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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

Disrupt or Be Disrupted: The BNP Development & Construction Industry Leaders Forum

By growthzone | January 30, 2024

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 2024 Industry Leaders Forum: Today’s Tech

By growthzone | 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.

Headwinds and Tailwinds: The 2023 BNP Economic Development Summit

By growthzone | December 7, 2023

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.

ILF Spotlight: BankOnBuffalo Is Buffalo’s Bank

By growthzone | November 3, 2023

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.