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Industry Leaders Forum

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Charting the future of the Buffalo Niagara economy  

If you are a business leader in Western New York, you belong in the Buffalo Niagara Partnership’s Industry Leaders Forum (ILF).

We’ve created an exclusive opportunity for members to come together with their peers to collaborate and strategize for the future success of their business, industry, and the overall economic vitality of the regional economy.

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.

Throughout the year, we will convene and facilitate highly focused forums, and communications, for local executives, decision-makers, and influencers in each of the following sectors:

The ILF is designed to help our members

    • Strengthen a unified voice helping to shape the policies and regulations that impact their industries.
    • Stay updated on news and developments that impact their industries, and the regional, national, and international economies, through strategic communications.
    • Share best practices and data to help address the most pressing challenges in Buffalo Niagara.
    • Network and make new connections as businesses navigate in a post-pandemic economic environment.

 

Strength in numbers

The 2024 ILF year will culminate in a September Economic Development Summit, including participating members from all of the industry sectors.

The combined strengths of all these local leaders set this summit apart – we are so much stronger together as we share data and discuss trends for the year ahead. For a recap of the inaugural 2023 Economic Development Summit, visit our blog.

If you are not a BNP member, now is the time to join and be part of the Industry Leaders Forum.

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The Industry Leaders Forum is reserved for members of the Buffalo Niagara Partnership, and attracts a wide-audience of business leaders in WNY. Strengthen your brand by attending this series or by sponsoring this series.

Contact Liz Benkovich, VP of Member Engagement & Development | lbenkovich@thepartnership.org

From the Blog

Consistent Change: The BNP Finance & Insurance Industry Leader Forum

By sethpiccirillo | July 3, 2024

Our Finance and Insurance Industry Leader Forum convened to discuss navigating consistent changes and regulatory shifts in both sectors. Our speakers led meaningful conversations on the state of their industry, relevant government advocacy updates and how the application of technology is shaping the future.

The Changing Healthcare Landscape: The BNP Healthcare & Human Services Industry Leaders Forum

By growthzone | June 11, 2024

With healthcare and human services at an inflection point, our Industry Leaders Forum convened to discuss a future-focused healthcare system, incorporating new technologies for service reliability, and the system changes needed to sustain responsible healthcare services in our community. Read the recap.

The Digital Frontier: The BNP Manufacturing Industry Leaders Forum

By growthzone | June 4, 2024

The BNP’s Manufacturing Industry Leaders Forum (ILF) recently convened to discuss the sector’s emerging technologies, operational best practices and regional strategies for the future.

Transportation Tech: The BNP Transportation & Logistics Industry Leaders Forum

By growthzone | May 9, 2024

The BNP’s Transportation & Logistics Industry Leaders Forum (ILF) convened on May 2nd to discuss how coordinated transportation system tech impact commerce impacts the binational economy and the international supply chain.