Zemsky said, “New York companies that engage with Global NY’s experts and representatives will learn how to foster new export opportunities and grow their businesses into international markets, leading to new jobs and a strong economy back home.”

At each tour stop, the foreign office representatives will deliver presentations and share insights on both targeted foreign markets and on New York State firms exporting into new markets. A Q&A session will follow each of the presentations and companies in attendance will also have the chance to schedule one-on-one consultations with the representatives. 

The Export Experts tour supports New York State's mission to promote the competitiveness, economic impact and activity that come from attracting foreign direct investment (FDI) and introducing New York State businesses to exporting.

People who are interested in attending one of the sessions can RSVP at


Long Island
Thursday, October 18, 8:30 a.m. – 11:30 a.m.
Suffolk County Community College, Grant Campus
Health, Sports, and Education Center Lecture Hall
Crooked Hill Road
Brentwood, NY 11717

New York City
Thursday, October 18, 2:30 p.m. – 5:30 p.m.
303 Spring Street
New York, NY 10013

Friday, October 19, 8:30 a.m.-11:30 a.m.
SUNY New Paltz
Student Union Building
Multi-Purpose Room
1 Hawk Drive
New Paltz, NY 12561

Capital District
Friday, October 19, 2:30 p.m. – 5:30 p.m.
257 Washington Avenue Extension
Albany, NY 12205

Southern Tier
Monday, October 22, 9:00 a.m. – 12:00 p.m.
Binghamton University
Symposium Hall
Innovative Technologies Complex
85 Murray Hill Road
Vestal, NY 13850

Central New York
Tuesday, October 23, 9:00 a.m. – 12:00 p.m.
Syracuse University
Martin Whitman School of Management
721 University Avenue
Syracuse, NY 13244

Finger Lakes
Wednesday, October 24, 9:00 a.m. – 12:00 p.m.
Kodak Center
200 West Ridge Road
Rochester, NY 14615

Western New York
Thursday, October 25, 9:00 a.m. – 12:00 p.m.
University at Buffalo,
Center for Tomorrow
Flint and Maple Roads
Buffalo, NY 14260


About Empire State Development
Empire State Development (ESD) is New York’s chief economic development agency ( The mission of ESD is to promote a vigorous and growing economy, encourage the creation of new job and economic opportunities, increase revenues to the State and its municipalities, and achieve stable and diversified local economies. Through the use of loans, grants, tax credits and other forms of financial assistance, ESD strives to enhance private business investment and growth to spur job creation and support prosperous communities across New York State. ESD is also the primary administrative agency overseeing Governor Cuomo’s Regional Economic Development Councils and the marketing of “I LOVE NEW YORK,” the State’s iconic tourism brand. For more information on Regional Councils and Empire State Development, visit and



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