The 2024 Industry Leaders Forum: Today’s Tech
January 4, 2024
Buffalo Niagara Partnership is launching the second year of the Industry Leaders Forum (ILF) building off of a successful inaugural 2023 program. As always, ILF’s goal is to provide a space for BNP members to strategize for the future success of their business, industry, and the overall economic vitality of Western New York.
In 2024, ILF will drill down into how the application of technology can impact and amplify our specific businesses and Buffalo Niagara’s collective economy. The recent regional tech hub designation, the health of our start-up ecosystem, the complexities of AI and e-commerce are the issues of the moment creating real opportunities for cross-sector collaboration.
The BNP is proud to welcome back the following ILF Strategic Partners to add valuable expertise to our conversations and communications throughout the year:
- Northland Workforce Training Center
- Buffalo Manufacturing Works
- NAIOP Commercial Real Estate Development Association
- UB’s New York Center for Excellence in Material Informatics
- Visit Buffalo Niagara
- Destination Niagara Falls USA
- Tech Buffalo
- The Western New York Chamber Alliance
- The National Federation of Independent Business
We are also excited to welcome these Strategic Partners to ILF for new insights and perspectives:
2024 ILF Series
The 2024 ILF kicks off on January 18th with Development & Construction and a conversation on Making Construction Tech a Priority in Western New York. Our panel of experts will be led by Frank Ciminelli, President & CEO of Arc Building Partners, as we discuss the construction sector’s role in the tech revolution – why it matters – and how disruptions can create money saving efficiencies on today’s jobs.
We will also be joined by members of NAIOP to discuss the regional real estate and development market, as well as Josh Veronica, BNP’s Manager of Government Affairs & Economic Development, for an advocacy update focused on how New York’s climate policy will dramatically impact building codes and Buffalo Common Council efforts to address affordable housing in the City.
Want to learn more about ILF? Contact Seth Piccirillo, Director of Economic Development, to set up a call.
Full 2024 ILF Schedule
All meetings are held from 8:00AM - 10:00AM, with networking from 8:00AM to 8:30AM and the program running from 8:30AM to 10:00AM.
- January 25 Development & Construction
- February 22 Hospitality & Tourism
- March 14 Tech
- April 11 Energy & Telecommunications
- May 2 Transportation & Logistics
- May 23 Manufacturing
- June 13 Healthcare & Human Services
- June 27 Finance & Insurance
- September 5 Small Business
- September 26 The Economic Development Summit
Buffalo Niagara Partnership Offices
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257 West Genesee St.
Buffalo, NY 14202
Harris Beach is proud to represent employers throughout the region and state with their present-day workforce challenges. Over the past year, several new regulations and laws have emerged, and Harris Beach has used its extensive experience to help employers navigate new landscapes.
Over 100 attendees came together at the January 25th Development & Construction Industry Leaders Forum, kicking off the 2024 ILF schedule, to discuss the importance of making construction tech a priority in Western New York.
The BNP hosted its first Economic Development Summit on December 7 as the culmination of the 2023 Industry Leaders Forum (ILF) schedule. An impressive group of Western New York business leaders came together to discuss the current status of the economy as we collectively strategize for 2024.
BankOnBuffalo is a presenting sponsor of the BNP Industry Leaders Forum, convening regional business leaders with their peers to strategize for the future success of their industry and the overall economic vitality of the regional economy.