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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:


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.

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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
(Highmark Blue Cross Blue Shield Bldg.)
257 West Genesee St.
Buffalo, NY 14202

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Learn more about the BNP Industry Leaders Forum  here.

Presenting Sponsors

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Supporting Sponsors

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